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These Grand Cathedrals Now House Regular Books, Not Bibles

Churches tend to ebb and flow with generations: chapels close after neighbourhoods are redeveloped, cathedrals are abandoned after religious upheaval. In more than a few cases, they've been turned into bookstores and libraries. Read More >>

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9 Paper Buildings by the Winner of Architecture's Top Prize

Last night, Shigeru Ban became the 37th winner of the "Nobel for architecture": the Pritzker Prize. Ban is the most exciting winner in recent memory— these images show why that is the case. Read More >>

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13 Stunning Shopping Centres From The Dawn of Consumerism

Nowadays, shopping centres are seldom considered masterpieces. But that was completely different at the turn of the 19th century—a time when they were the pinnacle of style and technology. Read More >>

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14 Radical Skyscrapers That are More Than Just Buildings

These days, we think of tall buildings as profitable, if predictable, real estate tools. But at one time, skyscrapers were as technologically exciting as the Space Race. The eVolo Skyscraper Competition, now in its ninth year, aims to recapture some of that excitement. Read More >>

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Eight Buildings Designed to Incorporate the Trees Around Them

Architecture has a rich history of unapologetically demanding massive amounts of land to create man's vision over nature's. However, a more conscientious and natural approach to architecture has emerged to quell our territorial imperialism over mother nature. It's about time. Read More >>

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12 of the Most Bizarre Flight MH370 Conspiracy Theories

It's a terrifying thought that even in a world rattled by 9/11, planes can still vanish without a trace, like Malaysia Airlines' flight MH370 did nearly a fortnight ago now. As is its wont, the internet has been in overdrive speculating as to what may, or may not, have happened. Even Courtney Love is claiming that she may have found the missing plane. Read More >>

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Inside the Homes That 11 Great Architects Designed for Themselves

Building a home for yourself could either be a nightmare or a dream: you have free reign, but you also must live with your mistakes or second-guesses forever. That hasn't stopped many architects from overseeing the designs of their own spaces—and lucky for us, sometimes they let photographers inside. Read More >>

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The Best of Giz This Week

As I write this, a couple is taking photos of daffodils in the park outside my window: Spring has well and truly arrived. But along with rising temperatures, this week also saw even more questions raised about the unfortunate Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane, along with one lucky Brit winning £107.9m in the EuroMillions. See below for the biggest stories in the Giz world. Read More >>

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These Incredible Man-Made Highways are Built Just for Animals

Humans don't exactly have a stellar record when it comes to environmental stewardship, but that doesn't mean we aren't trying. Numerous projects around the world are working to rebuild lost habitats, protect vital wildlife highways, and regenerate lost populations. Here are a few man-made structures built on behalf of our four-footed brethren. Read More >>

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Real Military Images Feel Like Lost Frames From The Empire Strikes Back

I came across some winter time military photographs that looked like lost frames from the Battle of Hoth, in The Empire Strikes Back. So much, in fact, that I couldn't resist adding some laser gun turrets and AT-ATs. Read More >>

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22 Incredible Images Show What the Future Looked Like 100 Years Ago

These amazing covers of the weekly French magazine Le Petite Journal are from the online collection of the french National Library. They show what were the most exciting innovations of the 1920s, and how people in Europe imagined the future of technology and science from nearly a century ago. Read More >>

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The Best of Giz This Week

The past seven days saw even more shit hit the fan between Russia and Ukraine; BBC3 sadly axed; Paralympian Oscar Pistorius go on trial, plus far too much commentary around Ellen's Oscars selfie (was it a selfie? Really?). It also saw the following most-read stories on Giz UK: Read More >>

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The Evolution of the Atmospheric Diving Suit

Last week we introduced to you the totally awesome Exosuit, a $600,000 (£358,000) atmospheric diving suit, capable of taking a human 1,000 feet underwater at surface pressure. This means that the diver doesn't have to decompress and there is no need for special breathing gas mixtures, so there is no danger of decompression sickness or nitrogen narcosis. Read More >>

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13 GIFs That Will Make You Incredibly Anxious

GIFs are a blast. They can teach you how to knit or learn you some science. They can also make you incredibly anxious. How? Just check these out and you'll see what I mean. Well, after they finish loading. Read More >>

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13 Gorgeous Travel Posters From 1930s Japan

These extremely rare, previously unseen travel posters make me want to travel back in time and visit a Japan of another era. These beautiful graphics were recently rediscovered, and they'll auctioned off at the Vintage Movie Posters Signature Auction this month. Read More >>

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Can You Name the Famous Artists Who Inspired These Buildings?

Art and architecture collide in this playful new series of paintings by Federico Babina. What if Andy Warhol designed a mod apartment complex? Or Joan Miró a museum? Babina has taken 27 artists and reimagined their art as places where people can live and work. Read More >>

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