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Remembering the 'Queen of the Curve' Zaha Hadid Architecture

Remembering the 'Queen of the Curve' Zaha Hadid

Exactly one year ago, today, on the 31st of March, 2017, one of the pillars of modern architecture, Dame Zaha Hadid, passed away. In honor of her artistic genius and top-tier architecture, we look back on many of the works that have catapulted Zaha Hadid on top of the built environment ladder. From innovating the traditions of many cities around the world to the clever use of construction materials and to keeping the architectural race going, this is a special homage to one of the most significant people in architecture and engineering.

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32 Great Tips for Building Shipping Container Homes Architecture

32 Great Tips for Building Shipping Container Homes

Shipping container homes have grown in popularity immensely in the last few years, and for good reason: they are strong, durable, cheap, eco-friendly (compared to traditional materials) and allow for modular designs. In 2006, California architect Peter DeMaria, designed the first two-storey shipping container home in the U.

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Fazlur Rahman Khan: The Man Behind Every Modern Skyscraper Architecture

Fazlur Rahman Khan: The Man Behind Every Modern Skyscraper

Think for a moment about the world& 39;s tallest buildings.For many, one that comes to mind is New York City& 39;s Empire State Building. The Empire State Building became the world& 39;s tallest building once it wrapped up construction in 1931. It also became one of America& 39;s most iconic structures in subsequent decades.

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Architects Design a Crazy Skyscraper That Would Hang From an Asteroid Architecture

Architects Design a Crazy Skyscraper That Would Hang From an Asteroid

By Kathleen VillaluzApril 02, 2017A New York-based architecture firm called Clouds AO has revealed their design for the construction of the Analemma Tower, that will be founded on a space-based object like an asteroid. An asteroid! Image Source: Clouds AO It feels like there is an apocalyptic event that will happen a few years from now.

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The Amazing Engineering Feats of the Lost City of Petra Architecture

The Amazing Engineering Feats of the Lost City of Petra

Historically speaking, the lost city of Petra, in the Arabic country of Jordan, is one of the most enigmatic civilizations that have ever existed. With their successful and prolific business trading spices and silks with China, India, Rome and Egypt, the people of ancient Petra, the Nabateans, have managed to endow their city with extravagant structures and infrastructures.

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Top 5 Earthquake Resistant Structures Around the World Architecture

Top 5 Earthquake Resistant Structures Around the World

Earthquakes are one of the most destructive forces of nature. Structures can suffer severe damage when an earthquake strikes. That& 39;s why, seismic loadings must be taken into account when designing structures, especially skyscrapers.Let& 39;s roam around the world together and discover the top 5 earthquake-proof structures and learn how buildings can be designed to resist extreme seismic loadings.

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