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mikasavela: Proposed design for a large scale water-tower lift for a ship lock in the Welland Canal between Lake Erie and the Lake Ontario by George Ollert and Hans Rottmeyer. Popular Science, January 1925.

You're not hallucinating. "Bus Home," the above sculpture, serves a main transit hub in Ventura, Calif. It's creator, renowned sculptor Dennis Oppenheim, described his work as depicting the "metamorphosis of a bus becoming a house" through a looping corksrew. With grant money for public arts, the city aimed for a design that would enliven the transit experience. "This is Southern California, where everyone is in their cars," said Denise Sindelar, the city's community partnerships…

Time-Lapse: Moving a Large Historic Swiss Building on Rollers

Last May in Zurich, the MFO Building, a century 3 story brick office building, was placed on rollers and moved nearly 200 feet over the course of 17 hours. The remarkable feat of engineering w…

Alegria / Agence Bernard Bühler

The site is on the periphery of the city of Bayonne. On one side, we have small collective housings (R 4 maximum), and on the other side agricultural land. - In the basement, parking for 45 seats allocated to housing. It fills the entire plot. -...