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19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Learning

The Staggering Architecture of 11 Abandoned Tourist Traps

Once bustling tourist traps dotting USA's Route 66, the European coastline, and beyond, these days the globe's many abandoned attractions offer a spooky, dilapidated peek into the vacations of yesterday. Ranging from campy—faux Western villages, "hillbilly" amusement parks, and <i>Flintstones</i> replica …

China town: meet the architecture giant with Asian designs on London

Aedas's mixed-use malls and elevated walkways might work in China, but will these mammoth towers blot Britain's capital?<p>Their buildings dot the globe, but you probably couldn't name one, nor would you ever guess they had come from the same practice. They have built a gargantuan conference centre in …

Lake Travis Residence by Hsu Office of Architecture

The Lake Travis Residence near Austin, Texas.<p>The creative team of Hsu Office of Architecture was hired to design this house atop a sloping site off …

Architecture

New University Library in Cayenne / rh+ architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A coordinating facility, open to the University: The building of the University Library, located at the …

Modern Architecture With Vivid Red Coating: Casa das Artes in Portugal

The Casa das Artes (House of the Arts) in Miranda do Corvo, Portugal, expresses the meeting between two identities, rural and urban, in a landscape …

This Emergency Facility is All Dolled Up in Rainbow Fins

Turns out covering an industrial plant in greenery is but one way designers strive to keep the blight from some of architecture's most utilitarian buildings. Chicago-based architecture firm <b>R_B Arc</b> has bedecked the façade of this central water chiller on the Ohio State University's campus in …

Daniel Mullen Creates Realistic Architecture With Spatial Awareness

Using paint, paper tape, pencil and blank canvas, artist Daniel Mullen creates images that examines with space and its representation through …

Art

In Japan, People Play Arcade Games in a Hong Kong Slum

The Tokyo-based software engineer behind <b>Random Wire,</b> a blog about lifestyle in Asia, recently stepped inside a ridiculously detailed reproduction of Hong Kong's infamous <b>Kowloon Walled City,</b> the lawless, crowded encampment that once housed some 50,000 people. Why, exactly, would anybody recreate a …