1/30/2014

Glowing Sweden's Sölvesborg Bridge

The longest pedestrian bridge in Sweden, the Solvesberg Bridge achieved landmark status because of its amazing arches and immense length at 756 meters. Now, the Swedish lighting designers Ljusarkitektur took to the trademark sweeps of the bridge to illuminate its undersides. In typically gorgeous fashion, the lights are both subtle and stunning, programmable in different colors and with glare shields that protect the glow from being too strong on the surrounding natural landscape. 

Glowing Sweden's Sölvesborg Bridge

1/27/2014

Magnetic termite mounds in Australia

These termites are located in Northern Australia, visually resemble tombstones. However, in fact, high enough to be established. Some termites may exceed a height of three meters. Scientists claim that the location of termite mounds also quite accidental. They clearly sent by their narrower parts north and south. Researchers can not clearly explain why it is such a location. Closest hypothesis considered in this arrangement, termites keep the most comfortable temperature for termites within their own structures. Kind of climate control. Indeed, Northern Australia is characterized by a hot day and cool nights. In fact, before you termite apartment that can host up to several tens of thousands of insects.

Magnetic termite mounds in Australia
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Lion Made From 4000 Steel Plates

The total weight of the giant, created by the Turkish artist Selcuk Yilmaz sculptor, is a lot of 250 pounds. Of course, if some one effort we admired, it would be at least correctly. Although, when you consider the creation of sculpture Selcuk Yilmaz time was spent more than a year, Every single piece of metal exposed to hand cutting and forging. And although we have seen a lot of complex sculptures from thousands of parts, we offer you more details multiply the efforts that had been made ​​by the author to each element.

Lion Made From 4000 Steel Plates

1/10/2014

Twisted Torso | The twirled spiral skyscraper, Sweden

The unique skyscraper "Twisted torso", which was built in Sweden 2005, the project is the most extravagant contemporary architect of Santiago Calatrava.The basis of the project is based on a unique conceptual sculpture by the author in the form of a stylized ancient thrower. Shifted relative to each other cubes were supposed to symbolize the athlete in motion. This principle, Calatrava moved on its building, which later became a landmark for the country.

Twisted Torso | The twirled spiral skyscraper, Sweden
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The twirled spiral skyscraper, impresses and is admired by ordinary citizens. In its filling, the building is a residential complex with apartments placed here, offices, conference room, jacuzzi, gym and its own wine cellar. As for design, it is a complex system consisting of nine blocks pentagonal shape, they have 5 floors. These segments are strung on a single powerful core and bonded to each other steel framing farm.

That would give the form of dynamics, the blocks are rotated relative to each other facing clockwise. As a result of this "twist" is formed by a spiral, where the upper tier is rotated relative to the lower floor to 90 degrees. "Twisted Torso" - became a kind of Sweden starting point for the development of the construction industry of the area, and the implementation of such a complex and unique project showed worldwide technological capabilities ultramodern construction.  

1/09/2014

The Golden Gate Bridge Turns 77 in May 2014

2014 marked the 77th anniversary of the opening of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Before 1937, the city's growth was hampered by a reliance on ferry traffic. The 8,981 ft (2,737 m) suspension bridge changed that, creating a link between San Francisco to Marin County. Its construction was completed under budget, but at the cost of 11 workers' lives. Collected here are images from the building of this iconic bridge, as well as scenes from its 77 years of service and from Sunday's celebration. 

The Golden Gate Bridge Turns 77 in May 2014

Zaria Forman | The Pastel Icebergs Drawing

Zaria Forman | The Pastel Icebergs Drawing

Zaria Forman perfectly masters of pastel drawing. Recently, Zaria Forman reveals works representing icebergs. An impressive art of record, discovered in a series of images in the future. The some of her works have appeared in the series of House of Cards. The thrilled to announce that Zaria Forman's original pastel paintings can be seen in Netflix's acclaimed new series House of Cards. Check out the set design here and pick up some of Zaria's prints for your own office!

1/08/2014

Pumpkin Carved Sculptures By Marilyn Sunderland

Pumpkin Carved Sculptures By Marilyn Sunderland

I would like to tell you why many artists, who like me, have painted portraits and landscapes in oils on canvas, worked with acrylics, watercolors, and pen and ink drawings, have turned to the art of gourd carving.

11/19/2013

Arabian Millionaire and his Feral Cats

Arabian Millionaire and his Feral Cats

In the UAE, few people are surprised with collection of expensive cars - the rich sheikhs in Dubai rife. Therefore, this Arabian millionaire decided not boast of cool cars, but he loves wild cats, a big bluff of money.

Zheng Chunhui and The World's Longest Wooden Carving

World’s Longest Wood Sculpture
World’s Longest Wood Sculpture
This 40-foot-long sculpture is a unique take on a classic Chinese painting called "Along the River During the Qingming Festival." Fittingly carved out of a fallen log, the piece celebrates fallen ancestors, long past. It's intricately carved in a way that implies years of effort--specifically, 4 years. Having started in 2009, artist Zheng Chunhui finished just this year.

11/15/2013

The Giant Grouper Caught in China

The Giant Grouper Caught in China

One of the Chinese restaurants delivered the Giant Grouper caught in sea bass, on November 7 in the Spratlys. Its length is 2.65 meters and weight - 341.5 lbs. Imagine the tongue is 30-inch.
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