Upon completion it will rank as the world's highest hotel. It is expected to be finished by 2009. At 480 meters it will only be 28 meters shorter than the Taipei 101. The Trump International Hotel & Tower, which will be the centerpiece of one of the palm islands, The Palm Jumeirah. Dubailand. Dubailand will be built on 3 billion square feet (107 miles^2) at an estimated $20 billion price tag. Dubai Sports City. Currently, the Walt Disney World Resort is the #1 tourist destination in the world. The Dubai Marina is an entirely man made development that will contain over 200 highrise buildings when finished.
The Dubai Mall will be the largest shopping mall in the world with over 9 million square feet of shopping and around 1000 stores. Ski Dubai, which is already open, is the largest indoor skiing facility in the world. The UAE Spaceport would be the first spaceport in the world if construction ever gets under way. Some other other crazy shit... Architecture. Drawing ARCHITECTURE. Architecture Design for Architects. Urbanity.es - Arquitectura, infraestructuras, urbanismo, etc... After The Meltdown: Where Does Architecture Go From Here? By Vanessa Quirk (click here for original article) © Megan Jett You can get into Architecture for one of two reasons: good architecture or bad.
For Cameron Sinclair, the co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, it was the latter. As a kid, Sinclair would wander his rough-and-tumble South London neighborhood, contemplating how it could be improved (and creating elaborate Lego models to that effect). Instead of soaring skyscrapers or grand museums, he was inspired by buildings that “integrated your neighborhood in a way that made people feel like life was worth living.” But that’s not Architecture. Architecture Schools have created curriculums based on a profession that, by and large, doesn’t exist. Unfortunately, however, the Recession has made perfectly clear that there isn’t much need for Guggenheims – certainly not as many as there are architects.
So what needs to change? We’ve been trained to think, to envision and design. 2010 Yale Building Project. The Powder-keg in the Academy. Inspirational Gallery #29 - Architecture. In Artists Inspire Artist’s Inspirational Galleries, we present to you amazing & high quality artwork from incredible artists throughout the world. Today we have an amazing selection of architecture. So as always, enjoy & live inspired! Tumblr Architecture. With over 15 billion page views a month Tumblr has become an insanely popular blogging platform.
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One of the common patterns across successful startups is the perilous chasm crossing from startup to wildly successful startup. Tumblr started as a fairly typical large LAMP application. The theme at Tumblr is transition at massive scale. Site: Kinetic architecture (1/3) « VANGUARQ. Kinetic architecture (1/3) fLUX, Binary Waves – Lab[au] Another great project by LAb[au], “fLUX binary waves” is an urban and cybernetic installation based on the measuring of infrastructural ( passengers, cars…) and communicational ( electromagnetic fields produced by mobile phones, radio…) flows and their transposition into luminous, sonic and kinetic rules.
This relation between the installation and the urban activity happens in real time and sets each person as an element of the installation, as a centre of the public realm. The installation fLUX, binary waves is constituted by a network of 32 rotating and luminous panels of 3 meter-high and 60 centimetres wide, placed every 3 meters to form a kinetic wall.
The panels rotate around their vertical axis, and have a black reflective surface on one side, the other being plain mat white. Shih Chieh Huang Installation artist Shih Chieh Huang transforms spaces with everyday objects. The exhibition is on till June 6th 2009 Spinning Streetlights. News! Historia de la arquitectura moderna. MANIFESTO ARCHITECTURE. Archinomy. Architettura - People meet in architecture. Froot.nl. Tomaat architecture magazine. La Forma Moderna en Latinoamérica. TEORIAS DE LA ARQUITECTURA. La forma moderna. Architecture & Patrimoine. Froot.nl.