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The Beautiful Radio Station Broadcasting From Nepal’s “Hidden Kingdom”

Mustang is one of the most remote parts of Nepal: Nestled on the border of Tibet, it was one of the last parts of the country to encounter Westerners. It’s been described as a "hidden kingdom" that’s been "virtually unchanged since the 15th century," but modern technology—like radio—is coming. Read more… Continue Reading from the [...]

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“Lebbeus Woods, Architect” opens at New York’s Drawing Center later today, kicking off with a public

"Lebbeus Woods, Architect" opens at New York’s Drawing Center later today, kicking off with a public reception at 6pm. Woods was widely celebrated as a fearless designer and incredible draftsman, an architect whose prolific and conceptually relentless work explored unstable and even dangerous conditions, such as war zones, tectonic faults, and geopolitical borders. Woods passed [...]

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This building vaguely shaped like a jack is actually a proposed transportation hub and residential c

This building vaguely shaped like a jack is actually a proposed transportation hub and residential complex for the New York borough of Queens. Perched above the 7 subway line, the spiky structure would combine a spiraling internal concourse with conveniently shaded yet sunlit apartments. [designboom] Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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This was the view that some lucky campers woke up to this past weekend at Coachella, the music and a

This was the view that some lucky campers woke up to this past weekend at Coachella, the music and art festival that continues next weekend in Indio, California. Over 100 teepees were hand-painted by local artists and rented as luxury accommodations starting at $2200. [Coachella] Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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These Abandoned, Half-Demolished Towers Look Too Pretty to Destroy

This colorful scene isn’t a view of a new luxury loft. It’s Rabot Towers, an abandoned public housing project in Ghent, Belgium. When the first stage of demolition removed the building’s exterior walls, the former blight became an unexpected beauty, captured here by photographer Pieter Lozie. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Can Lasers Protect Buildings From Lightning?

The standard advice authorities offer when lightning starts crackling across the sky is for people to take shelter inside buildings. Through lightning rods affixed to the roof, electrical wiring, and plumbing that can direct the electricity away from occupants and into the ground, substantial structures offer protection. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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