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We have seen some weird and wonderful airports been built around the world but none is stranger than this recent concept airport from Alex Sutton. The plan is to put an airport and its runways above the streets. The concept was designed at part of the final year project of Sutton at the London architectural school. [Image Courtesy of Bartlett School of Architecture] The Bartlett School of Architecture asked their students to come up with a utopian dream for the Unit 16 final project and Sutton answered with a concept of a Stockholm City Airport, however the airport isn’t your […]
The Dutch have a close relationship with water, due in no small part to the fact that most of their land is close to sea level. So close, in fact, that a significant percentage of what they live on has been reclaimed from the sea. That fact hasn’t soured the Netherlands on the ocean that surrounds them; it has drawn them closer. It’s a natural progression, therefore, that the good people of Amsterdam wouldn’t balk when it comes to living on the water. That’s where one neighborhood in particular comes in to focus – The floating houses of IJburg. House […]
There is something about the edge of a cliff that is both beautiful and terrifying at the same time. Standing over the edge looking down gives you chills in both a good and bad way. Architects from Greece have come up with a concept home that is actually built into a cliff edge and gives stunning views out over the ocean. [Image Courtesy of OPA] The home is basically a box of concrete that is submerged into the Cliffside. A huge swimming pool is the roof and the skylight as this has been designed with a glass bottom. The Open […]
The 21st Century has witnessed the construction of numerous unusual landmark buildings. Interesting and unique towers have constituted a fair percentage thereof, from Frank Gehry’s Eight Spruce Street in New York City, to the Robot Building in Bangkok, and the Kingdom Center in Riyahd, Saudi Arabia: The United Tower in Bahrain, is a new twist on the theme. The United Tower really does look strikingly like a brad point drill bit, right down to the razor crisp edges of the lands and smooth faced flutes. Rising from an octagonal base plate, the fifty story structure describes a perfect counter-clockwise twist, […]
Dubai is known to be home to many firsts, including the tallest building in the world, and now they have another first by way of the first 3D printed office. The office is set to be printed in layers and the printer undertaking the task stands at 20 feet tall. The layers are to be assembled on site and in total the office building will cover around 2,0000 square feet. The building will be completed in just weeks. [Image Courtesy of Museum of the Future] The office is going to be home to the staff of the Museum of the […]
The use of air conditioners have become increasingly more popular in homes, offices, and pretty much everywhere else you go. The problem is that, while relying on them to cool down the air in warmer weather, we also use large amounts of electricity, which is reflected on our bills but especially in environmental damage. To prevent our solution to the heat from generating so many problems, some students from The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia Barcelona in Spain have come together to create a wall that can naturally cool off the room. The material, called hydroceramic, contains hydrogel bubbles (sandwiched between fabric and ceramic) that interact with the environment. […]