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32 Spectacular Tunnel Designs

From Titanic Tidal Tunnels to LED Landscape Scenery

— October 20, 2013 — Art & Design
When it comes to building a passageway underground for commuters, tunnels are often the most practical option, and these spectacular tunnel designs are showcasing how some artists are transforming these concepts into mesmerizing sights.

Travelling through a tunnel often means experiencing a dark and enclosed space for a small period of time, but these spectacular tunnel designs are showcasing how modern structures are featuring much more than an ordinary tube-like shape. Featuring all kinds of modern features such as LED lights, rainbow colors and futuristic influences, these whimsical tunnel designs will surely make any passenger travelling through feel like they're experiencing an art show.

From tunneled art museums to mining tunnel diners, these spectacular structures are definitely giving new meaning to the concept of ordinary passageways.
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Airport Security Tunnels
Airport Security Tunnels
The Checkpoint of the Future Will Expedite Air Travel Safety Measures
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Illegal Subway Explorations
Illegal Subway Explorations
Steve Duncan Plumbs the Hidden Places of NYC in Intense Video
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Social Media Tunnel Installations
Social Media Tunnel Installations
The ‘Hundreds and Thousands’ Tunnel Responds to Hope
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Artistic VHS Tunnels
Artistic VHS Tunnels
Zilvinas Kempinas Explores the Artistic Side of Videotape With His 'Tube'
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Mining Tunnel Diners
Mining Tunnel Diners
'Muru Pops Down in Tytyri' is a Restaurant Located 80 Meters Underground
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Heart-Filled Passageways
Heart-Filled Passageways
The Tunnel of Love by Vollaerszwart is Made for Loving Couples
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Ninja Turtle Tunnels
Ninja Turtle Tunnels
Djordje Djukanovic Makes the Gothard Tunnel Safe from Shredder
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Alluring Metro Photography
Alluring Metro Photography
The Nick Frank Subway Series Finds Visionary Beauty Underground
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Octagonal Tunnel Boutiques
Octagonal Tunnel Boutiques
The LN-CC Store Will Take Shoppers On a Surreal Journey
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Energy-Generating Tunnels
Energy-Generating Tunnels
The Solar Arch Powers Highway Lights and Neighboring Areas
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Transit Tunnel Turbines
Transit Tunnel Turbines
The City Speed Turbine Harnesses Wind Power from Vehicles
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Titanic Tidal Tunnels
Titanic Tidal Tunnels
The Metropolitan Area Outer Discharge Channel is Larger Than Life
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World Travel Tunnel Trains
World Travel Tunnel Trains
The Future Has Arrived with 'Evacuated Tube Transport'
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Interactive Light Installations
Interactive Light Installations
The Voice Tunnel Transforms a Busy NYC Underpass
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Red Helix Overpasses
Red Helix Overpasses
The Santiago Calatrava 'Peace Bridge' is Twistingly Sculptural
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Trefoil Tunnel Monuments
Trefoil Tunnel Monuments
The Innovation Pavilion Embodies Sculptural Beauty and Symbolism
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Stacked Tunnel Housechitecture
Stacked Tunnel Housechitecture
The Vitra Haus by Herzog & de Meuron is a Sculptural Abode
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Ginormous Telescopic Paper Structures
Ginormous Telescopic Paper Structures
Pratt Gaud Exhibition 2012 Presents Amazingly Crafted Art
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Majestic Driveway Homes
Majestic Driveway Homes
KWK Promes Has Transformed This Driveway Into Art
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Faster-Than-Flying Transit
Faster-Than-Flying Transit
The Elon Musk 'Hyperloop' Concept Seems Perfect in Every Way
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Stringy Spectral Playgrounds
Stringy Spectral Playgrounds
The Rainbow Ropes Project Envisions Colorful and Dynamic Urban Spaces
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Tunneled Art Museums
Tunneled Art Museums
The Museum Liaunig Takes Artistry Underground
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Trippy Tunneled Interiors
Trippy Tunneled Interiors
FREAKS Freearchitects Inserts a Passageway into Heliocosm Shop
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Greenery-Enclosed Walkways
Greenery-Enclosed Walkways
The Tunnel of Love is a Real-Life Fairytale Location
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Rainbow Prison Corridors
Rainbow Prison Corridors
This Markus Linnenbrink Commission is Unconventional
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Space Age Hair Salons
Space Age Hair Salons
GHD Headquarters Let You Prep Your Locks For The Future
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Rollercoaster Architecture
Rollercoaster Architecture
The Escalator in the Umeda Sky Building Looks Like a Space RIde
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LED Landscape Scenery
LED Landscape Scenery
Japan's Winter Light Festival Recreates Scenery One Rarely Gets to See
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Subway Art Museums
Subway Art Museums
The Stockholm Metro Brings Culture to Public Transit Stations
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Fairytale Flower Tunnels
Fairytale Flower Tunnels
The Fuji Garden is Dream-like
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Responsive Light Installations
Responsive Light Installations
The Cinimod Studio Tunnel Boasts Interactive Illumination
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Tent Labyrinths
Tent Labyrinths
The Gigwam by Dustin Toland Makes Community Camping Cozy
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