Category: Architecture

India completes world’s biggest solar power plant in just 8 months, Can power 150,000 homes

 

Kamuthi Solar Power Plant

India has unveiled world’s biggest solar power farm in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu. Plant can generate massive 648 megwatts of clean, green electricity by harnessing sun-rays via 2.5 million solar modules spread over 2,500 acres area. With this feat, India has left behind California’s Topaz Farm as the world’s biggest plant prior to Kamuthi plant.  Entire setup includes 576 inverters and a network of 6,000 kms cables. Read More…

Renovated Gallery House features a wall display of art and ceramics

House-renovated-by-Neil-Dusheiko

Architect Neil Dusheiko has recently renovated the Gallery House in Stoke Newington, London for his father-in-law.  The biggest change in the house is the new kitchen, which extends over the old side alley. Moreover, an array of skylights extends across this extra space, along with a wall storage that’s built from oak. This wall display is designed for displaying ceramics, glassware, and framed pictures. Read More…

Atlanta MARTA is the world’s first metro station to have soccer field

Station Soccer_8

Good news for soccer fans has just come in as they’ll be able to show-off their skills at Atlanta’s MARTA public transit system. Yes you read that right, as Atlanta United Football Club has funded the MARTA public transit system to create the world’s first soccer field inside a metro station. Just imagine the size of this transit system would be so huge that it will fit inside Atlanta’s downtown hub, Five Points. The authorities have done so because they want to encourage Atlanta’s youth to go for sports like soccer.
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Apple San Francisco store to go 100% solar with photovoltaic glass floor

apple solar floor

You already know about Apple’s claimed concern for reducing carbon footprint in production of its electronic products. New Apple Campus/Spaceship Office are already on solar power supplied from a solar system capable of generating whopping 5 MW of power. So, Solar Energy would be the primary source to supply energy needed for operation of the entire campus. Now, Apple has announced installment of a floor at the Apple San Francisco Store to trap more of sun’s power. The giant claims the installment would offset as much as 61 tons of carbon dioxide per year. Read More…

British Airways i360: World’s first vertical cable car to be operational soon

British Airways i360-3

World’s first vertical cable car that is basically a viewing pod gliding up and down the tallest observation tower is dubbed the  British Airways i360 and is set to be operation this summer.  The British Airways i360 feature a tower designed on the lines of LondonEye by architect Marks Barfield Architects (the team responsible for the London Eye). The British Airways i360 is 162-metre high observation tower constructed on the seafront of Brighton, West Pier, and it features a vertically ascending and descending circular, glass cable car, which is basically a 200 people viewing platform. Read More…

First photos of Tesla Gigafactory from inside appear on Instagram

Tesla Gigafactory first pictures

Elon Musk is building a huge factory outside Sparks in Nevada and it is of colossal proportions. When complete Tesla Gigafactory 1 is going to be the world’s second largest building by volume. To give you an idea of its size, just imagine a building three times the size of New York’s Central Park that is how huge it is. The building site is restricted and trespassing attempts have been dealt with extreme measures as a Reno photojournalist got himself arrested for trespassing back in October. However, Tesla has allowed commercial photographer James Lipman to click some of the first ever photographs of the property.
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Alamo Drafthouse Star Wars-themed movie theater opens in Nebraska

Alamo Drafthouse Star Wars themed movie theater

The mecca for future Star Wars movies could be in the Midwest as Alamo Drafthouse cinema chain has revealed their Star Wars-themed movie theater in Omaha, Nebraska. The movie theater has been designed by Kansas City firm Dimensional Innovations. As you can very well imagine, making a Star Wars-themed cinema requires quite a lot of detailing to live up to the expectations of fans, and this architecture absolutely lives up to the levels required.

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Bailong Elevator in China inducted into Guinness Book as tallest outdoor lift

Bailong Elevator in China

If you are afraid of heights, you might probably want to stay away from the Bailong Elevator, which literally means hundred dragons elevator. This tall (even word tall seems dwarf) elevator has been officially inducted into the Guinness World Records as the tallest outdoor lift on 16 July 2015. Standing at 1,070 feet (330 m) high, the glass elevator is build into the side of a giant cliff in the Wulingyuan area of Zhangjiajie, China (area recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site), and did we tell you the heart-pumping ride is also the heaviest outdoor elevator in the world? Read More…

Brighton i360: Work begins on world’s first vertical cable car

Brighton i360

Brighton, the South coast town of Great Britain is all set to come up with a new tower which will become the highest observation deck in the UK, outside of London once completed. Christened Brighton i360, it will be go in to the history books as world’s first vertical cable car. The 18 meter wide pod is designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the same company that is responsible for the construction of London Eye. Brighton’s i360 tower will take visitors 138 meters above sea level in a glass viewing pod that offers them 360-degree view of Brighton and its coastline.
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Mumbai airport’s $890 million Terminal 2 soars high with splendor

Mumbai airport's Terminal 2

India has always been a country of contrasting means – where super rich reside beside the uber poor; where high-end technologies go hand in hand with ridiculously primitive mechanisms. And, now we are once again witness to the antithesis of gargantuan proportions, with the state-of-the-art renovation of Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, which by the way is surrounded by a sea of slums. The $890 million project undertaken by New York City-based Skidmore, Owings and Merrill architects (SOM) entails a whole new terminal with swanky features. These include – an expansive single roof that soars to a dizzying height of 40 m (around 130 ft), supported by the world’s longest cable stayed glass wall. And yes; Mumbai somehow always finds a way to pay homage to its thriving film industry – this time with the world’s largest public art program with an array of movie star murals.

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