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Showing posts with label Buildings. Show all posts
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Thursday, November 26, 2015

This Iraqi Hijab skyscraper is going to break the record of Burj Khalifa

AMBS Architect has proposed a skyscraper height of more than 1 kilometer, or 1,152 meters in Basra, Iraq. This skyscraper building called The Bride. Consists of four towers that include 230 floors and is covered by 188 meters high antenna.
It consists of four towers, The Bride in Basra, Iraq will have 230 floors and is covered by the antenna as high as 188 meters. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1NFTDHG)
The anther is what will make the structure 152 meters higher than the tower design of Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture, The Kingdom Tower. To note, the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is currently under construction.
The Bride is designed to house offices, hotels, residential areas, commercial centres, parks and gardens, and even its own rail network across the 1,550,908 square metres of floor space. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1NFTDHG)
Meanwhile, the title of tallest building in the world today is still held by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai as tall as 830 meters. The Burj Khalifa was also designed by Smith and Gill. They collaborated with the Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) architectural firm.

AMBS Architects call The Bride as "the world's first vertical city". This tower will not only be the tallest structure but also a new breakthrough in the field of engineering and vertical transportation.
Diagram showing the space efficiency of The Bride 'Vertical City' in comparison to other to super-tall towers. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1NFTDHG)
The Bride will gather offices, hotels, apartments, commercial centers, parks and gardens. This structure is equipped with a rail network covering an area of ​​1,550,908 square meters.

"In contrast to a conventional tower, The Bride will be a place that can be enjoyed by all. Not only for those who live and work there, but also other communities," wrote AMBS Architects.

The Bride surrounded by a glass canopy on the south facade, which is referred to as "hijab". The tower offers a color complex and interesting as the public areas.

Three other tower structures designed with heigh each 724 meters, 484 meters and 61 meters. Due to these heigh, The Bride categorized as mega tall. While the building is over 300 meters tall called supertall.

The Bride also to be planned become the zero energy structure, which means that the tower will generate as much energy as is consumed. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DEZEEN]
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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Build the house with water as the latest Architecture breakthrough

During this time, houses and buildings are built with hard material. The walls are constructed from brick, and attached with cement or concrete. However, a Hungarian architect named Matyas Gutai choose water as one of the basic materials of the construction of houses.

One reason is that water can keep the house in a comfortable temperature. While still using another traditional building materials such as bricks, cement and plaster, this creation system introduced the idea of ​​the latest in engineering development.
Architect Matyas Gutai has built the world's first water house in his hometown of Kecskemet, Hungary. (Picture from: http://cnn.it/1FjE75t)
Gutai got the idea of ​​creation of water home when he visited the opened hot spring in Tokyo in 2003 in the winter. At that time he was a student at the University of Tokyo. Although the snow piled up on land and buildings. However, in the water bath, it still feels warm and comfortable. Gutai realized the importance of the surface temperature of the water and its potential in architecture.
A sheet of water is trapped between the inner layer of the house, which equalizes the temperature across the building. (Picture from: http://cnn.it/1FjE75t)
"As an architect, I think is important for this building redefine back the word 'permanent', which has become a key concept in architecture for thousands of years. Our approach has not changed much, however, than to build something very strong and hold everything, we create something who can adapt to the environment. The architecture has changed a lot. The solid materials already achieve the limit, this time to find a new system."

Gutai build a prototype house in his hometown, Kecskemer, the southern part of Budapest. After years of research and development, along with Milan Berenyi, his schoolmate been able to build a house made of water. The sample house was built on an allowances from the state, and be a proof of 'liquid development' concept, which has been written by him in book form.
The indoor temperature can also modified using a monitoring system similar to central heating. (Picture from: http://cnn.it/1FjE75t)
In the construction, house structure is built with iron plates, panels, and glass. In the inner layer, a sheet of water is used as an adhesive. This makes the temperature in all rooms in the building evenly.

Temperatures in the room can also be changed using a monitoring system similar to a central heating system. This system is actually efficient in the long term. The building or home can produce their own energy and become an independent energy supply. In the long term, carbon emissions can be reduced.
Gutai built a prototype house in his hometown of Kecskemet, sout of Budapest, with his school friend Milan Barenyi, after years of research and development. (Picture from: http://cnn.it/1FjE75t)
"The our panel creation can cool and warm the room automatically. The water in the panel do the same technique with the heating chamber," said Gutai as told to CNN.

"This technique is energy efficient. When compared with similar buildings with extensive glass surfaces, this solution is much cleaner and easier to maintain."

Gutai doing research since about 7-8 years ago. It took six years for a building to be completed. Until now, too, there are still many problems in the structure. Various question was posed. Such as: What happens when the weather outside was very cold until the water freezes? Another question: What if one panel is damaged?
The prototype house is too small to live in, but showcases the 'liquid engineering' concept Gutai has written about extensively. (Picture from: http://cnn.it/1FjE75t)
Gutai explains: "We mix the water with solvents naturally, no pollution, but degrading the freezing point temperature within an acceptable level. Thus, although the technique reheating fails, water will not freeze. In the case of cold climates such as in Hungary, we add insulation on the outside, to prevent freezing. "

What if the panel was broken? "We designed a special joint unit. These elements make slowly flow, but blocking the rapids flow. So, if one panel is broken, the leak will not be spread. This effect is based on the dynamics of liquid."

"In the long run, this technique is expected to use energy, less materials, and work off-grid (using building systems such as water and electricity independently)," said Gutai who is currently working as a scientist at the University of Feng Chia, Taiwan.

In its development, the 'water house' is more costly than a traditional home design. However, in the long run, more efficient energy required. Gutai continue to work with factories and companies across the Europe in various projects using this technology. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CNN]
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

This house is the result of a giant 3D printer technology

Three-dimensional (3D) printer technology today is often used to make a variety of objects quickly and used goods. Later there that create firearms, aircraft parts, cars, and even food. And now 3D printers with machines that add layer after layer of quick-drying cement in a process called "contour crafting" are used to build houses.
Other architects are experimenting with ways to bring 3D printing into the construction sector. (Picture from: http://bbc.in/1rrN80D)
A private firm in China named Win Sun managed to build a house with just a giant 3D printer. The 3D printer has a length of 32 meters, 10 meters wide and 6.6 meters high. The company set up four pieces of this giant 3D printer to build a house.

In one day, the Chinese company managed to build 10 small house using four giant 3D printer in the high-tech industry in Shanghai. As reported by the Daily Mail on Thursday, May 1, 2014, the cost to build a small house construction is very cheap, at only around U.S. $5,000 or aprrox Rp. 50 millions.

The basic material used to build this house is able to cement that dries quickly. The cement material withheld by the company, but the cement material was derived from junk. The technique of making the home 3D printer is similar to the technique of making a wide variety of other objects with a 3D printer technology.

Cement is formed according to the design and carried out gradually in a layer-by-layer. Until finally the top layer covered with a roof. "We can 'print' the building of digital design designed by our customers. Workmanship fast and cheap," said Win Sun senior officer, Yihe Ma.
Yihe also said that if the building houses the materials conventionally used material derived from natural resources will run out. As for building a house through a 3D printer utilizes only the material of junk. The company officials also said that, one day 3D printer technology to build this house can also be used to build a skyscraper. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NEWS XINHUA NET | DAILY MAIL]
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Skyscrapers in Hong Kong more lively with Video Glass technology

Of the city as one of Hong Kong's financial and commercial centers globally have recently changed to become more attractive in the afternoon and evening. When opening the window, you will find video glass technology that offers an interactive advertising campaign. The visitors can touch the video glass to get the goods they want. The video glass was posted on shop windows, as well as high rise buildings skyscrapers category.
Skyscrapers in Hong Kong more lively with Video glass technology. (Picture from: http://nationalgeographic.co.id/)
Video glass technology was developed to replace the existing LED video ads on tall buildings with energy efficient systems. Video glass can transform the entire building into a projection screen. In contrast to the LED technology, video glass is an environmentally friendly product that can reduce light pollution, and also more cost effective.

"The light from the LED is quite concentrated. If you see it immediately, you will feel uncomfortable., But, if looked at video glass with diffused light, you will feel standing in front of the screen. You like to watch live impressions of the ads," said Crystal Fok Lo-ming which is one of the developers of the video glass. She and her team developed a system that will change every pane of glass into a projection screen.
Developer Crystal Fok Lo-ming demonstrates video glass technology in Causeway Bay.. (Picture from: http://www.scmp.com/)
Fok hoped, will give advertisers a video glass alternative media outside the walls of large electronic video with giant LED screens throughout the building in a large shopping districts such as Times Square. For starters, video glass is used on the windows of commercial buildings in Hong Kong Times Square. The windows became the most attractive advertising media and also during the night.

Trend as it stimulates the developers to include a glass of video on every new project as an additional stream of income. Because many advertising companies that utilize technology in cooperation with the building owners.

Currently, many developers are interested in promoting their project as a video medium glass. They are aware, video glass will change and affect the Hong Kong skyline, especially the skyscraper.. *** [EKA | FROM vARIOUS SOURCES | SCMP]
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

40 percent of the World's energy use in Buildings

As many as 40 percent of the world's energy is used to operate buildings, ranging from houses, factories, office buildings up in developing countries, including Indonesia. China is the largest energy user in the world. Energy consumption in the country reached 20 percent of total world energy consumption. While the United States spends 19 percent, Europe 15 percent, and 6 percent by Russian.

40 percent of the World's energy 
use in Buildings.  (Picture from:  
"The majority of the energy that we have used for buildings. Huge buildings, like offices and apartments in many countries, still wearing individual air conditioning. It was very inefficient," said Dr. Milica Grahovac from the Technical University of Munich in the presentation at the German ASEAN Science and Technology Conference on Energy Efficient Buildings in Jakarta, on Monday, October 21, 2013.

The buildings such as hotels and office also considered wasteful of energy. "You sit in a cold room and had to be put on a blanket. While in Indonesia the weather is very hot outside. For me it was horrible," said Grahovac.

Grahovac said there are several things that we can done by the building owners or builders of new buildings to undertake energy efficiency. These include the shape and direction of the buildings, insulation systems, lighting, windows, and shadows fall setting. "Energy efficiency can also be obtained with the proper use of equipment and integrated design," he said further.

In general, air conditioning and heating system in the buildings are the most energy-intensive devices. The system uses up to 37 percent of energy. As for the 12 percent of the energy spent on water heating systems and 9 percent is used for lighting systems.

Grahovac call the building with a sloping roof is more effective for building energy efficiency rather than boxy. "The use of solar panels could be better at building with a sloping roof," he said.

Dr Hans Pleuger of International Networking in Science and Technology (INSTec) Aachen, Germany, said that energy efficiency also depends on individual behavior and decision-makers. "You can get a certificate of energy efficiency, but it's still a certificate, not directly to change behavior," said Pleuger. How's about you? *** [EKA | GABRIEL TITIYOGA | KORAN TEMPO 4381]
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Saturday, May 4, 2013

How the Borobudur was build?

The Borobudur temple is the largest temple which is the 9th century relic. This temple looks very impressive and sturdy so famous throughout the world. Invaluable historical relics, and that was one of the seven wonders of the world. This temple is located at Borobudur District, South of Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.
Aerial view of the Borobudur temple, one of UNESCO World Heritage Site in Indonesia. (Picture from: http://khilmifuadi.blogspot.com/)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mecca Clock Royal Tower

This giant clock building is originated from the meeting of Islamic leaders and ulama in Doha (Qatar) in 2008. At that time, they concluded that Mecca is the point of the earth's magnetic null zone. You see, the city's position aligned with the Earth's magnetic north. With that position, they argue that Mecca was the true global timeline, not GMT.

It is the second tallest tower in the world after Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (828 meters). Originally, the Mecca Clock Royal Tower height of only 485 meters planned, then increased to 591 meters. On July 2010, it was decided that the tall tower built reaches 601 meters. Mecca Royal Clock Tower started operating on August 12, 2010, coinciding with the beginning fasting mounth of Ramadan 1431 H.

This tall building which reaches a height of 601 meters consists of 76 floors and was built by the company Kingdom Holdings with a budget of 3 billion dollars.
Comparison of skyscraper height. (Picture from: http://www.nohmisdesign.com/)
The Tower was located in the hotel complex called Abraj Al-Bait. In the complex, there are 7 towers. Mecca Clock Royal Tower is the fifth tower. Hotel complex is located across the street, at the south gate entrance Masjidilharam (Holy Mosque)-Mecca.

At the Mecca Clock Royal Tower are seven star hotel which also functioned as a means of accommodation of the pilgrims. The total capacity of the hotel complex is 65,000 people. In addition there is also the Lunar Observation Center and Islamic Museum.
Mecca Clock Royal Tower. (Picture from: http://www.fivestaralliance.com/)
In the hotel complex, there are also 6,000 residential units, 4 floors shopping centers, and a parking lot with a capacity of up to 1,000 vehicles. To accommodate the pilgrims who will visit the Kaaba, inside the hotel also provided musala with a capacity of more than 10,000 people.

The Mecca Clock Royal Tower has four faces and can be seen clearly from a distance of 11-12 kilometers (daytime) and 17 kilometers (evenings). Surface clock designed by the German company, Premiere Composite Technologies. At the top of the hour, was written in Arabic "الله" or "ALLAH". Two of the clock has a height of 80 meters with a width of 65 meters. Dial diameter reaching 39 meters. This clock size five times larger than Big Ben in London.

Two more of the clock has a 65 meters high and 43 meters wide. Its dial diameter reaching 25 meters. At the top of the clock tower, there are 21,000 white and green lights that will blink (turn on) at the Muslim time of prayers. Beam lights can be seen from a distance of 29 kilometers.

At the celebration of the Muslim holyday, sixteen of giant spotlights will also be lighted clock tower towards the sky. This giant floodlight beam can reach 10 kilometers up. *** [FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | PIKIRAN RAKYAT 17102012] 
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Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Orbit of London New Competitor for the Eiffel Tower

The Orbit tower, which stands next to the Olympic Stadium in east London. (Picture from: http://www.thestar.com/)
From a distance the red steel structure that looks like the giant letter "R" towering over the building industry in London, England. The new structure is the Orbit observation tower that was claimed by the Mayor of London better than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

Unlike the Eiffel tower is symmetrical, the tower was built in the heart of Olympic Park, adjacent to the Olympic Stadium, it's just like a roller coaster, weaving up to the top. Mayor of London Boris Johnson said the structure was designed by artist Anish Kapoor and architect Cecil Balmond is a masterpiece, good design and technique.

Structure height comparison.
(Picture from: KORAN TEMPO 3908)
This structure provides endless satisfaction to the visitors. The scenery is also very nice," said Johnson, "The Eiffel Tower is too simple. Shard tower behind me is simple. Orbit is much more unique, more complex, more interesting."

In addition to the unique shape, the height of the tower, which reaches 114.5 meters, making the Orbit as the largest structure in the UK.

The building has two-times higher than the Nelson's Column monument and  22 meters taller than the Statue of Liberty in the United States. However, compared with the Monas tower in Jakarta which reaches 132 meters, the Orbit is slightly shorter.

The Orbit tower structure.
(Picture from: KORAN TEMPO 3908)
To see the sights of London from the two towers observation deck, visitors can climb the 455 stairs or use one of two elevators available. The tower will become a new tourist attraction in London ahead of 2012 Olympics on July 27 to August 12, 2012. Johnson and Lakshmi Mittal, Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal steel company, collaborating on large-scale structure in the Olympic Park.

"The tower was originally just a small project, which was born in a casual discussion," Mittal said, "It was just a scribble on a piece of paper, but to grow and expand into exciting project."

Mittal Steel Company to bear most of the cost of building the tower, which is 19 million from 24 million pounds. They also supply steel from a number of their factories around the world.

"The Olympics is a global event, around the world participated, 202 countries," he said, "ArcelorMittal has a business in so many countries so I want it all to participate."

Not all the material Orbit is new stuff. Indeed most of the material used to build the structure was derived from recycled materials.

The Orbit tower structure.  
(Picture from: KORAN TEMPO 3908)
Kapoor and Balmond won a competition to design the steel structure. They witnessed how the construction of the colomn grow slowly higher in the former land disposal of the trash, along with the establishment of the various Olympic venues. 

Kapoor said that initially they were asked to design the tower to be built at the Olympic venues as high as 100 meters or more. "We even make it much higher," he said. "When you walk up, around, and entered it, as if the object is growing around you."

Kapoor and Balmond's hope the structure will age much longer than the Olympic Games that took place a few weeks only. "We hope that the Orbit will be a monument for the City of London, who will stand for 50 years, although the possibility of later need to be painted again and it will be a beacon, which will attract people to come to the area," says Balmond.

Kapoor is also ready to accommodate the criticism of his work. Not all citizens of London, agree with Boris Johnson who thought the tower was more beautiful than the Eiffel. Some people describe the Orbit as a skating rink in carnival or water pipes.

"Controversy is okay, if you like it or not," he said, "If you build a great tower which rises high into the skies of London, some people will criticize it, it's part of the process."

According to Kapoor, the Orbit is beautiful structure. He stated that the Eiffel Tower has also been regarded as a remarkable terrible structure when the tower was built. "No longer think like that right now? It depends on how people looks at it," he said.

Although there are some people who regard the Orbit as a waste, Mayor Johnson would regard it as an attraction for investment. "The symbol of prosperity and growth," he said. *** [REUTERS | CNN | TELEGRAPH | TJANDRA DEWI | KORAN TEMPO 3908]
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Monday, August 15, 2011

Record for the Tallest Building Broke Out Every 6 years

In 2016, the tallest skyscraper, the Kingdom Tower, will stand in Saudi Arabia. If this happens, the record-breaking world's tallest building occurs every 6 years.

Kingdom Tower will rise on the banks of the Red Sea at an altitude of 1 kilometer. The tower is 7.5 times higher than the National Monument in Jakarta.

Currently the tallest building in the world record held by the 828-meter-high Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower for the title in 2010 when toppled tower 509 meters tall Taipei 101 in Taiwan is the world's tallest building for 6 years.

Petronas Towers in Malaysia had become the world's tallest building. Inaugurated in 1998, towers in Malaysia also holds the championship belt of the world's tallest buildings for six years. Thus, the record-breaking world's tallest building at present trends persist. Every six years, a new building was built as the tallest building in the world. Attractive Which country would wait to beat Saudi Arabia as the world's tallest building owners in 2022.

When the stand later, the Kingdom Tower will rise amid the Kingdom of the City that is being built. This luxury area will be developed with funds of U.S. $ 26 billion. *** [LIVESCIENCE | WSJ | ANTON WILLIAM | KORAN TEMPO 3617]

Kingdom Tower

Three-sided building is standing as high as 1,000 meters from the Arabian desert floor. The reflection of the sun makes red building in the morning and afternoon. During the day, the building changed to blue because it reflects the color of the sky.

Kingdom Tower will be the world's tallest tower when completed in 2016, defeating Tower Khalifa (Burj Khalifa) in Dubai.

The designer of this monumental building from a company owned by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill of Chicago. Construction area covers an area of ​​530 thousand square meters. Development funding comes from the pockets of Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a cousin of King Abdullah of U.S. $ 1.2 billion, or six times the cost of the Sunda Strait bridge construction.

Building itself beyond the reach of high-flying birds that migrate. Generally performed over a range of bird migration height of 150-600 meters. Only Burj Khalifa, as high as 828 meters, capable of rivaling the Kingdom Tower.

The design of the skyscraper tower is made smooth and elegant and inspired by the roll shoots on young plants that live in the desert. Shoots grow from the bottom as a whole, then split up when soaring in the sky. "It's a symbol of growth with technology," said architect Gordon Gill of buildings on its official website.

The bottom of the building supported by three legs gripping the ground, creating a stable structure of the vibration. This shape makes hundreds of floors above him as an ideal place to live.

At an altitude of hundreds of meters, wind speed becomes the main enemy of the tower because of its strength can shake a building. To create a form of aerodynamic structures, composed of buildings with three curved sides. This form works perfectly to break the power of the wind, thereby reducing the burden of building structures due to wind.

With the elevation reaches 1,000 meters, the tower requires a sophisticated elevator system to support the traffic residents and visitors. Therefore, the architect prepares 59 elevators, elevator consists of 54 single and 5 elevators tandem. This elevator will move at a speed of 10 meters per second at up or down. With this speed, a distance of one kilometer vertically can be reached in less than 2 minutes.

At 157 floors, there is a circular terrace that juts from the main building. The diameter of the observation deck is reached 30 meters and can be used by visitors to enjoy views of the desert and the Red Sea.

At the top of the tower, about 100 top floor is emptied to make room for alternative energy generators. It is estimated that space will be used to place a giant pendulum movement of the building as a silencer, which is used to imitate the concept of Taipei 101 tower. *** [ANTON WILLIAM | KORAN TEMPO 3617]