Posts Tagged 'architecture'

Tour Sweden’s Luxury Treehouses [video]

List Of The World’s Oldest Buildings

According to wikipedia –

This article lists the oldest free-standing buildings constructed in the world, including on each of the continents and within each country. “Building” is defined as any human-made structure used or interface for supporting or sheltering any use or continuous occupancy.

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Cityscape Savant: Drawing Our World Entirely By Memory [video]

There Is A Bridge In Vietnam That Looks Like A Dragon

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According to Wikipedia

The Dragon Bridge (Vietnamese: Cầu Rồng) is a bridge over the River Hàn at Da Nang, Vietnam. Construction of the bridge began on 19 July 2009 (the same day as the inauguration of the nearby Thuận Phước Bridge) when the Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Tan Dung and many high-ranking government officials attended the groundbreaking ceremony.[1] Dragon Bridge is 666m long, 37.5m wide and has six lanes for traffic. It opened to traffic on March 29, 2013… The bridge was designed and built in the shape of a dragon and to breathe fire each Saturday and Sunday night at 9PM.

Continue reading HERE.

Larger view of the bridge HERE.

Photo By Bùi Thụy Đào Nguyên – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26183858

Largest Buildings In The World

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Atlas & Boots reported –

Modern architecture has made relentless and remarkable progress over the past century, and with construction of the world’s tallest and first one 1km high building beginning this week in Saudi Arabia, it doesn’t look to be slowing any time soon. The biggest buildings in the world continue to grow and not just higher into the sky. On the ground they are expanding in all directions too.

Find out the biggest building in several categories HERE.

Istanbul’s Colorful Architecture [pics]

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From deMilked –

What imagery comes to mind when you think about Istanbul? Whatever it is, it’s probably not modern architecture, and that is what Turkish photographer Yener Torun is trying to change.

Just think of the Istanbul photos you have seen before: grand mosques, old streets, seagulls over the Bosphorus. I show a completely different side. Even long-term residents can’t believe these pics were taken in the city they live in,” says the photographer.

See the pics HERE.

Photos Of The Old Cincinnati Library

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BuzzFeed published an excellent set of old photos of the Cincinnati Public Library. The grand old building was torn down in 1955.

See the pictures HERE.

 

The Screaming Skyscraper

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Independent reported –

In Estonia they quite intentionally have a 230ft organ that’s played mellifluously by the sea. In Manchester they have a skyscraper that accidentally shrieks pure sonic fear into your soul whenever there’s a strong wind. Yes, as if blighting our skylines weren’t bad enough, the UK’s vertiginous glass skyscrapers are now screaming at us.

Continue reading HERE.

World’s Littlest Skyscraper

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Mental_floss reported –

In 1912, Wichita Falls was doing a big oil business—a gusher had been hit in the nearby town of Burkbennett, and thousands of people rushed to the area to stake a claim. One of them was a businessman named J.D. McMahon—but he wasn’t there to drill for oil. Instead, McMahon surveyed the town and realized it was sorely in need of a professional space where people could manage their oil dealings. He quickly drew up plans for a towering building worthy of the riches that were surely in Wichita Falls’ future. Despite the minor detail that he didn’t actually have permission to build on the property, McMahon managed to secure $200,000 ($2.7 million today) from investors. They were reportedly thrilled about the building’s prime location across the street from a bustling hotel and not far from the train depot. They weren’t so thrilled upon the building’s completion in 1919, when they realized they had invested in more of a tall tale than a tall tower. It seems that in the rush and excitement to capitalize on the boom town, no one bothered to check the dimensions of McMahon’s plans. By the time they figured out that it soared to the grand height of 480 inches instead of 480 feet, McMahon was long gone. What’s more, a judge ruled that the investors didn’t have a case, anyway—the blueprints were clearly labeled, and the financial backers should have reviewed them more carefully.

Continue reading HERE.

 

3D Printing A 5 Story Building

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According to SeriousWonder.com –

Nearly a year ago Shanghai-based manufacturing company WinSun announced the successful development of 10 houses in only 24 hours using a 3D printer. They weren’t the best looking houses, given their simplicity, but it marked a turning point for the 3D printing market, transitioning itself from being an industry of small items to the industry of architecture. From then on, everyone knew that 3D printers would change the world.

Several months later, WinSun returns with their latest success story for both architecture and 3D printers alike: the development of an 1,100 square meter (11,840 square foot) villa and a five-story residential building!

Continue reading HERE.

Mildly Interesting Blog – Terrible Real Estate Agent Photos

bad-rep1Terrible Real Estate Agent Photos.com – the name explains the blog as well as I could.

Check it out HERE

 

The Saddest Little Museum Ever [pics]

Pirogovo Museum in Kiev. The museum was founded on the outskirts of Kiev in 1976. Its territory is divided into sectors for temporary and territorial principles. The exhibits presented in the “Pirogovo” acquaint visitors with the architecture of Ukrainian villages, peasant life and folk art of the Ukrainians. Many homes on life in those years, and in some souvenir shops are open.

Visit the sad little museum HERE.

 


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