Dubai Architecture- The Burj al Alam, or The World Tower. 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...
15 Interesting Balcony Design Ideas When you live in a city you most likely live in an apartment with a small balcony. Many people use it to store there their junk but it can be used as an additional room of the apartment. All you need to do is to think about its design and layout. Sometimes you can combine your balcony with the nearest room but not often. Here are some projects of professional designers that thought through all details to help you design a perfect balcony. Ultimate Pirate Ship Bedroom (14 pics) "The rope bridge is connected to the top of the jail cell, built to accommodate evil doers, thieves and little sisters." Designer Steve Kuhl fulfills every boy's fantasy with this insanely cool pirate ship bedroom. The six-year-old occupant from Minnesota chose between a space ship, race car, castle, and pirate ship. The main feature of the room is the incredible floating pirate ship. But that's not all. Update: We talked to designer Steve Kuhl, asking him about the story behind the ultimate pirate ship bedroom. "This is what it looks like when you enter the bedroom. "Our client wanted us to build a one-of-a-kind bedroom for a one-of-a-kind son. "The base of the rope bridge is anchored on top of the jail cell. "As with many of the things we build, this is was a first. "We constructed the crows nest using a ten inch hand-hewn timber for extra strength. "Tell your pal to put her coat in the last locker and watch her reaction as she discovers the hidden room within.
Cubico We recently featured the work of Italian industrial designer and architect, Alessandro Di Prisco, with his SILK design. Today, I’m introducing you to another beautifully simplistic creation by the Napoli based designer. It is Cubico – a minimalist cubic furniture item that can be used in a variety of ways. Di Prisco explains: The Cubico design is produced by the subtractive process, progressively removing material from an accomplished figure, the cube, introducing voids, fissures in its linearity. Whether you use it as a magazine rack, a coffee table, a stool or even a decorative addition to your living space, Cubico is an attractive and practical piece of furniture.
Garage Mini House Who doesn’t love a good makeover? Especially if it involves small space creativity. Seattle based artist, designer and welder Michelle de la Vega took an old tired garage and turned it into a full functioning and visually stunning little house. Most fixtures and pieces of furniture were custom built for the project or salvaged, refurbished and repurposed by the designer/owner. Before After Tilt Scanner : Erik Askin Erik Askin © 2012 Erik Askin Built with Indexhibit Gorgeous Garage Conversion By Shed Architects The appropriately named SHED Architecture and Design has done a lovely garage conversion into a 300 square foot studio apartment in a Seattle backyard. It is hard to call it a renovation, but zoning bylaws would not permit a new building, so they appear to have retained a few sticks. It is another good example of how one can make such a small space not only habitable but lovely to look at. The Architects are quoted in Coolboom: The project began with a 30 square meter single car garage, built in the 1920's, that was in an advanced state of decay and in need of a new foundation. The garage, elevated above a sunken yard on wooden posts was in need of a new foundation. The loft looks tight but cozy. More at Shed Architecture & DesignMore in Less is More:Shedworking : It's Not About Cute Sheds, It's About the Workplace Revolution (Book Review)Supertramp: Microsized Mobile Living ConceptCould Less Become More Again?
Kuhl Design + Build Motorized External Roller Shades / Hunter Douglas Contract This month, we would like to introduce Motorized External Roller Shades, a great product from the Solar Control line of Hunter Douglas Contract. Nysan motorized external roller shades provide excellent control of glare and thermal gain. Hunter Douglas Contract’s high-performance exterior fabrics – including PVC-free GreenScreen® Tek-Screen fabric – remain colorfast, resist damage from water and heat, remain dimensionally stable, and are resistant to rot. Motorized external roller shades can be controlled by switch or automated control system. Heavy-duty headrails, bottom rails, and side guides are engineered to withstand adverse weather conditions. Key Features - Attractive headrail to protect the fabric (and motor) in the raised position. - Durable roller tube incorporating the motor. - Heavy-duty brackets, bottom rail, and side guides engineered to withstand adverse environmental conditions. - Full motorization and automation available for raising, lowering, and adjusting the shade.
our humble abode Portable Whangapoua Beach Hut Imaginez, une plage de sable blanc en Nouvelle-Zélande et un petit nid douillé mobile. Cette petite habitation écologique est une réalisation de l’agence d’architecture Néo-Zélandaise Crosson Clarke Carnachan.