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A City of Crooked Houses

Sopot, a town near Gdansk on Poland’s Baltic coast, has a building called “Krzywy Domek,” which means “crooked house.” While it kind of resembles Prague’s famous Dancing House, it also kind of blows it away. It probably costs quite a … Continue reading

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Warsaw in 1947

War sucks for many reasons. One of those reasons is that it takes stuff and turns it into not-stuff. This collection of pictures gives some idea of what Warsaw looked like in 1947 and how surreal living in the city … Continue reading

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Lichen on Buildings

Imagine an urbanscape infused with lichen. An artist in NYC is doing just this. She’s taking environmentally-conscious urban gardening, usually reserved for rooftops, and applying it vertically. Creative examples of biomimicry are all over the fields of architecture and design. … Continue reading

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Architectural Functionalism is Not Pretty to Look at

Portable toilets don’t have to look ugly. The positive cost benefits of functionalist design often are offset by the sheer terribleness of living amongst the stuff. But it doesn’t all have to be kitschy designs and strange lines, sometimes just … Continue reading

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