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The Gorgeous Tics And Errors Of Laser Scanning Gone Wrong

Matthew Shaw and William Trossell, the London-based duo known as ScanLAB Projects, continue to push the envelope of laser-scanning technology, producing visually stunning and conceptually intricate work that falls somewhere between art and practical surveying.


These Time-Warp Photos Show Six Cities In The Past And Present

Cities change: skyscrapers go up, row houses are torn down, neighbourhoods gentrify, earthquakes destroy. Vintage photographs of cities can be fascinating in and of themselves, but the familiar unfamiliarity of these time-warped photographs are especially intriguing.


Tiny New Building Inspired By The Textures Of Flowers

The architects at London-based Buchanan Partnership have just built this tiny little flower stall for a shop in Ladbroke Grove, its CNC-milled exterior inspired by the rippling textures of electron scanning microscope images of plants.


Clever Bus Stop Ad Makes People Believe Meteors Are Striking The Street

If we have to get advertising everywhere, is should all be as fun as this bus shelter ad in London, where they used augmented reality to make passengers believe that meteors were striking the city or a tiger was freely roaming through the street.


9 Incredible Aerial Pics Of London, Seen From A Police Helicopter

London looks cool from street-level. London looks really, really cool from a helicopter — specifically from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Air Support Unit, a fleet of three that flies around providing support to the ground-bound team below. In between felony-fighting duties, the officers manage to take some truly incredible urban shots.


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.


Rise Of The Intestinal Selfie

Londoners! The luckiest amongst you will be treated to a bizarre new public event next week, hosted by culinary wunderkinder Bompas & Parr. On Friday, 14 March, before a live, paying audience, “food writer, pop-up chef and Sunday Times columnist Gizzi Erskine” will “swallow a medical grade pill-cam which will broadcast its footage live to video screens”.


Why Architects Are Competing To Reconstruct A Building From 1851

In London this year, six well-known architects will jockey for a chance to build a large public building. Sounds pretty unremarkable, right? Except that the structure was already designed and finished — more than 150 years ago. Now, a Chinese property developer is holding a design competition to recreate it.


Impressive Images Mix Classic Paintings And Modern London Street Views

Reddit user Shystone has put together some really impressive mashups of classical paintings and Google Street View snapshots of London. They show how much and how little the city has changed in the last few hundred of years.


Can Developers Turn This Old London Dock Into A Chinese Super-Hub?

Fifteen kilometres from London’s city centre, Royal Albert Dock lies derelict, as grey and gloomy as the worst of English weather. But developer Xu Weiping has a $US1.6 billion plan to turn it into Europe’s central hub for Chinese companies.