Designed by Poland-based Wojciech Morsztyn, the Ocean Community is basically a luxurious, solar-powered floating house, with the main goal to extend a city’s coastline. These structures would float no more than 800 meters from the city’s coastline, meaning that its residents would easily be able to commute back and forth. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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The Allosaurus (different lizard) is a carnivorous theropod dinosaur that lived approximately 155 to 145 million years ago during the late Jurassic period. This large bipedal predator had a large skull equipped with dozens of sharp, serrated teeth. Its body averaged 31-feet in length, though fragmentary remains suggest it could have reached over 39-feet. The last place you’d probably expect to find an Allosaurus skeleton is a giant mansion in Beverly Hills. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Hudson Yards announced earlier this week that Edge, the Western Hemisphere’s highest outdoor observation deck, is set to open on March 11, 2020 offering the public the opportunity to see and experience NYC like they never have before. This structure pierces the sky at a soaring 100 floors from its record-setting height of 1,131 feet, with expansive views of The City, Western New Jersey and New York State spanning up to 80 miles. Visitors will be able to enjoy varying levels of thrill including leaning over the city up against the angled glass walls to stepping all the way out onto the glass floor or taking in the view on the outdoor skyline steps from the 100th to 101st floor. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
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Former photojournalist Dan Price decided to leave his career and live underground in rural Oregon, and he’s been there for over 20 years with no interest in returning to the hustle and bustle. Simply put, he was worn out from the never-ending rat-race in 1990, and had an epiphany after reading a 1974 book called Payne Hallow about the simple lifestyle. Read more for a tour of his humble abode and additional information.
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How about a skyscraper designed to look like a shipwreck? Introducing Top Tower by Black n´ Arch in collaboration with artist David Černý. Set to be built in Prague, it will rise 443-feet including the shipwrecked structure that appears to be straight from an apocalyptic flood. The team wanted to show the catastrophic effects of climate change and rising sea levels. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Beijing Daxing International Airport was officially opened to the public on September 26, 2019, with the first commercial flight landing there at 10:12 (UTC+8) that same day. It will serve as a hub for SkyTeam alliance airlines and some Oneworld members, and after nearly five years of construction, the $63 billion structure features a 7.5 million square foot terminal sitting on 18 square miles of land, making it the world’s largest airport. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Apple (APPL) CEO Tim Cook made an appearance at New York’s remodeled 5th Ave. store on Friday, which is situated underground beneath its iconic glass cube. This store has been closed since 2017 while Apple expanded and reworked its layout. Cook visited with Apple senior vice president of people and retail Deirdre O’Brien who helped opened the doors of the store promptly at 8 a.m., inviting fans who waited in line to tour the subterranean retail location and, for the just launched iPhone 11 series. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Construction technology company ICON is currently 3D-printing homes for the homeless in Austin, Texas using its Vulcan II 3D printer. This machine is used to print the frames of these homes and then humans install the windows, doors as well as roofing. Each one takes around 48 hours to fabriate at a cost of just $10,000 USD. They’re also exploring low-cost homes in Latin America for families that live on less than $200 a month. Read more for a video and additional information.
Sure, the Googleplex in Mountain View, California has been featured in its very own movie (The Internship), but Amazon may take the crown for one of the world’s coolest office spaces. Officially called “The Spheres,” this $4-billion project basically consists of three large glass domes that sit amid Amazon’s business center, designed to serve as a space for employees to work and collaborate with their colleagues in a rainforest-like atmosphere. Read more for a video tour and additional information.
Ever hear of the tiny-house movement? If not, it’s essentially an architectural and social movement that promotes minimalist living in small homes. Technically speaking, a residential structure under 400-square-feet is normally considered a tiny home, and the Baobab is one of the latest additions to this movement. Measuring 38-feet long, it can be towed just about anywhere, while still offering all the amenities you’d expect from a modern home. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.