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Abandoned Michigan Central Station, Detroit, Michigan, USA

http://www.artificialowl.net/2008/09/abandoned-michigan-central-station.html This hulking shell is the most prominent sight of Detroit when approaching the Windsor border crossing. It’s breathtaking in both the best and worst ways; In contemplating the beautiful architecture and workmanship, but also its decay and that of the city around it.

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50 Strange Buildings of the World | Village Of Joy

http://villageofjoy.com/50-strange-buildings-of-the-world?_pt=1 I was all set to thumb down this list of “strange buildings” – I’ve seen pages like this, full of context-less pictures, far too often. And then I saw this library in Kansas: So a thumbs-up it is.

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The Openhouse by XTEN Architecture & CONTEMPORIST

http://www.contemporist.com/2008/12/16/the-openhouse-by-xten-architecture/ Funny how one’s mental lines get drawn. I thumbed up a rather similar minimalist house yesterday, but with its open-air fireplace and massive space, this one just seems wanky.

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Photo Gallery: Casa Batlló Building in Barcelona | Sooth Brush

http://www.soothbrush.com/casa-batllo-building-spain-photos/ A thumb-up for an artist I usually thumb down (Gaud

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http://www.homeinsurance.org.uk/wacky-buildings.html Another useless list of poorly researched “neat stuff!!!” (Frank Gehry’s Canadian-born. Lose 10 points.)

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Pretty Cool Things & Moving into your own Shell

http://www.prettycoolthings.com/2008/02/22/moving-into-your-own-very-own-shell/ As nifty as this Nautilus-shell home is, I can’t help but listen to my inner voice screaming, “FIRE TRAP!”

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Converting a YMCA Gym into a Beautiful Apartment

http://freshome.com/2008/10/02/converting-a-ymca-gym-into-a-beautiful-apartment/ “Beautiful”? Not to the eye of this beholder. Should perhaps read, “Converting a YMCA Gym into an Ikea Apartment”.

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The Amazing Book-Staircase | CoolBoom

http://coolboom.net/interior-design/the-amazing-book-staircase/ I have to admit, I’ve severely turned on by this image. NSFW, if you – like me – are surrounded by book-adverse, Hello-magazine-readin’ twerp coworkers.

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Crazy Domains

http://www.thecoolhunter.co.nz/architecture/ There are some beautiful images on this site, but I won’t be visiting again; You’d think anyone interested in a subject as refined as architecture would know how to spell-check before posting…

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The Cool Hunter – Architecture

http://www.thecoolhunter.net/architecture/Royal-Ontario-Museum-Extension-Toronto/ This is the nearly-completed extension to Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum. For years, the ROM has been a relatively static collection in a big neo-fortress, and so the announced expansion put the people who like staid and boxy into paroxysms. I, for one, loved it from the first, though I admit to being disappointed that […]

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