shaunashauna "This drab, windowless concrete facade does not conceal an electricity substation, data servers, or a high security detention center," Nicola Twilley writes over at GOOD. It is, instead, a living birds' nest factory, an emerging building type that has "spread across Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and even Cambodia, towering above traditional one-story structures and transforming the urban landscape." Their purpose? To foster the production of swiftlet nests, used in Chinese bird's nest soup.
tishatisha The T.25 City Car by Gordon Murray recalls the microcars of the '40's and 50's, but this is no retro car. The radical three seater city car tops out at 90mph with acceleration of 0-62mph in 16.2sec and gets 74mpg, and has a turning radius of under 20". 2 vehicles can travel side by side in a single lane and 3 can park end-to-end in a single parking space.