Category: Architecture

Oct 29 2013

It’s Supposed to Look Like That: Frank Gehry Fish Lamps

If you don’t know who Frank Gehry is then you’re not being honest with yourself. I’m sure you know the name and the you know his work as well. Frank Gehry is the architect behind those curvy silver structures that popped up a few years ago. Some examples are the Disney Opera House and the …

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Oct 18 2013

Iconic: Shanghai Bubble Building

In a proposal on the “renovation of a common, old and unattractive building” 3GATTI‘s proposal places inflatables made of white antibacterial technical outdoor nylon, in front of the windows on the existing building. It certainly does make the building recognizable. And I suspect it will also make it a target for bad skydivers and bored …

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Oct 09 2013

Another Reason to Visit: China Opens World’s Biggest Building

Every morning someone in China wakes up and says to themselves, “Self, today is the day I live out the American dream.” Then their mom yells at them for talking to themselves and tells them to stop acting so weird. Some people though don’t listen to their parents and since no one in America can …

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Oct 04 2013

“Pack Your Stuff, We’re Moving” — The Entire City

The city of Kiruna, Sweden has a problem. They need to move. Not just a few of them. The whole cit of 18,000 residents needs to vacate and move two miles up the road. No, they haven’t been storing the garbage from other towns under the city until it starts blowing out of he sewers …

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Sep 25 2013

I Would Ride That: Train Carrying Plane

This is the Horizon Modular Airplane System. The idea is an entirely electric mass transport system that consists of train cars carrying people and a giant plane carrying those train cars. This is the best mass transport I’ve seen since the three-man canoe. Guided by magnetic rails, akin to those of maglev trains, The Horizon …

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Sep 16 2013

Who can Afford to Live in a Pineapple Under the Sea?

Everyone needs a hobby. Some of us are content to collect things like coins and stamps. Others enjoy hiking and the outdoors. Some people are sports people. Some like video games. Others spend their free time and money on movies. There is a certain few of us in this world who have unique hobbies. David …

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Sep 11 2013

Vegas Takes a Step Back in Originality: Worlds Largest Ferris Wheel

Not to detract from the awesomeness what will soon be the worlds largest Ferris wheel, but… Las Vegas company Caesars Entertainment Corp. is nearing completion on their latest attraction in Las Vegas. The Ferris wheel should be completed some time this winter, I’m hoping by the time I visit Vegas in February. Hint, hint construction …

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Sep 04 2013

Japan’s Giant Anti-Radiation Ice Wall

Remember the meltdown that Japan had at their Daiichi nuclear power plant at Fukushima in 2011? If not, welcome to the internet, I’ll be your guide. Well there is still some fallout from this little mishap. Namely nuclear fallout, kind of. They are seeing some radioactive water escaping the site and making its way to the ocean. …

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Aug 27 2013

Elon Musk Is Iron Man

First off, if you don’t know who Elon Musk is, you should. He founded SpaceX and co-founded Tesla Motors and PayPal. He’s ind of a big deal, and he recently decided that he wanted to be iron man. No word on whether he’s building an army of Iron Man suits or not yet, but according …

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Aug 27 2013

For Sale: Space Shuttle Launch Pad

Regardless of what you heard on the radio yesterday, NASA is not selling off the crawlers they use to transport the space shuttle to the launch pad. It’s the launch pads themselves for which NASA is looking for buyers. They’ve been using the pad since 1967 so it’s seen Apollo and Space Shuttle Missions. NASA …

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