Tag: cantilever
October 9, 2023
Beyond Boundaries: The Remarkable Versatility of Retaining Walls

  Image Source: FreePik Retaining walls, often regarded as functional yet unassuming structures, possess an astonishing capacity to transcend their utilitarian roots. These architectural marvels harmoniously meld form and function, offering an extensive palette of uses beyond the mundane task of soil retention. In this comprehensive exploration, we embark on a captivating journey through the […]

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August 29, 2023
What to look for when buying a parasol?

Relax and enjoy a cool, invigorating drink while admiring your bright and lovely garden under a UV-blocking parasol. There are two main types of Solero parasols, one is aimed for commercial use while the other is meant for private or home use. Before paying for any garden parasol, take into account some things first. Selecting […]

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March 17, 2023
Common Methods to Dig Out a Basement

    When people want to expand their homes, they typically think of expanding upward or outward. But what about expanding downward? One option to create more space, or even just create a better space, is to dig out a basement beneath your existing home. You can do this if you need a larger basement, […]

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September 15, 2022
Everything About an Ideal Staircase

To build your dream house or renovate your house, the staircase plays a big role. The staircase is a part of the building which helps us to move from one floor to another. For different sizes of buildings and different aesthetics, the stairs vary. In Global Compare, you'll get all types and designs of staircases […]

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June 28, 2022
Learn About The Various Types Of Driveway Gates

There is a wide range of driveway gates available on the market and you can choose one to install in your driveway. Quite often, it can sometimes take some homeowners a while to decide the type of driveway gate that meets their needs. After all, the different materials and styles of driveway gates to choose […]

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January 11, 2022
Aqua Tower Chicago: The Wavy Building Skyscraper

What is the Aqua Building in Chicago? Aqua Tower Chicago is an 82 story building (primarily residential) that is located in downtown Chicago Illinois. Also, the building is the tallest building in the world to have a woman as an architect, at a soaring 859 feet. The façade of the building is characterized by emerging […]

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April 27, 2021
Common Uses for a Cantilever Racking System

Did you know that 14% of American sales in 2020 occurred through online purchases? Massive numbers of Americans shop online, especially the Millennial generation. Now more than ever, warehouse facilities play a tremendous role in the economy. This news is excellent for businesses, but it's also a warning. If you're not careful, your warehouse could […]

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May 6, 2019
HVAC System Configuration Analysis Example

The Aqua tower is an 82 story high-rise building located in downtown Chicago designed by Studio Gang. The mixed use structure holds a hotel (3-17), residential apartments (18-53), condos (53-81) and retail space. Each floor covers approximately 16,000 sq ft (1,500 m2) which totals to 2 million sq ft. The project is LEED certified on […]

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August 8, 2012
Scary Pool in the Sky Marina Bay Sands Hotel

The world's scariest pool so far has to be the Marina Bay Sands Hotel located in Singapore. The building was designed by the renown architect Moshe Safdie. The pool is located on the 57th floor on a cantilever platform. Currently it is the world's largest outdoor pool at height. The building opened in April 2010. With over 2,600 hotel rooms […]

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July 16, 2012
Jenga Building Planned to be Constructed 56 Leonard Street

The reason I called this a jenga building was because of all the cantilever bulges coming out of the building. The sides of the building will be completely glass. The construction began in 2007 but was seized due to financial problems during that time. Now with construction booming, hopefully the construction of this building will […]

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July 14, 2012
The National Historic Landmark Falling Water By Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright and His Legacy If you know anything about architecture you must know about the famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. He was born in 1867 and died in 1959. His main philosophy was bringing nature into architecture. His fame was brought to him because of his revolutionary style. His buildings are generally […]

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July 11, 2012
Architecture Terms Used Within the Site

Not everyone is familiar with some of the vocabulary used within this website and hopefully these definitions will help you in the future. If you do know all of these terms then congratulations for being architecturally savvy! Façade- The front of a building that looks onto a street or open space. Cantilever- A long projecting […]

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