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Scale of Universe – Interactive Scale of the Universe Tool

Scale of Universe – Interactive Scale of the Universe Tool.

 

 

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Merry Christmas!

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Kingdom Tower

This just in from URUKIA.COM

1000 m+

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2011 Australian Institute of Architects – Awards Night

Its taken a while, but we have recovered from the party that was the AIA(WA) Awards.

This year had over 140 entries and it was universally agreed that they were all of a high quality.

We all had a great night out together and were very pleased to receive commendations for two of our projects.

Commendation: Scene Apartments (Multi-Residential Category)

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Commendation: Central Park (Urban Design)

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Abandoned Places: 10 Creepy, Beautiful Modern Ruins

We humans are explorers by nature.  The quest for discovery, both old and new, is part of what separates us from rest of the animal kingdom.  Since the world we live in has been largely mapped and plotted, we urban adventurers turn our sights toward the relics of old and the ruins of the recent past.  If you find beauty in urban decay, in the crumbling and abandoned places of yesteryear, you’ll want to read on.  Here are 10 of the most amazing, beautiful and creepy abandoned places in the modern world.

Visit the website!

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Tiger Stone, Brick Laying Machine


Interesting bit of machinery. This dutch invention makes short work of laying a brick paved road!

According to Vanku, the creators of the Tiger Stone,  the machine can pave at least 300 square meters of road per day, compared to the 75-100 a single person can typically manage, whilst easing the back breaking hard work.

YouTube – Build your own road DIY. Tiger Stone.

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The Art of Alex Varanese, alt 1977

In the Artists own words:
“What would you do if you could travel back in time? Assassinate Marilyn Monroe? Go on a date with Hitler? Obviously. But here’s what I’d do after that: grab all the modern technology I could find, take it to the late 70′s, superficially redesign it all to blend in, start a consumer electronics company to unleash it upon the world, then sit back as I rake in billions, trillions, or even millions of dollars.”

I like his thinking, and the great retro poster concepts. Check them out.


Check out his site for more great images

Alax Varanese | alt1977

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Where’s my jet pack?

Its 2010, i entireley expected to be flying to work by now.

Wired Magazine and Will Ferrell take a look at the future that never was.

Where’s The Future | Wired

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Happy Magic Water Cube, Beijing Water Cube Water Park

That’s the snappy (as translated)  new title of he Beijing olympics famous watercube. The building has been repurposed to house a new water theme park and is now open for business.

Beijing’s Water Cube now has slides, rides, a wave pool and spa | CNNGo.com.

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‘Beyond the Hive’ – A Hotel for Insects

Arup Associates have won a competition to design a hotel for insects.

Interesting idea.

‘Beyond the Hive’ – A Hotel for Insects – DETAIL.de – Portal for Architecture – information and magazine for architects about construction and design.

Posted by Ben