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China's Ban On 'Weird' Architecture Is A Damn Shame

China has become known for some of the zaniest, prettiest, most daring architecture of the 21st century. Sadly, that’s all coming to a halt, as the government is now banning any new buildings that are dubbed “oversized”, “xenocentric” or “weird.”


These Gorgeous Buildings Showcase The Surprisingly Innovative Future Of Wood

Wood is the future. That’s the feeling you get after looking through the 2016 award winners named by WoodWorks, the United States’ wood building council.


This Drone Video Of Hong Kong Is Truly Spectacular

Video: Because of the city’s history, unique geography, the towering buildings, the cramped quarters, all the greenery nearby and the water pushed up against the city, Hong Kong is a pretty magnificent place to photograph. Taking pictures of what’s above and what’s around and what’s below is always pretty to look at. This drone view of Hong Kong might be the most spectacular of any photo or video footage ever taken of the city.


Stunning Time Lapse Shows The Skyscraper In Dubai Engulfed In Fire

Video: On New Year’s Eve, the 63-storey Address hotel in Dubai caught on fire. It was a scary sight made worse as the back drop to the fire was the Burj Khalifa (and Dubai’s New Year celebration). The entire skyscraper seemed to be burning! But thankfully only 14 people suffered injuries. This time lapse by Kirill Neiezhmakov shows the skyscraper on fire in incredible detail. It’s such a jarring visual, the recognisable Dubai skyline engulfed in fire and dark smoke.


The Rest Of The World Wishes Their Night Sky Shone Like It Does In Tasmania

Video: Light pollution. It really screws up the view. It would be so great if the stars in the sky could still be seen over big metropolitan areas. But it doesn’t work like that. You have to go far away from civilisation into deserts and nature to see the stars and cosmos the way they are meant to be seen. David Oliver Lennon wanted to bring the beautiful night sky closer, so he layered the sky in Tasmania on top of the skylines of big cities. It’s truly stunning.


Watch Crazy Guys In Wingsuits Fly Right Next To The Face Of City Buildings

Video: There’s a holy crap moment in this wingsuit video where you hold your breath and wonder if the guys flying in the air are actually going to crash into the side of the building and if you should turn off the video. But then they make a perfect turn move and basically zip right next to multiple buildings on their path. They’re so close they could probably high five someone on the balcony. It’s impressive.


Neat Chart Shows The Tallest Planned Buildings In History

Briefly: The tallest building in the world? The Burj Khalifa. Duh. But if plans had worked out differently for other buildings, the Burj Khalifa wouldn’t even crack the top 10 tallest buildings in the world. Here’s a cool chart showing all the tallest planned buildings in the world. Some of them are still ongoing while others have long been canceled. I wish they all existed in real life.


Watch An Incredible Drone Fly At Crazy Speeds Through An Abandoned Building

Wow. This drone zooms so fast through this abandoned hospital in Spain that I’m pretty sure it might’ve reached warp speed. All the footage in the video below, taken by CHARPU FPV, is in real time. It’s pretty amazing control to fit into such small holes in the building and fly so gracefully through the hallways at such ridiculous speeds.


An Acrylic Tunnel Turns A London Museum Into A Sci-Fi Alice In Wonderland

You’re staring through a new installation at London’s V&A Museum, called Mise-en-abyme. The narrowing isn’t just perspective — those acrylic archways really are getting smaller.


Here's How You Move A 363 Tonne, 404-Year-Old Japanese Castle

400: That’s about how many years old Japan’s Hirosaki Castle is. It’s also how many (US) tons it weighs. And yet it was successfully lifted two feet in the air and 70 metres down the road.


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