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Designers Will Knit a Neon Rope Canopy Over MoMA’s Concrete Courtyard This Summer

Each summer the Museum of Modern Art’s Queens outpost, PS1, chooses an up-and-coming designer to create a temporary installation in its courtyard. These have ranged from a fortress of used skateboards to towers of bricks grown from fungus. This year, it’s a colorful crocheted net. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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This Plan to Turn Stockholm Into a City Full of Sky Ways Looks Incredible

We know that cities will need to get taller and denser in the next few decades. Yet it’s not easy to convince residents to build skyscrapers . This Swedish proposal for Stockholm’s downtown incorporates light, greenery, and public space into its tall buildings. It makes density look beautiful. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Can These Micro-Units Fix New York City’s Housing Problems?

Micro-unit developments—new apartments that are 400 square feet or smaller—are sprouting up all over the country as cities try to cram more housing into their neighborhoods. New York City’s first micro-unit development opened this month and it’s controversial—even in a city where people already pay top dollar to live in tiny apartments. Read more… Continue […]

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The Underground Town

We’ve seen a floating city and a condominium city. Here’s an underground town. The South Australian mining town Coober Pedy has about 1,500 residents living in underground homes aka dugouts to escape the scorching daytime heat on the surface. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Meet the EarthshipHotel Okura Tokyo: End […]

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LEGO Architecture Skyline Collection

LEGO has many building models in its Architecture sub-brand, but its upcoming Skyline collection will let you assemble up to five of a city’s popular structures per set. The first three sets are for New York, Berlin and Venice. Drops 1/1/16. Hat Tip Link Price: $30-$60 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: LEGO […]

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A Totally Feasible Plan to Turn Manhattan’s Busiest Street Into a 40-Block Park

New York City has plenty of parks that revamp aging transit infrastructure: The High Line transforms a decrepit elevated rail route , the Lowline reclaims forgotten tunnels. But neither of those is as ambitious as the Green Line, a concept that would turn a major street into a linear park. Read more… Continue Reading from […]

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The Ancient Material That’s Being Used To Develop Earthquake-Proof Skyscrapers? Wood. 

Some of the fastest-growing cities in the world sit in high-risk earthquake zones. That’s why researchers are trying to figure out how to build tall buildings using a material that’s not only plentiful and renewable, but even more resistant to earthquakes than conventional building materials. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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This NYC Skyscraper Design Is Like the Chrysler Building Went to Burning Man and I Love It

The crop of new skyscrapers going up on 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan are very tall, whisper thin, and—yawn—rather boring . This idea for a supertall on the same street is a throbbing EDM antidote to the architectural elevator music that’s taking over New York City. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Living in an Airplane

Since 1999, engineer Bruce Campbell has been converting a Boeing 727 into his home. He believes that instead of scrapping retired planes or leaving them in boneyards to rot, we’d be better off turning them into houses or even lifeboats for tsunami risk zones. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: […]

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