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A blue light has been installed at the end of a train platform in Tokyo and it has only one purpose: to stop people from jumping in front of oncoming trains and killing themselves. First installed on Tokyo’s Yamanote train line in 2009, these blue LED lights are one example of Tokyo’s idiosyncra

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It can't be easy being the world's most famous living architect. Sometimes, you have to say what's on your mind. Sometimes, words just won't do. No, that's not Frank Gehry demonstrating the spire of his newest skyscraper. That's Frank Gehry giving you - and all his critics - the finger. Gehry's digi

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A West Yorkshire firm is selling what it claims to be the world's first zombie proof log cabin. Leeds-based Tiger Log Cabins is offering a 10 year anti-zombie guarantee with its ZFC-1, Zombie Fortification Cabin.

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An owner of a construction firm in Kansas has been caught in a bizarre story of mistaken identity. Jeff J. Vap, who owns Vap Construction, Inc. based in Atwood, about 30 miles north of Colby, builds agricultural buildings including barns in Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado.

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Chinese leader Xi Jinping has reportedly called for an end to “weird architecture” in a country that has seen a huge construction boom. Much of China’s older building stock is made up of Soviet-style concrete blocks, but in recent years property development has played a huge economic role.

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Aberdeen, Cumbernauld, Kirkintilloch, Leven, Lochgelly and Maddiston will compete for the dubious honour of winning a prize at the 2014 Carbuncle Awards. The places have been named on the shortlist for the Plook on a Plinth category, which seeks Scotland’s most dismal town.

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Thousands of pounds worth of stolen building equipment, including a 20ft car transporter and 2,000 pieces of scaffolding, has been recovered, thanks to an appeal in a local newspaper. Dundee builder Stephen Mellor requested information in The Courier about his equipment, stolen from his premises two

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Nigel Himsworth, left, with Adam Wright, Ashley Robinson, Adam Booth, Michael Hunt and Darren Fisher A syndicate of six construction workers is celebrating after scooping more than £330,000 in a EuroMillions win the first time they played together.

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A skip company has defended one of its workers after he was filmed driving a lorry with three skips stacked on the back. Alarmed motorists reported seeing the load rocking from side to side, with one driver saying the truck was going so fast its wheels appeared to lift off the ground as it careered

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