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WebUrbanist 2016-02-12 18:00:43
[ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Fed up with his fast-paced life in New York City, Foster Huntington quit his job, hopped into a Volkswagen van and traveled around the country before settling in Washington state to build his dream treehouse dwelling complete …


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WebUrbanist 2016-02-11 18:00:24
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] London is filled with grafted facades, nearly two-dimensional artifacts held in place while updated buildings are constructed behind them; many seem to haphazardly half-disguise the boring new structures on which they are grafted. While other cities have done similar, the sheer volume …


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WebUrbanist 2016-02-11 02:00:05
[ By Steph in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] Can you distill the architecture of a particular city down to an image of just a single building? Not effectively – unless you?re Sweden-based artist Anastasia Savinova, who scouts and photographs the most distinctive typologies of specific …


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WebUrbanist 2016-02-10 19:00:21
[ By Steph in Design & Products & Packaging. ] Minimalist frames, technology-equipped accessories, 3D printing and lots of multi-functionality make bikes more convenient, safe, fun and beautiful, as proven by these 14 cycling concepts and innovations. With modular parts, commuter-friendly features and designs that make racing …


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WebUrbanist 2016-02-09 18:00:31
[ By WebUrbanist in Culture & History & Travel. ] Driving along a straight highway in the American countryside, you may find yourself forced to turn right or left, then turn again just to keep moving ahead, all to compensate for a rectilinear planning system imposed on a …


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WebUrbanist 2016-02-09 02:05:40
[ By Steph in Destinations & Sights & Travel. ] You?d likely feel more than a little trepidation approaching this bridge head-on, wondering how in the world your car is going to drive straight up a nearly-vertical surface. Spanning Lake Nakaumi between Matsue and Sakaiminato in Japan, …


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WebUrbanist 2016-02-08 18:00:13
[ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Expertly blending the minimalist aesthetics of traditional Japanese architecture with modern sensibilities to meet the needs of contemporary residents, architect Tomohiro Hata graces each of his cleverly-designed homes with his own distinctive style. Haha is particularly skilled …


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WebUrbanist 2016-02-07 18:00:50
[ By Steve in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] Suspended in time and place, only eagles dare go where these abandoned cable cars once reached as these glorified zip lines lost their zip long ago. If you build it, they will come… or not, as was the case …


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WebUrbanist 2016-02-06 18:00:17
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Designed for Astana, the cold capital city of Kazakhstan, this ‘white roof’ 1,000-foot ski run wraps around an apartment tower, bringing winter sports right to residents’ doorsteps. Despite the length of winters, this urban setting offers little by way …


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WebUrbanist 2016-02-05 18:00:58
[ By Steph in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] Prefab structures jut out from the roofs of Paris? charming architecture, adding affordable real estate to the densely-packed, land-scarce city in the only way possible: building up. While other cities across the world are knocking down one …


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WebUrbanist 2016-02-04 18:00:40
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] Jewelry for urbanists has taken a new turn with these silver, gold and platinum cityscapes, each featuring iconic buildings, monuments and landmarks from major metropolitan centers around the world. Ola Shekhtman, a goldsmith from North Carolina, has crafted …


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WebUrbanist 2016-02-04 02:00:46
[ By Steph in Design & Guerilla Ads & Marketing. ] What?s behind the giant Oreo-shaped vault door mounted to a bright blue garage in midtown Manhattan? Curious passersby who decide to approach and find out for themselves will have the most authentic and rewarding answer to …


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WebUrbanist 2016-02-03 18:00:59
[ By Steph in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] Defying the typically two-dimensional and impermanent characteristics of paper, these artists cut, sculpt, glue, twist and fold the material into fantastical and unexpected forms. The notoriously thin and fragile material transforms into baroque wigs, complex architectural scenes, …


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WebUrbanist 2016-02-02 18:00:37
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ] Taking vertical urban indoor farming efficiency to the next level, a new automated plant coming to Japan will be staffed entirely by robots and produce 30,000 heads of lettuce daily. The so-called Vegetable Factory is a project of …


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WebUrbanist 2016-02-02 02:00:48
[ By Steph in Destinations & Sights & Travel. ] You barely have to stop on your way down the slope to grab a burger and fries at the McDonalds ski-through window, located on a popular resort in northwest Sweden. The location has been open since the …


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WebUrbanist 2016-02-01 18:00:37
[ By Steph in Culture & History & Travel. ] Never-updated interiors may be considered ‘dated’ within a decade or two of being in style, but give them some more time and they become vintage time capsules capturing the essence of their particular era, from swinging ’70s …


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WebUrbanist 2016-02-01 02:00:10
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Photography & Video. ] As roads closed and kids turned staircases into sledding hills and snowboarding slopes across East Coast cities during Jonas, one photographer stopped to shoot a few pictures that turned out looking like modern-day impressionist paintings. Photographer Michele Palazzo managed to …


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WebUrbanist 2016-01-31 18:00:18
[ By Steve in Art & Installation & Sound. ] The legendary Cadillac Ranch can’t be beat but it CAN be copied! These 12 tinny tributes to Amarillo’s angled auto art shift flattery into high gear. Cadillacs may be iconic symbols of those Fabulous Fifties but by the …


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WebUrbanist 2016-01-30 18:00:18
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ] The developers behind a new tower rising in downtown Warsaw, Poland, have added a sunny surprise to the side of the building, aiming to brighten the moods of citizens during dark and cold months of winter construction. A …


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WebUrbanist 2016-01-29 18:00:48
[ By Steph in Design & Fixtures & Interiors. ] Transforming from a flat window into a balcony at the push of a button, the Bloomframe design is not only available for purchase after years of design refinements, it?s also set to be the defining feature of …


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