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Breathe Into a Paper Bag While This Real-Life Spider-Man Climbs a 29-Story Hotel

Thanks to an exterior clad in what look like reflective metal bars, Alain Robert, a professional urban climber, simply walked up to the Meliá Barcelona Sky hotel and started climbing, eventually scaling the 29-story structure in just 22 minutes, without the use of any safety gear. Read More >>

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The Number of People You Can Fit in the World’s Biggest Buildings Is Staggering

Real Life Lore asks a question that I’ve never actually considered before: what if everybody in the entire world lived in just one building? How big would the building have to be to be able to fit all 7.4 billion of us? Surprisingly, not that big. That red cube up above would do the trick and it only takes up a few blocks of Manhattan. Read More >>

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Watching This Dude Sit and Spin on the Edge of a Building is so Nerve Wrecking

This is very probably one of the scariest places you can park your bum: at the very edge of a corner of a very tall building in downtown Toronto. To make it even worse, Oleg Cricket, the guy in the video, decided it would be a perfect time to start spinning around while he’s sitting too. I’ve never been so stressed out after watching someone sit down. Read More >>

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Why We Should Build Our Cities Upwards, Not Outwards

Why should we build taller cities? Because cities with taller buildings are cool as hell. Read More >>

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Surrey Swimming Pool Wins Design Award for Wonky Roof

We thought they were only closing swimming pools due to problems caused by money and paedophiles, but apparently not; there's a new Olympic size one in Surrey just opened and it's got such a lovely posh and lavish roof it's won an award. Read More >>

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Photo Series Puts the Size of Random Huge Objects in Perspective

This wonderful photo series comparing the size of things by Kevin Wisbith is a really fun way to earn some brain wrinkles, because it gives you a better sense of the true size of random buildings, ships, machines, and other objects. You get to see things like the Death Star hover over Florida in space, a B-2 bomber stretch across the width of an entire American football field, and the Titanic sitting on top of an aircraft carrier. Read More >>

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Latest Flyover Reveals the Truly Epic Scale of Apple’s New £3.8 Billion HQ

So how does a company spend the hundreds of billions of dollars of cash it has on hand? It builds itself a fancy new $5bn (£3.8bn) headquarters, and the latest drone-shot flyover of Apple’s new HQ reveals the truly immense scale of not just the central spaceship building, but of the entire new campus. Read More >>

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Watching This Dude Run Off Rooftops for Fun Made Me Almost Faint

Here’s a compilation of crazy runs, jumps, and parkour tricks from Oleg Cricket, a daredevil who was either born without fear or recently made into some sort of superhero. Hell, maybe even both. Read More >>

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Red Bull’s Milton Keynes Factory Gets a Smart and Happy Makeover

Red Bull's factory in international F1 development hotspot Milton Keynes is set to benefit from the application of smart technology, with its facility manager applying what it describes as "advanced building telemetry" to ensure the workers and the bits of car they bash together are all as productive and raceworthy as possible. Read More >>

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Dubai’s Next Crazy-Tall Skyscraper Will Make the Burj Khalifa its Bitch

Dubai’s quest to build a skyscraper so tall it sways around in the wind like a drunken monster and tickles aeroplanes' bellybuttons continues. Developer Emaar Properties has revealed the Tower, which will make the 2,716ft (827m) tall Burj Khalifa its bitch. Oddly enough, the Tower doesn’t have an official height yet, despite the fact that construction is set to begin this July. All we’ve heard so far is that it’ll exceed 2,730ft (832m) tall. Read More >>

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New Pics of Apple’s Doughnut Show Off its Inglorious Sheds and Cafes

Newly released concept renderings of Apple's gigantic bumhole of a building show us where its pampered staff may be sitting while enjoying their subsidised lunches and trying to think up uses for smartwatches, and it's all a bit more workmanlike outside than within the glorious gaping centre. Read More >>

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Architect Dame Zaha Hadid Passes Away Aged 65

Dame Zaha Hadid has passed away at the age of 65, after suffering a heart attack. The architect’s designs include the London Olympic Aquatic Centre, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London, the Riverside Museum at Glasgow's Museum of Transport, Guangzhou Opera House in China... and the Tokyo Olympic Stadium that will never be. Read More >>

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Spanish Castle Gets the ‘Ecce Homo’ Restoration of Shame

The phenomenon of ruining old things in a well-meaning manner has spread to a castle in the town of Cádiz, Spain, where the local castle appears to have been restored by someone with extreme brutalist architectural leanings. Read More >>

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China’s Ban on ‘Weird’ Architecture is a Damn Shame

China’s become known for some of the zaniest, prettiest, most daring architecture of the 21st century. Sadly, that’s all coming to a halt, as the government is now banning any new buildings that are dubbed “oversized”, “xenocentric”, or “weird”. Read More >>

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These Gorgeous Buildings Showcase the Surprisingly Innovative Future of Wood

Wood is the future. That’s the feeling you get after looking through the 2016 award winners named by WoodWorks, the United States wood building council. Read More >>