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London-Based Illustrator Edward Luper’s 36 Views of the BT Tower

In the early 1830s, Katsushika Hokusai created 36 Views of Mt. Fuji. Images from the series would go on to becomes some of the most iconic images Japan has ever produced, their vast reach and influence being almost impossible to … Continue reading

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Little Amal the giant puppet’s London itinerary has been revealed | Time Out

Written by Rhian Daly Monday 9 August 2021 Join the nine-year-old refugee on her London adventure Little Amal, a 3.5-metre-tall puppet of a nine-year-old girl, is doing something most humans couldn’t manage after 18 months on the sofa: walking 8,000km … Continue reading

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Orange Cube – Wikipedia

The Orange Cube is a design showroom and office building in the La Confluence quarter of the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon, France.[1] Designed by the Paris-based architectural firm Jakob + MacFarlane,[2] the building is best known for its orange color … Continue reading

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Illinois Adventure #1308 “Cahokia Mounds”

[8 Mar 2014] The remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico are preserved at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. Within the 2,200-acre tract, located a few miles west of Collinsville, Illinois, lie the archaeological remnants of … Continue reading

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Footage of “sinister” police raid on Antepavilion building triggers anger

Organisers of the annual Antepavilion architecture charity competition have released footage of police storming their building and arresting staff ahead of the opening of the rooftop tensegrity structure targeted in the raid. CCTV footage shows more than 40 officers streaming into … Continue reading

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China’s competition for living space | DW Documentary

More than 60 percent of China’s population of 1.4 billion currently lives in cities. Within a decade, the share of urban dwellers is expected to increase to 75 percent. Construction is booming and competition for residential land is fierce. But … Continue reading

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Would Your Dare Swim Across this Sky Pool? | Moss and Fog

Not for the faint of heart, this new Sky Pool at London’s Embassy Gardens is 82-foot-long, 10-foot deep, and suspended 110 feet off the ground joining the tenth floor buildings together.  Like swimming in the sky? Or risking life and … Continue reading

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Population Mountains | Pudding

This is a story about how to perceive the population of cities. By Matt Daniels   […] From my perspective (albeit a US-centric one), it was eye-opening to see how the world’s population is so unevenly distributed. For example, compare … Continue reading

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Operation Mallard

What happened when a duck decided to nest on my Dad’s balcony… on the 9th floor of an apartment block. I decided to make this after my thread about it on Twitter went absolutely bonkers! I thought it would be … Continue reading

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350 Layers of Coiled Clay Form an Organic Low-Carbon Home Made Through 3D-Printing

Last summer, The New York Times Magazine published a series of articles declaring that climate migration—a global exodus that’s predicted to displace between 50 and 300 million people worldwide—has begun. As more regions surrounding the equator become uninhabitable due to rising … Continue reading

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