Category: Construction
December 12, 2013
Apple's New Headquarters Building Approved For Construction

Cupertino City approved the renderings of Apple's new headquarters campus. Images of 3d renderings have been floating everywhere on the internet. The campus is a 2.8-million-square-foot UFO within a man-made forest of northeast corner of Cupertino California. The first images leaked out as far back as 2011 but we did not understand how the workers live […]

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December 4, 2013
Ree Drummond, Pioneer Woman's Amazing Kitchen

What a True Pioneer Woman Lives In Check out the Pioneer Woman kitchen! It is simply amazing. Ree Drummond does an amazing job at making the best kitchen there is. Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, who started a blog that inspired many home cooks and has a show on the Food Network. Her ranch in […]

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December 3, 2013
Ryugyong Hotel Building North Korea Took 20 Years?

The Ryugyong Hotel located in North Korea was designed in 1987 yet looks modern to this day. The fact that it essentially took 20 years to complete this building shocks me. After the Soviet Union collapsed, so did the North Korean economy, therefore the construction for the Ryugyong Hotel halted in 1992. After many years without […]

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December 1, 2013
Styles of Kitchens, Renovating a Kitchen yourself DIY

Over the last 20 years kitchen have become a central socializing area within the house. Kitchen designs have flourished since then. Kitchens are becoming more efficient and in many cases also larger. Its not always about having a large kitchen, its more about how the space is actually used and how appealing it is. Kitchens […]

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November 27, 2013
Futuristic Architecture of the Lloyds of London Building

Intro to the Vision of the Architect - Why Cover Up? The Lloyds Building located in London is also referred to the "inside out building" because of its mechanical-like architecture. From an outside perspective, the way that humans tend to cover up what makes something work, such as the gears or mechanical substances, is quit […]

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November 25, 2013
Is a Fixer Upper Right For You?

Fixing up old homes can bring joy and feeling of accomplishment, but for some it can turn into a real disaster. Your result will depend on a few factors. If you love old homes and the unique charm that comes with them then fixing up one should be right for you. It is obvious that […]

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November 23, 2013
Adam Levine's Sexy House in Hollywood Hills California

Intro/Facts about Adam Levine He currently lives with his close friend, Korean writer Gene Hong. His house was impressive enough to be featured on the Architectural Digest in 2012. When he was 6 years old, he took the winning shot of a basketball game, with barely any time left on the clock. This event inspired him to be successful […]

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November 15, 2013
Top 50 Most Dangerous Cities in the United States

Which American Cities Rank as the Most Dangerous? The United States has always had crime in not only urban areas, but also some rural towns. This is one reason to not be surprised that the "Top 50 Most Dangerous Cities in the United States" has some small towns on it. Some reasons for rural areas […]

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November 9, 2013
Examples of Art Deco in Architecture

Examples of Art Deco in Architecture The artistic/architectural era called art deco evolved from France after WWI. Technological advancements brought the demand for fast production where art deco became suitable. Art deco resembled luxury, and forward thinking. Bold shapes, colors, and intricate straight lines encase the art deco style. I hope for a revival of […]

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October 20, 2013
Modern Transparent Slot Table by Eric Pfeiffer

Modern Furniture at its Finest The Slot Table is AMAC’s first piece of furniture produced. Inspired by the clean, square design of classic M Series boxes, this versatile acrylic side table is very functional and cool looking. Its transparency gives the Slot Table an unexpected lightness, while the reflective nature of the acrylic brightens a room […]

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April 9, 2013
Mosaic Building Made of 100% Front Doors

In Seoul Korea a building that has a facade made completely from recycled front doors. To some traditionalists it may be an eyesore, but in fact it's materials show a deeper meaning for only the intellectuals to see. Choi Jeong-Hwa worked his magic for this creation in South Korea. He is known for his the artistic statements he […]

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April 5, 2013
Controversal Destruction of Lathrop Public Housing Chicago

History During the lowest points of the Great Depression livable affordable housing was in high demand. During this time federal government decided to build a much needed public housing project near the Northwest area of Chicago in 1938. At this time segregation was still in effect leaving the projects to only white citizens. Later on the area […]

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March 28, 2013
Architecture Occupation - Outlook for the Future

Personal Experience so Far: I recently visited Illinois Institute of Technology's architecture department, and was quite impressed. I enjoy the close proximity to the city of Chicago, and the high energy campus feel. The campus also had many modern buildings. Overall IIT is defiantly staying on my list of colleges. The entire architecture building was practically filled with students […]

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March 15, 2013
Sustainable California Beach House for Retired Couple

  The imposing Coastlands House was especially developed by Carver + Schicketanz for a retired couple in Big Sur, California, USA. The majestic oaks located on the site dominate the neighboring landscape and direct the views towards the Pacific coast to the West. According to the architects, “a massive stone base connects the structure to […]

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March 14, 2013
Craziest Architecure Images Around the World

Here is a glimse of some of the weirdest architecture from around the world, amazingly enough none of it is photoshoped! The Guitar Store in Southampton England This building in Ukraine has a gigantic, 100-foot-tall, crossword puzzle on the side. Yes, you can actually work it. The clues are hidden around the city, and each […]

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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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