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Nissin Foods’ New Factory Has A Giant Cup Noodle Lid As Its Entrance

Nissin Foods’ new Cup Noodle Factory in Shiga Prefecture of Japan’s Kansai region has a very interesting architecture feature that juxtaposed against the rather nondescript white factory facade. We talking about the delicious looking entrance which is actually a giant replica of the company’s Cup Noodle, or at least, the replica of the lid. Continue reading Nissin Foods’ New Factory Has A Giant Cup Noodle Lid As Its Entrance

Amazon Now Sells Entire Houses With Free Shipping To Boot

It is no secret that Amazon sells virtually anything. The online retail giant sells anything from the most mundane items like books and blenders to crazy stuff like uranium ore and Old Man wall decals. Now, we heard it is selling entire houses too. And when say “entire houses,” we are not talking about real estate properties. It is the actual house where you will be needing a land to put on. Though this whole house business is not entirely new. Continue reading Amazon Now Sells Entire Houses With Free Shipping To Boot

Why Remove The Rock When You Can Build The Home Right Into It?

This concept home by Shanghai-based architect/photographer, Amey Kandalgaonkar, is along the line of the Casa Brutale Cliff House. It shares the same ideology. Where Casa Brutale cuts into a cliff, Kandalgaonkar’s House Inside A Rock introduced straight geometry into the rock. What Kandalgaonkar did there is the perfect marriage of an ancient, organic nature of sandstone stock formation and 21st century modernist architectural design. Continue reading Why Remove The Rock When You Can Build The Home Right Into It?

LEGO Architecture Empire State Building Set Towers At 21 Inches Tall

Arguably one of the most iconic skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York, is the nearly 90-year-old Empire State Building. Being a historic building, Empire State Building is certainly no stranger to LEGO sets. It was a simple LEGO architecture set and later, part of the New York City skyline set, but none of those do any justice to this imposing building. However, that changes with this upcoming massive set, LEGO 21046 Architecture Empire State Building. Continue reading LEGO Architecture Empire State Building Set Towers At 21 Inches Tall

London’s Trafalgar Square Officially Joins The LEGO Architecture Lineup

Usually, LEGO will push out press release to announce new sets, but today (or was it yesterday?), the Danish toy maker has taken to Facebook to reveal a new LEGO Architecture set, the LEGO Architecture 21045 Trafalgar Square. Not by a Facebook post though; LEGO has published an event as a “LEGO Architecture Trafalgar Square set signing event” where you will be able to get the set early and have it signed by LEGO designer Rok Zgalin Kobe. Continue reading London’s Trafalgar Square Officially Joins The LEGO Architecture Lineup

Cafe With Stacked Grasshopper-shaped Trains Looked A Little Wrong

What see here is Grasshopper’s Dream, a cafe located along Auraji rail bike route near Jeongseon, South Korea. It is made up of two train carriages, each transformed to resemble a giant-ass grasshopper that looked like it is ready chow down humans instead of plants. The transformation was uncanny. They do look like the grass chowing insect of the suborder Caelifera, complete eyes, feelers and imposing, protruding metal legs. Not going to deny the fact. Continue reading Cafe With Stacked Grasshopper-shaped Trains Looked A Little Wrong

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