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A 120-Year-Old Building Damaged In Japan's 2011 Quake Is Reborn As This Beautiful Home

The Great Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in 2011 damaged over a million buildings in northeastern Japan. A century-old storehouse that barely survived has been redesigned into this gorgeous home — the Rebirth House, a symbol of both great architecture, and resilience.

Behold The Dizzying Pedestrian Bridge Copenhagen Is Building Above Its Harbour

Cities can learn a lot from Copenhagen’s multimodal ways. But how about this inspiring piece of infrastructure from the Danish city: Instead of simply adding a frilly statue to mark its harbour’s entrance, this bridge incorporates housing and provides a stunning vista for tourists and residents alike.

The Caves That Held A Secret Hungarian Aircraft Factory During World War II

In 1944 and 1945, the Allies were attacking the last supporter of Nazi Germany. Tens of thousands of tonnes of bombs were dropped on Hungarian ground targets, mostly by the Consolidated B-24 Liberator and Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bombers of the 15th Air Force. By the end of the World War II, the rain of incendiary and demolition bombs had wiped out all important industrial targets that fed the weakening war machine of the Third Reich — except one. The factory hiding under the 10th district of Budapest did not stop manufacturing fighter aircraft even during the most devastating air raids.

We Are All Doomed To Live In Vertical Forests Now

Switzerland, a country not known for its lack of trees, has come up with a new solution to grow a few more: a ‘vertical forest’, or more accurately, a 116m skyscraper masquerading as a shrub.

In These Photographs, New York City Is Drowning

Photographer Zev Schmitz took a deep breath and created an incredible architecture photoseries of New York City. Every photo was taken from the waters that surround Manhattan.

Building Scaffold Inside The Capitol Rotunda Is A Work Of Art Itself

The United States Capitol Dome is currently under restoration; the scope of the project both interior work to the rotunda, and exterior work on the dome. This eye catching time lapse video, released in October, shows how scaffolding and drapery were added inside the rotunda after the installation, to protect the building flooring and historic art:

CEO's Swiss Alps Estate Is A Dope James Bond Villain Hideout

Want to spend a few minutes living vicariously through a multimillionaire whose 007-inspired villa feels like the awesome digs of a real-life Spectre villain? Then scope out VisaJet CEO Thomas Flore’s Swiss villa, which appears in the new issue of T magazine from the New York Times.

This Cabin Could Qualify As Architectural Trolling

Very few pieces of architecture are forms of trolling. But this tiny hut, designed for Muji by Konstantin Grcic, is one of them: It is just small enough to avoid needing planning permission from the local government to build in Japan.

Feast Your Eyes On NYC's Remarkably Beautiful Mail Chutes

If you’ve visited the US, you might have seen those curious brass boxes in the hallways of old New York skyscrapers. Believe it or not they represent the public-facing element of a communications network that kept office buildings humming before email. And damn are they beautiful.

This Airport Gallery Shows Off Japan's Freakin' Fantastic Hi-Tech Toilets

You may think toilets aren’t very exciting. That’s where you’re wrong, my friend. Because in Japan, toilets can be self-cleaning wonder thrones that are energy efficient and even keep your buns nice and toasty. A design gallery at one of the country’s major airports shows off Japan’s restroom innovation.

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