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WebUrbanist 2014-12-26 18:03:13
[ By Steph in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Five distinct styles come together in a duo of massive geometric murals with ‘Recycles,’ a collaboration created for the street art curation project Urban Forms. Artists Tone, Proembrion, Sepe, Chazme and Cekas (photos by Marek Szymanski) …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-25 18:00:24
[ By WebUrbanist in Gadgets & Geekery & Technology. ] Founded by futurists to engage in truly long-term thinking, the Long Now Foundation is best known to many for Long Bets or its recent placement of a Rosetta Disk on a comet, but the organization has an array …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-25 02:00:31
[ By Steph in Drawing & Digital. ] No worries about anyone invading your personal space when you’re wearing this intricate 3D-printed dress, which extends animatronic spider-inspired arms when it senses another person’s presence nearby. ‘Spider Dress 2.0′ by Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht responds with defensive gestures …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-24 18:01:26
[ By Steph in Art & Installation & Sound. ] Churches are scrawled with ephemeral graffiti, public squares transmit profound messages and trees come to life with the moving heads of Cambodian deities when artists use digital projectors to transmit imagery onto urban surfaces. These 10 artists …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-24 02:00:42
[ By WebUrbanist in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] Built in the late 1970s, this mining village housed 1,200 people at its peak and was left effectively intact for over twenty years before being sold as a whole for $5,000,000 to an entrepreneur in 2004 who has worked on …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-23 18:00:10
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] The individual structures are impressive as is the fact that they have moving parts, but their rate of construction is particularly compelling: the man behind this project is creating an additional mini-building each and every day. Charles Young has …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-23 02:00:25
[ By Steph in Art & Installation & Sound. ] When a parking garage is considered a landmark in itself and used as the setting for fashion shows, music videos and orchestral performances, perhaps it’s no surprise that people are happy to hang out there for hours …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-22 18:00:36
[ By Steph in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ] Architects hoping their creations will be described as ‘gems’ could take the literal route and design faceted structures that call to mind diamonds, geodes and other precious stones. Made of glass or mirrored stainless steel, the geometric …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-22 02:00:00
[ By WebUrbanist in Boutique & Art Hotels & Travel. ] Modular, stackable and robust, these cargo containers may not look like much on the outside but provide surprisingly refined accommodations inside and can be packed and shipped cheaply and easily around the world to meet different …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-21 18:00:16
[ By Steve in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] In search of an earthly savior, Saint Frances de Sales Catholic School in Powhatan, VA served from 1899 to 1970 as a school for young African-American women. Known as ?The Castle on the James?, Saint Frances de Sales Catholic …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-20 18:00:43
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] It is increasingly common to find London properties that have more subterranean interior space than above-ground square footage, a byproduct of the wealthy desiring to build additions without tripping over surface-oriented building codes. New legislation in some boroughs …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-19 18:00:39
[ By Steph in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ] A faceted glass structure clings to the ruins of a stone church in Santpedor, Spain, filling in a gaping hole that was created with the demolition of an adjacent convent. Built modestly by priests between 1721 and …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-19 02:00:53
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Sky bridges are a common sight in many cities, but are generally used to create a semi-public pathway from one building to the next, not to illicitly join two private highrise units in midair. In Nanning, China, one …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-18 18:00:27
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Some say art is as much about process as product – these time-lapse animations show just how true that can be, illustrating the evolution of green-themed graffiti as it creeps, crawls and overtakes the walls on …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-18 18:00:27
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Some say art is as much about process as product – these time-lapse animations show just how true that can be, illustrating the evolution of green-themed graffiti as it creeps, crawls and overtakes the walls on …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-18 18:00:27
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Some say art is as much about process as product – these time-lapse animations show just how true that can be, illustrating the evolution of green-themed graffiti as it creeps, crawls and overtakes the walls on …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-18 18:00:27
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Some say art is as much about process as product – these time-lapse animations show just how true that can be, illustrating the evolution of green-themed graffiti as it creeps, crawls and overtakes the walls on …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-18 02:00:43
[ By Steph in Design & Guerilla Ads & Marketing. ] Perhaps ‘roller coaster ride’ isn’t the most desirable term that a seller would want potential buyers using to describe the property they’re showing, but in this case, it might not be such a bad thing. Dutch …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-17 18:00:10
[ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Intentionally fooling the eye to either completely disorient you or focus your vision on a certain part of a scene, these mirrored buildings reflect their surroundings, often seeming to disappear entirely when viewed from certain angles. Hopefully, …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-17 02:00:16
[ By WebUrbanist in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] Satellite images and pictures from the ground tell a limited story of one of the world’s most dangerous abandoned places – this flyover footage fills in the gaps, covering the 20-mile nuclear wasteland with uncannily captivating footage. Postcards from …


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