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Funny Signs In The Underground

Funny signs in the London Underground

Some street artist with a great sense humor has installed a hilarious series of signs in London’s Underground stations and trains. The name of the artist is unknown, but that doesn’t make his/her creations less hilarious. Most of the sticker signs are add-ons to the original Underground signs.

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Tracy Metz On Happy Cities

Still from 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams

An American by origin, Tracy Metz is an Amsterdam-based journalist and author on urban and spatial issues. She writes for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad and the weekly magazine the Groene Amsterdammer, focusing on topics such as the city, photography, and architecture, and she is a correspondent for Architectural Record. Besides that, she also hosts a monthly live talkshow called Stadsleven that discusses city life in general and in Amsterdam in particular. We talked to her about the theme of this month’s edition, The Happy City.

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  • Cargotecture For Micro Lots

    Container house

    Brooklyn-based couple Michele Bertomen and David Boyle have built a one-family house out of shipping containers on a very small plot in their neighborhood Williamsburg. Using containers as a building material is not something particularly new, as cargotecture has taken a massive rise over the past years. This single-family house, however, takes it to the next level. It’s well-integrated in the existing urban context, looks good and brings in a solution for small plot-building.

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