Herringbone House: Tiny Tokyo Residence Split into 7 Levels

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Measuring just 280 square feet, this tiny house in Tokyo by architecture firm Flathouse includes a public biscuit shop on the first level and manages to fit a lot of function into an irregularly shaped footprint by taking advantage of vertical space. Built on a system of parallelograms that create a herringbone pattern both inside and out, the home has no interior walls, dividing the rooms with a series of staggered platforms instead.

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Iconic Camouflage: Painted People Disappear into Cityscapes

Unlike some other prominent artists working with more seamless urban camouflage in strange or offbeat settings, this work in NYC by Trina Merry allows for ...

The 6th Borough: 9 River-Based Proposals for New York City

While the waterways connecting the five boroughs of New York City are already home to everything from food-producing barges to boats reclaimed as hotels, they ...

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Ghost Creeks: Resurfacing Vanished Waterways on City Streets

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Modular Micro-Pad: 85 Sq Ft Loft Full of Slide-Out Surprises

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Tape Tunnels: Crawl Inside a Human-Sized Spiderweb in Paris

Stretching from one end of the Palais de Tokyo gallery in Paris to the other, these strange translucent tunnels look like human-sized versions of the ...

Forbidden Islands: 7 Abandoned & Isolated World Wonders

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Vehicular Hives: Envisioning Urban Commutes in Compound Cars

Imagine a future where driverless vehicles transcend their expected role in transit, becoming modular hubs that can link up for meetings, gatherings and ...

Print Charming: Safe, Simple 3D-Printing Comes Home To Play

Following in the footsteps of the microwave oven, at-home 3D printing in the form of the Poieo3D Printer is ready for prime time, play time and study time!

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One Year Ago Today from the Archives

Frame-Busting Art: 2D Graffiti Figures Break Free from Walls

Treating abandoned buildings and urban surfaces more like pages in a book than bricks to tag, this street artist brings an illustrator’s touch and ...