Virtual Cities explores the urban landscapes of 40 video games

Game developer and writer Konstantinos Dimopoulos has crowdfunded an atlas exploring the design of cities in video games. Virtual Cities: An Atlas & Exploration of Video Game Cities will be published by Unbound and feature hand-drawn illustrations by visual artist Maria Kallikaki. From the irradiated post-apocalypse landscape of Fallout’s New Vegas to the supernatural horror

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Competition: win a map of Chicago’s concrete architecture

Dezeen is giving away five copies of a map that pinpoints Chicago’s concrete buildings, including iconic brutalist structures and university projects, in this competition. Concrete Chicago Map is a double-sided guide that details of over 50 concrete buildings and structures in the city’s Downtown and surrounding areas. The foldout design has a map on one

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Trump’s border wall “will be the aesthetic legacy of a dictator”

The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the start of a global rush to create physical barriers, according to a new book illustrating how tyrants use architecture and design to control populations. Theo Deutinger’s Handbook of Tyranny covers nationalism, terrorism, and the power of multinationals in a globalised economy in a compendium of technical drawings

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Surging Seas software shows potential impact of rising sea levels on US cities

An interactive mapping tool provides a scary glimpse of how cities such as New York, Boston and Miami might end up if sea levels continue to rise. The Google Earth plugin, Surging Seas: Extreme Scenario 2100, allows users to pan around 3D imagery of America’s coastal cities and see what they would look like if

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Competition: five copies of the Brutalist Washington Map to be won

Dezeen has teamed up with Blue Crow Media to give away five copies of a map detailing 40 examples of brutalist architecture in Washington DC. The double-side foldout guide pinpoints the locations of buildings across the US capital, including the J Edgar Hoover building, Georgetown’s Lauinger Library and Dulles Airport. Each building is accompanied by photographs and information,

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Competition: win a copy of the Constructivist Moscow Map

Dezeen is giving five readers the opportunity to win a copy of a map detailing constructivist architecture in Moscow. The double-sided Constructivist Moscow Map features over 50 examples of constructivist architecture, including the works of Konstantin Melnikov, Moisei Ginzburg and Vladimir Shukhov. It was produced by Blue Crow Media in collaboration with Natalia Melikova of

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Competition: five guides to London’s Art Deco architecture to be won

Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with independent publisher Blue Crow Media to offer five readers the chance to win an Art Deco London map. The double-sided foldout map features over 70 examples of Art Deco architecture in London, such as Eltham Palace, Senate House, the Daily Express Building and the OXO Tower. Details for each building include location, date, More

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