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

This colourful 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.


The Dizzying Work Of Hand-Painting Ads Across Skyscrapers

Walk around New York City, and you’re bound to see the work of these “wall dogs” — the men and women who paint billboard-size ads by hand, high above the city streets. Their work is exacting, and the places they paint are terrifying. Don’t watch this if you’re afraid of heights.


Which Superhero Had The Coolest And Best Secret Headquarters?

Being a superhero is the best job in the world. Not only do you save the world and get the girl and receive the world’s adulation, you’re also somehow rich enough (even though you’re above the idea of money) to have a sick secret headquarters that every kid dreams about. And although your hero headquarters are typically less extravagant than your villain’s lair, they’re still prime real estate. Here is a list showing you which hero had the best headquarters.


Watch This Guy Demolishing A Building By Jumping On The Ground

This was posted on February but got no attention until yesterday. While it may have been staged, I have no problem believing it — there have been many similar cases of rotten or fragile buildings falling under minimal vibration.


London Is Building 230 New Towers And 80% Of Them Are Housing

It seems like every big city is facing a major housing crisis. But things are looking up in London: not only is the city planning an astounding 230 new towers that will fundamentally change the skyline, but an impressive 80 per cent of those towers will be residential.


Ghostly Facades With No Buildings Behind Them

What lies behind facades? Nothing, at least in French photographer Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy’s world. His ongoing series, Facades, depicts made-up towns where lone facades hide nothing, teetering on the edge of physics.


Twitter's Not The Only Company With Indoor Cabins

In a few short weeks, employees at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters will be dining inside century-old log cabins shipped all the way from Montana. And Twitter isn’t alone. The struggle to make corporate office life less stupefying and more cosy seems to have reached its logical conclusion with a new trend: buildings within buildings.


Oskar Schindler's Factory Is Up For Sale

It won’t be cheap, but you could soon be the owner of a piece of World War II history in the Czech Republic. Oskar Schindler’s factory in the tiny village of Brnenec is going on the market. Yes, Oskar Schindler is the same Schindler who had a list.


How Architects Use Computational Design To Get You The Best Views

Designing and constructing a building is not an easy task; guaranteeing everyone is happy with their view from the thing is almost impossible. But these days architects are using intelligent computational design to make sure as many people as possible get an amazing view from their desk.


Which Famous Villain Had The Biggest And Baddest Secret Headquarters?

It sucks to be a villain. Not just because you’re destined to lose to the hero but because when you do lose, you lose everything, including your stupid awesome villain hideout slash lair slash headquarters. Why couldn’t you just lose a little bit and get to keep rolling around in the Death Star? Why can’t I live in my Dr Evil Volcano with all of its amenities? The secret headquarters of villains are always amazing. Here’s a pretty list showing you which one was biggest and baddest.