Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Unveil Dancing Dragons Towers Seoul new skyscrapers

The architecture of the buildings designed by Andrian Smith+Gordon Gill unveiled twin Korean towers inspired mythical Korean dragons. The firm is one of the world’s leading skyscraper designers who design Burj Khalifa and Kingdon Tower.

The towers are knowned as Dancing Dragons, a pair of striking supertall skyscrapers that will reshape the skyline of Seoul, South Korea. The towers has 88- and 77-story feature a breathable scale-like skin through which air can circulate. Gaps between its overlapping panels feature operable 600-mm vents through which air can circulate, making the sin ‘breathable’ like that of certain animals.

The 450- and 390-meter-tall towers will include residential, office and retail elements. V-shaped massing cuts at the top and bottom of the mini-towers help reinforce the buildings’ angular geometry, and the cuts are arranged in a radial pattern that can be seen as viewers at ground level move around the towers. According to Smith + Gill, those massing cuts are meant to echo the eaves of traditional Korean temples.

The structural scheme is being done by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill along with Werner Sobek. The designing is also being done by PositivEnergy Practice, an engineering and energy consulting firm. The landscaping architecture will be done by Martha Schwartz Partners and it will also reflect the geometric aesthetics of the tower.

The World’s Tallest Treehouse

The house located in Crossville, Tennesse was claimed the world’s largest treehouse. The house was built from ton of reclaimed wood has 10 storey averaging 9 to 11 feet high. The owner, Burgess, who is a landscape architect and ordained minister, has put his around $12000 to develop this house.

Inside this house, there are spiral staircase, a santuary, a choir loft, a basketball court and countless rooms, walkways and balconies. The treehouse estimated to be between 8000 to 10000 square feet. The owner still building this house. Click more to continue.. [Read more...]

Paper architecture that will blow your mind

This paper art is created by Ingrid Siliakus. She was born in 1955, Armsterdam, The Netherlands. She is artist/paper architect. She fall in love with this art in early 1980′s when she saw works of Prof. Masahiro Chatani,architect and professor in Japan.

Prof Masahiro introduced origamic architecture when he began to experiment with designing original and unique greeting cards. He used techniques of origami (Japanese paper folding) and kirigami (Japanese papercutting), as well as his experience in architectural design, to create intricate patterns which played with light and shadow.

Back to Ingrid, before the paper was created and finished, she made 20 to 30 prototypes. The artist also need skills of architect to create a 2 dimensional design which need patience and precision of a surgeon. The paper weight that Ingrid uses for her creations varies from 160 to 300 gram.
Jom layan this images. [Read more...]

Star Trek Theme Park hanya di Timur Tengah

Dulu, kalau kita pergi ke Timur Tengah macam Jordan ni, kita nak pergi ke tempat sejarah nabi-nabi dan para rasul. Namun, pada masa akan datang mungkin perasan hilang tu akan hilang secara beransur-ansur (nak kiamat dah). Ini adalah kerana, pemerintah Arab kini sedang berlumba-lumba membina projek yang luar biasa sekali. Kali ni, raja Jordan memberi lampu hijau untuk menjalankan projek gergasi bernilai $1.5 billion iaitu Taman Tema Star Trek.

Taman tema ni akan dijana oleh teknologi hijau yang kurang menghasilkan karbon ke atmosfera. Taman tema ni berkeluasan 75 hektar bertempat di Aqaba. Terdiri daripada 17 zon hiburan dan satu hotel 4 bintang.Taman ni akan mengejutkan pengunjung yang datang dengan kecanggihan abad 23 pengalaman multi-sensor dengan visual tahap tinggi dan efek bunyi yang akan menyebabkan pengunjung rasa lebih real pada semua benda. Taman tema ni memang truely state-of-art.

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Restoran atas pokok di Jepun

Bangunan ini bukan diperbuat daripada kayu betul sebaliknya diperbuat daripada batu konkrit.Ia mendapat insipirasi daripada pokok banyan atau dikenali di Jepun sebagai gajumaru.Bangunan ini adalah restoran pan-Asian.
Naha Harbor Diner mendakwa mereka menawarkan sayur segar,ayam dan daging bab* yang didapati daripada ladang tempatan.Tak halal la.

Sumber: inhabitat