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Archive for December, 2007

Unique Structure #3: CCTV Headquarters, China

CCTV Headquarters China

Continuing what we have talked about the top unique structure mentioned by Syed Mobin Architects, now lets see the third structure, CCTV Headquarters, China. At a modest 234 meters, the CCTV building isn’t going to stand out from a distance. However the design and shape is a crowd stopper to say the least and will be another incredible addition to Beijing’s skyline in time for the 2008 Olympics. The shape, described as a ‘z criss-cross’ results in a very high, seemingly unsupported corner at the front. Let’s hope there’s a glass floor up there.

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Unique Structure #2: Chicago Spire

chicago spire

Continuing what we have talked about the top unique structure mentioned by Syed Mobin Architects, now lets see the second structure, the Chicago Spire. This phenomenal structure, when completed in 2010, will be the world’s tallest residential building and the tallest building of any kind in the western world. seemingly modeled on the image of a giant drill poking through the ground, the 609 meter structure will dominate the Chicago skyline.

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Unique Structure #1: Aqua, USA

Aqua

I got an interesting email today that tell about the most unique structures according to Syed Mobin Architects, India. They list 9 unique structure and i will post it one by one. The first one is Aqua building in the US, from a distance this skyscraper, to be completed in 2009 in Chicago , will seem quite traditional. It’ll only be when you get close and look up that you can appreciate the ripple/jelly effect created by variously sized balconies from top to bottom.

The Eiteljorg Museum Wins the Project of the Year 2007

The Eiteljorg Museum

Located in Indianapolis, the Eiteljorg Museum used the unique masonry materials for the construction. As mentioned in www.masonryconstruction.com: The museum is bounded on all sides by heavily traveled, high profile public area with canal to the North and the Indiana State Museum to the West. With limited lay down space and the museum remaining open to the public, all deliveries had to be carefully coordinated not to disrupt museum or city events. With the lead time required on these very specific masonry materials and limited suppliers, there was no room for error.

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Compact Architecture: Illy Bar

Compact Homes

Taking the benefit of used containers is limitless, the limit is just your imagination. Take a look this illy bar designed and made from containers. The design is very compact in a single box. The long side of the containers can be open mechanically to make a space for the bar complete with the tables, chairs, and lamps. See image for better virtualitation.

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