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Book Building of the Day: As part of a local children’s book fair, Slovakian artist Matej Kren was invited by the Museum of Modern Art in Bologna to install a massive fortress composed of thousands upon thousands of books.
The piece — “Scanner” — is meant to evoke “a sensation of sublime terror, an alteration referring to a puzzling infinity itself created to destabilize conventional spatial habits.”
Uh… What he said. More photos can be found here. [inhabitat.] via - thedailywhat:

Book Building of the Day: As part of a local children’s book fair, Slovakian artist Matej Kren was invited by the Museum of Modern Art in Bologna to install a massive fortress composed of thousands upon thousands of books.

The piece — “Scanner” — is meant to evoke “a sensation of sublime terror, an alteration referring to a puzzling infinity itself created to destabilize conventional spatial habits.”

Uh… What he said. More photos can be found here. [inhabitat.] via - thedailywhat:

4 years ago

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House Vortex by Dan Havel and Dean Ruck… - The Art League offered Havel and Ruck the old studio buildings before they were demolished to make way for a new Art League building. The adjacent houses [were] used for exhibition space and art classes for over thirty years. [The duo] created a large funnel-like vortex beginning from the west wall adjacent to Montrose Blvd. The exterior skin of the houses will be peeled off and used to create the narrowing spiral as it progresses eastward through the small central hallway connecting the two buildings and exiting through a small hole into an adjacent courtyard. (via) -simko:

House Vortex by Dan Havel and Dean Ruck… - The Art League offered Havel and Ruck the old studio buildings before they were demolished to make way for a new Art League building. The adjacent houses [were] used for exhibition space and art classes for over thirty years. [The duo] created a large funnel-like vortex beginning from the west wall adjacent to Montrose Blvd. The exterior skin of the houses will be peeled off and used to create the narrowing spiral as it progresses eastward through the small central hallway connecting the two buildings and exiting through a small hole into an adjacent courtyard. (via) -simko:

4 years ago

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The Chicago Spire, a spectacular 2,000-foot twisting tower will dramatically change the Second City’s skyline. The proposed LEED Gold structure is sure to become an immediate icon.  By comparison the Sears Tower is 1,451 feet to the top of the structure and 1,730 feet to the top of the antenna.  If the Chicago Spire decides to add a finial or antenna, it may be the tallest building in the world for quite some time.
Designed by Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, The Chicago Spire will be the world’s tallest exclusively residential building and the tallest building in the western world when complete in 2012.
Rising 150 stories, the slender, twisting tower will house 1,194 residences. Each level in the seven-sided structure will rotate an average 2.44 degrees between floor plates, giving the structure its distinctive fluid appearance; the building will turn a total of 360 degrees. via -gatekeeper:fuckkyeahchicago:

The Chicago Spire, a spectacular 2,000-foot twisting tower will dramatically change the Second City’s skyline. The proposed LEED Gold structure is sure to become an immediate icon.  By comparison the Sears Tower is 1,451 feet to the top of the structure and 1,730 feet to the top of the antenna.  If the Chicago Spire decides to add a finial or antenna, it may be the tallest building in the world for quite some time.

Designed by Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, The Chicago Spire will be the world’s tallest exclusively residential building and the tallest building in the western world when complete in 2012.

Rising 150 stories, the slender, twisting tower will house 1,194 residences. Each level in the seven-sided structure will rotate an average 2.44 degrees between floor plates, giving the structure its distinctive fluid appearance; the building will turn a total of 360 degrees. via -gatekeeper:fuckkyeahchicago:

5 years ago

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With this height I doubt if it will be ready in two years.  Plus the fact that it will be constructed in Manila Bay which is a swamp and a reclaimed area and that this area is prone to typhoons.. woooaaaa.. dangerous… sm mall of asia even it is only 2 to 3 floors have many structural issues with it.. what more with a building in this height… hahaha.. but let see.. this will certainly make a boost in the philippine economy
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The Pagcor Tower—approved for construction near Manila Bay in the Philippines—is estimated to be completed by 2012 with a height of 665 meters (2,182 feet), becoming the tallest tower (not manmade structure, which is currently the Burj Dubai skyscraper in Dubai, U.A.E.) in the world.
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Source: Wikipedia - Pagcor Tower
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Psh, I doubt they’ll be able to finish this by 2012.  It took forever for them to open freakin’ Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

With this height I doubt if it will be ready in two years.  Plus the fact that it will be constructed in Manila Bay which is a swamp and a reclaimed area and that this area is prone to typhoons.. woooaaaa.. dangerous… sm mall of asia even it is only 2 to 3 floors have many structural issues with it.. what more with a building in this height… hahaha.. but let see.. this will certainly make a boost in the philippine economy

manila:rawrrdennisaur:

The Pagcor Tower—approved for construction near Manila Bay in the Philippines—is estimated to be completed by 2012 with a height of 665 meters (2,182 feet), becoming the tallest tower (not manmade structure, which is currently the Burj Dubai skyscraper in Dubai, U.A.E.) in the world.

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Source: Wikipedia - Pagcor Tower

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Psh, I doubt they’ll be able to finish this by 2012.  It took forever for them to open freakin’ Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

5 years ago

SPANISH TOWER DRAWS SOLAR ENERGY FROM 600 MIRRORS

It looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. Six hundred mirrors reflecting sunlight onto a massive 40-story tall tower out in the Andalusian countryside. Yet as eerie as it looks, this is Europe’s first commercial solar power plant being operated by a company called Solucar. The structure generates 11 Megawatts of electricity-enough power for 6,000 homes. Here’s how it works.

The 600 mirrors beam sunlight at the tower, which converts the solar energy into steam. The steam is stored in tanks and used to drive turbines, and before you know it you’re powering 6,000 homes. Overall, this is super cool and one lucky BBC reporter even got a tour of the tower. Check out the link, it’s worth the read. - Louis Ramirez

Power Station Harnesses Sun’s Rays (BBC via Gadget Lab)

5 years ago

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5 years ago

ROTATING TOWER IN DUBAI : DYNAMIC ARCHITECTURE

This structure is from a new and innovative architecture perspective called DYNAMIC ARCHITECTURE.

Dynamic Architecture buildings keep modifying their shape. As each floor rotates separately, the form of the building changes constantly; you may not see the same building twice. Dynamic architecture marks a new era in architecture. This new approach, based on motion dynamics, is in fact a challenge to traditional architecture that until now was based on gravity.

Dynamic Architecture buildings will become the symbol of a new philosophy that will change the look of our cities and the concept of living. From now on, buildings will have a fourth new dimension TIME. Buildings will not be confined to rigid shapes; construction will have a new approach and flexibility. Cities will change faster than we ever imagined.

5 years ago

BAHRAIN WORLD TRADE CENTER

The three 29m-diameter turbine blades on Bahrain’s iconic landmark are the first in the world to be integrated on such a scale into a commercial development and are forecast to provide the equivalent of 11-15% of the power for the two towers when fully operational. The successful rotation of the blades involved collaboration between Atkins architects and engineers and turbine specialists Norwin, who were in Bahrain for the milestone event.