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Colossal Retrofitted London Double-Decker Bus Does Push-Ups for the London Games!

Colossal Retrofitted London Double-Decker Bus Does Push-Ups for the London Games!

No, your eyes are not deceiving you - in one of the craziest recycled art installations we've ever seen, Czech artist David Cerny has turned a red London double-decker bus from the 1950s into a mechanical

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London 2012: The Greenest Olympic Games in History?

London 2012: The Greenest Olympic Games in History?

Photo from Wikimedia Commons With less than a week to go until the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony on July 27th, excitement is building. Hundreds of workers are putting the finishing touches on

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Amazing Cooking Strainer Portraits Mysteriously Pop Up in London

Amazing Cooking Strainer Portraits Mysteriously Pop Up in London

Isaac Cordal debuted this style of strainer art a few years ago in London. His urban installations consist of casting shadows from the metal cooking strainers' faces onto the ground using

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Tom Dixon’s Converted Water Tower in London is a Modernist Home in the Sky—and it’s Up for Rent!

Tom Dixon’s Converted Water Tower in London is a Modernist Home in the Sky—and it’s Up for Rent!

Dixon purchased the old 5,000-gallon water tank in 2005 with plans to build one of the most unique houses in London. Construction began in 2009, and although it isn't finished just yet, three floors of

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Gigantic aMAZEme Book Maze in London Will Be Made from 250,000 Books!

Gigantic aMAZEme Book Maze in London Will Be Made from 250,000 Books!

The maze isn't the first collaboration between Saboya and Pupo; the duo previously worked together to create a smaller book sculpture in the Leblon shopping mall in Rio de Janeiro (pictured above). That

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London Pollution Could Hamper Olympic Athletes During the Games

London Pollution Could Hamper Olympic Athletes During the Games

As the world's various Olympic teams begin to arrive in London, the country's health experts have warned that potential summer smog could impair the performance and fitness of many of the athletes. Keith

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London’s New Shard Skyscraper Crowned the Tallest Building in Europe!

London’s New Shard Skyscraper Crowned the Tallest Building in Europe!

To the dismay of many critics, The Shard, which is located on the southern bank of the Thames, towers over the iconic London Bridge Quarter. Called by some a monument to greed and a "broken Britain," the

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Canada Water Library is a Green-Roofed Library of the Future in London

Canada Water Library is a Green-Roofed Library of the Future in London

The Canada Water Library by CZWG is part of a larger project to regenerate the area around the Canada Basin on the east side of London. With views over the water to the south, the library dominates the

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Construction of The World’s Largest Solar Bridge Reaches Halfway Point in London

Construction of The World’s Largest Solar Bridge Reaches Halfway Point in London

London’s super-solar Blackfriars Station is halfway to becoming home to the world’s largest solar bridge. Solarcentury began construction on the ambitious project last fall, fitting the bridge with a

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London’s First Air Tram Cable Car Opens Today: The Emirates Air Line

London’s First Air Tram Cable Car Opens Today: The Emirates Air Line

Transport for London's Emirates Air Line spans 1 km from the North Woolwich Peninsula to Royals Victoria Dock and is supported by sculptural towers. Opening just 1 month before the Olympics begin, the

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Colossal Baobab Tree Made From Recycled Fabric Takes Root in Central London

Colossal Baobab Tree Made From Recycled Fabric Takes Root in Central London

A towering baobab tree made from colorful strands of recycled textiles recently rose on the bank of the River Thames in London. Dubbed "Under the Baobab", the art installation was created by Pirate

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Electrolux’s Mobile Cube Restaurant Lands in London Just In Time for the Olympics

Electrolux’s Mobile Cube Restaurant Lands in London Just In Time for the Olympics

The Cube is a prefabricated, lightweight, mobile restaurant designed by Park Associati to travel around Europe and sit atop famous buildings with spectacular views. Launched in the spring of 2011, The

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Artists Repurpose London’s Iconic Red Telephone Boxes into Incredible Artworks!

Artists Repurpose London’s Iconic Red Telephone Boxes into Incredible Artworks!

The open-air art exhibition was launched this week to honor the 25th anniversary of children's charity ChildLine - a service that provides advice for young people. It will culminate in a gala auction in

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BMW Unveils Updated i3 and New i Pedelec Electric Bicycle in London

BMW Unveils Updated i3 and New i Pedelec Electric Bicycle in London

To coincide with the opening of the world’s first BMW i Store on London’s Park Lane, BMW has unveiled an updated i3 concept and the i Pedelec concept electric bicycle. The updated i3 is based on the

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Carmody Groarke Transform An Abandoned London Gas Station Into A Glowing Temporary Restaurant

Carmody Groarke Transform An Abandoned London Gas Station Into A Glowing Temporary Restaurant

The studio renovated what remained of the existing structures, turning the canopy of the former station into a shelter for the forecourt, while the abandoned kiosk became a newly redesigned restaurant and

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Ross Lovegrove Unveils Spectacular Solar Tree in London For Clerkenwell Design Week

Ross Lovegrove Unveils Spectacular Solar Tree in London For Clerkenwell Design Week

The tree-inspired form consists of six leaf-style solar panels on top of 20 "stems," as well as big lights on 10 grass-like stalks, topped with LEDs that come on automatically when it gets dark. Although

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London’s Tower Bridge Gets LED Upgrade for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

London’s Tower Bridge Gets LED Upgrade for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

  2012 is a big year for London (and the UK) with the  2012 Olympic Summer Games, the Diamond Jubilee and 60 years of James Bond films, so a project was undertaken to update the

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Sugarhouse Studios Pop-Up Cinema & Workshop Encourages Community Interaction in London

Sugarhouse Studios Pop-Up Cinema & Workshop Encourages Community Interaction in London

The site for Sugarhouse Studios is located south of the Olympic Park in a former sign-writers workshop, which is scheduled for demolition 2013 as part of a new residential and business development. Rather

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Vinyl From London Olympics Will Be Recycled for the 2014 World Cup

Vinyl From London Olympics Will Be Recycled for the 2014 World Cup

While we weren't thrilled to hear that the 2012 London Olympics would be using PVC to build many of their temporary structures, the good news is that the materials will be recycled for another big

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Living Grass Walls Completely Cover the Interior of London’s Dilston Grove Gallery!

Living Grass Walls Completely Cover the Interior of London’s Dilston Grove Gallery!

Dilston Grove -- formerly known as Clare College Mission Church -- is an Italian-style Grade II Listed Building that dates back to 1900. In the 1960s it was converted into a series of artist studios, and

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Google’s London Campus Features Ultra Flexible Shipping Container Working Spaces

Google’s London Campus Features Ultra Flexible Shipping Container Working Spaces

Google Campus is a seven story co-working and event space in the center of London's tech hub, otherwise known as Silicon Roundabout. The co-working facility provides office space for Google employees and

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The Sunday Stuga is a Compact London Cabin Flooded With Daylight

The Sunday Stuga is a Compact London Cabin Flooded With Daylight

A weekend entertainment area and garden shed, this compact cabin was expected to match the energy efficiency of the client's main home even though it is bound on three sides by massive stone walls typical

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Aeolus Pavilion is a Gigantic Acoustic Sculpture that Sings With the Wind in London

Aeolus Pavilion is a Gigantic Acoustic Sculpture that Sings With the Wind in London

Luke Jerram has been researching acoustics, wind, architecture and light for a few years, but it was a trip to Iran that triggered this art piece. Inspired by conversations with a Qanat desert well

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London Data Center Staff to Avoid Olympic Traffic by Sleeping In Pods Next to Servers

London Data Center Staff to Avoid Olympic Traffic by Sleeping In Pods Next to Servers

The upcoming London Olympics have been the source of much concern, as never before seen traffic levels are expected to bring the City's streets to a three week-long standstill. However staff at one data

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UPS Expands London Olympics Fleet to Include Biomethane Vehicles

UPS Expands London Olympics Fleet to Include Biomethane Vehicles

UPS has added 10 large biomethane diesel trucks to its dedicated 2012 London Olympics fleet. With Olympic organizers striving to put on the greenest and most ethical games ever and the city struggling to

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Lloyd’s of London Report Forsees Disaster in Arctic Development and Drilling

Lloyd’s of London Report Forsees Disaster in Arctic Development and Drilling

Lloyd’s of London market and the Royal Institute of International Affairs have released a new report which predicts huge risks for those looking to invest in the Arctic. The companies believe that if

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Humble Hackney Shed is a Peaceful Office Space in a London Garden

Humble Hackney Shed is a Peaceful Office Space in a London Garden

Located in the middle of a garden in North-East London, the Hackney Shed is a cozy little work space by  Office Sian Architecture + Design. Perfect for stay-at-home workers looking to get some air, this

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JAILmake’s Reseeding Bricks Help Grow Living Buildings in London

JAILmake’s Reseeding Bricks Help Grow Living Buildings in London

Installing grassy facades on urban buildings are a great way to create a greener city. With this in mind, London-based design studio JAILmake has developed these 'Reseeding Bricks', which can be used to

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London Mayor Accused of Using Dust Suppressants to Lower Pollution Levels Before Olympics

London Mayor Accused of Using Dust Suppressants to Lower Pollution Levels Before Olympics

Mayor Boris Johnson has come under fire for his office’s recommendation that municipal trucks spray saline solution along busy streets to reduce air pollution levels before the upcoming London Olympics.

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Controversial £12 Million Floating Motorway for London Olympics Will Only Be For “Fat Cats”

Controversial £12 Million Floating Motorway for London Olympics Will Only Be For “Fat Cats”

Dezeen almost had us fooled with their awesome April Fool's post about Mayor Boris Johnson's plans to build a floating motorway on the Thames River in time for this year's Olympic games. "Designed" by

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