Tag Archives: Architecture

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

LEGO Is Bringing Back The Taj Mahal To Mark The Set’s 10th Anniversary

Forget about scouring eBay for a 2008 LEGO 10189 Taj Mahal which could cost you thousands of dollars because, if you really want one, LEGO is re-releasing the set. Designated 10256, the rejuvenated (or rebooted, if you will) iconic mausoleum of India will be available starting November 1st. The catch? Well, there isn’t one, really, unless you consider the inevitable inflation is a catch. You see, back in 2008, the 10189 commanded $299.99, but this 10th anniversary version is going to run you back at a painful $369.99. Man, that’s a good 70 backs over the original! Continue reading LEGO Is Bringing Back The Taj Mahal To Mark The Set’s 10th Anniversary

On Amazon, You Can Buy This 40-Foot Shipping Container House For $36K

Amazon may be ousted as the biggest e-tailer in the world by Alibaba’s Taobao, but that does not mean what the Seattle-based online retailer giant peddles on its virtual storefront are anything less than eyebrow-raising. In addition to more mundane, run-of-the-mill stuff it sells alongside some super weird things you never knew you could buy online, apparently it now also sells shipping container house. Of course, shipping containers repurposed to serve a variety of other functions, such as construction site office, guard post, movable pools, and even homes aren’t new, but having it on sale on Amazon is something weirdly enough to be mentioned. Continue reading On Amazon, You Can Buy This 40-Foot Shipping Container House For $36K

13 Year-Old Built A Tiny House, Makes Me Question My Childhood

While most kids of ages 12-13 were out hurling themselves into the creek or hole up in their home with video games and stuff like that, little Luke Thill spent his summer building a tiny house in his backyard. And he was 12 when he started the project. Luke has build very admirable, beautiful tiny house right in his home’s backyard. The idea came about when Luke became bored last summer and wanted something to do. The the light bulb moment struck after watching a bunch of videos on tiny houses on YouTube. At this point, I am feeling ashamed of myself. At that age, I was all over pop music, pixelated video games (Microsoft Decathlon PC game, anyone? LoL) and printing limited color ‘banner’ from Dot Matrix printer. Man. What was I thinking!? Continue reading 13 Year-Old Built A Tiny House, Makes Me Question My Childhood

Relocated Apple Store In Chicago Has A Giant MacBook On The Roof

Now, we all know how Apple is obsessed with details and that includes obsessing over every elements that goes into its store, and the upcoming flagship store in Chicago is no different. Not only does this store, which is actually a relocation of the original flagship store in Chicago, a showcase of Apple obsession with style and details, it has a little something extra – something which we have never seen and never would have imagined Apple would do so. So what is it that surprise us (or at least me)? The roof. It is in the likeness of a MacBook, complete with the iconic bitten apple branding out there on top, in the open for all on the skyscraper towering around to view. That’s right. This upcoming flagship store in Chicago has a enormous MacBook for the roof. Continue reading Relocated Apple Store In Chicago Has A Giant MacBook On The Roof