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I cannot speak Japanese, I just search what did word Advanced mean in Japanese. So I would like to share advanced thing with you all. :D

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Future Vehicle Design Part 1

What would it be? The design of future vehicle? Let see about it :D

1. Acura FCX 2020 Le Mans
Acura make this car looks like Batmobile but every part is completely recyclable.

2. Audi Dynamic Space Frame

Audi distinguished itself by combining processes and materials that are normally separate. For instance, all of the liquid and electrical channels are inside the car’s frame, and a single material is used for both the inside and outside of the car to make it more reusable. It’s probably the most typecast feminine design, with large curves and de-emphasized wheels.

3. Honda Extreme
The primary differentiating factor for the Honda is that the interior can be adapted to fit different body types. The car body and parts can be recycled after five years.

4. Hummer 02
This Hummer actually creates more oxygen than it burns by using panels of algae that expand, helicopter-like, when the vehicle’s parked. The algae converts carbon dioxide in the air into oxygen. Also, the body of the car itself produces oxygen. I like the color scheme, the rugged look when driven, and the techy look when parked. There was one female designer on the team that submitted this entry.

5. 2015 Kia Sandstorm
The Kia Sandstorm deliberately looks like a dune buggy. The designer, Marc Mainville, sets the last judging criteria firmly in his mind (to reflect a Southern California eco-friendly lifestyle) when he created a spacious trunk designed to hold barbecue equipment and beach toys. The outside panels can be recycled too.

Twisting Skyscraper

A company in Dubai in UAE, Dynamic Architecture have this outlandish idea with this skyscraper building. The building is going to be 59 floors. Each of the 59 floors is rotating unevenly around a central concrete core. Wind turbines are stacked horizontally between each floor, so that when exposed to the atmosphere 50 or 100 or 500 feet off the ground, the wind turns the turbines, generating electricity for the buildings’ use—and more.

Each turbine generates 0.3 megawatts of electricity, so that the building’s 50 total turbines can generate 1,200,000 kilowatt-hours of energy per year. As an average family’s annual power consumption is about 24,000 kilowatt-hours, each turbine can supply energy for about 50 families. The tower will have 200 apartments, which will use just four of the turbines for their energy needs. Another four of the remaining 44 turbines would provide power to the neighborhood of the building, and there would still be 40 extra turbines, which could supply power for 5-10 more buildings.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Burj Dubai : World's Tallest Building

The world’s tallest building is now located in Dubai, UAE. The building call Burj Dubai or Dubai Tower. At present, the Burj Dubai, or Dubai Tower, is 1,853 ft. high (564.9 m) with 152 completed floors. That makes the Burj Dubai the tallest freestanding structure in the world, until now a title held by the CN Tower in Toronto. To give American readers a sense of scale, the Sears Tower, the tallest building in the U.S., is 1,730 ft tall, including the antenna. While the finished height of the tower is officially being kept a secret in order to discourage competitors for the title of world’s tallest building, reports indicate that the tower will exceed 2,121 ft., making it the tallest structure ever built.

The building should be around 160 floors. With a projected nine hotels, 30,000 residences, and room for office space and fine restaurants.

Not to mention the parking either, the building’s huge basement, which is currently the materials storage site for the whole project, will eventually become parking for the project’s 30,000 residents, with additional parking for visitors and office employees. Health will also be a focus, according to the developer, Emaar Properties, 150,000 sq ft. of fitness facilities will be available in the building, in addition to four swimming pools.
Overall, the Burj Dubai is expected to cost US$ 4.1 billion, and is part of a US$ 20 billion project called “Downtown Dubai”, which will include a man-made lake and several other towers.

Metropol Parasol, Spain

There is a building at Seville City center call -El Plaza de la Encarnacion-is the Metropol Parasol, a free standing structure that marks the conjugal existence of a number of enterprises including an ancient Roman archeological site, a farmers market, an elevated plaza, multiple bars and restaurants underneath and inside the parasols, as well as a panoramic walk on the very top of the parasols.

What a wonderful piece of Art. :D

Elounda Beach

You feeling stress and wanna be somewhere peace and beautiful? Maybe Elounda Beach would become a great deal to come.

Architects Davide Macullo and Makis Lahanas are putting the finishing touches on the Bungalows in Elounda. They are nine urban homes where unobstructed views of the sea replace front yards. Dark grey stone harmonizes with surrounding nature. Natural materials like wood and leather create a warm atmosphere.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Recycled Architecture

Recycled things like used can, old newspaper, used bottle, etc to some people are only garbages, but to these people they becoming wonderful artworks. :D

1. Boeing HouseJo Ann Ussery, had the right idea when she bought a Boeing 727-200 and turned this retired jetliner into her new home. The house has three bedrooms, a living room/dining room, a kitchen, a laundry area and a master bathroom with a Jacuzzi. The tail of the plane is anchored in 18 inches of concrete. The nose extends past the shoreline of the lake.

2. Glass House
This house is made by reclaimed glass. The builder is unknown.

3. Cardboard House
This house is made of cardboard. Yes the same material using for cardboard box.

4. Bottle House
Every single bottle is arrange to built this house. Thousands of bottles are filled with sand and then connected together and reinforced with cement and steel.

5. Can House
Architect Richard Van Os Keuls from Silver Spring, Maryland used aluminum cans to build part of his house. The cans are washed out, flattened and then nailed to an insulated plywood wall. There are no plans to paint the surface of these very colorful cans. He likes the way they shine.

6. Newspaper House
This house was built with a purpose, to show the amount of newspaper we waste and what can be done with it. 60,000 newspapers were used to build it. Rolled up and piled up they are inserted between a wooden frame.

7. Scrap House
Some save scrap in their garage to build stuff for their homes. Others find scrap at garbage dumps and use it to build a home. This is a 700 sq ft single-family house built from salvaged scrap material. The house has furniture, a kitchen, a bathroom, two bedrooms, a deck, and a yard.