Innovative Conversion: 1931 Water Tower Turned into Modern Apartment We’ve seen a large variety of unconventional homes on Freshome, but this is a first. Zecc Architects managed the impossible: converting a 1931 water tower in Soest, The Netherlands into a contemporary home with no less than nine levels. As you probably already imagined, many challenges came with this uncommon “home renovation”. According to I New Idea, light was the main issue, as the tower only had a few small windows. The solution? 7 selfies tomadas antes del momento exacto de morir. | Ciertas Cosas # 1 Sin miedo a las alturas Xenia Ignatyeva tomó un selfie desde un puente de 28 pies de la tierra para impresionar a sus amigos. Con 17 años de edad, la niña rusa perdió el equilibrio y cayó sobre un cable, que trágicamente estaba electrocutado. #2 Jenni Rivera En diciembre de 2012 la estrella pop mexicana Jenni Rivera y su comitiva tomó esta selfie justo antes de despegar en un avión privado que lamentablemente se estrelló y que no dejó sobrevivientes. #3 Feliz El 26 de abril 2014 Courtney Sanford envió esta foto de su reacción a la canción Pharrel Williams ‘Happy’ mientras conducia a través de Carolina del Norte; segundos más tarde se estrelló contra un camión y el accidente resultó ser fatal. # 4 Jadiel Este es una selfie sacada por un famoso músico de reggaetón de Puerto Rico llamado Jadiel, la cual fue subida a Instagram momentos antes de que tuviera un accidente de motocicleta fatal en Nueva York en mayo de 2014. #5 MH17 Selfie # 6 Pistola selfie # 7 río selfie
AL_A : Amanda Levete Architects : First photos of Spencer Dock Bridge News Profile Selected Projects Selected Furniture Archive Writing Recruitment Contact First photos of Spencer Dock Bridge The 40 metre span bridge with its fluid lines and undulating concrete surface will take trams, traffic and pedestrians across the Royal Canal. The underside of the bridge merges with the piers in a single movement with joint lines in the concrete designed to accentuate the geometry of the form. The bridge is the centrepiece of the new extension to the light rail line in Dublin city centre and part of a larger regeneration project for the inner city and former docks. Constructed using a combination of white insitu and precast reinforced concrete, all formwork is milled directly from 3D parametric models. Commissioned as Future Systems, the bridge is one of the first major projects completed under the name of Amanda Levete Architects. The bridge will be fully operational in 2010 to coincide with completion of the Linear Park. Share
Hong Kong’s Last Neon Lights Still Look Totally Blade Runner Neon is to Hong Kong as red phone booths are to London and fog is to San Francisco. When night falls, reds and blues and other hues cast a hazy glow over a city illuminated by tens of thousands of neon signs. But many of them are going dark, replaced by more practical, but less romantic, LEDs. Changing building codes, evolving tastes, and the high cost of maintaining those wonderful old signs have businesses embracing LEDs. Building a neon sign is an art, one practiced by craftsmen trained through apprenticeships to mold glass tubes into ornate shapes and letters. After its invention in 1910 by French chemist and engineer Georges Claude, neon advertising spread to the US and then to Asia, where a domestic neon industry flourished when Claude’s patent lapsed. Blance spent a week in Hong Kong in March and discovered Mobile M+:Neon Signs HK, a website celebrating the city’s signs. Go Back to Top.
Real Vampire Hunter Kits From The 1800s One of the most intriguing mysteries of the 19th century involves the manufacturing and selling of vampire killing kits. Several vampire hunter kits have turned up in recent years, and some have sold for exorbitant amounts of money. The true origin of these vampire kits is shrouded in mystery. Although it can’t be 100 percent proven, there seems to be historical evidence that vampire hunting kits became popular in western Europe after the release of Bram Stoker’s Dracula in 1897. More likely intended as souvenirs for rich novelty collectors, these kits would typically include garlic, a bible, stakes, crosses, silver bullets, and glass vials that held various concoctions to ward off vampires.
The Abandoned Palace At 5 Beekman Street Update 9/11/2013 – Been meaning to update for a while. 5 Beekman is NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR FILMING, EVENTS, OR ANY OTHER RENTAL PURPOSE due to ongoing construction. 5 Beekman Street has a secret. You’ve probably passed it a million times in your travels through downtown Manhattan. Certainly anyone who has ever visited J&R Row or hit the Starbucks on the opposite corner for a post-Brooklyn-Bridge-walk bathroom break has noticed its twin towers, and perhaps wondered how much its wealthy tenants pay to live behind its beautiful brick and terra-cotta facade. Except, 5 Beekman Street doesn’t have any tenants. Until now. When you first go through the front doors, the lobby might strike you at first as nothing more than the gutted remains of an old building. And then you look up… …and up… …to the most beautiful atrium in New York City, over nine stories overhead… …enclosed by a beautiful, fully-restored iron and glass skylight. Each floor is lined with beautifully detailed cast iron railings:
Cinematic Photographs of Tokyo at Night by Masashi Wakui All photos © Masashi Wakui Tokyo is an infinitely photogenic city. And there’s no shortage of photographers capturing its vibrant landscape. But local resident and photography aficionado Masashi Wakui has a unique, surreal style of capturing Tokyo by night and making it look like an animated still from Akira or a Ghibli film. Wakui has a penchant for the backstreets of Tokyo, specifically those with plenty of lanterns, streetlights and neon signs that only add to the surreal, cinematic quality of the scene. And those who have spent any number of nights wandering these streets will find Wakui’s photos achingly captivating. Once the scene is captured Wakui then digitally manipulates the image, giving it a color grading effect that works perfectly with his busy nighttime cityscapes. You can see many more of Wakui’s photos on Flickr, where he constantly posts new work.
Frank Lloyd Wright Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln Wright, June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1000 structures and completed 532 works. Wright believed in designing structures which were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. This philosophy was best exemplified by his design for Fallingwater (1935), which has been called "the best all-time work of American architecture". Wright was a leader of the Prairie School movement of architecture and developed the concept of the Usonian home, his unique vision for urban planning in the United States. Early years Frank Lloyd Wright was born Frank Lincoln Wright in the farming town of Richland Center, Wisconsin, United States, in 1867. In 1876, Anna visited the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia and saw an exhibit of educational blocks created by Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel. Adler & Sullivan (1888–1893)
Photographer Gets Lost In The Beauty Of Tokyo’s Neon Streets At Night Liam Wong injects a unique cyberpunk flavour into his images, casting a light upon the dark corners and back alleys that twist throughout Tokyo. His photographs manage to precisely capture the dynamism of the bustling city lit by bright neon signs and artificial lights, making one question the reality depicted in each photograph. With a distinct futuristic feel, most of Wong’s portfolio gives the sense that you were dropped into the middle of a stylish video game set in Japan’s animated capital. h/t: boredpanda, mymodernmet “I first visited Tokyo during the press tour for the game Far Cry 4 and I immediately fell in love with the city. “Then one night it rained and the city came to life. “After posting the pictures online, my following on Instagram increased overnight and since then I have been in different cities taking photos at night. “If you ever have the opportunity to visit Japan, you absolutely must go, it is beautiful.”
Fairy Tale Fashion | Fashion Institute of Technology Special Exhibitions Gallery January 15 – April 16, 2016 Share using #FairyTaleFashion on Twitter and Instagram. Fairy Tale Fashion is a unique and imaginative exhibition that examines fairy tales through the lens of high fashion. In versions of numerous fairy tales by authors such as Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, it is evident that dress is often used to symbolize a character’s transformation, vanity, power, or privilege. The importance of Cinderella’s glass slippers is widely known, for example, yet these shoes represent only a fraction of the many references to clothing in fairy tales. Kirsty Mitchell, The Storyteller, from the Wonderland series. Organized by associate curator Colleen Hill, Fairy Tale Fashion features more than 80 objects placed within dramatic, fantasy-like settings designed by architect Kim Ackert. The exhibition’s introductory space features artwork that has played a role in shaping perceptions of a “fairy tale” aesthetic. J.