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Sans Ads: See Tokyo Scrubbed Clean of Signs & Advertisements

[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Graphics & Branding. ]

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Tokyo seems inseparable from the banners, billboards, logos, slogans and other flashy neon alerts, except when seen through the lens of this French graphic designer in a startling black-and-white image series turned into a alternating GIFs.

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Table for Two: Window as Bridge & Barrier Between Shared Seat

[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ]

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Putting you in the spotlight with a stranger, this installation in New York City is a perhaps-paradoxical commentary on both connection and isolation in urban environments.

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Located at 7th Avenue and Carmine Street in Manhattan, Table for Two by Parisian native Shani Ha was designed to separate the participants with a window, yet by its placement and proximity makes simultaneously for intimately-shared moments.

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The Capital: Egypt Plans Largest From-Scratch City in History

[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ]

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Slated to be constructed in just 7 years and cost $300 billion (more than the GDP of Egypt), this ambitious design for a brand new capital city of 5 million people is unprecedented – if completed, it will be a record-setting endeavor. And it is not just a conceptual vision, or at least not entirely- the site has been selected and a 100-square-kilometer test section has already been approved by the Egyptian government.

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Rapid Resin: Liquid 3D Printing Looks Like Morphing T2 Metal

[ By WebUrbanist in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ]

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Generating objects 25 to 100 times faster than traditional layer-based 3D printers, this new continuous-liquid approach to high-speed fabrication can create complex yet refined finished objects that are at once more pristine and quickly produced.  Its inventors say their solution was inspired in part by a well-known, time-traveling, liquid-metal robot from a science fiction film.

Silent Slaughterhouse: Pool Produces Infinite Reflections

[ By Steph in Art & Installation & Sound. ]

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To gain entrance to this darkened slaughterhouse chamber filled with seemingly infinite reflections, you’ll have to dial a phone number that produces a ripple on the surface of the water covering the building’s floor. Outside the otherworldly scene you’ll find a stack of business cards with instructions in two languages “to activate this artwork.” Your presence, the artist insinuates, is an interruption.

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