Japanese Building Demolition Method Generates Electricity

Japanese Building Demolition Method Generates Electricity

00 The fast paced construction industry often means that some buildings are destroyed to make way for new structures. The most common demolition technique has always been to hit the building with a giant heavy thing or simply pack it with explosives to strategically bring it down. While this method works well, it can often malfunction and is quite the waste of materials. A new demolition technique being used in Tokyo brings down skyscrapers slowly,…

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Hyperloop Proposes System to Set Supersonic Travel Underground

Hyperloop Proposes System to Set Supersonic Travel Underground

00 As Hyperloop One perfects their transportation system, they have yet again come up with a new revolutionary proposal to take travel underground. Hyperloop’s motive is to connect the world with one unifying rail system. The engineers behind the system are in the stages of reinventing transportation to eliminate the restrictions dictated by the sheer time it takes to get from one place to another. Just last month the Hyperloop One’s team demonstrated an early hyperloop…

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Rocket Coffee Table is Meant to Bring Nostalgia to Everyone

Rocket Coffee Table is Meant to Bring Nostalgia to Everyone

00 [Image Source: Mousarris] One designer has taken inspiration from his childhood toys and created a beautiful and nostalgia-inducing glass coffee table. Stelios Mousarris, a Cyprus-based furniture designer, is the mastermind behind this coffee table, and he says his goal was to create a piece of furniture that made you feel like a child. These wooden rockets with puffy white streams coming from them create a pretty awesome focal point for any family room. [Image Source: Mousarris]…

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Gotthard Tunnel: Worlds Longest and Deepest Tunnel Officially Opens

Gotthard Tunnel: Worlds Longest and Deepest Tunnel Officially Opens

00 The Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) recently opened and acquired the title for the world’s longest rail tunnel ever made. A new tunnel system recently opened in Switzerland to save commuters major time traveling between Zurich and Lugano. The GBT spans an astonishing length of 57 km (35.5 miles) through the alps with a total tunnel system comprising of 151.84 km (94.3 mi) of tunnels, shafts, and passages- making it the world’s longest and deepest traffic tunnel in the world. The…

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Tokyo’s Futuristic Underground Flood System

Tokyo’s Futuristic Underground Flood System

00 Sprawling concrete jungle cities are especially vulnerable to flooding since they lack soil, rain-absorbing trees and vegetation. Metropolises were not built with flood management in mind. Concrete makes a terrible flood sponge, and with weather occurrences tending to increase in severity in recent years, flooding has become a central pain point for most big metropolitan areas. One city has decided to tackle the issue of flooding quite seriously–Tokyo. A gigantic underground flood system was…

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Japanese Architect is Designing an “Invisible” Train

Japanese Architect is Designing an “Invisible” Train

00 Yes you heard that correctly, Japan will soon have an invisible train traveling across the country in one architect’s quest to make designs that blend into the environment. The architect behind the project, Kazuyo Sejima, has won many awards, including the coveted Pritzker Prize for design. Her style has been to create structures that reflect nature, literally, incorporating mirrors and transparencies on large scales. The Seibu Group of Japan runs many railway networks through the…

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This treehouse is a childhood dream come true

This treehouse is a childhood dream come true

00 Most of us dreamed of a treehouse as kids – but not all of us were fortunate enough to have one in the backyard. And as we were growing up, the dream was getting closer and closer to being forgotten. For Kazakh architect Aibek Almasov, however, that dream was never abandoned, and he came to design a home that is the most incredible treehouse you have ever seen! [Image Source: Caters News Agency] According to Benjamin Starr from…

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Canadian architects turn bus into Mobile Fresh Food Market

Canadian architects turn bus into Mobile Fresh Food Market

00 For residents of some remote regions of Toronto, shopping is a difficult and expensive task. Sometimes, the nearest supermarket is more than a kilometer away. But a project carried out in the city changed this reality using an adapted bus as a traveling market. The Mobile Good Food Market bus is a project created to take healthy and cheap produce to residents on the outskirts of the city. The bus, which is completely accessible…

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These pre-fab Hobbit homes are built in only 3 days

These pre-fab Hobbit homes are built in only 3 days

+10 Ever dreamed of living in a Hobbit house? Yes, you most definitely have. Well, you don’t need to teleport yourself to the Middle-Earth in order to make that happen. American company Green Magic Homes has the power to fulfill the utter dream of any Lord of the Rings fan with their prefabricated houses that look just like hobbit holes and are built in only 3 days. Developed to be covered by grass, resembling the ones from the…

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5 Unusual houses around the world

5 Unusual houses around the world

00 This project by Pierre Andre Senizergues, a former World champion and Pro Skater and the founder of Etnies, is a private residence designed to be built in Malibu, California. The church house in Utrecht, Holland Zecc Architecten repurposed and converted an abandoned church into a bright and stylish family home with lots of personality. The Keret House, Poland Jakub Szczęsny is the designer of this house, located between the gap of two buildings, measuring only 1 meter in width. The…

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