Category: Construction
March 8, 2013
Shanghai World Financial Center Coolest Observatory Deck in The World

On the 100th the Shanghai World Financial Center's observatory remains teh tallest cantilevered observatory deck in the world. What makes it so unique is that the bridge like sructure spans the tops of the building's gap, at 1,555 feet in the air. Construction went from 1997-2008 Architect: Kohn Petersen Fox

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February 21, 2013
5 Architectural Fails

Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Tacoma, WA The Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a suspension bridge that connected the port city of Tacoma, WA, with the Kitsap Peninsula. It was the third-longest suspension bridge in the world when it opened to the public on July 1, 1940, but it closed four months later after a spectacular collapse. The […]

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January 6, 2013
4 Best Architecture TV Shows to Watch When You're Bored

Best Architecture TV Shows Architecture is integrated within more channels than you might think. If you are interested in any sort of architectural design, then you have probably came across HGTV, the main show that integrates architecture. The following list of channels are of what I have access to. I am not sure of any […]

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January 3, 2013
Chinese City Built From Scratch Released by KPF

While China still has so many empty cities still waiting more than 10 years to be occupied, they still plan on building up another large city. This city is much different, read more to find out how. Directly from the  international architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF). The KPF design for the Meixi Lake master plan […]

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December 21, 2012
A 'Disappearing' Cathedral; Read Between The Lines

The Cathedral called, “Read Between The Lines” is located within the Netherlands, Made of just Steel And Concrete. ‘Reading between the lines’ is a project collaborated between young Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs (Leuven, 1983) and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh (Leuven, 1983). Their projects reflect an architectural background with an artistic intention. Their main concerns are experiment, […]

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December 8, 2012
Two Cheapest Kitchen Renovations add Value to your House

The profitability of the investment you make into renovating your home depends directly on how much you put in, and what you put that money into. These are the two factors determining your success. For example putting in a huge pool is not the safest investment, but some people just don't care about the financial gain. Whether you are […]

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November 21, 2012
Are McMansions Becoming Extinct?

  The answer is most likely yes. McMansion is a slang term for a large newly built house that is poorly designed and too big for its surroundings. These houses were first constructed in the 1990's in America. They are compared to McDonald's for being built so fast. These types of houses were massively constructed in the early […]

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November 17, 2012
Wright's Glencoe Subdivision Markers are Crumbling

One of the most unique details at Frank Lloyd Wright's Ravine Bluffs subdivision in Glencoe is in need of some significant Tender loving care. The subdivision, which includes six Wright-designed houses and three boldly sculpted markers of poured concrete, was built in 1915 for developer Sherman Booth. But Chicago's brutal climate has taken its toll […]

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November 1, 2012
Humewood Castle: An Ireland Castle

The Humewood Castle is amazing for many reasons. Read more about it on Urban Splatter. Kiltegan, Ireland 15 bedrooms 18 bathrooms 46,200 sqft $10.1 million In 1867 a wealthy Irish landowner enlisted English ecclesiastical architect William White to construct on his family real estate. The outcome was an enormous castellated mansion—constructed in the Victorian type […]

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September 26, 2012
The Castles of FRANCE

It amazes me that all of these historic castles still exist today. Castles brings you back to the medieval times. Fighting dragons and Shrek! It is quite  popular now-a days to incorporate the castle look into people homes. Who doesn't want to live in a Castle? [Source]

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September 23, 2012
The Chicago Federal Building Was Replaced By a Black Box

The Chicago Federal Building in Chicago, Illinois was built between 1898 and 1905 for the function of housing the midwest's federal legal courts, primary post office, and other government offices. It stood in The Loop area on a block surrounded by Dearborn, Adams and Clark Streets and Jackson Boulevard. After construction was complete, more than […]

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September 20, 2012
Mitt Romney's 6 Houses

After much tension to release his tax forms, presidential candidate Mitt Romney has generated over $43 million in just the past 2 years. As you can see from all of his previous houses Mitt Romney can not relate to the average American on economic conditions. While much of Romney’s assets comes from his tenure at […]

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September 9, 2012
The Water Tower in Leudelange Luxembourg

Architect: SchemelWirtz Location: rue de la Poudrerie in the industrial area of Leudelange Construction time: June 2005 to May 2008 Materials used: light concrete for the structure, curtain wall type for the cladding with filling in translucent glass fiber panels It seems as though Luxembourg is advancing in their public building's architecture. I think that the US should consider their creative […]

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September 8, 2012
Best Architecture Schools of 2012

The supply/demand for new architects in America has changed drastically in the last few years. After 2008 a lot of careers took a cut, but most can argue that architecture is one of the biggest cuts. To be an architecture now, you need extreme determination and talent.  Here are some of the best architecture schools of 2012 […]

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September 7, 2012
Architecture Fails: The Ultimate Face Palm Failures

Everybody makes mistakes, everybody has those days according to Miley Cyrus. So I can understand messing up some measurements, but I do not understand how construction for such radical architecture can continue after realizing the mistakes made? Although some of the architecture fails created  a large head ache for some, they created a good chuckle […]

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August 30, 2012
Ridiculous Celebrity Dog Mansions

Some dog lovers take their affection towards their dogs to the extreme. Some think its reasonable to spend up to $30,000 on their dog's house, or should I say mansion. People seem to spoil their dogs for their own enjoyment, I doubt dogs really care if they have a Hacienda or just a wooden box! Hundehaus […]

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August 27, 2012
Jiaozhou Bay Bridge is World's Longest Sea Bridge In China

Located in Beijing this bridge sans 26.4 miles of sea. The bridge was built in order to link China's eastern port city of Qingdao to the island of Huangdao. Costing 1.5 billion US dollars to build this lengthy bridge is sure to be worth it. The previous bridge was 2.5 miles shorter located in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain […]

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August 25, 2012
Lake Point Tower (Chicago)

Construction Started: 1965 Construction Completed: 1968 Height: 645 feet Architects: Schipporeit and Heinrich The Lake Point Tower was inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s 1922 design for a glass-curtained skyscraper in Berlin. Due to the location of the 70 story apartment building's location, right next to the lake, it had to be built to withstand the […]

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August 23, 2012
Artist Uses Pens to Create Extremely Realistic Images

A photograph? Think again, these drawings were created by 29 year old attorney Portugal-based attorney Samuel Silva. He says that drawing these amazing images is only a hobby. His images are based from  Russian photographer Kristina Tararina. You read the title right, he uses standard Bic ballpoint pens as his choice of material. He uses a total of eight […]

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August 21, 2012
Langkawi Sky Pedestrian Bridge in Malaysia

Visitors are able to experience the scary Langkawi Sky Bridge by first riding on an elevated a cable car ride at Oriental Village (ground level). Construction for this expensive and unusual attraction  was completed in October 2004. This bridge is known for being the scariest bridge on the Earth. The bridge is set from Mount Mat Chinchang. It sits more […]

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August 13, 2012
Saudi Arabia Building the Tallest Building Kingdom Tower

Saudi Arabia has announced plans to build the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah. Currently the tallest building is  Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. The Kingdom Tower is planned to be twice the height of the Burj Khalifa! Head of Kingdom Holding Company, Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal, recently gave his approval for construction of the tower. The designer […]

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July 26, 2012
1933 Chicago World's Fair Century of Progress Homes

The House of Tomorrow, the Florida Tropical House, the Wiebolt-Rostone House, the Armco-Ferro Enamel House and the Cypress Log House are the five houses that were built for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair celebrating a Century of Progress. These houses were shown off in Chicago to bring advertisement to Robert Bartlett's beach community Beverly Shores Indiana. Four […]

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July 22, 2012
The Grand Canyon Glass Sidewalk

The "U" shaped glass sidewalk was construction in 2007 and has had millions of visitors since then. Currently it is owned by the Hualapai Indians. It stretches out about 70 feet into the canyon, and 4000 ft above the Colorado River! Belongings are not allowed onto the sidewalk as it brings the risk of it falling. Children are required […]

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July 18, 2012
Stone Building Revealed Only on Youtube

This building was started in the early 80's with intentions of keeping sheep. From then on the creator (an artist) kept on adding to it. As you can see in the video tour this building is pretty big for someone to built themselves from stones! It is so artistic in the way that nothing was […]

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