Thursday, 9 February 2017


One More a world renowned architectural masterpiece. Designed by Aedas, Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group. Jiefangbei Book City Project is a complex dynamic that includes plazas, apartments, offices and a boutique hotel in the Jiefangbei Central Business District, the heart of downtown Chongqing. Aedas is inspired by ancient Chinese prose 'Knowledge brings wealth' which integrates the book with cultural elements from Chongqing, creating an interactive commercial complex with Xinhua Bookstore sits at the core of the podium.The house is neatly laid on the upper terrace with an elegant shape that imply a spirit of wisdom and knowledge. its architectural style is not only applying its geographical beauty, the building was also named 'Mountain City', also interact with the environment and harmonize the landscape of the area around the city.Three typical themed plaza is well connected by road and green terrace with great express escalator. Sloping roof and a cultural plaza at the podium into a new cultural destination for lifestyle and entertainment activities, while enriching the cultural plaza skies and broaden civic space from Jiefangbei Plaza to provide a refreshing and tranquil environment in the business center is for users to relax and enjoy.Project: Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project
Location: Chongqing, China 
Architek: Aedas 
Client: Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group, Chongqing Xinhua Media Ltd., Chongqing North Green Industry Co., Ltd.
Total Area: 153.980 m2 
Year End: 2020
Director: Andy Wen and Keith Griffiths


The container is a crate or box technical compliance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as a tool or transport of goods that could be used in different modes, ranging from road-based modes with container trucks, trains and container ships, Part of the harness container as their home because in its manufacture is very easy.
Here are 10 cool design house Container
1. PV14 House

This house was designed by Matt Mooney is a head office in the city Corgan based in Texas, he decided to use the container as their home. More than 14 containers he used to build a giant house with an area of 3.700m2. It has three bedrooms, five bathrooms and an outdoor swimming pool with a few ornaments
2. Tiny Off-Grid 20 Foot Shipping Container Home

This container design is the work of Brenda Kelly of iqcontainer homes have dreamed of staying in a container home since he was 13, and he himself makes the model and created a design for the container house.
His new home is made from a single 20 foot container and because of its size that does not require a building permit or approval of the board.
3. Nomad Living Guesthouse

These containers were designed and built in 2013 by Arnold Aarssen of Studio Arte. It is based in the Algarve region of Portugal and only uses one 40-foot container that provides more than 300 square feet of open space.
4. Taj Malodge

Larry Wade of seacontainercabin, Building a container house in the year 2010 and the total cost of the home approximately $ 35,000 USD. Larry uses two containers of 40 feet for his size and use features solar panels on the roof that are used to provide electricity and hot water.
5. North Branch Container House

Container house is built by Robyn Volker, from New York who wants to have a small home-style country. she has friends with Tim Steele of who helped to design the house.
The house is built into the hillside to take advantage of sloping terrain. Two containers of 40 feet by 4 feet fused separate containers to create approximately 800 m2 of open space.
Two larger container supported using 20-foot container used for storage.
6. Manifesto House

Container house Manifesto House is renowned container home design to date. This house was made using 85% recycled materials / eco-friendly and designed by James & Mau.
7. Containers of Hope

Perhaps just as famous Manifesto House. These containers are designed by Benjamin Garcia Saxe for Peralta family. This house cost at least $ 40,000 USD to provide more than 600 m2 of open space.
8. The DeWitt and Kasravi Sea Container Home

Kam Kasravi and Connie Dewitt is the family who owns this impressive container. This house was designed by Modulus using four containers high.
This container is a container of pre-fabricated off-site and then shipped to California before they make. The top floor has nine skylights fitted to the roof to provide natural lighting.
9. The Beach Box

The beach box container house was built in the Hamptons, one of the most expensive areas of New York. The house was built by Andrew Anderson in containers purchased from SG Blocks. Containers on the ground level is used to make four bedrooms. The second floor contains a kitchen, dining room and living room. Just in case this is not enough, this home also features 1,300 square feet of exterior decking and pool.
10. New Orleans Shipping Container Home

You may have seen in the news recently this shipping container house built for Seth Rodewald-Bates? Home costs around $ 200,000 USD to build and was completed back in 2012. Seth and his team of friends and family spent two years building a house, working in the evenings and weekends. home container finish contains one bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, office and living area.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017


This design was designed by a team of architects, Aikaterini Papadimitriou (Greece), Esteban Castro (Costa Rica), Marcin Komar (Poland), and Yilin Yao (China), at The Bartlett, University College London,, This building is a project based on the formation of fibrous scale architecture with the use of carbon fiber. Design and fabrication of these methods create a new language by revealing the architecture that has structural elements based on the mind and performance. This parameter reconfiguration is the result of a unique high resolution technology and aesthetic. design concept by using configuration algorithm has structural capabilities.

The design process consists of the creation of a system configuration of a point, used for manufacturing as a point of anchoring. The system is designed structurally, and can identify the data efficiently.


10. Atchafalaya Basin Bridge
The Atchafalaya Basin Bridge, also known as the Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge, is a pair of parallel bridges in the US state of Louisiana between Baton Rouge and Lafayette are carrying Interstate 10 over the Atchafalaya Basin. With a total length of 96 095 feet (29 290 m) or 18.2 miles, this bridge is the longest bridge-3 in the US and the second longest in the interstate system and the 14th longest in the world by total length.

9. Shanghai Maglev line
Shanghai Maglev Bridge is a bridge to the train quickly using magnetic levitation system that operates in Shanghai, Cina.Pembangunan this bridge began on March 1, 2001, and public commercial service starting on 1 January 2004. The commercial speed trains operating on this 431 km / h (268 mph), making it the fastest train in the world n in regular commercial service since its opening in April 2004. During the non-commercial test run on November 12, 2003, piloted by Jonathan Texiera, maglev trains reaching speeds of 501 km China notes / h (311 mph). Shanghai Maglev has a length of 153 meters (502 feet), width of 3.7 meters (12 feet), a height of 4.2 meters (14 feet) and three class configuration of 574 passengers.

8. Donghai Bridge
China Donghai Bridge is a bridge that is counted among the longest cross-sea bridge in the world. Its construction was completed on December 10, 2005. It has a total length of 32.5 kilometers (20.2 miles) and connects mainland Shanghai Pudong New Area with the offshore Yangshan Deep-Water Port in Zhejiang. Most of this bridge is a low-level bridge. There are also cable-stayed sections to allow the passage of large ships, with a span length of 420 meters (1,380 feet). Donghai Bridge is part of the area S2 Hulu Expressway.

7. Runyang Bridge
The Runyang Bridge is a huge bridge complex that crosses the Yangtze River in Jiangsu Province, China and the downstream Nanjing. The complex consists of two main bridges that connect Zhenjiang on the south bank of the river and Yangzhou on the north. This bridge is part of the Yangzhou-Liyang Expressway. Construction of the bridge complex began in October 2000 and was completed ahead of schedule. This bridge mamakan at cost 5.8 billion yuan (about US $ 700 million). The complex was opened to traffic on April 30, 2005. The total length of the bridge complex is about 35.66 kilometers (22.16 miles).

6. Hangzhou Bay Bridge
Hangzhou Bay Bridge is a highway bridge with a portion of cable-stayed Hangzhou Bay on the east coast of China. This bridge connects the cities of Jiaxing and Ningbo in Zhejiang Province. Construction of the bridge was completed on June 14, 2007, and the opening ceremony was held on June 26, 2007. The bridge was opened to the public on May 1, 2008, after a considerable period of testing and evaluation. This bridge shorten the travel distance between Ningbo and Shanghai highway of 400 km (249 miles) to 180 km (112 miles) and reduced travel time 4-2 hours. At 35.673 km (22 miles) long, the Hangzhou Bay Bridge is one of the ten trans-oceanic bridge longest.

5. Yangcun Bridge
Yangcun Bridge is a bridge that was built in 2007, the bridge is made for intercity rail Beijing-Tianjin is 22.25 miles (35.8km) long. Built in China in 2007, the bridge is a railway Yangcun Beijing-Tianjin intercity long-22.25-mile (35.8km).

4. Manchac Swamp bridge
The Manchac Swamp Bridge is a concrete trestle twin bridges in the US state of Louisiana. With a total length of 22.80 miles (36.69 km) and is one of the world's longest bridge over water. Some claim it is the longest bridge in the world free of toll roads. This bridge carries Interstate 55 over Manchac Swamp in Louisiana, and represent a third of the highway is about 66 miles in Louisiana. opened in 1979, piles were driven 250 feet (76 m) below the swamp and the cost range to $ 7 million per mile to finish.

3. The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge
The bridge consists of two parallel bridges crossing Lake Pontchartrain in southern Louisiana, United States. Paanjang of the two bridges is 23.83 miles (38.35 km). The south end of the Causeway in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. The northern terminus is at Mandeville, Louisiana.Sejak 1969, the bridge was listed by the Guinness World Records as the longest bridge over water in the world. in 2011 in response to the opening of the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge allegedly again in China, Guinness created two categories for bridges over water.

2. Bang Na Expressway
Bang Na Expressway is a six-lane overpass bridge in Thailand with a length of 55 km. This bridge is a toll road and walk on the National Highway on Route 34. This bridge is a project owned by the Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT). The highway is elevated to a bridge which has an average span length of 42 meters. This bridge is 27 meters wide bridge box girder and was completed in January 2000. It took 1.8 million cubic meters of concrete to build the bridge. The bridge structure was built using design-build contracting method. Columns and superstructure designed by Jean M. Muller (USA) while susuna and the foundation of the bridge was designed by the Asian Engineering Consultants (Thailand). Owner's engineer is the Louis Berger Group (USA) and the project was built by a group company of Bilfinger + Berger (Germany) and Ch. Karnchang (Thailand).

1. Weihe Grand Bridge
The first order falls on Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge is a bridge that is part of the Zhengzhou-Xi'an high-speed Railway which has a connecting Zhengzhou and Xi'an, in China. The bridge has a length of 79 km (261 588 ft) (49.5 Miles) and across the Wei River twice, as well as many other rivers, highways and railways. once completed in the wake, the bridge is the longest in the world, but was defeated by two new bridges on Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway that was completed in 2010. The bridge was completed in 2008, but the railway line itself did not open until February 6, 2010.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

10 Tallest Buildings in The World

When speaking of building height. a great deal of debate and confusion of the various groups in determining the criteria and definitions.Because of the high rise buildings that were built by humans most of the structure of radio or television broadcast tower, which raata average has a height of about 600 meters.As things are debated are:- What is the structure of the disputed guy-wire can be calculated height?- Is only calculate the height of a habitable?- Is the antenna on the roof-top can be calculated?- What is the structure of which is under water also calculated its height?But behind the debate, here Khabuka will only list the highest buildings in the form of a building in accordance with the above title, and maybe it's included with all that is on the roof. And following 10 List of tallest buildings in the world:
 1. Burj Khalifa
    Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
In the wake of the year: 2004
Opened in: 4 -1-2010
Altitude: 828 m
Top floor 6,213 m
Number of floors: 160 floors
At the time of its opening Burj Khalifa became the highest building of any building in the world. And also at the time kept passing builded Burj Khalifa tallest buildings, among them:Pan or passed the position of Taipei 101 as the tallest building in the world on July 21, 2007. At the same time through a height of CN Tower as a structure-free (without stand) is the highest in the world and on April 7, 2008 the tallest structure in the world of KVLY-TV mast located in Blanchard, North Dakota, United States successfully passed. Warsaw radio mast 645.4 m (2,120 ft) was made in 1974 (but collapsed during renovation in 1991) successfully passed on 1 September 2008. The other record of this tower is has the fastest elevator with a speed of 60 km / h or 16.7 m / s , And building with the most floors yaitu160 floor.
 2. Abraj Al-Bait
Height: 601 m
Location: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Number of floors: 120 floor
Year of manufacture: 2004-2012
Opened in: 2012
Abraj Al-Bait Tower also known by the name of Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower. It's interesting that these towers are located near the south entrance of the Grand Mosque.There are seven towers with a tower called Hotel Tower has a height above 6 other tower (601m high) is devoted to apartments, Hotel Tower be a seven-star hotel. Buildings under seven tower is filled with 5 floors of shopping centers, conference rooms, and facilities (including space worship that could accommodate up to 10,000 people) Construction Abraj Al Bait began in 2004, and gradually-stage the seventh tower was completed and most recently completed of the seven towers are towers Maqam. (Business hospitality which longer be grown in the city is also not independent of the number of pilgrims, therefore Abraj Al Bait towers is also designed to be able to accommodate up to with 100,000 people). 
3. Taipei 101
Height: 509 m
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Number of floors: 101
The opening of the year: 31-12-2004
In many aspects, this building is one of the most advanced skyscraper ever built man until now. has the advantages of fiber optic and satellite Internet connection that can reach speeds of 1 gigabyte per second. Two of the fastest lift has been provided by Toshiba, which reached a maximum speed of 1,010 m / min (63km / h or 39 miles / hour) means able to bring visitors from the ground floor to the 89th floor in 39 seconds. A pendulum weighing 800 tons is installed on the 88th floor, stabilizing the tower to sway arising from earthquakes, hurricanes and the shear force of the wind.
4. The Shanghai World Financial Center
      Location: Pudong, Shanghai, China
      In the wake of: 1997- 2008
      Opened:August 28, 2009
      Top floor:474.0m
     Numberof floors:101
  The most distinctive feature of the design of this building is a trapezoid aperture at the top. The original design specified that the circular aperture, diameter 46m, to reduce the pressure of the wind pressure, and serves as a subtext for the design, because "Chinese mythology the earth and sky with a square with a circle". However, the initial design began facing protests from some Chinese people, including the mayor of Shanghai, Chen Liangyu, who considered too similar to the rising sun Japanese flag design. Pedersen then suggested that the bridge is placed on the bottom to make it less circular aperture. On October 18 2005. and more unique if noticed this building resembles a giant corkscrew.
5.International commerece Centre
    Height: 484 m
    Location: West Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Built year: 2005-2010
    Opened in: 2011
    Number of floors: 108
 ICC Tower This is part of the Union Square project built on top of Kowloon Station. The development is owned and developed by MTR Corporation Limited and Sun Hung Kai Properties. Currently the ICC is the fifth tallest building in the world by height, the second tallest building in the world by the number of floors, as well as the tallest building in Hong Kong.
Formal development name is Union Square Phase 7 and ICCsecara name was officially announced in 2005.
6. Petronas Twin Towers
     Height: 451.9 m
     Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
     Built year: 1992-1998
     Opened in: 1988
     Number of floors: 88 floor
Petronas towers are two twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which time the tallest building in the world is seen from a high main entrance to the highest part of the structure.
The tower was designed by Adamson Associates Architects, Canada along with Cesar Pelli of Cesar Pelli of Cesar Pelli & Associates Architects United States, with interior designs that reflect the Islamic culture that took root in Malaysia. On October 17, 2003, Taipei 101 took record of the twin towers of the Petronas Twin Towers this.But still holds the title of world's tallest twin towers.
7. Zifeng Tower
    Location: Nanjing, China
    Height: 450 m
    Completed in: 2009
    Opened in: 2009
    Number of floors: 89
Zifeng Tower aka Greenland Center-Zifeng Tower or Greenland Square Zifeng Tower, consisting of retail and office space at the bottom, and restaurant, hotel, and a public observatory near the top.
8. Willis Tower
     Location: Chicago, USA
    Height: 442 m
    Built year: 1997- 1973
    Number of floors: 108
 Willis Tower, formerly known as Sears Tower On completion in 1973, it was the tallest building in the world, surpassing the World Trade Center towers in New York, and held this position for nearly 25 years. Willis Tower is the tallest building in the United States and the seventh tallest freestanding structure in the world. The skyscraper is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Chicago, and more than one million people visit the 'observation deck' every year.
Although Sears' management rights expired in 2003, the building even then still called Sears Tower for several years. In March 2009, London-based insurance broker Willis Group Holdings agreed to lease part of the building, and acquiring naming rights building. And on July 16, 2009, the building was officially renamed Willis Tower.
9. Jin Mao Building
    Location: Shanghai, China
    High: 420,5m
    Opened in: August 28, 1998
    Number of floors: 88
 Jin Mao Tower It contains offices and the Shanghai Grand Hyatt Hotel. Until 2007 it was the tallest building in the PRC, the fifth tallest in the world by roof height and the seventh tallest by pinnacle ketinggian.Dan JMT adjacent to Shanghai World Financial Center.
10. Two International Finance Centre
       Location: Hong Kong
       Height: 415 m
       Built years: 1997- 2003
       Opened year: 2003
       Number of floors: 88
International Finance Centre is an integrated commercial development on the edge of the Central District of Hong Kong. IFC Tower has also become the second tallest building in Hong Kong, behind the International commerece Centre in West Kowloon. Juga fourth tallest building in the Greater China region and the eighth tallest office building in the world based on the structural height, to roof height, only the Taipei 101, Shanghai World Financial Center, Willis Tower, International commerece Centre and Burj Khalifa exceed it. IFC heights similar to the World Trade Center had collapsed.

Bottle Houses Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil

Modern home is the result of the exploration of the mass, structure and proportion, supported by innovative design also advanced technology, all focused in order to obtain the creation of a new brand. By exploring creative ideas, this house features wrap aesthetic and functional design. Ridwan Kamil, the designer is also the owner has successfully designed a modern house in the land trapezoidal structure and a floating element.The main building is U-shaped, thus making the interior layout is separated. Ridwan composed room between the rooms, opening one to the other through a transparent and domination play grill in the interior line. Each of the rooms connect to one another with a space next to the next. For example, the front parlor directly connected to the living room, but separated by a difference floor.For the interior, Ridwan Kamil make the place as comfortable as possible. For the living room, he put the Arne Jacobsen Egg chair in a contrasting color red to the room so that makes this so interesting. A red lazy lounge in the courtyard will be the focal point in place (you can see the concrete structure that encloses the recliner red). Maybe you get inspiration about the modern home. There is minimal use of paint. As a substitute, there are textured materials such as natural stone, wallpaper, wood paneling, iron grill, and few materials that meet the board interior. I like the idea to decorate a modern bathroom in red. With the addition of natural stone for packaging floor, glazed tile in shades of this place to be more attractive and eye catching.

Ridwan Kamil Indonesia is a young architect of international reputation. Big name and his works became the inspiration for many other young architects in Indonesia. In addition to a busy work as an architect, Ridwan Kamil also be initiators and Director of Bandung Creative City Forum. One of the architectural masterpiece Ridwan Kamil is their home itself.
Located in the cool temperate city, Bandung, Indonesia, the architect who is familiarly called as Emil builds his house out of 30,000 glass bottles former energy drinks. Emil chose a bottle of this famous brand energy drinks because he thinks the bottle is not recovered by the owner of the industry to be refilled, as is usually done by soft drink bottles that are circulating on the market. Emil collect tens of thousands of used glass bottles it for 2 years! It shows the commitment that is very high on design concepts and ideas to reduce waste in the city at the same time.
"I was annoyed when my hometown, Bandung, Bandung Lautan once dubbed the Trash," he said in an opportunity to address a TEDx, independent TED event held in Jakarta in July 2010. Besides the idea of ​​using brown glass bottle also comes from his habit of attention to the workers who frequently consume these beverages. "The brown color of the glass are also in harmony with the color of the wood," he said as quoted from
In addition to the bottle to mix and match the design of the house with wood, Emil arrangement also incorporates a bottle with glass block in some parts. In order to minimize the use of paint on the outside of the building, the architect also let some of the concrete is exposed and display the natural color of concrete. Accentuating the contrast obtained from the use of furniture and other interior elements in the interior of the house.
His hard work was not in vain, in 2009 Emil Green Design Award 2009 awarded by BCI Asia, beating at least 80 other participants from 8 countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Hong Kong and China. The house that stood on the land trapezoid-shaped area of ​​373 square meters is feasible labeled green is not just because it is built of waste glass bottles locally, but also because of the nature of glass opaque allow incoming sunlight during the day to make this building is able to save on the use of light bulbs at noon.

Unique buildings are Made of Unique Material

The residence is an urgent need in addition to clothing, as to have a place to shelter at least be able to protect people from exposure to the weather that is currently difficult to predict. But to get a place to stay was not easy, especially with the price of building materials are expensive. But the man who has a sense, creative and innovative always discount the way to overcome these problems. Here we summarize the five buildings are made of a unique material:
1. Home Plastic Bottles
Recycle materials that can not be decomposed naturally now intensively conducted by lovers and environmentalists, in addition to being an alternative material also can prevent further damage to the ecology. Being alternative materials because it is cheap and easy to obtain, such as beverage bottles. As in Taiwan, there is an exhibition space that the building materials made from the composition of bottles.
While in third world countries, some people must have shelter made of metallic materials were rusted and it was not healthy. While using the arrangement of bottles (already cleaned) indoor air can circulate quickly, and incoming light can be set, especially, the bright lights of sunlight coming through colorful bottles.
2. Home Used Tires
Millions of vehicle tires made of rubber disposed of each year, is burned or recycled. But there is also using old tires as a base material to make a home. Tires are arranged in such a way that has the strength and toughness, so it is good to be used as a wall of the house. And the rubber is a material that quickly absorbs heat, hot and cold, so that the air in the room houses the tire will be stabilized. And for those who do not like the color or smell, the wall can be coated by the wall paper or other plaster.
3. Buddhist Temple Of Beer Bottles
The latter is different from the second list above because it is a building which used to crowds and worship. Wat Pa Maha Chedi there is a Buddhist temple in Thailand, but that makes it unique is the mosaic walls are made of the composition of a beer bottle. In addition to making a mosaic, this bottle wall may at any time give a beautiful light in the temple. The monks who built this temple hopes that more people can take advantage of second-hand goods that are still useful. Especially of goods they buy as bottled drinks and so on.