Tag Archives: Architecture

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

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