design
Big Ben’s Blue Hands Ungloved

Part of the massive heap of scaffolding that's been ruining London's views for tourists for years has been removed, with the first of the Elizabeth Tower's refurbished clock faces revealed for the first time in its deepest Prussian blue finish. Read More >>

architecture
Exeter Redevelopment Steals London’s Disastrous Garden Bridge Idea

The chosen local architects assisting the council in redeveloping Exeter have borrowed the idea of the "garden bridge" that plagued London for a year or two, as part of a 20-year plan to make Exeter a... place. Read More >>

architecture
People Who Live in Glass Houses Near the Tate Modern Told to Stop Complaining and Wear Trousers

London's Tate Modern gallery has been told it may carry on letting visitors hang around its roof platforms and view the inner lives of neighbours, after a judge agreed that people who buy houses with massive floor-to-ceiling windows ought not to complain about people being able to see in. Read More >>

architecture
HS2’s First London Building is a Mystery Cube

The only way we'll see inside this HS2 building is by either working for the company or relying on the breaking and entering skills of a dick on YouTube, as it's not a station. It won't sell coffee or pasties. It's a vent. A lovely new vent. Read More >>

architecture
London Airport Doesn’t Want Rotating Tourist Pods in the Sky

London's City Airport has come out with a potentially disastrous objection against the plan to build a massive observation platform in the city complete with spinning external pods for tourists, as it's worried that air traffic control systems might get a bit confused when they detect unexpected moving things in a bit of the sky. Read More >>

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Council Declares War on Local Imperial Scout Walker

Teignbridge District Council is fighting its own little war against rogue Imperial forces, as it's demanded that a keen Star Wars enthusiast removes a full-size model of an Imperial scout walker from land beside the A38. The Angel of the South West it is not. Read More >>

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New Massive Phallus Planned for London’s Skyline

The architect behind this latest massive tower for London – which is obviously Sir Norman Foster's lot – has already thought up a nickname for it. They would like it to be known as the Tulip, because tulips have long shafts and huge bulbous ends at the top. Perfect. Read More >>

architecture
HS2 Reveals Designs for Birmingham’s Rebuilt Curzon Street

The remnants of Birmingham's once mighty Curzon Street station are being reconnected to the nation by HS2, and the rail planners and their architects have revealed what it'll all look like, should HS2 seriously actually happen for real. Read More >>

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This Video of a Giant Penis Building Shooting Fireworks Is Too Good to Be Real

It’s all but impossible to keep phallic comparisons out of your head when staring up at a towering skyscraper, but residents of the Guangxi region in southeastern China have a new addition to their skyline that seems unmistakably penis-inspired—and a fake viral video isn’t helping to dissuade opinions. Read More >>

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Sad Middle-Age Lego and Alcohol Shrines in Shed of the Year Running

It's that time of the year when we celebrate men who can't stand being contained within the regulated bricks and mortar structure of their actual houses where their actual families might be, with the 2018 Shed of the Year contest rounding up a selection of the finest – as in, the stupidest and most indulgent – garden sheds in the country. Read More >>

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Joanna Lumley Might Have to Pay for the Bridge That Never Happened

The Garden Bridge that was proposed to span the Thames but then never did because people came to their senses for once, could return to haunt the trustees behind the concept. One legal expert thinks the initial backers may have overstepped their responsibilities in promoting the idea and sloshing the money about before all permissions were granted, which could leave them liable for some of the £46m cost shouldered by the Department for Transport and Transport for London. Read More >>

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The Futuristic Skyscrapers of 1923 Were Supposed to Solve Traffic, But Had a Notable Lack of Dwayne Johnsons

We’re still waiting on our flying cars. But back in 1923, the magazine Science and Invention assured readers they were just around the corner. And to top it off, the buildings of tomorrow would be built to “solve” the traffic problem. Read More >>

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Mansion from Blade Runner and House on Haunted Hill Goes Up For Sale in Los Angeles

One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous mansions, known as the Ennis House, is up for sale in east Los Angeles in the US state of California. And even if you don’t know the house, you certainly know the movies that the famous building has appeared in, including Blade Runner (1982), The House on Haunted Hill (1959) and The Replacement Killers (1998). The 6,000 square foot house can be yours for the low price of just $23 million (£17 million). Read More >>

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St Paul’s Not Happy About London’s Latest Skyscraper Plan

The planning department within the City of London's bureaucratic chambers has granted permission for a new tower to be built near all the other oddball recent towers the bankers had made, with this one nicknamed the "Cheesegrater 2" because it looks a bit like another one that's already up. It won't be referred to by this cute little nickname by the guardians of St Paul's cathedral, though, as they're furious that another glassy wedge is eroding some of London's classic street views. Read More >>

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Newcastle Developer Plans an Ad-Funded Wheel Bigger Than London’s Eye

There's a business called the World Wheel Company that exists only to install massive sightseeing wheels in cities around the world. And its next target is a sweet vacant bit of brownfield near the river in northern powerhouse Newcastle. Read More >>