Posted: 29 Sep 2011 05:28 AM PDT
Wooden motorbikeWooden motorbike designs for a stylish ride
1. Wooden motorcycle art by Vyacheslav Voronovich
Wooden motorcycle artWooden motorcycle art by Vyacheslav Voronovich
2. Wooden motorcycle: an environmentalist's dream machine
Wooden motorcycleWooden motorcycle is an environmentalist's dream machine
3. The “Biona” future motorcycle made out of wood
BionaThe “Biona” future motorcycle of Wood
4. Wooden Harley-Davidson motorbike
Wooden Harley-Davidson motorbikeLife-sized wooden Harley-Davidson can be parked in your living room
5. “Woody” The Wooden Motorcycle
Woody“Woody” The Wooden Motorcycle
Posted: 29 Sep 2011 05:13 AM PDT
Tallest skyscrapers in the worldTallest building in the world
1. Burj Khalifa
Burj KhalifaBuj Dubai was built in 2010 having a record measured height of 828 meters (2,716 feet) along with 162 floors.
2. Taipei 101
Taipei 101It is one of the most uniquely designed and constructed mega structures which reflects the ancient values and technology of Taiwan.
Located in the Xinyi District in Taipei, Taiwan, the Taipei 101 was awarded Platinum certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system in July 2011. Officially, the world’s tallest building till 2010, the landmark skyscraper was constructed by KTRT Joint Venture and designed by C.Y. Lee & partners. An icon of modern Taiwan, the postmodernist structure was also awarded the Emporis Skyscraper Award in 2004. The tornado- and earthquake-resistant building symbolizes Asian tradition and evolution of technology through its architecture and has become the symbol for Taiwan in the same way as the Big Ben is for London and the Statue of Liberty is for New York. With 5 floors underground, the 101 storey building houses a multi-level shopping mall as well as restaurants, clubs and fashionable stores. The first building in the world to go past the half-kilometer mark in height, the Taipei 101 is owned by the Taipei Financial Center Corporation (TFCC).
3. Shanghai World Financial Center
Shanghai World Financial CenterIt's like one of the best architectural wonders of China and more over it is also the tallest building of China.
4. International Commerce Centre
International Commerce CentreInternational Commerce Centre is one of the most legendary mega structure produced ever.
Completed in 2010, the 484m (1,588 ft) International Commerce Centre is the tallest building in Hong Kong as well as the fourth tallest building by height in the world and also the second tallest building by floors anywhere in the world. Located in West Kowloon, Hong Kong, the 108-floor skyscraper was jointly developed and owned by Sun Hung Kai Properties and MTR Corporation Limited. Built on top of Kowloon Station, the ICC is a part of the Union Square project. Completed in phases from 2007 to 2010, International Commerce Centre was opened in 2011 and houses a Ritz-Carlton Hotel as well as office buildings.
5. Petronas Towers
Petronas TowersPetronas Towers are basically two Towers of the same height connected in the middle of the building and that y we consider both of them as being a single building to explain better.
6. Nanjing Greenland Financial Center
Nanjing Greenland Financial CenterNanjing Greenland Financial Center is located in Nanjing which is one of the most rising cities of China in terms of financial growth.
7. Willis Tower
Willis TowerIt was constructed in 1974 in Chicago which is one of the most beautiful cities of United States.
Called the Sears Tower until 2009, the Willis Tower was finished in 1974 and was paid for collectively by Sears, Roebuck and Company. From 1974 to 1996, it was the tallest building in the world and remains the tallest building in North America to date. Located in Chicago, Illinois, the Willis Tower is 442 m (1,451 ft) tall and has 108 levels.
8. Guangzhou International Finance Center
Guangzhou International Finance CenterIt's a huge skyscraper 438 meters (1,435 feet) high having 103 floors and was built in 2010 in Guangzhou
9. Jin Mao Tower
Jin Mao TowerJin Mao Tower is the 9th tallest building of the world. Basically 88 storied concrete, steel and glass giant pagoda dominates Shanghai which is a rapidly growing financial district.
10. Two International Finance Centre
Two International Finance CentreThe International Finance Centre is an integrated commercial development on the waterfront of Hong Kong.
One of Hong Kong Island's most prominent landmarks, the International Finance Centre (abbreviated as the IFC) features two famous skyscrapers. With a Four Seasons Hotel occupying the 55-story tower, the other building consists of the IFC Mall. IFC Development, which is a collective front operation consisting of Henderson Land, Towngas and Sun Hung Kai Properties, owns and constructed the IFC. As tall as the former World Trade Center in New York, the Two International Finance Center was designed by Rocco Design Architects Limited and completed in 2003. Currently, the second tallest building in Hong Kong, the 2IFC is 415 meters tall with 88 floors and 185,805 square meter floor space.
Posted: 28 Sep 2011 10:44 PM PDT
I phone conceptThe ever innovating Apple at its best
1. LG Transparent Mobile Phone: LG-GD900
LG-GD900Pioneers of transparency in phones
2. The Nokia cellphone concept:
Nokia see-through phoneMake your conversations transparent!
3. Mobiado and Aston Martin:
Transparent Android phone prototypeMobiado and Aston Martin show transparent droid phone concept
When a luxury car maker joins hands with a luxury phone maker, you can definitely expect something awesomely ‘mobile’! That is exactly what Aston Martin and Mobiado have teamed up to produce. The concept phone that has been named ‘CTP002′ is delightful in its simplicity and overwhelming in its features. The android phone concept, integrated with Facebook, Twitter and modern technology, plans to make all your ‘virtual’ life transparent to your friends and loved ones.
4. Transparent cell phone:
Second Life mobile phone conceptAn Android transparent concept phone
5. Glassy Glassy:
Glassy Glassy phoneA classy glassy phone concept
6. Fully transparent smartphone based on Windows Mobile:
Windows mobileWindows in Windows? - transparent mobile concept
7. Transparent crystal cell concept:
Transparent Crystal phone conceptA Bloodrabbit concept!
Relax and have dreams. Awake and arise to achieve them. BloodRabbit has got the first part right with its amazing transparent concept phone. The phone is designed to be the size of a credit card and as light as one too. Now, who could have ever thought your credit card and cellphone could both fit into your wallet one day. But how does one fit in all the electronics? That is the “awake and arise” part BloodRabbit is working on.
8. RFR IPhone Next:
Apple is ever on the forefront of innovation with style. And now, powered by a concept from Fabio Merzari, Apple has just brought in another variable into the transparent phone market. The phone can be used, both in an open or closed condition. This means that the user changes the very dimensions of the phone! Quite a bit of ’shape memory’ alloy has gone into the modeling of the phone which also comes with two OLED screens for the transparent display. The phone has been christened, "RFR IPhone Next," and is definitely a next generation phone.
I phone conceptThe ever innovating Apple at its best
9. View the world through the 'Eye' cellphone
Eye cellphoneA transperent cellphone which has all features like our daily usage phone. Looks like glassy phone.
10. Lenovo’s transparent EL panel-totting S800 mobile phone
Lenovo.User privacy with Lenovo’s transparent screen phone.
Posted: 28 Sep 2011 03:23 PM PDT
inflatable architectureinflatable architecture designs for instant refuge
Any citation, allusion or reference to disasters summons up miserable images of debacles, ravage and catastrophe. The entire landscape turns into the screech of breaks and the lives grind to a halt. Where do the people take shelter and how to reallocate them? The need of instant refuge has motivated the inflatable architecture designs. The use of such instant shelter options is not contracted and they fulfill some other purposes also. After the commencement of designing such structures, their moderation was done. These temperate and sensible designs fascinated the innovation creators and inspired them to utilize these designs for other useful motives as well. The inflatable designs and structures ultimately facilitate a distinguished experience for any outdoor events, conferences, concerts, exhibition or any other occasion.
PortavilionDubbed Portavilion, the futuristic-looking bubble building sets up in a snap and can be easily deflated and packed up after each event, saving on the manpower and resources required to erect a standard stage.
An innovative idea of portable occasion space was introduced by Raumlabor Berlin who belongs to a Germon architecture firm. This set up for making a provisional refuge can be created into corner, around plants or under over pass route. The USP of this bubble building is its feasibility and lower cost. It does not ask for too much human or other resource. The packaging and deflating can be done at ease as it is just a transparent bubble which is made of a PVC membrane and air is filled throughout the casing. The concept of provision is ready to explode and host the numerous events in the parks of London.
2. Inflatable Dome Theater
Inflatable Dome Theaterthis 20×20 “Inflatable Dome Theater” by California-based LCW Props goes up in a jiffy
Disaster release innovations brought an idea of inflatable Dome Theater. This enormous and colossal tent can be arranged in about three hours and are feasible for warm weather conditions. But if we look forward for the portable refuge shelter options for the mass or talk about winter type weather, then such canopy structures require some more alteration or modification. But these designs are still good for outdoor party organizers.
3. Kitchen Monument by Raumlabor
Kitchen Monument by Raumlaborincredible inflatable project by Raumlabor.
The Kitchen monument or mobile sculpture design was specified by Raumlabor. This provisional gathering space is utilized to organize diversified programs. Such sculptures are used for ample occasions and purposes like seminars, boxing competitions, cinema, steam bath and for concerting on some vital issues.
4. The Inflatable House
The Inflatable Houseinflatable house, it can provide you with the additional room requirement/s which is made from modular and cellular sections that simply zip together.
Is your expenditure too much on house extension? If yes, then you can go for an idea of inflatable house that possess sectional and cellular design. The design is integrated through zips. Side zips contains ventilation system that makes the interior a suitable living space. This concept facilitates ample light and shed facility as well. The plugging panels provide the convenience for entrance and exit.
5. Cristal Bubble
CristalBubbletransparent 'bubble tent' and place it just about anywhere in the South of France, from the hilly countryside of Mont Blanc to the beach or even in a tree.
The bubble tree design is a structure for nights where a translucent membrane is given the shape of hut or house. A bubble of this membrane seems like a magic or dream space. This bubble tree facilitates ultimate landscape and does not incorporate any wall within itself. The installation of such bubble tree design fabulously makes it possible to run an exhibition, conference or product promotion kind of occasions. Accommodation, foodstuff, bed and other facilities make it an ultimate, distinguished and unusual experience.
6. Kiss the frog
Kiss the frogThe backdrop of the project is the merging of four, sometimes considered very different, museums.
7. Life Cube inflatable home
Life Cube inflatable homeTemporary housing solution for emergency needs. The Life Cube is a 4X4-foot cube that can be inflated to provide a decent 144 square feet of space for use in disaster relief operations.
8. Lacy Inflatable Mobile Pavilion
Lacy Inflatable Mobile PavilionLacy Inflatable Mobile Pavilion Pops Up Like A Circus Tent for Mobilizarte in Brazil
The lacy inflatable mobile temporary arrangement is established with some basic units like hot-air or helium filled membrane, prism towers and scaffoldings. This pavilion can be extended and can be set up in parking or unwrapped ground. The membrane is made of UV layer, inflatable beams and waterproof layer. It is absolutely transparent and its features give entrance to the sunlight. It can molded into numerous variations for the pavilion. With the help of extendable scaffold, membrane is used as a covering material. Scaffold is covered through a waterproof canvas and is used to form a box that is known as prism. It is used as storage place for tools and equipments. Some other basic elements include lace, patches, crochet and quilts. The towers are well adaptable and stationary for any sort of land. The entire arrangement and structure facilitate projection screen also.