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This Train Station Doesn't Access a Railway Architecture

This Train Station Doesn't Access a Railway

December 24, 2016The Turkish city of Dalaman serves as the perfect holiday spot. It offers a turquoise coastline, luxurious beaches, and incredible historical sights. Despite its natural beauty, Dalaman has one ridiculous-seeming error. Its train station doesn& 39;t access any sort of railway.The building resulted from the order of Abbas Hilmi Pasha, an Ottoman Viceroy in Alexandria, Egypt at the turn of the 20th century.

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Plastic Bottle Village of Panama: an Eco-Residential Community Architecture

Plastic Bottle Village of Panama: an Eco-Residential Community

December 28, 2016One tiny island off of Panama offers an eco-friendly and super stylish alternative to traditional waste disposal. Isla Colon in the Bocas del Toro archipelago contains the world& 39;s first Plastic Bottle Village.Canadian Robert Bezeau developed the project after moving to the Bocas islands several years ago.

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The World's Highest Bridge in China is Ready for Traffic Architecture

The World's Highest Bridge in China is Ready for Traffic

January 04, 2017In the recent years, China achieved many notable accomplishments in the field of engineering. Now, they crossed an even larger milestone.After three years of construction, the world’s highest bridge officially opened in Guizhou provenience of Southwest China. Known as the Beipanjiang Bridge, the bridge opened for business on December 29, 2016.

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This Can Opener Bridge is a Nightmare for Truck Drivers Architecture

This Can Opener Bridge is a Nightmare for Truck Drivers

By Shelby RogersDecember 29, 2016This bridge could be the worst one ever for any semi truck driver. The North Carolina bridge falls just a bit short of the US regulation of a 14 foot bridge height. At 11 feet, 8 inches, it& 39;s certainly earned its name as the & 34;can opener,& 34; removing the lids off unsuspecting semi trailers.

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Top 10 Strangest Elevators in the World Architecture

Top 10 Strangest Elevators in the World

Elevators have one deceptively simple task: moving passengers or objects between levels. As mundane as this sounds, that doesn& 39;t mean the design has to be. Some elevators from around the world have become tourist attractions in their own right. Either because of their uniqueness, unusual looks or & 34;driving& 34; experience.

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Future of Construction: Inflatable Concrete Architecture

Future of Construction: Inflatable Concrete

January 12, 2017Researchers at TU Wien University were able to develop a new system to create an inflatable concrete structure with much fewer resources than ever before.The use of concrete stems back thousands of years to when ancient civilizations build magnificent structures with it. Its usefulness has withstood the test of time and has proven itself worthy as an integral component of modern-day construction.

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This 11-Story Building Can Produce More Energy Than It Consumes Architecture

This 11-Story Building Can Produce More Energy Than It Consumes

The man behind the first new office building in Norway that produces more energy than it consumes, is Emil Eriksrød - a young aspiring/inspiring real estate entrepreneur. And the world-changing part of the concept? It’s located in a tiny Norwegian town of only 35.000 people, which means these kind of buildings in reality could be feasible almost anywhere.

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When Math Meets Music: Algorithm Creates an Incredible Concert Hall Architecture

When Math Meets Music: Algorithm Creates an Incredible Concert Hall

By Shelby RogersJanuary 30, 2017In the heart of Hamburg, Germany sits one of the most structurally interesting concert halls in the world - the Elbphilharmonie. Many consider it to be the most acoustically advanced space ever built. In a city that celebrates composers like Johannes Brahms and Gustav Mahler, it& 39;s only fitting that Hamburg should boast such an innovative concert hall.

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The Future of Construction: Mushroom Buildings Architecture

The Future of Construction: Mushroom Buildings

January 30, 2017The future of construction is rotten. The process which has long been known to decompose and recycle organic matter may soon provide the building blocks to construct our future. The technology is owed to nonother than the mushroom- or more accurately, fungus.Fungi have dominated the world& 39;s undergrowth for millions of years.

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Roman Arch Bridges: How Much Weight Can They Hold? Architecture

Roman Arch Bridges: How Much Weight Can They Hold?

Why were arch bridges so crucial to the Roman Empire, and how did they survive relatively in-tact even to modern times?January 24, 2017At the core of the Roman Empire was their engineering prowess, and most notable of all their infrastructure advances was the Roman arch.The arch bridge and arched structures allowed the Romans to construct buildings with a far greater ratio of wall openings to height than had ever been possible before.

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A Copy of the Great Pyramid is Planned to be Built in 2025 Architecture

A Copy of the Great Pyramid is Planned to be Built in 2025

To the west and south of modern Cairo, lies Giza in the vast desert. While Great Sphinx guards the plateau, massive pyramids of Khufu (Gr. Cheops), Khafre (Gr. Chephren), and Menkaure (Gr. Mycerinus) dominates the region. They all ruled Egypt during the 4th Dynasty (c. 2500 BC).The grand pyramid complexes include temples, causeways, and much more.

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Tbilisi's New Multifunctional Hostel Used to Be a Soviet Factory Architecture

Tbilisi's New Multifunctional Hostel Used to Be a Soviet Factory

Built in a former Soviet factory, Fabrika is a multifunctional space that brings together a huge hostel, art studios, cafés, bars, encircling around a fantastic courtyard.Transformed from a former Soviet sewing factory in Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, Fabrika Hostel with its 95 rooms is a place you can sleep, eat, drink, design, create, interact, discover and learn.

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China Is Building Asia’s First Vertical Forest to Fight Air Pollution Architecture

China Is Building Asia’s First Vertical Forest to Fight Air Pollution

February 21, 2017Asia’s first Vertical forest, called the Nanjing Vertical Forest, will be built in the South of China’ Jiangsu province. The vertical forest is expected to produce 60 kg of oxygen every day which will reduce the air pollution which plagues China. Image Source: Stefano Boeri Architetti Global Air PollutionAir pollution is currently a major global issue for countries all over the world.

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Apple Park : Apple's New $5 Billion Campus Will Open This April Architecture

Apple Park : Apple's New $5 Billion Campus Will Open This April

February 23, 2017Apple announced on Wednesday that Apple Park, the company’s new campus, will open to employees in April. Image Source: Apple Apple Park Opens its DoorsThe construction of Apple Park began in 2013, costing Apple $5 billion. Apple planned for its first group to move into the “Spaceship” campus in January 2017, however, this was delayed by several months.

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Spanish Architect Transforms an Old Cement Factory Into a Modern Castle Architecture

Spanish Architect Transforms an Old Cement Factory Into a Modern Castle

Spanish architect, Ricardo Bofill, stumbled upon a WWI-era cement factory in 1973. He decided to purchase the old cement factory, situated near Barcelona, and transformed it into a majestic home called La fábrica. Image Source: Ricardo Bofill The Cement FactoryAlmost 45 years ago, Bofill saw great potential for the dilapidated cement factory located in Catalonia, Spain.

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Evolution Tower : Moscow City's Spiral Architectural Landmark Architecture

Evolution Tower : Moscow City's Spiral Architectural Landmark

The Evolution Tower (aka City Palace Tower or Wedding Palace) has arguably become Moscow City& 39;s new architectural landmark. The inspiration for the tower comes from Rodin& 39;s Kiss, St Basil& 39;s Cathedral or Tatlin& 39;s Tower. In any case, the Tower is certainly a work of beauty. The building& 39;s iconic spiral form from base to roof is meant to represent the ideas of progress and the future.

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Dubai to Add the World's First Rotating Skyscraper to Its Skyline by 2020 Architecture

Dubai to Add the World's First Rotating Skyscraper to Its Skyline by 2020

March 19, 2017Dubai will be home to the first rotating skyscraper, dubbed the & 34;Dynamic Tower& 34; which is expected to be completed in 2020. The 42-meter skyscraper will be made of a series of 80-story-high rotating condos each costing a whopping $30 million. Image Source: Your Discovery Science via YouTube The ArchitectDavid Fisher, an Israeli-Italian architect, is planning the first ever rotating skyscraper in Dubai.

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The Big Bend: U-Shaped Skyscraper Proposed for New York City Architecture

The Big Bend: U-Shaped Skyscraper Proposed for New York City

By Shelby RogersMarch 23, 2017In a city full of skyscrapers, there& 39;s only one way to make a fresh idea stand out. The Oiio Architecture Office looks to do just that with its Big Bend concept building. The upside down u-shaped renderings would make Big Bend the world& 39;s longest continual building.

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This Tiny Croatian Island Looks a Lot Like a Massive Fingerprint Architecture

This Tiny Croatian Island Looks a Lot Like a Massive Fingerprint

By Shelby RogersMarch 21, 2017Aerial views offer unique perspectives to plenty of countries. Some of these shapes have become so iconic, they get associated with the country itself (i.e. & 34;Italy& 39;s Boot,& 34; & 34;Michigan& 39;s mitten& 34;). But this tiny island off the coast of Croatia boasts a truly unique designation.

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Norway Is Planing to Build the World's First Full-Scale Ship Tunnel Architecture

Norway Is Planing to Build the World's First Full-Scale Ship Tunnel

By Kathleen VillaluzMarch 27, 2017Once again, the Norwegians have managed to capture everyone’s attention by designing the world’s first full-scale ship tunnel. The architecture firm Snøhetta is responsible for giving life to the design of this ambitious project. Image source: Kystverket / Norwegian Coastal Administration via Flickr Ship passage and construction of the tunnelThe Stadhavet Sea is considered to be one of the most treacherous seas along the northwestern coastline of Norway.

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