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WebUrbanist 2015-05-29 17:00:00
[ By Steph in Art & Installation & Sound. ] A seemingly bottomless vortex of black water spins endlessly in the unlikeliest of places: the floor of a brightly-lit movie theater in San Gimignano, Italy. Peer into its mesmerizing depths, however, and it?s easy to forget where …


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WebUrbanist 2015-05-29 01:00:30
[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Furniture & Decor. ] Converting almost anything you find into a household furnishing, from discarded doors and shelf boxes to dart boards, these clip-on supports can be added or removed in seconds. Initially experimenting with cards, clips and coat hangers, a pair …


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WebUrbanist 2015-05-28 17:00:44
[ By WebUrbanist in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ] Spinning structures is not new territory, but shifting units around vertically as well as in horizontal circles is a fresh dimension of novelty with a likewise refreshed sense of purpose – to make housing truly fair for …


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WebUrbanist 2015-05-28 01:00:46
[ By Steph in Design & Products & Packaging. ] Blend right into urban surfaces, from the walls of subway stations to the marble in museums and courthouses, with this line of architectural camouflage shirts, pants and accessories. A collaboration between design firm Snarkitecture and custom print …


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WebUrbanist 2015-05-27 17:00:30
[ By Steph in Design & Furniture & Decor. ] Turn your home into a gallery with functional furnishings that double as sculpture, like cabinets in the form of human torsos and beds shaped like roller coasters. These 18 designs blur the lines between furniture and art, …


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WebUrbanist 2015-05-27 01:00:28
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ] Making art accessible like never before, this interactive gallery encourages people to play around, with and even inside its artworks, extending the frame to include visitors. Located in a converted bus station in the Philippines, this unconventional museum …


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WebUrbanist 2015-05-26 17:00:07
[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ] Positioned between robust LEGO-style systems made for easy reuse and refined architectural models that are fragile but permanent, this modeling kit is both a design tool for professionals and rendering mechanism to convey space and materiality to clients. Using …


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WebUrbanist 2015-05-26 01:00:00
[ By Steph in Boutique & Art Hotels & Travel. ] If various aches and pains or a childhood fantasy about being an astronaut make you wish you could sleep in antigravity, here?s a way to make it happen – sort of. A group of architecture students …


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WebUrbanist 2015-05-25 17:00:34
[ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Daydream about escaping into an aquatic paradise of your very own in the form of a modern swimming pool that puts swimmers on display with a glass floor, appears in your ballroom at the push of a …


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WebUrbanist 2015-05-25 01:00:34
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ] Designed to provide 1,000 square meters of recreational space across four floors, this multistory structure bends and curves to accommodate bowls and ramps for skaters who can move vertically between differently-shaped levels. The proposal by British firm Guy …


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WebUrbanist 2015-05-24 17:00:31
[ By Steve in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] The advent of refrigerated ships radically changed the fish and seafood processing industry, leaving dozens of isolated and uneconomical canneries behind. The former Canadian Fishing Company salmon cannery at Butedale on Princess Royal Island, British Columbia, is typical of …


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WebUrbanist 2015-05-23 17:00:03
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] Set in an alternate-reality Sweden of the 1980s and 90s, these stunning paintings remix pastoral landscapes with futuristic robots, telling a story of a world that could have been. Robots roam alongside dinosaurs while people go about …


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WebUrbanist 2015-05-22 17:00:28
[ By Steph in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Painting a hyper-realistic mural outdoors is challenging enough on its own, and artist Sean Yoro not only pulls off incredible portraits, he does it all while balancing on his surfboard. Known as HULA, the Oahu-born, NYC-based …


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WebUrbanist 2015-05-21 17:00:14
[ By Delana in Culture & History & Travel. ] By some predictions, Earth will become nearly uninhabitable within just a few generations – and between now and then, one of the most damaging events will be the loss of genetically diverse food crops. Luckily, there are …


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WebUrbanist 2015-05-20 17:00:25
[ By Steph in Design & Products & Packaging. ] There?s so much to look at in the new Mad Max movie, from that ridiculous double-necked flame-throwing guitar to all of those terrifying spiked weapon-hurling vehicles, you?d have to watch it a dozen times to take it …


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WebUrbanist 2015-05-20 01:00:28
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] One of the biggest challenges to building with concrete is the material’s propensity to crack both while it dries and in the years that follow, making this self-fixing solution an incredibly powerful application of bacterial biotechnology. Developed by …


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WebUrbanist 2015-05-19 17:00:53
[ By WebUrbanist in Travel & Urban Exploration. ] Shipping containers pass by us daily on trucks, trains and ships, carrying 90% of the world’s non-bulk cargo with them, but if you have ever wondered what the mysterious colors and brands really mean, you will want to keep …


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WebUrbanist 2015-05-19 01:00:45
[ By Steph in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ] What might the patterns of urban sprawl look like if humanity were to survive another thousand years or so? Artist Tom Beddard envisions fractal formations seemingly cut right into the earth, broken up by the occasional sky-high …


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WebUrbanist 2015-05-18 17:00:02
[ By Steph in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] Glide you way through a multi-story dedicated skate park, a glow-in-the-dark bowl, an old subway tunnel under London, a floating ramp on Lake Tahoe or even a ramp that goes right off the edge of the Grand …


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WebUrbanist 2015-05-18 01:00:39
[ By WebUrbanist in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ] No matter how many drawings and models a client is shown, there is still a leap of imagination needed for someone to understand how a building design will really look and feel when it is realized. The …


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