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This Atlas of 20th Century Architecture Weighs As Much As a Spare Tire

150 specialists, 750 buildings, 5,500 photographs, 100 years. Plus a crucial carrying case with a handle.

London Bartender Makes the 'World's Most Expensive Cocktail'

The $8,830 tipple is apparently the world's oldest cocktail, too.

Cinimod Studio

London Tube Commuters Hunted by Intelligent, Annoying Spotlight

This body heat-sensing spotlight is great if you're egotistical, terrible if you have a hangover.

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Life-Size Noses, Pink Cows and More at the Weird, Wonderful Frieze Art Fair

The bi-coastal show exhibits work from over 170 galleries.

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Public Space Idea of the Day: The Mushroom Tunnel of London

The winner of the "High Line for London" competition isn't very high at all.

Mapping New York's Hottest Jogging Routes

Using GPS technology implanted in shoes, artists envision the paths that runners love to tackle.

Swim to Work in This Goofy New 'Commuter Pool'

A wild idea for converting an old canal in London.

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Should the Market Alone Determine Parking Supply?

New research finds that parking minimums are indeed bad, but that parking maximums still need fine-tuning.

The Craziness of London's Housing Market, Explained in 1 Chart

Only 19 percent of property-buyers are British.

A Dazzling Animation of London's Bicycle Commuters

Jo Wood's map of five million British bike rides looks like it came from outer space.

Paolo Cirio

Bringing the 'Ghosts' of Google Street View To Life

An artist recreates the scenes captured by Google's cameras.

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Why Britain's Railway Privatization Failed

Accidents and defaults have riders clamoring for a public takeover. But will the promised reintegration work?

Be Open

A Box of Sound in Trafalgar Square

Be OPEN reminds us that public art doesn't have to be visual.

Patrick Baty

A Day in the Life of a Paint Detective

Meet the man who can figure out the birthplace of 200-year-old doors, just by looking at them.

Reuters

Climbing Buildings, the World Over

Parkour around the globe.

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Fortress America: How the U.S. Designs its Embassies

The challenge of architecture that epitomizes American values while offering total security.

Love Is Destroying Rome's Infrastructure: This Week in Bans

The freshest news in what's been outlawed across the world.

Reuters

The Legal Activities Banned in London

More than 400 zones in Britain's dominant city have extra rules. Disobeying them can get you a ticket.

Sweatshoppe

Artists Cover Europe With Invisible Graffiti

In Video Painting Europe, Sweatshoppe uses ingenious infrared tracking to smear digital video over concrete surfaces with paint rollers.