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bit of a letdown, be more ambitious Kunal.

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the postboxes in Bristol are going to start talking apparently - http://www.theatlanticcities.com/techno … talk/4489/

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hopefully not in a Bristol accent

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Just seen this on Twitter: http://io9.com/5987783/the-groovy-socia … t-futurism

Reminded me a bit of some of Frank R Paul pictures.

Retention colours are the only true colours.

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Family Circus wrote:

Just seen this on Twitter: http://io9.com/5987783/the-groovy-socia … t-futurism

Reminded me a bit of some of Frank R Paul pictures.

They are really good.  Well found!

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fascinating interactive look at what would happen if your city was wrecked by totalitarian urban planners - http://www.theatlanticcities.com/design … ners/4974/

http://www.portmanteau.ro/index_en.html

basically, plops Bucharest's Centrul Civic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrul_Civic) onto google maps and calculates how many people would be evicted from their homes.

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http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2013/04/dezeen_A-Pound-of-Flesh-for-50p-by-Alex-Chinneck_ss_1.jpg

A wall that melts in the sun. Apparently it's research into building a house that melts in the sun. http://www.dezeen.com/2013/04/23/a-poun … -chinneck/

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A crazily in depth infographic on Kowloon Walled City

http://ad009cdnb.archdaily.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/516edf02b3fc4b8f69000136_infographic-life-inside-the-kowloon-walled-city_scm_news_1-1-nws_backart1_1_0-528x860.jpg

http://www.archdaily.com/361831/infogra … lled-city/


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A building powered by algae

http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2013/04/dezeen_Worlds-first-algae-powered-building-tested-in-Germany_1a.jpg

http://www.dezeen.com/2013/04/15/arup-u … -building/

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https://gimmebar-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/517f9af8283d1.jpg

Sadly only a concept pic of a Stockholm library

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7 modern buildings inspired by Star Wars - http://www.architizer.com/en_us/blog/dy … ar-far-way

http://www.architizer.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/darth-vader-building-valencia-star-wars.jpg

http://www.architizer.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/e6bc4847-600x344.jpg

http://www.architizer.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/nc01-600x352.jpg

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China's state newspaper, People's Daily News, has erected a new building

http://blog.indexoncensorship.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/peoples_daily_hq.jpg

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Pierresvives, Montpellier, France
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/6/12/1371045871222/Pierresvives-Montpellier--003.jpg

Be polite
In the pyramid you hate

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a cave hotel in an abandoned, water filled Chinese quarry - http://www.dezeen.com/2013/06/27/constr … se-quarry/

oh, and it's actually being built, it's not just a crazy concept

http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2013/06/dezeen_Cave-hotel-underway-in-water-filled-Chinese-quarry_1sq.jpg

http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2013/06/dezeen_Cave-hotel-underway-in-water-filled-Chinese-quarry_ban.jpg

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^
That looks incredible.

Saw this on DRB this week and I absolutely have to go there one day.
The world's only floating cinema in Krabi, Thailand.

http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YeQfjmMC6LY/Ucz-7E9H9II/AAAAAAACHXI/j9HSui55bwM/s900/bb58.jpg
http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7SpdeEC68nY/Ucz6ZCYdarI/AAAAAAACHR8/jIqMQVro4ss/s900/bb21.jpg

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http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18vlg82teb0xrpng/k-bigpic.png

A graphic describing the unfathomably large NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

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man builds a fake mountain villa (complete with fake mountain) on top of a tower block in china

http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2013/08/dezeen_Mountain-built-on-top-of-Chinese-apartment-block_1.jpg

http://www.dezeen.com/2013/08/13/house- … ese-tower/

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the other side of the aesthetic appreciation of brutalist buildings here
http://novaramedia.com/2013/08/social-c … r-evictee/

Probably should have been in the brutalist buildings thread really but fuck it, it's here now

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johmer2000 wrote:

the other side of the aesthetic appreciation of brutalist buildings here
http://novaramedia.com/2013/08/social-c … r-evictee/

Probably should have been in the brutalist buildings thread really but fuck it, it's here now

plenty of stuff going wrong there. however, the idea that Dagenham is miles and miles away from the Isle of Dogs is just absurd.

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a great collection of some of the most ridiculous/stupid buildings in existence - http://io9.com/these-are-the-most-extre … 1375963755

http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/19165i7rigz0ajpg/ku-xlarge.jpg

http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18mnwbs0uogu9jpg/ku-xlarge.jpg

http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/1914yp0qjwgqfjpg/ku-xlarge.jpg

http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/19155nplogcqujpg/ku-xlarge.jpg

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if you're even slightly interested in 50s-70s UK town planning and building this archive of photos by the University of Sheffield is amazing - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrjamesarchive

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3702/9448766087_a779403107_c.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5502/9249140914_d79a6b8c24_c.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3832/9367741769_6dc33e3236_z.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7412/9249464912_e53f3a4bfc_c.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7307/9253665547_4c4fa5dbb5_c.jpg

barely even scratches the surface

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looks like Battersea Power Station is finally getting renovated. http://www.constructionenquirer.com/201 … on-revamp/

one of the towers is going to have a lift in it that goes to a viewing platform on the top

http://www.constructionenquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/560x0_1383554509_chimney.jpg

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http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/11/1 … s-america/

Before radio the US government made a string of massive concrete arrows in the ground for mail pilots to follow in case of bad weather. Sort of counts in this thread?

http://1-ps.googleusercontent.com/x/www.messynessychic.com/farm9.staticflickr.com/8312/640x352x8030854106_c29d34fea8_z.jpg.pagespeed.ic.UtvxiFdibp.jpg

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how about an "invisible" skyscraper?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mi7zUX47VSY/Uk3yHF6JKGI/AAAAAAAAKgA/s0-1GOMEAWs/s1600/tower-infinity-invisible.jpg

http://inhabitat.com/tower-infinity-inv … uth-korea/

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glass room built out over the peak of an alpine mountain - http://gizmodo.com/this-glass-room-lets … 1488144594

http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/19a76lsrnwjjljpg/ku-xlarge.jpg

http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/19aach3dcamg6jpg/ku-xlarge.jpg

http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/19aabslejioz6jpg/ku-xlarge.jpg

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fuck that shit.

Went up Sears Tower last year and they had glass balconies on the 103rd floor. Took me ages to psyche myself to stand on it and the second I do this kid runs in and jumps up and down on it, nearly threw up

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Unless that's made of this transparent aluminium I have heard about...

"aluminium oxynitride (aluminium compressed to it's theoretical max density and becomes transparent. Also known as AlON and is used for bulletproof glass)"

!!!

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i could sit down all day doing equations showing how fucking safe that is. no fucking way i'd be able to stand there though.

along a similar line, here's a massive building that just fell over on its side

http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18mllsnbj33x7jpg/ku-xlarge.jpg