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The Disappearing Office

Amsterdam’s Heldergroen looks like your typical boutique design shop during the work day, but at the close of business, all of the work surfaces fly up into the ceiling on steel cables, clearing the space so it can be used for after-work events. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Shenzhen’s Towering City Within a City Will Battle a Tide of Smog

A few years ago, you’d probably never heard of Shenzhen. Now the tiny Chinese fishing village has grown into a certified megalopolis, with 10 million residents, a thriving tech industry, and a gorgeous world-class airport . To cement its rising status in the world economy, Shenzhen has announced its most ambitious project yet: A green [...]

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Architects Designed These Intricate Cat Shelters Because Cats

Cat folks know their precious furball deserves the very best, but feral kitties are often left to fend for themselves. So FixNation, a non-profit dedicated to spaying and neutering street felines, commissioned a group of LA-based architects to design custom outdoor accommodations for an event raising awareness—and cash—for their cause. Read more… Continue Reading from [...]

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Amazon’s Using the Heat From Its Data Centers To Warm Its New HQ

Downtown Seattle is being slowly consumed by Amazon-funded infrastructure, thanks to the expansion of its corporate headquarters—glass domes , bike lanes, streetcar improvements. Now the company has figured out an innovative way to heat their new buildings by using the energy generated by their data centers across the street. Read more… Continue Reading from the [...]

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These Alien Skyscrapers Will Rest on the Site of an Old Uranium Plant

The Pritzker Prize-winning starchitect Zaha Hadid just released images of her latest design—three matching towers for Brisbane’s waterfront—and they look nothing short of alien. Which feels oddly appropriate, since the skyscrapers are also supposed to sit on potentially radioactive land. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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This Classical Venetian Palazzo Is Like a Chill Portal to the Afterlife

If Hollywood has taught us anything about death on Earth—and goodness knows it has—it’s that we’ll be welcomed to the afterlife by an eye-squintingly bright white void. For his latest site-specific exhibition, artist Doug Wheeler has transformed the classical architecture of Palazzo Grassi building in Venice into what looks like a portal to heaven. Read [...]

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