first image 'spaceport america' by foster + partners in new mexico, USA following up on our previous coverage of the project, here are some images of the completed ' spaceport america ' by internationally-recognized firm foster + partners in new mexico, USA. the first commercial space terminal in the world, the new 11,148 m2 facility will offer opportunities for tourists to travel into space. a dedication ceremony for the ' virgin galactic gateway to space ' was recently held to celebrate the milestone event. approach lying low within the desert-like landscape of new mexico, the organic form of the terminal and hangar rises out of the ground to form an undulating and continuous roof form. the main entrance is created by a deep channel that cuts into the center of the design. retaining walls on either side of the approach lines an exhibition space that highlights the history of space exploration. exterior view foster + partners: spaceport america - complete - Pale Moon
Hidden In Costa Rica's Rain Forest... (15 photos) - My Modern Metropolis - Pale Moon It's impossible not to fall in love with this eco-friendly house, hidden on a coastal hillside in Costa Rica. Surrounded by lush greenery, I can only imagine how fresh the air must be. And with a fantastic view overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this home almost seems too good to be true... Designed by SPG Architects, Casa Torcida has the largest domestic solar array in Costa Rica, which provides enough energy for lighting, appliances, and miscellaneous equipment. In the future, this solar-derived power will also provide for the needs of a state-of-the-art recording studio, located on the bottom floor.