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18 Days Factory-Built Mass Produced Prefab Houses That Fold Into Place

18 Days Factory-Built Mass Produced Prefab Houses That Fold Into Place

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Unlike other basic necessities such as food, cloths and many more, houses remain the only necessities that can never be mass produced entirely. From the idea of fabricating a house entirely from plastic to prefab it like lego blocks, the idea simply never took off in a big way. Blu Homes makes prefabricated houses that […]

A Tiny Apartment Transforms Into 24 Rooms

A Tiny Apartment Transforms Into 24 Rooms

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In Hong Kong, because of the space, apartments are small and expensive. Gary Chang, an architect, decided to design a 344 sq. ft. apartment to be able to change into 24 different designs, all by just sliding panels and walls. He calls this the “Domestic Transformer.” Nice concept but moving walls and partitions is not […]





Bendable Concrete

Bendable Concrete

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Image Source: National Geographic First they have bendable concrete, then these engineers introduced light transmitting concrete to the world, now we have a self-healing concrete that is bendable. A team led by Victor Li of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has developed a new type of concrete that bends under pressure and the […]

See Through and Light Transmitting Translucent Concrete

See Through and Light Transmitting Translucent Concrete

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Image Source: Dornob Image Source: Dornob My tutor told me about the existence of transparent concrete, it is not really a new technology, kind of old but amazing. Transparent construction-grade concrete, imagine the possibilities! Who invented this? According to Wikipedia, it was developed in 2001 by Hungarian architect Áron Losonczi working with scientists at the […]

Floral Patterns on Concrete

Floral Patterns on Concrete

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Image Source: Transparent House Here is a simple way to dress up the stark industrial bare concrete floors; I believe their floral patterns can be applied to interiors of a retail and fashion outlet. Although it is not architecturally creative, but I kind of like it. More 3D rendering at Transparent House, yes, the image […]

Contour Crafting, 3D Construction Printing Printer by University of Southern California

Contour Crafting, 3D Construction Printing Printer by University of Southern California

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Image Source: Contour Crafting Your phones, shoes, clothes, cars, planes and almost everything man made are made automatically with machines, except for your house and it doesn’t make sense, or does it? Behrokh Khoshnevis at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, who will soon unleash his $1.5m (£940,000) robot, according to him, the […]

Dubai Construction Failure – You Can’t Rush Art

Dubai Construction Failure – You Can’t Rush Art

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There is a scene in Toy Story 2 where an old man says “You can’t rush art.” This is especially true with every work of art be it animation or architecture. They said Rome wasn’t build in a day… but Dubai was. With a population of 2 millions and an economic growth of 16% (China […]

The Great Pyramid of Tokyo

The Great Pyramid of Tokyo

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Probably one of the many reason stopping them from building tall buildings is their frequent earthquake and tsunami waves, but this time around they claim to be able to solve these problems with the Great Pyramid of Tokyo. According to their engineers: This megacity would be so tall, and would have such tremendous volume that […]

Concrete + Grass = Grasscrete

Concrete + Grass = Grasscrete

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According to Cnet, it appears that some researcher in China have developed “Grasscrete”, if things goes accordingly, this Grasscrete would be an environmentally sustainable alternative paving for footpath for the Olympic Forest Park in northern Beijing. What is so unique about that invention? Related posts: Iconography and the Problem of Form-Making in Architecture 6 Creative […]

Technologies in Construction of the Great Pyramid

Technologies in Construction of the Great Pyramid

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Past theories have suggested that builders on Egypt’s Giza Plateau build the pyramid’s using an external ramp, some say the ancient Egyptian has seek help from aliens using UFO to move those big blocks of stones. French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin has a new theory. What if the pyramid had been built from the inside out? […]

OMA’s CCTV Headquater Construction

OMA’s CCTV Headquater Construction

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Image found at Flickr uploaded by Korands. Do they have vertical cores for the lifts? The Chinese love the monumental ambition. They hate the monumental price tag – and the “foreign” design. A portfolio of the grand ideas and grim realities behind the contentious new vision for China Central Television. – By Rem Koolhaas Related […]

Construction of Grand Canyon Walk

Construction of Grand Canyon Walk

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Remember the previous post – Grand Canyon Skywalk. Here is a illustration of the actual height compare to some of the world’s tallest building. Construction began March of 2004 and is estimated to be completed by 4th quarter of 2006 – that means this month. Upon completion, the Glass Bridge will be suspended 4,000 feet […]

Moving a Small Six Storey Building

Moving a Small Six Storey Building

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Found this article in TheStar papers. My first thought was – Wow! I never knew that it is possible to move a building that is structurally rooted to the ground. China is booming and I guess everything is possible. A six-storey building is being moved slowly on jacks in Xiamen, in south-eastern China’s Fujian province […]

11 Interesting Facts – Architecture & Construction

11 Interesting Facts – Architecture & Construction

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Bridge The Incas considered bridges to be so sacred that anyone who tampered with one was put to death. Among the most impressive Inca bridges were the chacas, or rope bridges, that spanned great distances over gorges and rivers. They were made of plaited grasses woven together into a single cable as thick as a […]