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Showing posts with label Buildings. Show all posts
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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Prepared Yourself, Doomsday are near!

DoomsDays Be prepared doomsday are near! Maybe that's the thought that became the basis as well as the idea of the creator of this unique building. Who is he? Larry Hall, a former US government contractor, recently built an unusual and unique residence in the form of an earth scraper building called Survival Condo in a former Atlas missile silo.
The Survival Condo is an inverted skyscraper located somewhere in Central Kansas that seeks to provide shelter for the rich and famous amid a world-ending disaster. (Picture from: SurvivalCondo)
As quoted of The Sun, he came up with the idea in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Currently Larry Hall has built this unique below surface building somewhere in Central Kansas, United States. And according to the Survival Condo site, they are currently working on the second silo building, after the first one was completed some time ago.
Larry Hall (pictured) came up with the idea in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. (Picture from: Sains.Sindonews)
The mentioned building is like the opposite of a skyscraper, if the skyscrapers that soar high into the sky. This Survival Condo is built by utilizing a silo bunker which is then converted into a building that is embedded into the bowels of the earth, as if clawing at the earth's crust. In addition, the Survival Condo is also made with 9 feet of concrete thicks that's believed to be able to withstand very large shocks caused by blast thermonuclear weapons and even earthquakes.
The original Survival Condo is pictured under construction somewhere in Central Kansas, currently they are building the second building. (Picture from: Sains.Sindonews)
The building was built as deep as 210 feet or 64 meters into the earth. Later the building will be used as a shelter from chaos and mass destruction that occurred on earth as a result of nuclear war, pandemics and others. As Larry Hall told The Sun, "The aim (of this building) is to protect the occupants from various events that have the potential to destroy the earth, from nuclear war, pandemics, meteor attacks to major public chaos."
The original Survival Condo is pictured under construction  somewhere in Central Kansas, currently they are building the second building. (Picture from: SurvivalCondo)
The Survival Condo's withstand is claimed by Larry Hall to be very capable. "This is a luxurious residence building. Resistant to nuclear attack and able to protect its occupants physically and mentally," he continued.
The Survival Condo is an engineering marvel designed for comfortable long-term survival in a former Atlas missile silo. (Picture from: SurvivalCondo)
The building, which is embedded in the bowels of the earth, is able to withstand a 20 kiloton nuclear explosion and those number were that size is equivalent to the nuclear that was dropped by the United States on the Nagasaki region, Japan in 1945 which killed thousands of people.
The Survival Condo goes 210 feet into the Earth's crust and spans 15 stories. (Picture from: Sains.Sindonews)
He said that currently the anti-apocalypse building is equipped with various public facilities, ranging from swimming pools, cinemas, gyms and saunas, to restaurants with the food stocks, he claims to be available for the next 5 years. "Residents are very welcome if they want to bring their own food," he said. 
The Survival Condo provided a huge pool facility to keep occupants amused and healthy. (Picture from: SurvivalCondo)
Currently Larry Hall has sold the Survival Condo to the public. One residential unit is sold at a price of US $ 500,000 or Rp. 7.1 billion. For the most luxurious residences or penthouses, he set the price of US $4.5 million or the equivalent of Rp. 64.4 billion. Wow!
The Survival Condo Penthouse units are state of the art in both security and luxury. (Picture from: SurvivalCondo)
The price tags can also be higher for potential residents who want to customize their residence. For example, one Arabian customer chose to install an underground mosque as well as a hidden underground helicopter hanger connected by a tunnel to the unit they live in.
Larry Hall said the demand for the Survival Condo's unit always increases every time a disaster occurs. Including the Covid-19 pandemic which is still ongoing today. "Their awareness to get a safe place to live is very high after Covid-19," he explained. So, are you interested in purchasing a unit at this Survival Condo?  *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SURVIVAL CONDO | THE SUN  ]
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Monday, August 20, 2018

After 28 years finally the statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana was completed

Yes, after 28 years, the masterpiece of the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) statue was finally completed. As a new icon of tourism in Bali, the long journey from the building process of the statue finally sweetened with its inauguration marked by the presentation of an art performance named "Swadharma Ning Pertiwi," in the area of ​​Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, Bukit Ungasan, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, at Saturday, August 4, 2018.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2MXVeQP)
The GWK is one of the great masterpieces of Balinese art and culture. When it's still in the development stage, there's so many tourists have come to see it. Therefore, to GWK inauguration event, they made an art performance called Swadharma Ning Pertiwi which involved a line of famous Balinese artists. There were singers Dira Sugandi and Ayu Laksmi, dancers I Ketut Rina and Keni K Soeriaatmadja, as well as choreographer Eko Supriyanto.
The event titled 'Swadharma Ning Pertiwi', was held in order to welcome the completion of the construction of the GWK statue on Saturday, August 8,2018. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2BqXsXz)
"This is a form of appreciation to 120 artists who have been diligent, patient, and always work hard to compile the statue piece by piece, from day to day. Most of them have worked for 28 years," said the initiator and creator of Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue, Nyoman Nuarta on the GWK statue inauguration ceremony.

The idea of the GWK statue making since 1989 
GWK is deliberately built to be a tourism landmark of Bali. The idea emerged in 1989, but the concept began in 1990, involving the Minister of Tourism at the time, Joop Ave (late), then Ida Bagus Oka (late), Ida Bagus Sudjana (late), and artist Nyoman Nuarta.
The initiator of the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) statue, Nyoman Nuarta took a photo with the background of the GWK Statue in Ungasan, Badung, Bali, Tuesday, July 7, 2018. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2L6DlOd)
After obtaining the blessing of President Soeharto in 1993, the artists then conducted socialization in front of members, the leaders of Bali Regional Representative Council, Balinese community leaders and the communities around the GWK location will be built. At the time of the dissemination of the socialization, there was a pro-contra, but the groundbreaking pedestal of GWK statue was successfully implemented in 1997.

Although, the land processing has been carried out around Bukit Ungasan, Jimbaran since 1994-1996, to become what it is today. In its journey, the construction of the GWK statue did indeed experience ups and downs, even when the monetary crisis struck in 1998, Nyoman Nuarta, who at the time had 82 percent of the shares could no longer afford to maintain his ownership. And in 2012, he had to be willing to PT. Alam Sutra Realty Tbk to acquire GWK shares. However, he remains committed to completing the construction of the GWK statue.

The 2nd highest statue in the world 
After completion, the GWK statue turned out has a 121 meters tall with weighing up to 3,000 tons. With its height, it means the GWK statue is higher than the Statue of Liberty in New York, which has only 93 meters high.
After 28 years finally the statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana was completed. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2MmOBLV)
But the statue of GWK is still inferior to the tallest statue in the world, namely Spring Temple Buddha in China, which reaches 153 meters high. Thus, the statue of GWK became the second highest statue in the world.

Physically, the statue of GWK becomes a copper sculpture with the largest cast welding technique in the world. These statue of GWK is the first largest statue to be built with a piece by piece welding system. Because statues like Liberty in New York are generally done with metal cast techniques.

"In simple terms, the scaling of the sculpture is done by cast welding techniques and I have patented this," said Nyoman Nuarta.

A form of proving Indonesia's ability to the world 
Indonesia does have many heritage buildings that are known to all over the world, such as the Borobudur Temple. But with the success of the GWK statue built, it becomes a new proof that developing countries like Indonesia can build masterpieces for the world.
"GWK will be proof that we are sovereign in the field of culture and we hope that the world cultural orientation will occur at the GWK Cultural Park because there are not only the statues, but also world cultural forums," said Nyoman Nuarta further.

The following is a video of Nyoman Nuarta, Maestro Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue:
According to the target, this nation's GWK sculpture was completed in August 2018 as one of the best offerings of this nation's children during Indonesia's 73rd independence celebration. Although the statue has been completed, but the surrounding area as a cultural park will continue to be built and developed. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ASUMSI | TRIBUN NEWS]
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

How the Coral Castle of Edward Leedskalnin was build?

Coral Castle is an oolite limestone structure located in Leisure City, Florida and built by Edward Leedskalnin (1887–1951), a strange and mysterious figure that said, "I have discovered the secrets of the pyramids and how the ancient Egyptians, Peru, Yucatan and Asia to lift weighing tons of stones only with primitive equipment." 
Edward Leedskalnin's Coral Castle in Leisure City, Florida. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1frWgU)
Edward Leedskalnin (1887-1951)
(Picture from: http://adf.ly/1frWfK)
Edward Leedskalnin is the one who built the famous Coral Castle over 28 years in north of the city of Homestead, Florida. But he had passed away on December 7, 1951 and bring all his knowledge into the grave. Until now people can only guess, how he build the Coral Castle.

Some people then figure out how was his knowledge and work to unravel the mystery of how the ancient building is built. Here's the opinion of some people and experts on how was Edward Leedskalnin build the Coral Castle.

Some say that he may have discovered the secret of the architects who built the monuments of ancient times such as the pyramids and Stonehenge.

The images that taken while Edward Leedskalnin 
was build the Coral Castle, where he used the 
same method used by modern workers, using 
a principle called 'block and tackles.' (Picture from: 
Some say maybe Edward uses some sort of anti-gravity equipment to build the Coral Castle. David Hatcher Childress, author of 'Anti Gravity and The World Grid,' has an interesting theory.  According to him, the Coral Castle located in South Florida area which has a strong diamagnetic that could make a floating object. Moreover, in the South Florida area is still considered part of the Bermuda Triangle.

David believes that Edward Leedskalnin using diamagnetic earth net principles that enabled him to lift the boulder using the center of mass. David also refers to Edward's notebook that shows the schemes of magnetic and electrical experiments in it. Although the statement of David smelling science, but the esoteric principles still visible in it.

Another writer named Ray Stoner also supports this theory. He even believes that Edward moved the Coral Castle to Homestead because he realized the mathematical calculation errors in determining the location of the Coral Castle.

So he moved it to the area that has the advantage in magnetic strength terms. Finally after obtained the images that taken while Edward was build the Coral Castle, where he used the same method used by modern workers, using a principle called block and tackles.

It is still unknown how Edward Leedskalnin building the Coral Castle. Still became the unsolved mystery based on those information above. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA]
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Monday, October 17, 2016

This tiny Estonian house can be taken anywhere

Good news for anyone who missed the comforts of home while traveling. The Estonian designers managed to create a tiny house with complete functions like a shelter in general. But this 'house' can be dismantled, packed and taken anywhere.

As quoted by news.com.au on Friday, October 14, 2016, the 'house', named Koda, measuring 23 square meters and can be built independently. Inside is consisted 1 bedroom, 1 main room, kitchen, bathroom, terrace and a stair leading to the upper floor.
The tiny house is designed for easy assembling and dissembling. (Pictures from: http://adf.ly/1eu3C2)
Uniquely, this house already has the point connections for water, electricity, and waste disposal. This product also designed to produce and store energy independently when it was built in remote areas. According to the Kodasema (the company where the Koda's designers band together), almost all concrete structures of this tiny house can be disassembled in less than 7 hours.
This house is designed to be packed up and carted around as well as has a well-equipped bathroom. (Pictures from: http://adf.ly/1eu2qd)
"Most of our quality of life depends on the house and the proper location that fit our needs. When choosing a place to stay, there may be a risk in these two things. The house and the apartment in general can not be moved, but the Koda can. It stands alone, not embedded in the ground, and the design and structure allows the preparation and demolition many times." said Kodasema.
Quite a few people can fit inside. (Pictures from: http://adf.ly/1eu3C2)
The tiny house include four layers of window and vacuum insulated wall so that the temperature inside remains comfortable. These modular units can be combined to fill the wider region.

Now, the sales of Koda units are still limited in Estonia at a price of AU $126 thousand or equivalent to Rp.1,25 billion. Reportedly this product was nominated as the Best mini project in the World Architecture Festival 2016 to be held in Berlin in November to come. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NEWS.COM.AU]
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Tower, an ambitious project on a new scale and design

Anyone who has ever stood on top of skyscrapers, both the Empire State Building in New York or the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, could prove a force of nature at that altitude. Not only a strong wind, but also other complex natural power to prop up tall buildings meant to be more, far beyond mere aesthetic interest.

With this in mind, Emaar Properties, confirmed that they have completed the wind test for The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour. The tower is planned to stand 100 meters higher than the Burj Khalifa towering about 828 meters.
The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, a skyscraper taller than Burj Khalifa. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1d1fF0)
The wind test is considered as a very important process in determining aspects of the altitude and the final design.

"The wind test is an important component in the structural design stage, and we have deployed innovative engineering techniques to confirm the strength of this new icon," said project architect based Spanish-Swiss, Santiago Calatrava Valls.

The tests involved 12 analysis and testing a number of different methods to ensure that all cases that may arise can be resolved. They did a test for the entire project using a scale model. As part of the climate tests in the local area, measurements were taken at different heights, including data provided by weather stations. Seismic studies were also performed on local soil conditions.

"This is to ensure maximum security and stability of the building. Design The Tower also includes several systems and systems reliever shock absorbers, which is located at the points and different heights," Emaar said.

Work on the project took place last month, with Aurecon appointed as engineers and architects, as well as the famous Calatrava team in terms of design and engineering work.

This tower was described by the Chairman of Emaar Properties, Mohamed Alabbar as an ambitious project on a new scale and design. "This project requires high precision engineering in all aspects," said Alabbar.
He also said that the Tower will serve as a beacon of hope that is positive for the city and the region. The master plan of the complex area of ​​6 square kilometers was revealed in April last year.

Emaar said, The Tower includes 679 million square meters of residential space, 851,000 square meters of commercial property, 22 hotels with 4,400 rooms and 11.1 million square meters of retail. The tower will feature a VIP park observation deck, and spinning balcony. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DUBAI VIRAL]
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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Unique, a medical center in the UAE wrapped by the veil

United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a country that often come with innovations in architecture. This time there is a medical center an architecture such as wrapped by veil like scarf or hijab.

The unusual medical center planned for Al Ain, the fourth largest city in the UAE. The shape of the facade of the tower with the transformation of the veil to help balance the thermal fluctuations of the surrounding area.
Al Ain Medical Center in the UAE has a unique temperature protector to help balance the thermal fluctuations of the surrounding area. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cPkY7)
The architectural firm Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co) designed this structure as a work of art combination of western medicine and natural alternatives through conservation practices and technologies.

The tower is wrapped with the layer similar to the skin that is able to swells and shrinks to control the temperature and the entering light by creating an internal air buffer zone.
The tower is wrapped with the layer similar to the skin that is able to swells and shrinks to control the temperature and the entering light by creating an internal air buffer zone. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cPkPv)
Al Ain city government wants to build an iconic project that will realize the progress of environmental sciences, green technology, and medical treatment that is directly connected to nature.

The idea was then poured in a tower design that includes a Chelation Clinic, Integrated Dental Domes, and a Healing Center/hospital. The Clinic includes a Hotel Bungalows Residence for the international patients combining leisure and recovery processes.

The medical complex will be around Al Ain Lake, as the home to many species of plants and attract the birds, fish, and reptiles and other animals to create a biodiversity. The selected area is also a place of rehabilitation and healing of patients. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | PB+CO | INHABITAT]
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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Dubai's luxury villa floating on the sea

Dubai plans to have a luxury villa floating on water called "The Floating Seahorse" will actually become a reality. Developer is Kleindienst Group has managed to create a "Floating Seahorse" in the middle of "The World," a project of artificial islands off the coast of Dubai.

The structure of the villa built by Kleindienst Group is already equipped with furniture and this time they focused on building amid the coral gardens. Overall, Kleindienst Group will build 42 villas in the location. However, Kleindienst Group makes the structure villa can not move and only be docked on artificial islands, "The Heart of Europe" which is part of "The World."
Dubai's Floating Seahorses in daytime. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1a23AM)
According to the plan, those 42 villas will be completed all at the end of 2016 and has been sold to investors. The Floating Seahorse is kind of the first structure of a series of steps made by Kleindienst Group. They claim it will build 131 houses in the vicinity of "The World."
Dubai’s crazy awesome floating villas. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1a22mt)
Giving the name "Floating Seahorse" as the headline of this project recognized by Kleindienst Group associated with efforts to protect marine life in the Persian Gulf.

"We're going to make artificial reefs under the luxury villas will be marine protected areas so that seahorses can live and breed safely," said representatives of Kleindienst Group. While coral gardens in the construction phase, only time can prove be a decent habitat for marine species live.

Villa sold for US. $1.8 million, or around Rp. 23.7 billion, it has three floors which are designed to give the surrounding landscape. The top floor is an outside patio that has a window to see the sky. The second floor contains a kitchen, dining area, family room, a mini bar and a Jacuzzi. The bottom floor there is a bedroom and bathroom. 

These two glass-walled room so that residents can meet directly with coral reefs and other marine life while they were sleeping, bathing, or dressing. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | THE HEARTS OF EUROPE | HUFFINGTON POST]
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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Unique, the worship place of 12 different religions

The city of Kazan, in Russia is save an amazing tourist location. If most countries rely on the natural beauty or old buildings as a tourist location. But unlike in the city of Kazan, you will be presented the tour that full with messages of tolerance, one of which is the Temple of All Religions.

The building with architectural styles that combine European style and the Middle East is much visited by foreign tourists. In this place there are 12 domes with different functions. Each dome represents one religion. In this place you can witness to the Christian symbol of the cross, the crescent of Islam and so forth.
The Temple of All Religions in Kazan, Russia. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1JCWg1t)
As reported by the Brilio.net on Sunday, January 10, 2016, that this unique building was founded in 1992 and is the property of Ildar Khanov, a Russian millionaire. He deliberately built the building as his peace message to the world. He wants to make all religions are under one roof, and he believes that all religions are equal.
One corner inside of the Temple of All Religions in Kazan, Russia. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1JCWg1t)
Although it does not function as an active place of worship, but still many visitors who took time to pray while visiting The Temple of All Religions. Each corner also contains information about the religion in question, so that it becomes a medium of learning for every visitor.

In this place you will find evidence of inter-religious tolerance is very high. If you have plans to visit Russia, then you should not miss to visit The Temple of All Religions. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BRILIO.NET]
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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

To build a solar-powered house in just 2 weeks

Passive solar techniques used to build a house is indeed an interesting concept. However, designing a house by connecting the results of pre fabrication of three-dimensional printing is a fabulous idea. The result is a Solar House 2.0.

The ideal solar power gained by letting the Sun light into the house during the winter and make a roof in the summer as a protective interior of the Sun.
It's rare to see a building's form so adapted to maximizing renewable energy potential as is the case with the Endesa Pavilion, Solar House 2.0. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1NwwxDZ)
The facade of the house consists of a dynamic structure that is tailored to the level of sunlight. This structure facilitates the house produces energy, using solar system in every area in the house. That's why the facade into irregular shapes and unique, yet highly productive energy produced.

This house was designed with a special mathematical system to adjust the building to the weather conditions at the right time. Building design and digital fabrication allows the creation of environmentally friendly and sustainable homes.
In a neat twist the same protrusions act as solar barriers during summer when the sun tracks a higher course across the sky, but let sunlight directly in during winter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1NwwxDZ)
Thanks to the prefabricated 3-dimensional printing machines, pieces of the house is ready to be connected. The time it takes to make this house just two weeks. While the material preparation takes three weeks.
The 154 sq m (1,658 sq ft) building was commissioned by energy company Endesa, and forms a public information center and "control center" for the Smart City Expo in Barcelona. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1NwwxDZ)
The design of Solar House 2.0 has so many walls of solar panels is a revolutionary point home. Each module has many functions, among others, to integrate color, save energy, generate electricity, air conditioning, allowing natural ventilation and light sources.
As for the productivity of the solar cells, we tracked down a clue on Endesa's website, which refers to "an average daily consumption of 20 kWh and an estimated output of 100 kWh". (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1NwwxDZ)
The solar house can be built in every part of the Earth, because of its construction to adjust parameters in the climate type environment. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GIZMAG]
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Thursday, December 17, 2015

The world's first underground park

In The Lowline Lab, which is an example or demo place that will be the first underground park in the world, this striking of the park is the distinctive aroma of herbs.

This scent is the result of dozens of species of plants that grow in a space of 5,000 square meters, located in the former market in New York's Lower East Side, United States. The demo place will be opened for a few months. This place allows visitors to peek into the real Lowline park will operate after opened for public in 2020.
The Lowline Lab in New York City is a demo of the world's first underground park. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1QqT0sr)
James Ramsey, an architect of the New York-based Raad Studio has developed a system that uses sunlight through optical equipment. The optical equipment is placed on the road, then transfer the light in the room through the tube protector and finally diffuse over the underground site.
The Lowline Lab is a plan to turn an abandoned trolley terminal under Delancey Street into a public green space using special technology that pipes sunlight underground. (Picture from: http://on.wsj.com/1Lt1sU8)
For Ramsey, who had worked at NASA, the possibility of opening the Lowline Lab seems almost limitless. So many requests, from Paris, Seoul and Ankara, as well as other cities in the world, have expressed an interest in the park.

"This is not just an underground park. We are working to create a new branch of horticulture. This is just the first step toward new possibilities in the world when it came to gardening in the underground, and reuse the basement of an abandoned," said Ramsey.

The Lowline Lab, which opened for public on Saturday, will continue to serve James Ramsey and the Lowline Lab cofounder, Dan Barasch. They experimented with their underground technological capabilities.
"We work here very much time. The Lowline Lab belongs to the public, visitors can come, see and smell like a public space but located in the basement," said Ramsey.
According to him, the final success after 2020, when The Lowline Lab is fully open to the public if he could tell the children that what they see is real. He also wanted to say, mathematics and science makes everything else possible. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BOWERY BOOGIE]
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