The Kunsthaus provides 2,500 square meters of generously arranged space for changing contemporary art exhibitions, functions, and events. The amorphous form of the blue bubble blends in the heritage-protected part of the building 1,288 semitransparent acrylic glass panels have been used to create the bubble. While the glazed outer skin takes an important mediating role, it also generates power through integrated photovoltaic units. The Berlin designers realities:united used 930 computercon trolled light sources located under the acrylic skin to create a display fortyfive meters wide and twenty meters high that enables the museum to communicate with its environment.
Dar Al-Hajar – is a historical monument, considered one of the symbols of Yemen. It is located in the village of Souk Al Wadi, and often referred to as the Palace of Islam. The exact date of the original construction of the castle is unknown. However, there is a perception that the first buildings appeared long before the advent of Islam. In the Middle Ages the castle was completely destroyed by the Turks, and only in the eighteenth century, partially restored.
Google Earth Time-lapse is an impressive tour through the recent history of our planet. Using composites of annual Landsat images, from 1984-2012, you can see how the world has changed during the last 28 years.
China’s Sky City to become the world’s tallest building
A 220 storey building in China named Sky City is expected to top out next month, becoming the world’s tallest building with a total height of 838 meters. The building has been constructed at an astonishing pace, taking just seven months to complete due to a system of prefabricated parts and modules. Located just outside Changsha in a rapidly developing waterfront area, the Sky City will house 31,000 people, a small amount of offices, a thousand person capacity hotel, and a school capable of educating up to 4,600 children. All this cost just $628 million USD, a fraction of the cost of the current tallest building the Burj Khalifa, which totalled $1.5 billion USD and was built in five years - an incredible feat at the time.
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