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Noise vs. Nature: How We're Upsetting America's Soundscapes

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Shhh! Our noise is taking the luster off America's natural wonders, and it's affecting the wildlife as well. That's according to researchers at the National Park Service and elsewhere who study natural soundscapes to gauge how they're affected by human activity.<p>"Both noise and …

National Parks

concrete, solid, fixed in place as the rest of world slowly slips past

concrete, solid, fixed in place as the rest of world slowly slips past<p>Photographed by Dagoberto Martínez<br>Minolta X-7A<br>35mm Film <br>ISO 200


Grossinger’s Catskill Resort Hotel, Liberty, NY


The Kawaminami Shipyard in the Imari Harbour in the Saga prefecture of Japan. It was originally a glass factory that processed raw materials brought in from the Middle East by boat. Sometime during the Second Sino - Japanese War it was converted to a ship building industrial site and then to an ammunition creating site.<p>The last picture is the coordinates using Google Earth, Check it out yourself! 33°20’02.31”N 129°47’53.24”E.

In A Flood, This Amphibious House Starts To Float

Instead of building houses on stilts, it might make more sense to just build houses that turn into boats.<p>Thanks to climate change, some of the world’s rainiest places are likely to get rainier–and more likely to flood. In the U.K., where intense rainfall led to floods that caused over $1.5 billion …

On A New Shared Street In Chicago, There Are No Sidewalks, No Lights, And Almost No Signs

Chicago is about to take a gamble on a four-block stretch of town where drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians are all equal. It’s not as crazy as it sounds.<p>Imagine a street with no sidewalks, no crosswalks, no curbs, no lane markings–basically no real distinctions between pedestrians, cyclists, and …

Okah Original Kit Assembled House by André Söla

<b>Okah Original Kit Assembled House</b> project is basically modular products where user can set various settings with limitless possibilities. It’s an …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Corgan's long legacy of architectural innovation extends to its present-day workflow.<p>This gastronomic masterpiece sets "a stage for cuisine that ignites the senses.”<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>Discover how Coop Himmelb(l)au challenges the status-quo.<p>Submit …


Living in a Van: Rustic, Cozy Converted Campers

Living in a van down by the river wouldn’t be a cautionary tale, if all vans looked like these rustic reclaimed campers by Welsh couple Bill and …

A Chandelier that Projects Tree Shadows | Colossal

<p>This remarkable chandelier from Hilden & Diaz projects a 360° shadow of trees and roots onto the walls surrounding it. Titled Forms in Nature the …