The central London skyline is in the midst of a dramatic transformation right now. The Gherkin kicked it all off; the Shard is the latest addition, but there are many more currently in the works. Once some of the biggest names in architecture have finished all the buildings they’ve started working on, this is what it’ll look like. Beautiful, ain’t it? [Read more…]
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This post was sponsored, but opinions are my own
This post was sponsored, but opinions are my own
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. Most of us would probably agree, he made an excellent decision.The main feature of the room is the incredible floating pirate ship. Kuhl used 2×12 ribs to construct the hull of the ship, covering them with layers of 1/2 inch plywood to act as the planking. A bomb-proof blend of plaster and epoxy with integrated coloring was used simulate an old ship’s hull.
Poteet Architects is a 12-year-old firm based in San Antonio, Texas. Jim Poteet opened the office with the hope that the firm could further the sustainable revitalization of downtown San Antonio. Poteet Architects’ success in this endeavor has brought the firm national recognition and acclaim. The firm’s portfolio of completed work includes residential, commercial and institutional projects, but is perhaps best known for the sensitive adaptive reuse of existing buildings and a fresh, rigorous approach to modern interior design.
Jim Poteet graduated from Yale University and received his Master of Architecture from the University of Texas where the faculty awarded him the Alpha Rho Chi Medal. He interned in Philadelphia with Kieran, Timberlake and Harris, and returned to San Antonio where he joined the Alamo Architects. Jim established Poteet Architects in 1998.
The Guangdong Museum is one of four major cultural landmark buildings for the new financial hub in Zhujiang Xincheng (Pearl River New Town) of Guangzhou. The five-story 721,000 sq ft (67,000 sq m) museum is not only designed to house a great variety of fascinating objects of treasure, it is also a treasured object of great fascination itself.The deliberate arrangement by Hong Kong-based firm Rocco Design Architects not only reinforces the clarity and coherence of the treasure box concept, it allows flexibility in planning and operation of all the exhibition spaces. Each of the main exhibition halls is punctured with random spaces that are filled with natural light. They also offer visitors well-balanced resting spaces.
During the Cold War, Soviet Russia has been involved in number of different projects in order to boost their military and industrial power.As the fear of the nuclear attacks has risen with the rapid development of missiles and other weapons, during the Cold War, Russia had to try to build some kind of deffence against such threats from West.One of such projects was this weird complex of sphere-like buildings which reminds me little bit on those buildings which are today used in American ECHELON project.A few of those buildings were built to be a part of an expensive anti-missile system but the project has never been finished and has never been used.Here you can see some detail photos of those buildings, especially the interior where you can see the remains of different tools and equipment abandoned there. It looks like that people have escaped from this place and left everything there without taking anything with them.
There is a plenty of abandoned object which can be found in Russia and other former Soviet republics. There is a lot of different projects whose construction has begun but never finished due to lack of financial or some other kind of support.The construction of the most of such objects, which are useless and needles today, has begun during the Cold War era when Soviets were trying to follow the fast military and industrial development of the Western World.Krapivinskaya hydro power plant construction started in 1975. The Russian authorities have decided to abandon this project and to stop further construction of this power plant in 1989 because of the lack of money needed for finishing the construction.Here you can see some interesting and little bit sad photos of this abandoned complex whose destiny is still uncertain.
If you look at those photos you will probably think how it is possible that such magnificent architectural construction lays today abandoned and almost forgotten.This amazing large castle can be found in Ryazan Region in Russia. This French-style castle has been built about hundred years ago for Earl Khrapovitski.Today, this once glorious building is abandoned and devastated, and, like many similar buildings all across the Russia, waiting for someone vise and brave enough to try to relive it and bring it back its forgotten shine.
This three-bedroom vacation home on Big Sur’s spectacular south coast is anchored in the natural beauty and power of the California landscape. The site, which features a 250-foot drop to the Pacific Ocean along the bluff and toward the west, offers dramatic views. Yet it demands a more complex form than a giant picture window. [Read more…]