Fact: the majority of people who have ever existed are dead. Therefore a large percentage of those reading this right now are probably ghosts — that's just basic math. And while we value the support of our spectoral readers, we would like to posit a simple request on behalf of the living: please stop being so spooky. We don't like it. Now, we're not asking for a complete kibosh on your Beetlejuiceing. We just ask that you relocate your phantom business away from non-dead population centers to some decaying, uninhabited (i.e. "ghost friendly") structure. Abandoned buildings are ideal for ghosts — you can lurk around hassle-free for all eternity, but still enjoy the occasional visit from one of basic cable's many fine ghost investigation programs. Now, you're probably asking yourself "there are so many scary abandoned buildings, which one is right for me?" Well, since you are reading DVICE, we assume that in addition to ghost stuff, you maintain an interest in the latest developments from the world of technology. That's why we've profiled some of the freakiest abandoned tech facilities from around the world that will satisfy both your ghostly and geekish leanings.
See those human-shaped figures up there? Those are people, standing on a massive book, dwarfed by a huge crown, performing in the shadow of a gigantic skeleton. This is just one of the floating theatrical stages from the annual Bregenz Festival in Austria, and the crazy is only getting started.
Yaohua Wang Architecture's single-family "Beijing House II" can only be described as alien. Its organic-like structure and the fact that it looks like some kind of Matrix machine of war from another galaxy smashed into the side of a building makes it all the more stimulating.
The Chinese are building a new airport just outside of Beijing, because the other two giant airports they have in the area just can't keep up with demand. When it's finished, it'll be the largest airport in the world by far, at approximately the same size as the entire island of Bermuda.
Apple's new spaceship campus attracted a lot of attention when Steve Jobs proposed it to the Cupertino City Council. The new campus is expected to house 13,000 Apple employees, but Cupertino's mayor is saying Apple's growing so fast, it needs a third one. What will that one look like?
Meet Lucasfilm Animation's new Sandcrawler offices. You may remember seeing it back in April when it was all just a blurry render. New details have trickled out and surprisingly, the office building with the 100-seat theater and state-of-the-art digital production facilities only looks like a Sandcrawler from one angle. Peak on throughout he other side, and it's a whole different story.
Japan and mainland China get a lot of the credit for Asia's futurist creations, but years ago Taiwan weighed in with one of the most exciting solutions for living a science fiction fan could want, UFO houses.
Announced in June, we knew that Steve Jobs wanted to build a brand new Apple campus shaped like a spaceship in Cupertino. The world's most valuable company's now released high-quality renders of its proposed HQ for all to marvel at. Oh wow, look at that glass, it's curved.
The Dasparkhotel in Germany doesn't have rooms, per se. Instead, it has repurposed sewer pipes that are outfitted with a bed for your sleeping comfort.
Everybody, meet the new Kingdom Tower design, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture's latest design. You might know the Kingdom Tower as the soon-to-be world's tallest building and the tower that's going to make the Burj Khalifa look like a midget.