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Ancient Mithraeum of Caracalla Opens to the Public For the First Time Since the 19th Century

Ancient Mithraeum of Caracalla Opens to the Public For the First Time Since the 19th Century

Discovered only a century ago, the underground Mithraeum of Caracalla was once a worship center for the religious cult of Mithraism. Left untouched for centuries, and even a century after its discovery,

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Poseidon Undersea Resorts Finalize Design of Outlandish Submerged Hotel in Fiji

Poseidon Undersea Resorts Finalize Design of Outlandish Submerged Hotel in Fiji

There appears to be a common thread among current underwater hotel projects—they all take a staggering amount of time to get off the ground. Or, under the sea. Poseidon Undersea Resorts is no exception.

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Bike Zone Device Creates a Lighted Safety Zone for Night Cycling

Bike Zone Device Creates a Lighted Safety Zone for Night Cycling

Have you ever been freaked out riding your bike at night, surrounded by automobiles piloted by distracted drivers? Well, here's an innovation for safer night-cycling that might be hitting the market soon

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Shedkm Selected to Design $160 Million Redevelopment of Brighton’s Municipal Market Square

Shedkm Selected to Design $160 Million Redevelopment of Brighton’s Municipal Market Square

The 1.8 acre site is located just off the Grande Parade at the heart of Brighton City Center, and it has been left unused for quite some time. The new design will feature a central public plaza as the

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Urban Collage: An Energy Efficient Housing Development Made from Stacked Houses

Urban Collage: An Energy Efficient Housing Development Made from Stacked Houses

With apartments opening on two opposite sides, the project meets the highest standards of energy efficiency. The apartment blocks span the middle sections, while the single family houses are scattered

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Daniel Libeskind Transforms Old Flower Market into Dynamic Jewish Museum Education Center

Daniel Libeskind Transforms Old Flower Market into Dynamic Jewish Museum Education Center

Daniel Libeskind has transformed the site of a former flower market in Berlin into an education center at the city's Jewish Museum. The design of the Academy is angular and dynamic, resembling a roughly

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Striking Green-Roofed Rieteiland-Oost Island House Built With Sustainable Timber

Striking Green-Roofed Rieteiland-Oost Island House Built With Sustainable Timber

In addition to using only sustainable timber (and a whole lot of it for framing, external shutters that control solar gain, a beautiful spiral staircase, as well as decking), Egeon Architecten went to

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Gensler Hacks the J. Edgar Hoover Building To Envision the Office Building of the Future

Gensler Hacks the J. Edgar Hoover Building To Envision the Office Building of the Future

This past year Gensler worked on a plan to envision what an office building would look like in 2050 as part of the NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association) competition. Gensler was named one

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Glass-Encased Malopolska Garden of Arts is a New Cultural Hub in Krakow, Poland

Glass-Encased Malopolska Garden of Arts is a New Cultural Hub in Krakow, Poland

The slatted outside of the MGA center extends over a partially enclosed garden area that beckons passersby from the street. The garden's roof is perforated to leave space for existing trees on the

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FREE’s Miami Chapel is an Innovative Church Modeled After the Pleats in the Lady of Guadalupe’s Robe

FREE’s Miami Chapel is an Innovative Church Modeled After the Pleats in the Lady of Guadalupe’s Robe

In an attempt to bring together all 27 Latin American virgins and create one unifying ecumenical structure, FREE has designed a volume resembling the pleats of Our Lady of Guadalupe’s cloth, with 27

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Josep Lluís Mateo’s Spectacular Filmoteca de Catalunya is a Modern Cultural Center in Barcelona

Josep Lluís Mateo’s Spectacular Filmoteca de Catalunya is a Modern Cultural Center in Barcelona

Situated in the middle of a bustling plaza and surrounded by apartment buildings, the concrete construction is a colossal cube monument that transforms the area. With the two cinema screens housed in the

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Buddhist Meditation Center Looks Like a Giant Barn With Many Windows in Rural Netherlands

Buddhist Meditation Center Looks Like a Giant Barn With Many Windows in Rural Netherlands

Corrugated steel is great for durability and cost and the mansard roof helps to create the expansive space, which comprises 26 beds in 13 rooms. There is also a meditation hall, library and a dining hall.

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David Adjaye’s Francis A. Gregory Library is a Beautiful, Light-Flooded Library in Washington, DC

David Adjaye’s Francis A. Gregory Library is a Beautiful, Light-Flooded Library in Washington, DC

The new Francis Gregory Library is built at the edge of Washington, DC's Fort Davis Park, where a Civil War-era fort once stood to defend the nation's capital. The transparent library looks out on the

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SCAD Students Attend Class in a Spectacular Restored Medieval Village in Southern France

SCAD Students Attend Class in a Spectacular Restored Medieval Village in Southern France

The stunning stone village of Lacoste has changed hands numerous times over the last few centuries, and some of its oldest buildings date as far back as the 12th century. The region itself boasts over

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Scientist Develops Water-Resistant Solar Panel Coatings Inspired by Iridescent Butterfly Wings

Scientist Develops Water-Resistant Solar Panel Coatings Inspired by Iridescent Butterfly Wings

Butterflies are beautiful, delicate marvels of nature. While their lovely appearance may be inspiring, there's nothing a butterfly can teach us about renewable energy - or is there? An ambitious

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Big Box Supermarket Transformed into Gorgeous Eden Prairie Library in Minnesota

Big Box Supermarket Transformed into Gorgeous Eden Prairie Library in Minnesota

The community of Hennepin County seized the opportunity to buy the out-of-business big box retailer when it was left without a tenant. Rather than letting the empty building mar the neighborhood, they

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Neiman Marcus Selling $100,000 Fantasy Hen House & Farming Lessons in New Christmas Book

Neiman Marcus Selling $100,000 Fantasy Hen House & Farming Lessons in New Christmas Book

Neiman Marcus is ringing in the holidays for the 1% with the launch of their 2012 Fantasy Gift Christmas Book - and this year's edition features a super posh chicken coop for heirloom hens that rings in

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s Shimmering & Efficient Aberdeen University New Library Opens in Scotland

Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s Shimmering & Efficient Aberdeen University New Library Opens in Scotland

The Aberdeen University New Library, now know as the Sir Duncan Rice Library, houses over a quarter of a million books and manuscripts inside it's shimmering cubic volume. Located on the west side of

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Lisa Occhipinti Repurposes Abandoned Novels into Sculptural Bookmobiles

Lisa Occhipinti Repurposes Abandoned Novels into Sculptural Bookmobiles

Books are more than just containers for information and stories - they're also an amazing resource for artists looking for a new creative medium. Lisa Occhipinti repurposes old, abandoned books from flea

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Craig Henritzy’s SunHawk House in Mendocino County is an Off-Grid, Solar-Powered Home

Craig Henritzy’s SunHawk House in Mendocino County is an Off-Grid, Solar-Powered Home

In 1978, Schaeffer founded Real Goods Solar in Hopland, California, one of the nation's first solar energy companies, and his solar panels power the home. A large array of solar photovoltaic panels line

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Study Finds Electric Cars Powered by Coal Plants Have a Heavy Carbon Footrpint

Study Finds Electric Cars Powered by Coal Plants Have a Heavy Carbon Footrpint

Electric car photo from Shutterstock A new study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology states that electric cars that receive energy from coal-fired power plants could potentially

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Book Mountain: MVDRV Unveils Massive Monument to Reading in the Netherlands

Book Mountain: MVDRV Unveils Massive Monument to Reading in the Netherlands

MVRDV's Book Mountain is a new eco library that proudly stands in the heart of Spijkenisse and is surrounded by the old town and a new housing project. In an area with 10% illiteracy, this new library is

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Swiss Researchers Develop a Roof that “Sweats” to Passively Cool Buildings

Swiss Researchers Develop a Roof that “Sweats” to Passively Cool Buildings

Mammals have the unique ability to moderate their body temperature through perspiration— evaporation on the surface of our skin that helps to keep us from overheating. But if sweating works so well for

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Hitachi Invents Waterproof Glass ‘Disk’ That Can Store Data Forever

Hitachi Invents Waterproof Glass ‘Disk’ That Can Store Data Forever

A simple square of glass may hold the key to the vexing problem of storing data indefinitely. Developed by Hitachi, the technology prints a binary series of dots upon a sliver of quartz glass which can

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The Xfire Safety Light Creates a Laser-Generated Bike Lane for Safer Night Cycling

The Xfire Safety Light Creates a Laser-Generated Bike Lane for Safer Night Cycling

If you've ever been freaked out over the dangers of riding your bicycle at night, the Xfire Bike Lane Safety Light might be able to offer you a little more security. This battery-powered safety light

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CiclaLabs’ Pedal-Powered Mobile Entertainment System On Show at the European Solar Decathlon

CiclaLabs’ Pedal-Powered Mobile Entertainment System On Show at the European Solar Decathlon

Utilizing the combined power of a couple of efficient photovoltaic panels and bicycles employed as dynamos, the Ciclalab team provided the crowds with music and entertainment all weekend. Both the panels

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USC Libraries Unveils Amazing 3D Fractal Model Made of 49,000 Folded Business Cards

USC Libraries Unveils Amazing 3D Fractal Model Made of 49,000 Folded Business Cards

The art of origami is serious business, especially when involves folding over 49,000 business cards as part of a three-dimensional representation of an enormously complex mathematical object. On September

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Design, Sketch and Communicate With Morpholio’s New Trace App – Now Available for Free!

Design, Sketch and Communicate With Morpholio’s New Trace App – Now Available for Free!

Created by architects, Trace addresses a number of questions about how a digital culture affects the way creative work and connect with one another. It has been predicted that in 2020, there will be 50

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