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The Anarchitecture of Michael Greaves 

Several bizarrely striking structures by Michael Greaves, photographed by Swiss photographer Mario Del Curto in Quebec.

About the objects he assembles, he has written, “I very much liked and observed old objects, used objects, objects worn down by the force of time and human history. I am a being that has served, been transformed, an object that wants to be understood and enlightened, and that likes to be used.” He has also built cabins and houses out of wood. Defying the laws of gravity and perspective, they resemble houses of cards on the brink of crumbling and create points of view that border on the fantastic.

(via shewalkssoftly)

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Chicago: City of Big Holes 

The Chicago Spire designed by Santiago Calatrava was poised to rise and twist 360 degrees over 150 stories near Chicago’s Navy Pier. However financial woes have almost certainly doomed the project and Chicago is left with an enormous hole just off Lake Shore Drive.

Early this year the Chicago Architectural Club saw an opportunity and held a global competition, Mine the Gap, in which it posed the question: What the hell should we do with this frigging massive hole? (paraphrased) From dozens of entries the results have been announced and below are some of the more intriguing and occasionally wacky submissions. The winner is the first image, called The Second Sun. Much more detailed imagery on their site.

 

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