What life looks like inside the world's narrowest house. America has the largest standards for homes, by a very long shot, in the world.
We all know about Japanese city living, but in Europe - the UK in particular, thanks to the industrial revolution - an entire flat would fit inside what many Americans think is a lounge. 8 glorious buildings shaped like squids and octopodes. Korea's whopping US$275 billion tourism city plan. Local news outlets call the scale “astronomical.”
Some question its economic feasibility. Either way it is one hell of an ambitious tourism venture. The project in question is the creation of a gigantic 'tourism city' called 8City. Plans are for it to be built on the islands of Yongyu-Muui in the port city of Incheon, next to Incheon International Airport. Plans for the city include travel and leisure facilities from luxury hotels, condominiums, casinos and shopping malls to a theme park, a water park, a Formula One racing track, a 50,000-seat concert hall, a medical tourism-based "healing town" and a “hallyu town” showcasing Korean entertainment. An all in one tourism destination that visitors won't want to leave. The project aims firmly at the massive and growing market of mainland Chinese tourists. Fortress America: How the U.S. Designs its Embassies - Politics.
Embassy in Cairo is an unusual building. A Century of Capitalist Cathedrals Built By the World's Biggest Companies. Image: City of CupertinoIn many ancient cultures, kings and emperors were worshipped as gods.
The power of some of these would-be deities lives on in the temples they built to themselves. Today, rather than pharaohs and Caesars, we have global corporations. Their brands ubiquitous, their treasure unrivaled, the world's most valuable companies command armies of workers, exact fealty from government leaders, and receive regular tribute from consumers in the form of our cash.The current reigning monarch, Apple, was recently crowned the most valuable company ever, only to have its title stripped as less reverent scribes realized the company's market capitalization hadn't been adjusted for inflation. Proposed future London airport would float atop the Thames. American monuments under construction. American monuments hit the sweet spot between being young enough to have been photographed while being built, but old enough that few people can remember them not being there.
Polish Architects Build Stereotype-Reinforcing Upside-Down House. It's Austrian accented German.
They're not saying much relevant... Translation: Aerial canopies would let you explore the Amazon rainforest from above. I think this is a big oops for Weng. Weng does elaborate on the French Canopy Raft Program but its still way too similar to win a prize for originality. Unless perhaps she did in fact credit the seed of her idea on the French Canopy Raft Program. I'm hoping this is the case. These are just a few of the images from her project, so it's hard to tell, but there are also capsules at the end of those drop-downs. They are similar in that they both include resting mesh on a treetop, but there's a bit more to her design.
I'm Guessing she just tried to steal these guys idea and get away with it. Amazing curving "Spiral Garden Museum" could have been Taipei's mothership. Wouldn't You Like to Be In One of the Five Most Relaxing Houses In the World Right Now? Because it said relaxing.
If you put a new chair on the deck, preservationists will hunt you down. Far from relaxing. Even worse is back when he was alive, Wright was known to send you new items for the house with instructions on where it goes and a bill Not relaxing at all. This Evil-Looking Mountain Fortress Is Really a Magnificent Fire Station. As one commenter pointed out, Magreid is actually in the South Tyrol area of northern Italy.
It's about 1/2 way between the traditionally Italian city of Trento and the traditionally Tyrolean city of Bozen (Bolzano), This is a particularly tragic area of Italy, as the South Tyrol was taken over by Italy as a war prize after WW1. Mussolini attempted to forcibly impress Italian language and culture on this intensely proud area that had always been Austrian. The Best Way to Recycle a 747 Is to Live In It. X-SEED 4000: World’s tallest tower will house 1 million people. MZ Architects' Al Ain Stadium is a Seamless Marriage Between Man-Made and Natural Elements.
With its plan for the new Rock Stadium, Lebanese design firm MZ Architects addresses the question of how to design a modern stadium that is located near a powerful natural site while preserving its authenticity.
Instead of building the stadium next to the rocky hillside, MZ decided to build it within the existing geographical features, resulting in an award-winning green sports stadium that is hidden in the desert sands of Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates. Inspired by ancient greet temples and stadia, MZ Architects cleverly played with mass and void relationships, creating a careful balance between man-made and natural elements.
MZ Architects, under the direction of lead architect Marwan Zgheib, designed the stadium to maximize the use of on-site and local materials while merging landscape and architecture, creating a seamless experience between stadium activities and the desert landscape. Empowering Architecture: architects, buildings, interior design, materials, jobs, competitions, design schools.