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An Artist Has Made The Louvre's Pyramid Disappear

Now you see it, now you don’t. Street artist JR’s latest work has seen him shroud the large pyramid outside the Louvre in Paris with material that, at a glance, makes it look like the structure has disappeared altogether.


How NYC's Super Skinny Skyscrapers Stack Up Next To The World's Tallest Buildings 

Over the last two decades, a new type of building has invaded New York City: The super skinny supertall known as a “super-slender.” This new generation of skyscrapers range from 50 to 100 stories, are almost uniformly filled with luxury housing — and some are wedged into the city with astoundingly tiny 13.72m-wide footprints.


LEGO's Next Architectural Masterpiece Is A 60-Centimetre-Tall Replica Of Big Ben

LEGO’s Architecture series gives adult fans the perfect excuse to keep buying the building toy — because they appreciate the design of the buildings, not because they secretly wanted to build spaceships. And while the new LEGO Big Ben isn’t officially part of the Architecture line, at 60cm tall it’s still an impressively-detailed recreation.


A Cathedral-Like Cistern Beneath Houston Is Now Open To The Public

Public infrastructure is known for being utilitarian, uninspiring and downright ugly. But not always. At first glance, this giant water storage system under Houston looks more like the pillared nave of an ancient cathedral. Now the lost space that’s larger than a football field is open for visits.


This Amazing Carbon Fibre Pavillion Was Woven By A Robot

London’s Victoria & Albert Museum has unveiled an incredibly intricate robotically woven and biologically inspired carbon-fibre pavilion in its courtyard.


The World's Fastest Elevator Will Zoom Up The Shanghai Tower At 74km/h

The Shanghai Tower is still the world’s second-tallest building, just a few hundred metres shorter than Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. It already has the tallest observation tower — not that that’s stopped people from climbing even higher. As if it needed more to brag about, Shanghai Tower will be equipped with the world’s fastest elevator.


Famous New York Buildings Stranded In The Middle Of Nowhere Somehow Make More Sense

Sometime in the near future, eleven of New York City’s most famous landmarks have gone missing. Soon, they start to turn up in the some of the most desolate locations on the planet — perched high in a red rock mountain range, buried in a white sand desert — but no one knows why.


These Bus Stops Left Over From The Soviet Union Are Wonderfully Bizarre

The Soviet Union. The USSR. The Iron Curtain. The Eastern Bloc. Lenin. Stalin. The Communist Party. The KGB. The Cold War. And awesomely designed bus stops? Apparently, and bizarrely and awesomely, that’s one of the legacies of the Soviet Union. Photographer Christopher Herwig’s excellent photo book Soviet Bus Stops documents the design of local bus stops across the former USSR, and they’re all so impressively weird and out of place that it doesn’t really make any sense. But it is so fun to see.


Buckminster Fuller's Biosphere Dome Might Get A Twin Made Of Plants

Montreal’s Expo 67 was the most successful World’s Fair in history, a vision of the future laced with monorails and space-age architecture. Its stunning centrepiece was the Biosphere, a 76m tall geodesic dome designed by Buckminster Fuller, which remained on the site after the fair left town. For the 50th anniversary of the Expo, one designer wants a vegetated version of the dome to rise next to the original.


Brooklyn Is Actually Going To Build This Awesome Megascraper

Can we pause for just a minute to commend the fine people of Brooklyn for approving such a good-looking building as the new tallest structure in their fair borough?


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