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100,000 giant white balloons invade London’s Covent Garden Market

100,000 giant white balloons invade London’s Covent Garden Market

Dreamy cloud-like masses have taken over London’s Covent Garden Market. French artist Charles Pétillon filled the 19th century building with 100,000 giant white balloons as part of ‘Heartbeat,’ an

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World’s longest and tallest tunnel slide to be installed on Anish Kapoor’s London tower

World’s longest and tallest tunnel slide to be installed on Anish Kapoor’s London tower

Erected in 2012, the gigantic ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower dominates the Olympic Park landscape. The tower was built from 2,000 tonnes of steel, almost 60 percent of which was recycled. The proposed

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The London Underground completely shuts down for the first time in 13 years

The London Underground completely shuts down for the first time in 13 years

At 18.30 BST on Wednesday, the entire staff of the London Underground went on strike, and thus the city erupted a distinctly organized form of chaos which is expected to last until around 21.30 on

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RIBA’s interactive exhibition invites you to play on a “Brutalist Playground” made from foam

RIBA’s interactive exhibition invites you to play on a “Brutalist Playground” made from foam

Part sculpture, part architectural installation, the exhibition revisits the mid-century playgrounds often made from concrete. Featuring examples from a number of London estates, including Churchill

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Unbelievable miniature Japanese village will astound you with its attention to detail

Unbelievable miniature Japanese village will astound you with its attention to detail

The 70-second video above is completely enchanting and serene. Gentle instrumental music accompanies the visuals and the video begins with scenes of everyday life in a quiet village in rural Japan:

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Ergonomically-Correct ‘Wellbeing Toilet’ Helps You Poop the Right Way

Ergonomically-Correct ‘Wellbeing Toilet’ Helps You Poop the Right Way

The toilet, ubiquitous as it is, hasn't changed much in design or function since indoor plumbing became a thing. In honor of World Toilet Day, plumbing and drain specialists Dyno-Rod decided to change

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London’s first underground farm to harvest first crop 100 feet below street level

London’s first underground farm to harvest first crop 100 feet below street level

London’s new underground farm is nearly open for business. We’ve reported on Growing Underground in the past, when the founders used crowdfunding to raise money for equipment. This week, London’s

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Colorful rainbow bridge pops up to brighten a gloomy Monday in London

Colorful rainbow bridge pops up to brighten a gloomy Monday in London

Spark Your City is a 'global movement dedicated to spark joy in everyday city life'. They are a new group of creative change makers designing disruptive temporary installations to turn urban spaces into

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The world’s first Blobfish Café is coming to London

The world’s first Blobfish Café is coming to London

Not everyone like to snuggle up to a cuddly kitty while they're sipping a double-foam soy latte, as you can in the popular cat cafés of the world. No. In fact, many of us want to stare deep into the

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The 2015 Serpentine Gallery is a colorful cocoon that filters light like stained glass

The 2015 Serpentine Gallery is a colorful cocoon that filters light like stained glass

New images of the 2015 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion reveal a playful plastic web of alien cocoon-like corridors as construction nears completion before next week's opening. From above, the pavilion

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NonScale’s Sky Pavilion looks like a beautiful fallen North Star in London

NonScale’s Sky Pavilion looks like a beautiful fallen North Star in London

Intriguing Fallen North Star Made of Stainless Steel Composite on Mirror Sundial Mimics Wooden Finish to Great Effect Triumph Pavilion 2015: “Sky Pavilion” Museum Gardens, London E2 (Next to

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Futuristic inflatable spa engulfs visitors in mist on the River Thames

Futuristic inflatable spa engulfs visitors in mist on the River Thames

The Nine Elms Horticultural Spa & Apothecary Experience is an experimental public space created to coincide with the ongoing Chelsea Fringe Festival and the London Festival of Architecture. Made from an

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The UK’s first natural public swimming pool will use plants, not chemicals, to stay clean

The UK’s first natural public swimming pool will use plants, not chemicals, to stay clean

Adventurous Londoners will soon be able to take a dip in the chemical-free King’s Cross swimming pool, a man-made freshwater pond filtered and kept clear through natural processes. Designed by Rotterdam

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O2 Recycle creates a freshly-cut cell phone from grass clippings

O2 Recycle creates a freshly-cut cell phone from grass clippings

The stadium is the largest dedicated rugby arena in the world, and the second largest stadium in Britain, behind Wembley. It's home to the England Rugby Team, and this fully-functional phone was

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Female role models stand tall over London in honour of International Women’s Day

Female role models stand tall over London in honour of International Women’s Day

The idea behind this project is to pay tribute to the amazing women who helped to shape modern culture and society; women who have so often been overlooked or pushed to the sidelines while male

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Gensler proposes electricity-generating bike paths for London Underground’s disused tunnels

Gensler proposes electricity-generating bike paths for London Underground’s disused tunnels

Architecture firm Gensler has received the London Planning Award for Best Conceptual Project for the "London Underline," a proposal to turn the city's disused Underground rail tunnels into a network of

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Art gallery Tate ordered to disclose BP sponsorship details

Art gallery Tate ordered to disclose BP sponsorship details

UK art organization Tate has been ordered by an informational tribunal to release details of the sponsorship they received from oil giant BP from 1990-2006. Environmental campaigner Brendan Montague,

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Winter Sun art installation brings warmth and light to King’s Cross in London

Winter Sun art installation brings warmth and light to King’s Cross in London

Developed as a sensory installation, the Winter Sun is a circular structure that measures 16.4 feet tall and 59 feet wide. An open-air bar located at the heart of the structure serves up hot and cold

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Design Museum Tank’s Wavy Light Sculpture Shows Off Energy Efficient Plumen 002 Lightbulbs

Design Museum Tank’s Wavy Light Sculpture Shows Off Energy Efficient Plumen 002 Lightbulbs

Lighting giant Hulger recently returned to London's Design Museum Tank with a gorgeous new light sculpture comprising 96 Plumen 002 light bulbs. The energy efficient designer bulbs are hung from copper

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Eurostar Unveils Blazing Fast 200 MPH Train for 20th Anniversary

Eurostar Unveils Blazing Fast 200 MPH Train for 20th Anniversary

High-speed rail service Eurostar just got a lot faster and better looking. Set to launch by the end of 2015, the company's sleek new e320 train will carry passengers crossing the Chunnel from England to

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Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge Gets Green Light from London’s Lambeth Council

Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge Gets Green Light from London’s Lambeth Council

Early renderings of the Garden Bridge show a planted promenade with winding pathways elevated atop two fluted piers. "The Garden Bridge will be an extraordinarily special place, either to race across,

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Employees Grow Herbs and Veggies at Google’s New Super-headquarters in London

Employees Grow Herbs and Veggies at Google’s New Super-headquarters in London

Located in Renzo Piano's Central St. Giles Building in Covent Garden, the new super headquarters feature a series of indoor and outdoor workspaces, a gymnasium and dance studio, along with several

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London Unveils Driverless Subway Trains of the Future

London Unveils Driverless Subway Trains of the Future

The new trains' contemporary style continues in their interior carriages.The designers converted the traditional separate carriage layout into a more comfortable, cohesive atmosphere of one long cylinder

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O’Donnell + Tuomey are Among the Youngest Winners of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 2015

O’Donnell + Tuomey are Among the Youngest Winners of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 2015

Dublin-based architects Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey of the firm O'Donnell + Tuomey have been announced as the 2015 winners of the Royal Institute of British Architects's lifetime achievement award,

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UK Airports Commission Rejects Foster + Partners’ Thames Estuary Airport

UK Airports Commission Rejects Foster + Partners’ Thames Estuary Airport

The U.K.'s Airports Commission just rejected Foster + Partners' plans for a new international airport in England's Thames Estuary. The proposal was designed to alleviate air traffic from Heathrow Airport

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Officials Approve $13.5 Million Plan to “Re-wild” East London

Officials Approve $13.5 Million Plan to “Re-wild” East London

The banks of the Upper Lee Valley in East London are to be "re-wilded." By 2017, a vast stretch of riverbanks beginning just north of the Olympic Park will be restored to flood-mitigating marshland. The

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England’s First Floating Village Coming Soon to East London’s Royal Docks

England’s First Floating Village Coming Soon to East London’s Royal Docks

Faced with rising sea levels, would you consider a move onto the water? Soon, a community of Londoners will have exactly that option. dRMM Architects has won the Royal Docks competition to design

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East London’s Phytology Medicinal Garden Offers Tours, Talks, Music and Food This Weekend

East London’s Phytology Medicinal Garden Offers Tours, Talks, Music and Food This Weekend

Londoners interested in urban food production and medicinal plants should head over to Nomad's medicinal field in Bethnal Green this weekend. An exciting series of talks from Phytology collaborators will

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British Airways Plans to Use London’s Garbage for Jet Fuel

British Airways Plans to Use London’s Garbage for Jet Fuel

The city of London is going to start paying British Airways to take its trash, but what on Earth does the airline company want with all that garbage, anyway? The airline giant plans to turn it into jet

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Frank Gehry and Foster & Partners Unveil Designs for Battersea Power Station

Frank Gehry and Foster & Partners Unveil Designs for Battersea Power Station

To the east of The Electric Boulevard, Los Angeles-based Gehry Partners designed Prospect Place, a cluster of five mixed-use buildings with twisted and rippled facades matching Gehry's distinctive style.

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