Posts tagged with ‘architecture

Colombian architect Octavio Mendoza Morales built an entire house from terracotta

More info about the house can be found here.

Thanks to Wageslavery for the link.

This proposed South Korean super-city will cost $275 billion

With economies booming all over east Asia, a lot of countries have been looking at all kinds of mind-bogglingly expensive and elaborate structures of the future. The above gorgeous future super city costing $275 billion mega-city built on the islands of Yongyu-Muui in the port city of Incheon.

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Giant trampoline bridge looks like a hilarious disaster waiting to happen

While this giant trampoline bridge would probably never happen in real life due to so many reasons, one day when I’m super duper rich, I’m going to have one of these built so me and my friends (yes, you) can bounce back and forth all day until we pass out. 

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Floating London airport could be the airport futurists have been dreaming about for decades

Just look at that gorgeous concept for the proposed London Britannia Airport. It looks like something out of Doctor Who, from London in the year 2100. And it could be a reality, if it gets approval from the British government. The proposed airport is an alternative to another expansion of Heathrow, already the busiest airport in the world.

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TED talk of the day: Building unimaginable shapes

Inspired by cell division, Michael Hansmeyer writes algorithms that design outrageously fascinating shapes and forms with millions of facets. No person could draft them by hand, but they’re buildable — and they could revolutionize the way we think of architectural form.

The Shard opens in London, officially Europe’s tallest skyscraper

Unlike the US or east Asia, Europe isn’t generally known for its collection of massive skyscrapers. But when “The Shard” officially opened in London yesterday, Great Britain now has the honor of having the tallest skyscraper in Europe. 

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China plans on building the world’s tallest skyscraper in just 90 days

Building a really tall skyscraper, if you’re really hauling ass, would take you about a year. That’s if you’re really pushing it, but most super tall skyscrapers like the Burj Khalifa or Tapei 101 take several years or more to complete. One Chinese company is confident that it can build the world’s tallest building, called Sky City One, in an unbelievable 90 days.

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France’s future tallest tower looks like it’s being sucked into a black hole

What with the Middle East and East Asia stuck in a continual race to build the world’s tallest skyscrapers, France wants to get in on the action with a skyscraper that will not only look nice against the Paris skyline, but appears to be getting ripped apart from a nearby black hole.

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