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The Largest Dome Ever Built Can Open Or Close In 20 Minutes Flat 

Every year, a few thousand engineers get together and decide which projects constitute the absolute smartest ideas in their profession. This year, they have chosen the largest dome structure ever built — which can open and close in less time than it takes to make dinner.

Apple's First Store In Singapore Will Be Powered By The Sun

Despite Singapore having a long and profitable relationship with the iPhone, Apple has never got around to opening a retail store there. All that’s changing with the announcement of a new store, and a network of solar panels to power it.

Architects Say This Apartment Complex Is The Year's Best Building -- Here's Why

What do villages look like in a world where most people live in cities? Can close-knit communities even exist in the megapolis of the future? The Interlace, an unusual apartment building that was just crowned Building of the Year, thinks so.

How To Make Delicious Singapore Chilli Crab

The hawker stands of Singapore are filled with so much delicious food that you want to eat everything your eyes smell and your nose sees. It overloads the sense and crosses some wires and the dish that might be responsible for doing most of that is Singapore Chilli Crab. The sauce is edible crack and despite the name (and the use of chillis), it’s not that spicy!

A Day In The Life Of Singapore And Hong Kong

Video: Hong Kong and Singapore are both bustling international cities of the future that, depending where you are in the city, can almost make you feel like you could be anywhere in the world. Here’s a tour of both cities (or city-state, or special administrative region) in one. I love the split view looks at them.

I Got Lost In Another Dimension While Watching These Kids Shuffle Cards

Video: I don’t know how many finger exercises it takes to pull this off or how much wizard potion these kids from Singapore drank but they make shuffling cards look like a dancing symphony. Each finger seems to be powered by its own brain and yet they all work in concert to make complicated movements look graceful.

Why Today's Architects Build Digital Cities Instead Of Scale Models

When I was a grad student in architecture school in the ’80s, one of our professors was on a mission. Every semester he’d give a design project in downtown Manhattan, asking his students to spend the first two weeks of the term building a beautiful wood model of the surrounding site. The next year he would move to a new site, adjacent to last year’s.

Every City Should Give Seniors A Card That Extends The Crosswalk Time

We’ve all seen what happens when someone can’t cross the street in the allotted signal time — the pedestrian gets frustrated and drivers get mad. A program in Singapore lets seniors swipe a card at an intersection so the signal will give them extra time to cross. It’s a smart solution to a problem that’s increasingly going to be troubling our ageing cities.

This Awe-Inspiring Stadium Is Now The Biggest Dome Ever Built

If huge spaces freak you out, look away now. Singapore’s huge new stadium, SportsHub, just clinched the title for the largest free-spanning dome structure ever built — stretching more than 1,010 feet across at its widest point.

Singapore Looks Like Blade Runner In This Hyperlapse Video

Video: Singapore is one of the most futuristic looking cities in the world thanks to its gorgeous architecture. This video, using a hyperlapse technique — like a timelapse but with long camera movements — makes it look like a location from Blade Runner.

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