Tag Archives: Architecture

Upcoming Skyscraper In Dubai Will Stick Out Of the Ruler’s Fingerprint

Fingerprint is a personal feature most people hold dear because, it is supposedly unique to each individual and hence, it is often use to ID a person. In other words, it is an intimate detail of a person. However, it looks like His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E., and Ruler of Dubai, begs to differ. Apparently, the pattern of his fingerprint will be a feature in the upcoming Burj Jumeira skyscraper in Dubai. Continue reading Upcoming Skyscraper In Dubai Will Stick Out Of the Ruler’s Fingerprint

Meet The World’s Largest 3D-printed Concrete Bridge Without Rebars

OK. It is more like the world’s longest 3D-printed pedestrian bridge, but anyways, I think you get the idea how it is groundbreaking monument in bridge construction. The bridge you see here is located at Wisdom Bay Industrial Park, Baoshan District, Shanghai, China, and it was the fruit of labor of Professor Weiguo Xu of Tsinghua University’s School of Architecture (not the Taiwan’s Tsing Hua, btw), Zoina Land Joint Research Center for Digital Architecture. The bridge was built in partnership with Shanghai Wisdom Bay Investment Management Company. Continue reading Meet The World’s Largest 3D-printed Concrete Bridge Without Rebars

LEGO Architecture San Francisco Skyline Features A New Landmark

Now, here’s a new LEGO Architect set that will not appeal to old schoolers. We are talking about the new LEGO 21043 Architecture San Francisco. The set, as the name implies, features the familiar San Francisco skyline, or should I say, an updated San Francisco skyline which now includes the newly minted, towering Salesforce Tower that made headline last Halloween. Continue reading LEGO Architecture San Francisco Skyline Features A New Landmark

Shimao Wonderland Is The First Hotel Built Into An Abandoned Quarry

There are two major types of recreation traveler. One type travels because of the destination and another travels because of accommodation. If you are latter, then I am pretty sure you will want to check out this hotel in Shanghai, China, Shimao Wonderland InterContinental Hotel, AKA Songjiang Quarry Hotel. As its alternate name suggests, it is a hotel, the world’s first, to be built inside a 88 meters (289 feet) deep underground, water-filled quarry. Continue reading Shimao Wonderland Is The First Hotel Built Into An Abandoned Quarry

Vietnam’s Golden Bridge Appeared To Be Held Up By Two Giant Hands

There is a stark difference between photography/videography of a place and actually visiting it. I have reasons to believe it will be the case for this impressive golden bridge propped on the hills of Đà Nẵng’s Bà Nà in Vietnam. I am sure some of you were captivated by the feature image of a bridge that is seemingly held by a pair of giant hands. Continue reading Vietnam’s Golden Bridge Appeared To Be Held Up By Two Giant Hands

China World’s Biggest Man-made Waterfall Has Crazy Running Cost

Completed two years ago is a building in southern city of Guiyang, a province known for its natural beauty, called Liebian International Building. There is nothing quite unusual about this skyscraper, but it is in fact the world’s biggest man-made waterfall. You heard that right. It is a waterfall, right smack in the city and as you may have already noted, that is no artificial mountain where gallons of water cascades down its side; it is a building. It is a freaking building! Continue reading China World’s Biggest Man-made Waterfall Has Crazy Running Cost

Sugar Refinery-themed Playground: Is It Why Some Called Their Kids “Sugar”?

Some parents lovingly called their child “sugar” and sugar they will be when they play and explore this impressive playground that stood at the Domino Park at the Brooklyn waterfront. The Domino Park Playground, affectionately called Sweetwater, designed by Brooklyn-based artist Mark Reigelman is a homage to American Sugar Refining Company-owned sugar refinery that produces Domino brand sugar that stood at the Brooklyn waterfront for 160 years. Continue reading Sugar Refinery-themed Playground: Is It Why Some Called Their Kids “Sugar”?

PyeongChang, South Korea Has The Darkest Building On Earth And There’s Nothing Sinister About It

Don’t worry. Hell is not upon us, yet. The “darkest building on Earth” is actually a Hyundai pavilion/art installation presented by artist Asif Khan at the 2018 Winter Olympics, happening from February 9-25 at PyeongChang, South Korea. Essentially a black silhouette, especially when viewed in low light, the building appears a regular straight sided structure, but it is really not. The blackness of the building managed to conceal its parabolic sides and the many tiny lights scattered around its exterior surfaces further serve to distract observers from this fact. Continue reading PyeongChang, South Korea Has The Darkest Building On Earth And There’s Nothing Sinister About It

LEGO House Is The New Destination Every Brick Heads Should Not Miss

Since September 2017, LEGO fans have one more must-visit place when they are in Denmark, LEGO’s home country. It is not a theme park, nor is it a factory; it is the new LEGO House. Designed by architectural firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), this sprawling 12,000 square meter (129,167 square feet) compound is made up of 21 giant white bricks stacked on top of each other in random fashion and features facade covered with tiles, giving the illusion that the building is made of LEGO bricks. Interestingly, in a nod to the toy maker’s classic 2×4 LEGO brick, the roof of the top tier structure incorporates eight studs to mimic the classic brick and each stud is embedded with light that shoots into the night sky to welcome visitors arriving by air to Billund Airport. Continue reading LEGO House Is The New Destination Every Brick Heads Should Not Miss

Roadhaus Wedge RV Tiny House Appears To Be Larger Than It Really Is

Can you imagine yourself living in a tiny space of, say, 160-240 square feet and won’t go bonkers? Now, do you have a relatively spacious backyard with 50 AMP supply and sewer connection, or at least, you can make those happen? If your answer to those questions are ‘yes’, then you qualify yourself a Roadhaus Wedge RV Tiny House, a turn-key tiny abode produced by tiny house specialist, WheelHaus. Oh, wait. You will also need a healthy bank account with at least $76,000 at your disposal. We forgot to add that critical detail. Continue reading Roadhaus Wedge RV Tiny House Appears To Be Larger Than It Really Is