An oil rig once, the perfect home of future! | Ecofriend An oil rig once, the perfect home of future! Malaysian designers Ku Yee Kee and Hor Sue-Wern have come up with the novel idea of transforming decommissioned oil rigs into habitable structures. With conservation of the environment being the order of the day, tapping renewable sources of energy is imperative. This is the most appreciable feature of this model. The design also offers flexibility of living and working both above and under water. This can well be the solution that many of the abandoned oil rigs are looking for. Via: eVolo Enjoyed this post? Categories: Uncategorized Tags:
Erving's Location, New Hampshire Erving's Location is a township in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. In New Hampshire, locations, grants, townships (which are different from towns), and purchases are unincorporated portions of a county which are not part of any town and have limited self-government (if any, as many are uninhabited). According to the 2010 census, the population of the township was zero. There is a dirt road that starts at New Hampshire State Route 26 in Millsfield just north of a pond and ends to the west in Erving's Location's northeast corner. Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the location has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2), all land. Demographics In the census of 2010, 0 people were recorded as living in Erving's Location. References External links Topozone map
The Midnight Special: Hosts: The Beach Boys - Episode Recap Opening credits (Wolfman Jack voiceover, announces the guests) --The Beach Boys (hosts) - "Good Vibrations" --Blondie - "Heart of Glass" (lip synch performance, originally aired 19-Jan-1979) Commercial break --Tavares - "Straight from the Heart" --The Beach Boys - "Here Comes the Night" --The Beach Boys - "Surfin' U.S.A." --Bad Company - "Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy" (music video, concert footage) --The Beach Boys - "Angel Come Home" (with Dennis Wilson singing lead) --The Beach Boys, Roger McGuinn & Wolfman Jack - "Rock 'n' Roll Music" --McGuinn, Clark and Hillman - "Don't You Write Her Off" --Tavares - "More Than A Woman" --Blondie - "One Way or Another" (live performance, originally aired 19-Jan-1979) --Bad Company - "Can't Get Enough of Your Love" (music video, concert footage) --McGuinn, Clark and Hillman - "Surrender to Me" --The Beach Boys - "Lady Lynda" (or "Lady Linda") --Tavares - "Never Had A Love Like This Before" --McGuinn, Clark and Hillman - "Backstage Pass"
Clubstead Design Contents • Intro • Specifications • Engineering Details / Reports • Pretty Stuff • Questions and Answers • Credits Intro This is TSI’s first seastead design, for a hotel/resort built to withstand the waves off the coast of California, also known as a “Floatel”. The base platform draws from traditional oil platform designs such as pillar platforms and semisubmersibles, but with the addition of a a deck suspended from steel cables, inspired by Tensegrity concepts, which saves on material costs. On top, we’ve designed a 200-guest resort around the inherent geometry of the four pillars (one can imagine them being themed Air, Fire, Water, and Earth). Specifications and Key Stats • 400′x400′ (200′ span between pillars), so 160,000 ft^2 footprint. Reports These reports from Marine Innovation & Technology contain the most up to date information about the ClubStead project.Download the final ClubStead reports in a single .zip file, or as individual PDFs: Pretty Stuff Still Views on Flickr: 3D Models
Passive Houses are Beautiful and Eco-Smart The LEED rating system for green buildings has found its counterpart in the European concept of the Passive House. Up to 20, 000 Passive Houses built across Europe are proving to be more sustainable than LEED.by Lidija Grozdanić First, there was LEED The world construction industry accounts for approximately one tenth of the Global Economy. It’s one of the major factors that affect our planet’s climate. But is it green enough? The LEED rating system is based on points, certifying buildings that meet the prescribed standards for the appropriate category. Going passive Look at it this way: the Passive House concept is LEED’s less flashy, but more diligent sibling. Success stories While LEED system does not consider regional differences and applies the same rules to different climates, the Passive House is more flexible. While LEED system does not consider regional differences and applies the same rules to different climates, the Passive House is more flexible.
Home - SGMA "BUCHANAN CHAPTER" of the GPAA Alexander L. Kielland (platform) Alexander L. Kielland was a Norwegian semi-submersible drilling rig that capsized whilst working in the Ekofisk oil field in March 1980 killing 123 people. The rig was built as a mobile drilling unit at a French shipyard, and delivered to Stavanger Drilling in July 1976. The floating drill rig was not however used for drilling purposes but served as a semi-submersible 'flotel' providing living quarters for offshore workers. By 1978 additional accommodation blocks had been added to the platform, so that up to 386 persons could be accommodated. In 1980 the platform was working in the Norwegian north sea providing offshore accommodation for the production platform Edda 2/7C. Fractures on the right side of the rig In driving rain and mist, early in the evening of 27 March 1980 more than 200 men were off duty in the accommodation on Alexander L. Minutes before 18:30 those on board felt a 'sharp crack' followed by 'some kind of trembling'. 130 men were in the mess hall and the cinema.
24 Tales of Ghost Towns and Abandoned Cities 24 Global Tales of Ghost Towns and Abandoned Cities Article by Urbanist, filed under Abandoned Places in the Architecture category. What in the world could cause an entire city to be abandoned? Some become unlivable due to environmental disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis to nuclear meltdowns (as with Pripyat, shown below). Others become the center of military activity and remain contested and uninhabited as a result – or are simply left as memorials to the terrible events that took place in them. This Halloween, forget the plastic cape and cheesy costume. Ancient Underwater City Alexandria
A.L. Johnson Company - Contact Us A.L. Johnson Co. 4671 Calle Carga Camarillo, CA 93012 (805) 389-4631 (805) 389-4632 firstname.lastname@example.org Use the form below to request a quote, more information or our Casting Design Kit. Find your local representative here. Our engineering staff at the foundry can be reached weekdays from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time. Call 805-389-4631 and one of our field representatives will be happy to discuss any aspects of the RPM process and the best methods available for transforming your designs into production castings. A. Remembering that each design is unique and presents its own series of considerations we urge you to consult with us at the earliest possible stage. Electronic transfer of data and drawing files is available but sometimes leads to complications and misinformation.
Lady Landfill Skyscraper- eVolo | Architecture Magazine Honorable Mention 2011 Skyscraper Competition Milorad Vidojević, Jelena Pucarević, Milica Pihler Serbia The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a pile of plastic floating in the northern part of the Pacific Ocean. The San Francisco Chronicle claims that the patch now weights more than 3.5 million tons, 80% of which is plastic waste that reaches more than thirty meters in depth. This area of the Pacific Ocean is a relatively calm region that causes the accumulation of floating garbage in big piles. Its removal will cost billions of dollars and no country claims responsibility. This proposal consists of a series of underwaterscrapers, floating islands that will be used to remove and recycle the garbage patch. Considering that the size of the floating garbage island is constantly varying, the structural organization of the skyscraper should reflect these variations. -> EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS 2 - Limited Edition Book
10 Most Amazing Ghost Towns - Oddee.com (ghost towns, best ghost towns) Some abandoned ghost towns are now tourist attractions, while others might be dangerous or illegal to visit. Meet some of the most fascinating ghost towns from around the world. KOLMANSKOP (Namibia): Buried in sand Kolmanskop is a ghost town in southern Namibia, a few kilometres inland from the port of Lüderitz. Soon the metal screens collapsed and the pretty gardens and tidy streets were buried under the sand. A couple of old buildings are still standing and some interiors like the theatre is still in very good condition, but the rest are crumbling ruins demolished from grandeur to ghost houses. PRYPIAT (Ukraine): Chernobyl workers' home Prypiat is an abandoned city in the "zone of alienation" in northern Ukraine. Until recently, the site was practically a museum, documenting the late Soviet era. SAN ZHI (Taiwan): a futuristic resort in the North of Taiwan, this futuristic pod village was initially built as a luxury vacation retreat for the rich. CRACO (Italy): a fascinating medieval town
A Guide to Bug Detection Equipment...! Hidden cameras and audio bugs come in many disguises... ...but if you know what Bug Detection Equipment to use then you can easily see if big brother is keeping tabs on you or your family... ...Do you feel secure in your hotel room, the tanning salon or changing room - its time to make sure...! Most bugs emit radio waves. Therefore the standard counter surveillance measure is to 'sweep' for them with a bug detector. Bugs can be hidden in an array of items from pens, baseball caps, clock radios, binoculars, spy phones, watches, wall clocks, plants, lamps, picture frames, ties and briefcases to name a few... ...But... ...The list is endless, and you need to be vigilant... ...And, be aware, sweeping is not foolproof because... A bug that has run out of power or a bug which is only tuned on during surveillance may not show up during a sweep at all. Hidden Camera Detectors The problem is this only detects cameras and not any audio devices or listening devices that may commonly be used.
PUEBLOS FANTASMA Un lugar para perderse. En los miles de pueblos y poblaciones que componen nuestro planeta, encontramos un nombre especialmente curioso que hace que en los glosarios ocupe el honor de ser el último alfabéticamente. Su nombre es ni más ni menos que “Zzyzx”, y no esta en un lugar perdido del mundo, sino en California, y no solo es curioso por su nombre. Leer Más » La ciudad bajo la nieve Paseamos hoy por una ciudad fantasma situada en uno de los lugares más inhóspitos del planeta. Leer Más » La ciudad fantasma de Agdam Existen muchos motivos por los que algunos pueblos y ciudades quedan completamente abandonados, en el blog ya hemos mostrado muchos ejemplos de estas urbes que quedaron en el olvido por razones dispares, como su ubicación en lugares geológicamente inestables, el cierre de minas, desastres naturales… pero sin duda en Agdam encontramos el motivo más estúpido de todos, la guerra. Un pueblo de la Italia olvidada Las ruinas que emergen del lago Eureka, ghost town. La ruleta del destino