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Giant Chinese 3D printer builds 10 houses in just 1 day (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 28, 2014

Screenshot from YouTube user ChinaViewTVcreenshot from YouTube user Chin

A private company located in eastern China has printed ten full-size houses using a huge 3D printer in the space of a day. The process utilizes quick-drying cement, but the creators are being careful not to reveal the secrets of the technology.

China’s WinSun company, used a system of four 10 meter wide by 6.6 meter high printers with multi-directional sprays to create the houses. Cement and construction waste was used to build the walls layer-by-layer, state news agency Xinhua reported.

“To obtain natural stone, we have to employ miners, dig up blocks of stone and saw them into pieces. This badly damages the environment,” stated Ma Yihe, the inventor of the printers. Yihe has been designing 3D printers for 12 years and believes his process to be both environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

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Qatar’s Vagina Stadium Distracts from Heinous Human Rights Abuses

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 3, 2013

By Cristina Maza
After the small, gas-rich country of Qatar won the bid to host the 2022 World Cup, the nation’s leaders set out to build a 40,000-capacity stadium that would leave international spectators in awe. While the stadium itself has yet to be constructed, the building’s design alone has already succeeded in capturing the attention of international onlookers. While some sports fans may be impressed and inspired by the future stadium’s cooled pitch and real grass, most agree that the building’s most noteworthy characteristic is that it resembles a massive vagina.

Vagina

Since the design’s release, media pundits and web-based wonks have penned a plethora of clever commentary detailing the suggestiveness of the future stadium’s gaping hole, and the sleek luminosity of its labia-like attachments. However, amid the foray of opinions regarding whether a vagina-shaped sports arena should be celebrated or ridiculed, commentators have forgotten the most significant fact about the building’s construction: Qatar’s migrant workers, who will build the now-infamous stadium, are treated like animals and forced to work gruelling hours in dangerous conditions.

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2012 AIA Housing Awards For Architecture

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 12, 2012

Architecture Awards

By Karissa Rosenfield
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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the 10 recipients of the 2012 Housing Awards. The AIA’s Housing Awards Program, now in its 12th year, was established to recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource.

CLICK through the slideshow below to view the 2012 recipients:

  The American Institute of Architects’ 10 Best Houses Of 2012
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Taschen’s “100 Contemporary Houses” Shows World’s Most Experimental Homes (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 11, 2012

What’s that? You were excited that your house had a walk-in closet? Well, perhaps it’s time to get really envious, because “100 Contemporary Houses”captures the most eye-catching avant-garde abodes across the world. Which poses the question: Can one inhabit a work of art?

From an adult tree house to a beach-side labyrinth, the homes are definitely going to take up some space on your Pinterest boards. This book contains 100 houses made in the past decade that prove home is where the art is.


This Taschen gem features homes designed by all kinds of starchitects, including John Pawson, Richard Meier, Shigeru Ban, Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Herzog and de Meuron, Daniel Libeskind, Alvaro Siza, UNStudio, and Peter Zumthor.

Check out a slideshow of the homes below, and let us know what your dream home would look like in the comments section.

 

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Building Planning | Earthquake Resistant Buildings

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 20, 2011

The behavior of building during earthquakes depends critically on its overall shape, size and geometry. Hence, at planning stage itself, architects and structural engineers must work together to ensure that the unfavorable features are avoided and a good building configuration is chosen. If both shape and structural system work together to make the structure a marvel.

“If we have a poor configuration to start with, all the engineer can do is to provide a band-aid – improve a basically poor solution as best as he can. Conversely, if we start-off with a good configuration and reasonable framing system, even a poor engineer cannot harm its ultimate performance too much”.

Size of Buildings

Size of BuildingsSize of Buildings

In tall buildings with large weight-to-base size ratio the horizontal movement of the floors during ground shaking is large. In short but very long buildings, the damaging effects during earthquake shaking are many. And, in buildings with large plan area, the horizontal seismic forces can be excessive to be carried by columns and walls.

Horizontal Layout of Buildings

Horizontal Layout of Buildings
Buildings with simple geometry in plan perform well during strong earthquakes. Buildings with re-entrant corners, like U, V, H and + shaped in plan sustain significant damage. The bad effects of these interior corners in the plan of buildings are avoided by making the buildings in two parts by using a separation joint at the junction. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kingdom Tower: Adrian Smith Talks Designing World’s Tallest Building

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 4, 2011


This is the epoch of Science and Technology miracles. How long we need to wait for another record breaker news?
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North Korea Experiences Construction Boom Ahead Of 2012 Events

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 24, 2011

PYONGYANG, North Korea — The capital of North Korea is going through a construction boom, and its biggest project in more than a decade started at the beginning of this month.

Associated Press Television News in North Korea on Friday showed a large area in the center of Pyongyang that has been turned into a huge construction site – part of an effort to build 100,000 new apartments in North Korea’s capital by 2012.

Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung and is seen as a highly significant year because Kim, who died in 1994, is considered to be the country’s “eternal president.”

North Korean authorities have set 2012 as a deadline for attaining the status of “a strong and prosperous nation.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Soviet Constructivist Architecture – Blueprints and Realizations

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 22, 2011

The following pictures are examples of architecture built in the Soviet Constructivist style, a style founded by the Vesnin brothers (Aleksandr, Leonid, and Viktor) along with Moisei Ginzburg between 1923-1925.  Officially, the Society of Modern Architects (OSA) was the main organ for all Constructivist architecture.  However, I have also included pieces which clearly exemplify the Constructivist style, even if the architects involved were not technically members of OSA.  Both blueprints and photographs of the eventual realizations of their plans are shown here:

 

 

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Crop Circle House: Australia Earth Home Designed By Jolson Architecture (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 6, 2011


Amazing! Congratula­tion Jolson Architectu­re!
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‘The Pearl’: Shell-Shaped Solar House Is A Beachside Retreat (PICTURES)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 10, 2011


That is amazing!
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Bamboo School Debuts In The Philippines (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 9, 2011


Well done!
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Boston Fusion: Bayarch’s Checkerboard Building Brings Countryside To The City (PICTURES)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 28, 2011


The countrymen jealous with city-men until they will have experience of pollution and crimes.
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Tianjin Eco-City In China: The Future Of Urban Development? (PICTURES)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 16, 2011


Well done! All the best.
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11 Small Eco Homes That Live Large (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 14, 2011


Good idea.
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21 Modern Marvels Of Architecture (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 20, 2010


All of them wonderful!
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