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Factory Fifteen

The Cities of the Future as Creepy, Dystopian Hellscapes

A British architecture firm is pumping out some really eerie sci-fi animations.

Photos
A-lab

The Gorgeous, Green Headquarters of Oil and Logging Companies

These corporations might not have tons of fans in the environmental movement, but you wouldn't know that looking at their idealistic architecture choices.

Reuters

Postcard From Paris

A luxury car fire and more news.

Anchor Bay

Urban Explorers: The Horror Film

Tourists venturing into the Berlin underground are good fodder for a bad scary movie.

Derek Flack/BlogTO

The Changing Fate of Hockey's Oldest Arenas

Most of the original arenas have been turned into surface lots, but Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens managed an impressive rebirth.

Photos
Megan Lea's Backyard House

I Can't Stop Looking at Photos of Absurdly Tiny Homes

Why we can't stop looking at photos of absurdly small houses and apartments.

Shutterstock

How Big Is Your City, Really?

When our sense of a place distorts its actual size.

Photos
Reuters

Problematic Festival of the Day: Holi

In Mumbai, the festival of colors has run into some problems.

Maps

Kaleidoscopic Cities

An artist turns Google earth views into mesmerizing maps.

Reuters

Postcard From Mumbai

A rash of allergic outbreaks and other news.

Tsor Industrial Design

The Bicycle Light That's a Threat to Thieves

A couple of MIT grads have developed a light that's 1) extremely hard to steal, and 2) shaped like a pistol.

Photos
Robby Campbell

The Death (and Life?) of Miami's Marine Stadium

The all-concrete stadium has been rotting since the early 1990s. Can it be saved? Should it be?

Photos

A Bold Metallic Facelift for a Building in Detroit

University of Michigan students make use of the city’s abundant architectural skeletons, rather than overlooking them.

Reuters

Photos of London's Olympic Prep

The city primps for its big day.

Photos
WTFQRCODE/User submission

QR Codes in Truly Strange Places

An interview with Brad Frost, who collects photos of QR code absurdity.

Reuters

Postcard From Moscow

A traffic jam to end all traffic jams, and more news.

Flickr/collective.peace

City Superheroes From the Minds of Babes

The Homeless Detective, ADHD Girl and other urban problem-solvers invented by New York City students.

Photos
K. Scott Kreider

Telling the Story of the Great Recession Through Billboards

A Philadelphia photography project transforms ad spaces with pictures of the working poor.

"Rooftops: Why Not?" Ideas Competition

Wild Idea: Put Schools On Top of New York Skyscrapers

A team of Portuguese architects propose a lofty concept to fix America's troubled education system.