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How to build a huge LEGO house – James May’s Toy Stories

Above, a preview from Episode 6 of James May’s Toy Stories, and it's a great one (if not a bit spoiler-ish). Watch as James May prepares to spend the night in a LEGO-built house. The really interesting part of t...

An Eiffel Tower made from Kapla Blocks

Benjamin Crouzier is clearly a Kapla aficionado; his YouTube channel is full of amazing videos like this one: Tour Eiffel en Kapla. And not only are his structures well built, but some of them are set up to fall like...

The LightLine of Gotham: 3D projection mapping in NYC

Light Lining is a 3D projection mapping technique that UK-based arts and tech studio Seeper has been showcasing around the globe. Some of their projects are interactive, while others, like th...

Where In The World Are You? (14000 Dominoes)

Like domino chain reactions? Then watch FlippyCat — So. Many. Videos. And above and beyond, their vids make a point of showing how things fall by accident, get cleaned up, and have to be rebuilt… again and again: ...

Casa ecológica de botellas (The Ecological Bottle House)

Built from thousands of plastic bottles, La casa ecológica de botellas was designed and constructed by Alfredo Santa Cruz and his family in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina. Lit with outside light, s...

Flight Assembled Architecture

Let's travel to an art gallery warehouse, not far from Paris, to see, as roboticist Raffaello D'Andrea put it, "the very first installation to be built by flying machines." …four helicopteri...

How to build an igloo: A clip from A Boy Among Polar Bears

In this clip from the BBC documentary A Boy Among Polar Bears, we get to watch how the Inuit people build the snow shelter known as an igloo, or iglu in the Inuit language. ("Snow house" is igluvijaq.) These temporary...

How nomads put together a ger (or yurt)

The nomadic people of Mongolia don’t stay in one place for long. That’s why they live in gers (which American’s know by the Russian name, yurt), a home that is fast and eas...

Amazing 60,000 Dominoes

Flippycat has done it again… this time with a cascade of 60,000 dominoes (a personal record). It’s built from 60 walls of 990 dominoes each (plus a bit extra) — making a 14 foot long piece in over 8...

On the Brooklyn Bridge

A brief visit to the Brooklyn Bridge and all of the usual cars, taxis helicopters, boats, bikers and pedestrians that you’d find walking along such a monument in NYC. This kind of footage reminds m...

Time lapse: A 30-story building built in 15 days

How fast do you think it takes to build a skyscraper? A Chinese construction company called Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) has built a 30-story building in just 15 days.  And this time laps...

New York: A Documentary Film – The Chrysler Building (1929)

From New York: A Documentary Film: the Chrysler Building in 1929.

Architecture (1980) by Al Jarnow

Architecture (1980), a stop motion short made with blocks by Al Jarnow. We also recommend...Celestial Navigations: Short Films of Al JarnowAl JarnowView this dvd on Amazon

Shelter in 24hrs – Emergency Concrete-laced Canvas Tent

From National Geographic’s I Didn’t Know That, this flexible, concrete-laced canvas can be put up by two people and ready to use as shelter within 24 hours. It’s essentiall...

Fish and frogs that live out of water

Watch this BBC clip of fish and frogs living out of water, featuring the lung fish, a burrowing desert frog, and the thorny devil lizard.

Human tower-building competition: 2012 Concurs de Castells

From the 2012 Concurs de Castells, a human tower-building competition in Tarragona, Spain, watch this video by photographer David Oliete. David also took photos: A long tradition...

High Rise by Sarah Lippett

Who lives behind all of those different windows? Sarah Lippett's first animation, High Rise, explores… via The Curious Brain.

Coconut Nose to Tail – The Perennial Plate

To know how food is grown — and how to grow it — to know who grows it, how it’s processed and shipped, and how far it might be coming from to get to our plates… we like finding videos that ch...

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