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Top 10 World's Weirdest Bridges - Blue Dot Magazine. Bridges are some of the world’s most magnificent marvels of engineering, connecting cities and even countries. But bridges have also featured some of the most innovative design. According to a Transportation Research Board Special Report on the Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation, many bridges are often designed to withstand storms that have a probability of occurring only once or twice every 100 years. And then there are some bridges—the ones that curl, tilt or even shoot water—that are simply cool. Circular Laguna Garzon Bridge, Uruguay Located on Uruguay’s southern coast, the new ring-shaped bridge across Laguna Garzon was built to replace a raft crossing between the cities of Rocha and Maldonado.

Located on Uruguay’s southern coast, the new ring-shaped bridge across Laguna Garzon was built to replace a raft crossing between the cities of Rocha and Maldonado. Twin Sails Bridges, Dorset, England 3. Bridge or “roller coaster?” 4. 5. Is it a bridge? 6. 7. 8. 9. 16. 23 Must-Visit Websites To Get Royalty Free Stock Photos | Parallelogram. They say a photo is worth a thousand words. What could you do if you had access to the best websites on the internet to get royalty free stock photos? You could make a personal website. You could even start a business. The possibilities are endless. When you have an unlimited arsenal of visually appealing photographs by your side. Most the websites you find below will contain images released under the CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) License.

You must be wondering. I have been using this one for a few years now. Every single photograph found on StockSnap falls under the CC0 1.0 License. I searched for “cars” on Unsplash to show you some of the great content they have. This is some of the stuff that showed up when I looked up “nature” on PublicDomainPictures. Although not for everybody. Another one for the folks looking for older content. Every single photograph that you find on Gratisography was taken by Ryan Mcguire and released under the public domain. Don’t let the name fool you. What good design is all about: simple innovations that make products better. Good design often goes unnoticed, but it is everywhere around us. This post is dedicated to present some small, almost unnoticeable, design improvements made to products.

The Drop Rest mug Drops of coffee are tiny, but they can quickly create pretty big stains if they reach the bottom of your cup. Korean designer Kim Keun Ae decided it was time to do something about it and created the Drop Rest mug, a mug with a simple line that prevents any coffee drop to go any further. A space-saving bike rack Most cities’ bike racks are installed in a way that takes up space, no matter whether they in use of not. A regenerating candle How to make your candles reusable instead of throwing them away after the first use? The anti-theft lunch bag This reusable packaging for your sandwiches will keep your lunches safe from your less honest co-workers or classmates. The baby bag that turns into a bed If you ever travelled with your baby, you’ll know how practical this baby bag that can turn into a bed truly is. Super Easy Typographic Portrait in Photoshop.

Last year we posted on Abduzeedo a very cool post about typographic portraits, the 45 Amazing Type Faces - Typographic Portraits became one of the most popular posts on Abduzeedo, and a lot of people asked me how to create that effect in Photoshop. We have also posted a little tutorial showing how to do that using, Flash Photoshop Quick Tips #5 - Typographic Portrait, however I decided to create a nice typographic effect using just Photoshop. So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a really cool and super easy typographic portrait in Photoshop.

We will use the Displace filter and some Blend Modes to achieve the effect. The whole process is quite simple but it might take you some time to add the texts and elements, but once you do that the rest is very straight forward. Step 1 Open Photoshop and create a new document. Step 2 Duplicate the layer and go to Image>Adjustment>Desaturate.

Step 3 With the Horizontal Type Tool (T) create text boxes and start adding texts. Step 4 Step 5 Step 6. A Daily Dose of Architecture. Workforce: A Better Place to Work edited by Aurora Fernádez Per, Javier Mozas a+t, 2014 Paperback, 160 pages [All images courtesy of a+t] Recently I picked up a couple used books that are all about work: Nikil Saval's Cubed: The Secret History of the Workplace, published last spring, and Studs Terkel's 1972 classic Working. These two books, combined with a+t's first installment in its Workforce Series, paint a picture of how work and the workplace itself has changed over the last century or so. Being that this is a blog about contemporary architecture, I'm therefore focusing on a+t's collection of recent workplace designs, but I think the book is a bit more meaningful in my mind thanks to reading parts of these other books simultaneously.

Overlap can be found, for example, between Workforce and Cubed in the former's "A short history of the development of the office" by Caruso St. COWORKING MIXTURE-update / The Coworking Challenge / jovoto / jovoto. Solve creative challenges - together / jovoto. COWORKING MIXTURE-update / The Coworking Challenge / jovoto / jovoto. World's first 'invisible' tower. Tower Infinity will be built just outside of Seoul near Incheon International Airport. Through digital processing, images will be scaled, rotated and merged to create a seamless panoramic image that appears on rows of LED screens to create an illusion of invisibility. A graphic by GDS Architects explains how they'll pull off the Infinity Tower's "invisibility" illusion using cameras placed at three different heights to create a seamless panoramic image.

From left to right, a look at how the building will appear when the LED facade system isn't activated; then lit with 30% power; on the far right, 100% power. Tower Infinity's invisible face is essentially just state of the art camouflage. In essence, whatever is going on behind the building will be projected onto the front of the building.

Set to be the world's first "invisible" tower, when complete, Tower Infinity will stand 450 meters (1,476 feet) tall. A night perspective of the Infinity Tower, with the LED facade system turned off. 15 Outstanding DIY Projects To Make Your Home Interior Looks Amazing. | Colors And Joy. Every summer most of us wants to go traveling and visiting new places or even relatives, but not everyone likes to go out on every vacation. Well there’s nothing wrong with that, because sometime we have many things to do for our home as well, like some construction work, shifting and refurnishing etc. So if you would be staying at home this vacation then these 15 brilliant ideas are specially for you. With just a little bit of creativity and hand work you will be able to create these outstanding projects.

Please check the list below and I am sure that these DIY tricks will add some awesomeness to your home. 1) Indoor Tree House: Inspiration Here. Source : oemonster.org 2) Moss Designs For Your Brick Interior: Full Instructions. Source : Green Upgrader 3) Real Log Candle holders: Full Instructions. Source : Wunderschoen-Gemacht 4) Artificial Grass Stools: Inspiration Here. Source : 221 Vision 5) Earthy Pringles Can Flower Vase: Full Instructions. Source : fabyoubliss Source : Pinterest. At First, I Felt Sorry For The People Who Live In This House. Then I Looked Closer...Now I'm Jealous. Over the years, house sizes in the United States have been doubling. However, couples like Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller have been realizing that size isn’t the most important thing about where you live. Instead, they, and others in the “small house movement,” know that efficiency and green living can be more important.

Together, they decided to do something mind blowing – even though it is tiny. They built a house together. Christopher and Merete had no building experience, but they knew what their foundation would be… literally. Nonetheless, they decided to build their dream home. And it was going to be tiny. It look a lot of trial and error, but the couple kept an open mind. Their little house could go almost anywhere. But they decided to settle down outside of Boulder, Colorado.

When Christopher decided to settle down, he tried to think of what would be inside of his dream home. It turns out, all that he required were necessities. They are part of a “tiny house movement.” 37 Amazing Bathroom Designs That Fused with Nature. So you like to relax in the bath? Then this tropical nature inspired bathroom uses blue lighting to set the mood and fauna to make you feel like your bathing in a rainforest. Natural greenery promotes a sense of wellbeing, and there are several ways in which you can play on the look. So, if you have a beautiful garden on the other side of your bathroom wall, then why not install a run of floor to ceiling glazing to allow you to enjoy the view right from your bathroom. Consider an independently bathroom garden if you aren’t overlooked by neighbors, or perhaps a small screened area just beyond the boundary to create a bath time veranda in the open air–though this is only recommended for those living in warmer climates!

Tags: bathroom, interior design, natural bathroom, nature. Tesla Hyperloop Train Can Travel At 4000 mph. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has revealed more information on his top-secret Hyperloop, a vehicle he says will take passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in a mere half hour. The Tesla Motors co-founder called the fast train “a cross between a Concorde and a railgun and an air hockey table” at the D11 Conference earlier this year. The pneumatic tube train system will be “twice as fast as what an average aircraft can do.”

Once constructed, the Hyperloop will leave as soon as passengers board as opposed to running on a strict schedule. The train will also be weather immune which might put a damper on some people who still enjoy the occasional snow day. Some are calling Musk’s idea pure insanity, but others including physicist Brian Dodson of Gizmag, are willing to give the Hyperloop a chance after examining all of its parts. English please? Essentially, passengers will ride in capsules within the tube similar to pneumatic tubes at bank drive-throughs. Perot Museum of Nature and Science / Morphosis. Architects: Morphosis Location: Dallas, Texas, USA Director Of Technology & Bim: Synthesis Associate Architect: Good Fulton & Farrell Structural Engineer: Datum Engineers Consulting Structural Engineer: John A. Martin Associates, Inc. Mechanical Electrical Plumbing Engineer: Buro Happold Civil Engineer: URS Corporation Area: 16,722 sqm Year: 2012 Photographs: Iwan Baan, Courtesy of Morphosis Museums, armatures for collective societal experience and cultural expression, present new ways of interpreting the world.

They contain knowledge, preserve information and transmit ideas; they stimulate curiosity, raise awareness and create opportunities for exchange. As instruments of education and social change, museums have the potential to shape our understanding of ourselves and the world in which we live. As our global environment faces ever more critical challenges, a broader understanding of the interdependence of natural systems is becoming more essential to our survival and evolution.

Water Balloon Luminaries : Candle & Soap Making Techniques. A fun and easy project with a beautiful payoff. Learn how to make these Balloon Luminaries. You will need: High-Melt Paraffin Wax (IGI 1260)Party BalloonsDouble BoilerCookie Sheet Instructions: 1. Fill a balloon with tepid water. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Here is an example of these luminaries when using dye. SpY Transforms Vine-Covered Wall Into Beautiful Botanical Graffiti SPY Green Graffiti - Gallery Page 7. Spanish artist SpY enlivened a vacant wall in Besancon, France with a geometric feat of botanical graffiti! The urban artist's careful pruning gave a vagrant patch of vines a new circular shape, turning the site into a living artwork that locals now take pride in preserving. SpY’s gorgeous living artwork is made from strands of leafy vines that once reached upward toward the sun in unkempt spurts.

Seeing these wild vines as a canvas, SpY hired a cherry picker manlift and started to carve a circular shape into the far reaches of the overgrowth. Careful to maintain the main branches, he slowing trimmed away the wild vines to form a perfect circle. The leaves in the circle change throughout the year, gradating colors as the seasons transition from spring to summer and fall. Much of SpY’s work draws attention to the nuances of daily urban life, and his pieces reflect his appreciation of the individual elements that make up a city. . + SpY. Modern Small Apartment With Delightul Details. Advertisement Looking planning solutions for tight spaces?

Development of a small apartment with a modest surface is always a challenge for anyone. The experience and professionalism of designers, but also the original concept, creativity and imagination put their stamp on the work done over time. Economy, functionality and privacy describe perfectly this project. Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture (JPDA) find a great solution to transform a sixth floor small home office studio from East Village neighbourhood in New York into an area both functional and aesthetically attractive. It displays interesting features that range from the floor plan and sculpted-wooden volume that contrasts very well with beautiful minimalist furniture. Design Team: Jordan Parnass, Darrick Borowski, Danny Orenstein, Sean KarnsPhotography: Frank Oudeman, Sean Karns.

Project: Kent State Design Loft - WEISS / MANFREDI. The Design Loft is a site for new connections. Sited strategically at the hinge between campus and city, the Design Loft forms a new hub connecting the college with the City of Kent. Anchoring the public level is a continuous gallery that opens to the university’s new outdoor Esplanade. The gallery is an ascending sequence of spaces that can be connected and reconfigured to support a range of uses and events including a café, exhibition areas, a flexible event space, a reading room, and a resource library. A continuous studio loft forms the heart of the program. Open studios are configured to maximize flexibility to accommodate a growing program and evolving modes of learning in architecture and design education. The 125,000 square-foot building establishes an innovative center for the design disciplines and creates a new window onto the creative, artistic, and research-based programs of the College.

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