These Bamboo Micro-Homes Would Turn Abandoned Buildings Into Villages

As China designs a roadmap to bring 100 million rural citizens into cities over the next five years, it and other booming east Asian countries will confront a problem that's been around since the 1980s: The massive housing shortage and the illegal dwellings that result. Two architects think they've found a temporary… » 4/09/14 11:00am 4/09/14 11:00am

The Lonely Process And Lovely Work Of Hong Kong's Neon Craftsmen

Hong Kong's neon sign trade is fading in the face of new technology, but there are still skilled workers who craft the glowing lights by hand. The process is, by their own admission, painstaking, solitary, thankless, and steadily losing popularity, but these guys are still going at it. Watching them make the magic… » 3/25/14 10:20am 3/25/14 10:20am

Stunning images of the endless buildings and skies of Hong Kong

Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze is a French photographer who loves Hong Kong. These stunning photos are from his latest book, Vertical Horizon, "a deep immersion into the city's thick atmospheres and a visual record of its wildly diverse built environment." Some of the buildings seem to go on forever. When I look at them, I feel… » 2/17/14 11:58am 2/17/14 11:58am

How ILM created Hong Kong with special effects just to destroy it

Probably the most insane fight sequence of Pacific Rim was when a Jaeger fought a Kaiju in the streets of Hong Kong. The entire city was destroyed, glass shards flew everywhere, neon lights were exploding, streets were being crushed, shipping containers somehow were involved and the whole battle was just beyond epic. » 1/17/14 10:30pm 1/17/14 10:30pm

Bitcoin Mining Is Getting Out of Control

Bitcoins are digital currency that can be mined by computers solving mathematical puzzles. Over the years, they've shot up in value. They might make you rich! Maybe not! It's a Bitcoin rush, and the mining operations are getting large, complex, and bonkers. » 11/26/13 7:15am 11/26/13 7:15am

Hong Kong's Infamous Kowloon Walled City Rebuilt as Amusement Park

When Hong Kong's Kowloon Walled City was razed in the late 1980s, it was an infamously untouchable haven for drugs, crime, and prostitution—a place few locals would dare to visit. Now, a theme park outside of Tokyo is selling tickets to explore a painstakingly modeled replica of the Walled City—right down to its trash, » 9/16/13 1:00pm 9/16/13 1:00pm

Hong Kong's Old Airport Reborn As Hong Kong's New Cruise Ship Terminal

The Kai Tak Airport, better known as Hong Kong International, dutifully served the island city for nearly three quarters of a century before shutting down in 1998. But rather than let that prime civic real estate fallow, the Hong Kong government has transformed it into a dazzling new cruise ship port. » 6/14/13 5:40pm 6/14/13 5:40pm

Vertical Perspective of Hong Kong's Immense Skyscrapers

This collection by Romain Jacquet-Lagreze will have your head spinning in a dizzy state of confusion. The French photographer and graphic artist created Vertical Horizon as a visual exploration of Hong Kong and it's rapid growth towards the sky. Using a unique perspective, Jacquet-Lagreze presents the ever-growing city … » 4/26/13 2:00pm 4/26/13 2:00pm

World's Largest Underground High-Speed Rail Station Will be…

The Express Rail Link West Kowloon Terminus, when completed (sometime in 2015), will be the world's largest underground high-speed rail station, occupying a whopping 4,628,481sq/ft! Its surreal modern design is the work of international architectural studio Aedas, who with it demonstrate the interconnectedness of… » 5/02/12 11:00pm 5/02/12 11:00pm