New York's Chelsea High Line is inspiring the cities worldwide to imagine new uses for forgotten infrastructure. London just picked a winning proposal in their design competition: mushrooms. A series of forgotten tunnels under Oxford Street will serve as an urban mushroom garden that can be explored by the public. The second place entry proposed turning old canals into commuter swimming lanes.
In other news, Facebook toys with "want" buttons for brands, and a room where you walk in the rain but don't get wet. See the headlines after the jump.• Urban Mushroom Garden Scheme Wins London's High Line Competition | Architizer
• Facebook To Introduce Want Button For Retailers | Fast Company
• A Room Where You Can Walk In The Rain But Stay Dry | Co.Design
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