Showing posts with label Architecture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Architecture. Show all posts

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Luxury apartment complex will keep residents' feet off the ground


Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled a plush new residential project for Mexico that draws design inspiration from Mayan culture, and will endeavor to minimize disturbance to local wildlife with a system of raised platforms and walkways. Named Alai, it's planned for Mexico's Mayan Riviera, a booming tourist district in the country's Yucatan Peninsula.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Nvidia's slightly terrifying Metropolis platform paves the way for smarter cities


Nvidia has a vision for the city of the future, and it takes the always-on surveillance we're becoming accustomed to and pushes it to whole new levels. The company's Metropolis intelligent video analytics platform applies deep learning to constantly process and contextualize the masses of data streaming from the ever-increasing number of cameras watching us every day.

Monday, May 1, 2017

The Skyscraper of the Future Has a Farmers' Market and Drone Floor


he annual skyscraper contest by architectural magazine eVolo isn’t a competition to design the next supertall shell for untraceable caches of foreign investments. Where’s the fun in that? No, it’s far more thrilling to imagine a sunken Central Park than some building-sized nail shooting up from the concrete.
The contest by eVolo regularly draws in some of the most creative compositionsyou’re likely to ever see. And the 2017 winners — announced this week — are appropriately dreamy.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

The “City of the Future” is One Step Closer to a Blockchain Based Economy


Dubai’s Blockchain Goals

Dubai has quickly grown into a global hub for trade. Now, it’s planning to use blockchain as the basis for its economy, further enhancing this status. Blockchain has the potential to simplify record-keeping and the transport of goods all over the world. In concert with Dubai’s advanced transportation infrastructure and near-zero taxes, businesses will experience Dubai as a secure, reliably business-friendly environment.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Giant ski slope to top green-roofed civic center in Beijing


The next time you visit Beijing you may want to get your sled ready. China’s ever-evolving capital will soon be home to a stunning new civic center topped with an artificial snow-covered slope perfect for skiing and sledding. Designed by architect Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, the civic center, called the China World Trade Center Phase 3C, will merge energy efficient principles with mixed-use programming that accommodates the arts, outdoor recreation, and even organic farming.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The World’s Most Ambitious 3D-Printed Buildings


3D printing has been around since the 1980s, but to the average Joe, it’s really begun to matter only in the last few years. People around the world have been widening the scope of its applications. From food, to prosthetics, to actual human organs, and much more—the technology is indeed revolutionizing not only manufacturing but life. Numerous researchers and companies around the world are also trying to innovate in this space by developing affordable and compact printers for consumer use.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Hanging Gardens of .... Birmingham?


British firm Architects of Invention has drawn inspiration from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, for its latest project. Envisioned for Birmingham, UK, the Garden Hill proposal consists of two wooden residential towers with an interesting stepped design and some sustainable features.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Futuristic Visions from Kaspersky's 2050


Although the scenarios sound like the plot of a science fiction film, they are among many predictions futurologists have made about life just 33 years from now.

The project, called Earth 2050, highlights predictions for cities around the globe and different artefacts people could encounter in the not-so-distant future.

The interactive multimedia project was created by Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity firm, in honor of its 20 years in the market.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Amazing floating hotel


Having trouble deciding between a luxury yacht and a waterfront resort for your next vacation? Then this floating hotel, created by Serbian yacht designers Salt & Water, is your answer. The hotel design, which recently won the 2015 Millennium Yacht Design Awards, allows visitors to check into their own personal Catamaran apartment units, which can be detached from the floating hotel and sailed away.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Planned Panda House goes BIG on yin and yang


High-profile architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has unveiled a new panda habitat for Denmark's Copenhagen Zoo. The unique enclosure features a design inspired by the yin and yang symbol and promises excellent views of the animals. Assuming it goes ahead, it'll be completed in 2018.

Monday, March 27, 2017

House Of The Future : Rotates 360 Degrees


A SPACE-AGED home of the future which is shaped like a giant washing machine drum and rotates 360 degrees to allow you to “change” room is being unveiled this week at the Ideal Home Show.
The brainchild of TV architect George Clarke, the £50,000 Rotating House is powered by wheelchair motors from eBay.
It means a single adult or a couple could live in a tiny 3x3x3 metre cube space which turns upside down at the flick of a button.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

European firms eye artificial island in the middle of the tumultuous North Sea


Of all the opponents of wind turbines, few are as vociferous as the loose collective that planners and developers deride as “Nimby,” a term that derives from the acronym for “not in my backyard.” Driven to stake out real estate further offshore, a group of European companies have devised a plan almost breathtaking in its audacity: create a vast artificial island in the middle of the tumultuous North Sea, populate the area around it with thousands of spinning pylons, and drum up enough renewable energy for millions of Europeans by 2050.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Scientist Plans Flying city Near Future


The Laputa is designed to lessen the damage done to Earth by its growing population, giving nature a chance to bounce back.
It was created by Wang Nifu, who works with the firm in Beijing, China, where 11million locals live with heavy pollution.
And it’s fibre surface harnesses the light of the sun to create clean energy, preventing the smog of cities like Beijing.
Now one futurologist, who boasts of a 85% success rate for his predictions, says such a plan could be realised as soon as the 2030s.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Dubai plans to build a massive 800,000 square-mile “eco-friendly” public park



Dubai is working on an ambitious plan to build a massive 800,000 square-mile “eco-friendly” public park on par with those of major capital cities around the world. The park, a joint project between Dubai Holding and Dubai Municipality, will feature 18 miles of pedestrian pathways, 12 miles of jogging track, 9 miles worth of cycling tracks and 4 miles of nature trails. As if that’s not enough to keep folks busy, it will also include 55 playgrounds, 45 “sports grounds” five major event venues along with retail spaces for shops, restaurants and cafes. Located in Dubailand, the first phase of construction is set to start later in 2017, with the beginnings of the jogging and cycling tracks, along with some pedestrian walkways.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Robotically Woven, Solar-active Structure


New York's MoMA PS1 will feature a shelter installation that uses robotically-knitted solar fabrics that absorb and release light. Winner of the art institution's Young Architects Program competition, the canopy from Jenny Sabin Studio is photo-luminescent by night and cooling by day, with a misting system that delivers a cooling spray when someone comes near.

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Venus Project envisions a sustainable redesign of our cities and civilization


Poverty, crime, and homelessness are still rampant problems in countries around the world. 100-year-old futurist Jacque Fresco and architectural illustrator Roxanne Meadows founded The Venus Project to not only address these problems, but also to redesign cities to make them more sustainable. These circular cities draw on technology and science to produce a better society with a less harmful environmental impact.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Five most anticipated upcoming buildings

Though we've reported on many amazing buildings over the past 12 months, some of the most exciting designs are still to come. With this in mind, we highlight our five most anticipated architecture projects – either under construction, or expected to begin soon. From the world's tallest skyscraper to a cutting-edge office for a tech giant, each one promises to be outstanding.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

China plans its first “Forest City” to fight air pollution


Just weeks after Stefano Boeri announced plans for China’s first vertical forest, the Italian architect unveiled an even more ambitious vision: Forest Cities. Scaling up from his tree-clad Bosco Verticale skyscraper, Boeri created a blueprint for new cities in China that will be blanketed in greenery to fight air pollution. The first implementation of the nature-filled city will start in the city of Liuzhou, with construction expected to begin later this year.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Futuristic 3D-printed floating villages


These 3D-printed floating villages could be a means to future energy independence. The structures, envisioned by architect Vincent Callebaut, would recycle ocean waste harvested from international waters as building materials for new, sustainable marine architecture. The composite material would comprise a mix of plastic waste and algae. Biomimetic and completely self-sufficient, these sustainable habitats are a vision of an egalitarian society for environmentally conscious individuals.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Large capacity passenger aircraft for inter city transportation


Airline: Air Union
Aircraft type: City plane A3000 "Hummel Hummel"
Manufacturer: Aerocoché
Engines: McCormack & Delobbe
Maximal speed: 520 km/h
Range: 3800 km
Capacity: 3000 passengers
Designer: Yelken Octuri
Dimensions:
  • Wingspan: 113 metres
  • Length: 84 metres
  • Height: 34 metres

Following the rapid urban development of the city of Hamburg and the increase in congestion at the Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel airport, the mayor Ms. Claudia Engel initiated a broad study on the communication networks of the state of Hamburg and all its adjacent states.
The report analysis revealed that the road and rail networks were saturated.
Finally, the report showed that the average duration of trips between German cities was in constant increase.