Keunggulan Besi Baja untuk Bahan Material Konstruksi

Posted by purnosidi
on 22/01/2018

Tertarik untuk terjun di bisnis kontraktor dan arsitektur? Maka Anda harus mengetahui tentang material. Terutama baja dan besi. Nah apa saja keunggulan besi baja untuk bahan material konstruksi bangunan?

Baja memang dikenal sebagai salah satu bahan konstruksi yang memiliki kekuatan besar untuk diaplikasikan dan mendukung pembangunannya. Tentunya sudah banyak orang yang memahami hal tersebut dengan baik. Baja juga merupakan salah satu bahan konstruksi yang banyak digunakan dalam berbagai kebutuhan pembangunan. Anda juga bisa memilih tingkat ketebalan, kualitas hingga bentuk sesuai dengan pengaplikasian yang akan dilakukan sesuai rencana.

Keunggulan besi baja untuk bahan material konstruksi

Baja ini sebenarnya memiliki besi sebagai bahan utamanya dan carbon pada campuran utama. Adanya tingkat sedikit banyaknya jumlah campuran carbon yang digunakan menjadi pembeda antara masing-masing jenis besi baja dengan tingkat kekuatan berbeda. Campuran yang terdapat di dalam besi baja ini tidak hanya carbon, tetapi juga ada krom, mangan, vanadium dan berbagai jenis campuran lainnya yang membuatnya memiliki tingkat kekuatan yang lebih lagi. Apalagi memang masalah kekuatan ini menjadi keunggulan utama dari baja dibandingkan jenis besi lainnya.

Besi baja ini memang sudah banyak digunakan dalam dunia konstruksi, sehingga memberikan beberapa manfaat untuk pembangunan konstruksi tersebut. Berikut beberapa manfaat penggunaan baja yang diaplikasikan pada dunia konstruksi yaitu :

  • Dalam pembangunan gedung tentu ada banyak jenis besi baja yang digunakan apalagi karna durabilitas yang dimilikinya sehingga pemanfaatannya juga banyak. Apalagi untuk besi baja ringan yang memang bisa diaplikasikan pada begitu banyak bagian dalam sebuah gedung mulai dari atap hingga bagian konstruksi lainnya
  • Pembangunan sarana transportasi mulai dari kereta api hingga badan transportasi tersebut. Tentu juga ada banyak jenis besi baja yang bisa diaplikasikan. Apalagi tentunya untuk transportasi haruslah aman dan bisa dengan mudah melakukan mobilisasi. Ketahanan terhadap cuaca di luar juga membuat pembangunan sarana transportasi menggunakan besi baja ini bisa bertahan lama dengan berbagai tekanan dan perubahan cuaca yang terjadi setiap harinya.
  • Konstruksi alat berat menjadi pelengkap fungsi besi baja dalam berbagai kebutuhan pembangunan. Tentunya kekuatanbesi baja dengan tingkat ketebalan atau keringanan sesuai kebutuhan juga cocok untuk alat berat sehingga bisa berfungsi secara optimal saat digunakan

Selain daripada keunggulan besi baja untuk bahan material konstruksi, sesungguhnya pemanfaatan besi baja dalam berbagai kebutuhan pembangunan tersebut memang berbeda-beda dan bisa menyesuaikan pada perencanaan penggunaannya. Anda bisa melakukan pertimbangan terhadap masing-masing jenisnya sebelum mengaplikasikan pada bagian konstruksi tertentu. Khususnya untuk yang membutuhkan tingkat kekuatan baja tertentu maka harus dipertimbangkan serta direncanakan dengan baik agar tetap memberikan keamanan selama digunakan, apalagi untuk sebuah gedung yang tentunya akan ada banyak orang berada di dalam atau sekitarnya.

Trik Membeli Baja Ringan yang Asli

Baja ringan adalah jenis yang paling banyak diaplikasikan pada dunia konstruksi karena mudah digunakan namun memiliki kekuatan sesuai yang diinginkan. Namun Anda juga harus berhati-hati dan penting untuk mengetahui bagaimana cara membeli besi baja ringan yang asli dan memiliki kualitas terbaik. Saat ini memang ada berbagai kejahatan yang menipu kualitas baja, sehingga Anda sebagai konsumen harus teliti dan bijak dalam menentukan baja ringan yang akan digunakan.

Kelebihan yang menjadi daya tarik baja ini adalah fleksibel , aman digunakan sebagai bahan bangunan, daya tahannya cukup tinggi karena dibuat dengan teknologi tinggi dan bahan yang digunakan berkualitas jika dibuat berdasarkan standar yang berlaku. Berikut beberapa tips membeli baja ringan dengan kualitas terbaik :

  • Perhatikan label yang di cap pada setiap baja yaitu berisikan tingkat ketebalan 0,75 yang sudah standar dengan ciri terdapat gambar SNI serta tanggal produksinya. Anda harus berhati-hati jika sampai label tersebut tidak ada
  • Perhatikan dengan baik tingkat kelenturannya karena baja berkualitas tidak terlalu lentur juga tidak keras sehingga mudah dibentuk dan disesuaikan
  • Idealnya jarak kaki-kaki yang menopang besi baja ringan atau yang disebut web adalah maksimal 150 cm. Hal ini sangat penting untuk diperhatikan dengan baik karena akan berpengaruh terhadap kekuatan kuda-kuda baja tersebut
  • Jarak kuda-kuda baja ringan yang ideal adalah 120 cm dan jika semakin rapat akan semakin baik. Namun perlu diperhatikan bahwa jaraknya tidak boleh lebih dari ukuran 120 cm tersebut
  • Jenis baja ringan yang perlu direkomendasikan adalah galvalume dengan campuran 1,5% silicon, 55% alumunium dan 43,5% zinc. Jenis ini memang sangat cocok untuk iklim di Indonesia yang cukup lembab karena  galvalume adalah baja tahan karat, sehingga saat digunakan akan tahan lama

Setelah Anda memperhatikan keunggulan besi baja untuk bahan material konstruksi tersebut maka pastikan Anda sudah mendapatkan garansi dari pembeliannya. Dengan begitu akan aman jika terjadi sesuatu selama proses pemasangan meskipun sudah dilakukan pengecekan pada kualitas baja yang digunakan. Sehingga tidak sia-sia Anda mengeluarkan sejumlah budget untuk melakukan pembangunan sebuah konstruksi menggunakan besi baja jika pemilihan dan pembeliannya sudah dipertimbangkan dengan optimal.

Demikianlah di antara keunggulan besi baja untuk bahan material konstruksi. Selain itu besi baja ringan ini bisa juga diaplikasikan pada atap rumah yang memiliki kelebihan tahan rayap, maka memang aman untuk digunakan selama pemilihan serta pemasangannya juga tepat. Dikatakan juga penggunaannya sebagai bahan atap rumah lebih ramah lingkungan karena dapat mengurangi penebangan kayu dari pepohonan di hutan untuk atap yang tradisional.

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Mengenal Besi Beton dan Memilih Kualitas Terbaik untuk Material Konstruksi

Posted by purnosidi
on 20/01/2018

Kami kontraktor konstruksi di Karawang akan mengajak Anda mengenal besi beton dan memilih kualitas terbaik. Disebut sebagai rebar dalam bahasa Inggris, besi  jenis ini banyak digunakan sebagai material utama konstruksi bangunan baik rumah maupun gedung.

Sebelum lebih jauh mengenal besi beton dan memilih kualitas terbaik, maka ada baiknya Anda mengetahui bahwa besi beton sering dikenal dengan nama Besin Tulang Beton, besi beton merupakan suatu jenis material pembentuk beton struktur. Untuk mendapatkan hasil kekkuatan bangunan yang baik, maka besi beton yagn digunakan, har8us berbandinng lurus antara kualitas kuantitas dan dimensi beton. Makin besar dimensi beton, maka makin banyak jumlah ukuran dan kuantitas besin beton yang dibutuhkan.

Selain itu agar menghadirkan kekuatan standrad sebuah gedung, jumlah dan kuantitas besin beton harus memenuhi aturan standar SNI.

Pada prakteknya di banyak proyek konstruksi, banyak sekali penggunaan besi beton yang tidak memenuhi standar SNI. Banyak digunakan besi beton yang tidak full SNI, atau non full, atau dikenal dengan istilah besi banci. Mungkin untuk menekan biaya dan mendapatkan keuntungan yang banyak.

SNI ditentukan untuk kemanan dan kenyamanan, banyak sekali bencana konstruksi yang diakibatkan oleh penggunaan yang jauh dari standard yang sudah ditentukan.

Besi beton memang banyak digunakan dalam beberapa konstruksi yang membutuhkan dukungan yang besar dari bahan bangunannya. Tentu sudah banyak orang mengenal jika besi beton memang memiliki kekuatan menopang yang besar. Sehingga sangat penting bagi anda untuk memperhatikan dengan baik bagaimana kualitas besi beton tersebut dan memilihnya secara tepat agar kekuatan yang didapatkan sesuai kebutuhan pembangunan anda.

Mengenal besi beton dan memilih kualitas terbaik

Besi sendiri merupakan unsur kimia berjenis logam dengan simbol kimianya adalah Fe dan memiliki nomor atom 26. Sebenarnya besi ini berasal dari luar bumi dari sebuah bongkahan planet yang kemudian masuk ke bumi. Sedangkan beton merupakan kombinasi agregat, semen dan air. Kekuatan yang dimiliki besi beton ini juga terus dikembangkan sehingga bisa memberikan tingkat kekuatan berbeda tergantung kebutuhan. Hal tersebut tentu sangat menguntungkan dan membuat anda bisa lebih mudah untuk memilih dan menyesuaikan antara besi beton yang akan digunakan dengan kebutuhan pembangunannya.

Tentunya fungsi utama dari besi beton ini adalah untuk menopang atau mendukung konstruksi sebuah bangunan. Namun ternyata ada beberapa keuntungan tambahan yang bisa anda dapatkan dari menggunakan besi beton berkualitas untuk memaksimalkan proses pembangunan konstruksi tersebut. Berikut beberapa kegunaan dan keuntungan dari besi beton untuk berbagai kebutuhan konstruksi yaitu:

  • Anda bisa meminimalisasi budget yang dikeluarkan untuk proses pembangunan menggunakan besi beton, apalagi jika untuk membangun sebuah gedung dengan lantai bertingkat sehingga dibutuhkan kekuatan konstruksi yang tepat untuk menopang.
  • Membantu menopang struktur pondasi sebuah bangunan sehingga mendapatkan kekuatan sesuai dengan konstruksi yang sudah direncanakan. Sehingga pondasi bangunan tersebut akan cukup kuat untuk menopang beberapa tingkat lantai yang diinginkan.
  • Merupakan bahan bangunan yang sangat cocok untuk konstruksi bangunan bertingkat karena besi beton ini dapat tahan lama meskipun dalam temperatur yang tinggi. Ketahanan tersebut tentunya menjadi salah satu kelebihan yang banyak dimanfaatkan dalam menggunakan besi beton dalam mendukung konstruksi sesuai yang diinginkan.
  • Dikarenakan kekuatannya yang dibuat cukup luar biasa maka saat sebuah besi beton sudah dibuat serta dibentuk maka akan sulit menghancurkannya. Sehingga pertimbangan menggunakan bahan ini untuk beberapa konstruksi khusus memang sangat cocok untuk dilakukan.

Dengan berbagai kelebihan yang dimiliki maka bangunan bertingkat anda pasti bisa bertahan kuat dalam jangka waktu lama. Apalagi jika kualitas besi beton yang digunakan sudah optimal dan perencanaan konstruksi yang tepat maka tidak akan ada masalah dengan bangunan tersebut bisa bertahan secara maksimal. Tidak perlu bingung karena ada banyak pihak yang akan membantu menjamin adanya besi beton berkualitas untuk anda dapatkan sebagai bahan bangunan.

Tips Memilih Besi Beton Berkualitas

Ada banyak pilihan besi beton yang bisa anda gunakan dan disediakan di berbagai toko bangunan. Namun hal yang harus diperhatikan apakah kualitasnya baik dan sesuai untuk kebutuhan pembangunan anda. Untuk  menentukannya anda harus mengetahui cara memilih besi beton dengan baik dan benar. Jangan sampai anda salah dalam memilih dan akhirnya harus mengeluarkan budget lebih karena besi beton yang digunakan tidak sesuai. Hal tersebut tentu akan sangat merugikan baik dari segi waktu maupun biaya.

Berikut beberapa tips yang bisa anda lakukan untuk mendapatkan besi beton berkualitas dari toko bangunan yang sudah profesional dan terpercaya kinerjanya tentunya:

  • Pastikan anda sudah mengetahui jenis besi beton yang akan digunakan disesuaikan dengan tegangan atau kekuatan yang dibutuhkan. Sehingga anda akan lebih mudah untuk mendapatkan beton berkualitas sesuai kebutuhan tersebut.
  • Pilihlah merk yang memang sudah jelas kualitasnya dan banyak digunakan oleh konstruksi lainnya. Tentunya anda juga bisa mengecek pada salah satu permukaan besi beton tersebut akan dicetak merk serta tanda SNI yang menandakan bahwa besi beton tersebut sudah berkualitas standar dan bisa anda gunakan dengan baik.
  • Mengenai harga tentunya juga ikut mempengaruhi kualitas besi beton tersebut. Sebaiknya anda mencari informasi terlebih dahulu mengenai harga besi beton di pasaran sehingga akan bisa lebih mudah untuk menemukan yang sesuai dan tidak tertipu dengan penawaran harga beton yang lebih rendah.
  • Kesesuaian ukuran antara diameter dengan panjang beton tersebut tentu perlu anda perhatikan dengan baik karena akan berkaitan dengan tegangan kekuatan yang dihasilkan saat menopang sebuah konstruksi. Maka ada ukuran ideal yang harus menjadi patokan pertimbangan anda seperti misalnya untuk besi beton dengan panjang 10 meter idealnya memiliki diameter sebesar 10 mm. Jika tidak sesuai maka sudah tentu besi beton tersebut tidak sesuai dengan standar yang ditetapkan.

Dalam mengenal besi beton dan memilih kualitas terbaik, sangat penting bagi anda untuk mempertimbangkan dengan baik pemilihan kualitas pada besi beton yang akan digunakan. Apalagi jika diaplikasikan pada sebuah bangunan maka harus dipertimbangkan tingkat keamanan yang nantinya berada di dalam gedung atau bangunan tersebut.

Demikianlah mengenal besi beton dan memilih kualitas terbaik. Karena itu sehingga anda tidak bisa sembarangan memilih besi beton dan menganggap semua memiliki kekuatan yang sama, padahal harus ada perencanaan yang tepat dan penyesuaian kebutuhan besi beton agar sesuai dengan kekuatan yang ingin anda dapatkan dalam konstruksi tersebut.

 

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7 Failed Architectural Design by Well-Known Architects

Posted by purnosidi
on 25/02/2017

Here are 7 Failed Architectural Designs by Well-Known Architects. The building designed by the famous architects should be a great masterpiece and that is why people want to spend a lot of money for paying the architect. However, even the famous architects can also make failed building. Below are the examples which could be found. If people do not want to make the same mistake, Nikifour will be the contractor they are looking for in Jabodetabek, Indonesia.

1. Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright

Failed Architectural Design

Frank Lloyd Wright designed a masterpiece which can be mentioned as the fantasy home. It was a big experiment for pushing the boundaries of the technology as well as building method which can be found at that time. The design created stunning residence which is cantilevered over the waterfall. However, mold became huge problem which must be faced. It got very bad not only the fungal growth but also the excess humidity. It was not the only primary problem because there was also structure problem which appeared even before the building was completed. Failed Architectural Design.

2. Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Opera House by Santiago Calatrava

Failed Architectural Design

The design by Santiago Calatrava is well known for the sweeping look like a bird. It seems like the building can fly right away. His signature style can also be found at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Opera House located in Valencia, Spain. The opera house was impressive until some problems appeared such as the collapsed the main stage platform which can be found in the largest gall. More problems can be found including the floodwater with seven feet depth which destroyed the electronic equipment located in the building lower levels. Much bigger problem can be found from the falling mosaic roof. Failed Architectural Design.

3. Strata Center by Frank Gehry

Failed Architectural Design Failed Architectural Design

This building can be found in Massachusetts Institue of Technology and it becomes the house for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. It was designed by Frank Gehry so it came with the sharp angles as well as mélange of the metallic finish. However, there were some problems appeared according to the MIT administrators. The leak can be found in the structure while the crack can be found from the masonry. Developing mold can be found and there was also backed up drainage. The emergency exits were blocked by the debris and falling ice again and again. Failed Architectural Design.

4. Guangzhou Opera Center by Zaha Hadid

Failed Architectural Design

Guangzhou Opera Center which was designed by Zaha Hadid got the praise as the most beautiful performing arts venue which can be found in the world. It has the futuristic design of twin boulder located on the Pearl River edge. There were more great things which can be found from the building. However, problems appeared after a year from the public opening. Falling glass could be found. There were also cracks will large size in the ceiling and the wall. Serious leaks problem can be found. The problem mainly came from the contractors that cannot fulfill the architect’s vision. Failed Architectural Design.

5. Westside Center by Libeskind in Bern, Switzerland

Failed Architectural Design

The collapsed roof could be found twice since the building was completed in 2008. Three people were injured due to the second failure. Gypsum board ceiling as well s insulation with 100 square meters size over the indoor swimming pool fell as well. More parts were damaged due to the roof collapse. The failures were contradictive from the main purpose of the building that should be exciting gateway to Bern. Failed Architectural Design.

6. Milstein Hall by Rem Koolhaas

Failed Architectural Design

This building has two cantilevers with dramatic design, glass which could be found from the floor to ceiling, and green roof completed with 41 skylights. It has sharp contrast with the surroundings which are more historical. However, there were some flaws of the building written by Ochshorn. The failures including the details which are dysfunctional or sloppy were explained. Details which are dangerous can also be found besides the cracks, concerns of fire safety as well as maintenance problems.

7. Harmon Hotel by Normal Foster

Failed Architectural Design

This should be the luxury hotel which had purpose for appealing the high rollers of Las Vegas. However, there were problems which could be found from the start. Structural defects could be found and this was the reason why the construction on the structure was halted. That is why the building was not opened for business since then.

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9 Buildings with Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape

Posted by purnosidi
on 23/02/2017

Nowadays, people can use various kinds of idea for building something either residential or commercial building. Camera can be the design inspiration used for building just like the buildings below. People can make it to actually look like camera or just use it as slight inspiration. This project will be challenging and for this kind of challenging construction project in Jabodetabek, Indonesia, Nikifour must be the right contractor which can afford their vision.

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1. The Big Camera in Perth, Australia

The Big Camera is located in Meckering which is about 130 kilometers from Perth. It was claimed as the only museum in the world which is dedicated to the photography and opened to the public of Western Australia. Various kinds of unique photographic memorabilia items which could be found before the photography invention can be found in this building. Information related to the Meckering Earthquake in 1968 with 6.9 magnitudes is exhibited in the building.

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape.

2. Picture Perfect Nail Salon in Marion, NC, USA

This building should be the camera store which is located in Marion, North Carolina. It was designed to get the look of big camera. However, it seems like there were too much money which were spent on the construction so the store must be sold even before it can open for business. The building which has camera like design is used for Picture Perfect Nail Salon and hopefully it can give profit for the business owner.

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape.

3. The Darkroom in Hollywood & More

The Darkroom was opened in the mid to late 30’s. Some features could be found from the store including the black glass façade with nine foot tall as well as the window which made the store looks like a period 35mm camera by Argus. The store was closed but the location was opened again as Mexican restaurant. Cosmetic refinement for the exterior is used but it is not able hide the look of the camera lens.

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape

9 Buildings with Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape.

4. Art Decal by Diego Castillo Roa

Diego Castillo Roa who is artist from Chile turned a circular window in the building into camera lens with jumbo size. His idea surely can be a great way for making the house for looking like camera without having to spend a lot of money for actually doing it. However, they have to make sure that there a round window with big size for using this idea.

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape

9 Buildings with Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape.

5. Giant Camera in Point Lobos, CA, USA

This Giant Camera building was designed by Floyd Jennings and located on Point Lobos. It overlooks the Seal Rock located in Monterey County, California. The basic design of the building is Camera Obscura with large size which has the shape similar to 35mm camera with the lens which are pointed to the sky.

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape

9 Buildings with Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape.

6. Camera Inspired House in Pontyprid, Wales, UK

This unique house with camera shape was developed by Hyde+Hyde Architects. At least, this was the explanation in the magazine. However, people maybe will not find any sign of camera when they are looking at the building. Maybe the inspiration did not come from the camera which people have seen.

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape

7. Public Toilet in Chongqing, China

People in Chongqing, China can go right way to the nearest camera if they think that there is problem with their digestion. It can be found in the Shiqiaopu Digital City district especially. However, of course people have to go to the nearest camera with the huge size. They can find the restroom which is photogenic completed with five unisex stalls. This concept is perfectly suitable for this city due to its digital concept.

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape

8. Dreamy Camera Café in Yangpeyong-gun, South Korea

This building has two stories and more importantly, it comes with camera shape. This building is used for coffee shop with inspiration from vintage Rolleiflex style. This café is owned as well as operated by married couple who are living in the next door house which is pretty yet ordinary look.

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape

9. Camera House in Biddeford Pool, ME, USA

Last but not least, this building is called Camera House and it was built for the Kodak Family. People can see the classic appearance of Instamatic. From the rear side, people maybe will not realize that this building has design which is like camera. However, we can make sure that this house looks cool.

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape

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8 Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Posted by purnosidi
on 21/02/2017

There are various famous names in the architecture world and we can make sure that the name will be very selling for various projects. However, famous architect names cannot guarantee that the project proposal will always be approved. Some famous architects have to face the rejection for their building proposals. People can have their preference about the building design after all so the architects can be chosen based on their personal style and consideration. No matter what, finding the best contractor is a must and in Jabodetabek, Indonesia, there is no better contractor except Nikifour.

1. Norman Foster’s Floating London Airport

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

London is poor of land and new airport solution is needed so it is able to grow along with the city in the future. Adding new runway, however, will only be the short term solution. Norman Foster offers the solution for building airport with four runways on the Isle of Grain in estuary of Thames and it will be linked to the existing as well as new networks of high speed train. In the proposal, the land which would be used is not suitable for other purposes. It will also be helpful for easing good transportation directly to other container ports in Britain. Nevertheless, the proposal is rejected.

2. Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects.

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Frank Gehry proposal for Eisenhower Memorial was rejected because it was considered too flashy by the family of the former president of the USA. The family expects the memorial which is simple, affordable, and sustainable. It cannot be found from the design by Frank Gehry since the elements are not suitable to humble character of Dwight Eisenhower.

3. Bjarke Ingels’ Kimball Art Center Extension

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects.

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Bjarke Ingels Group is the architecture firm with typical design which offers innovative and futuristic architectural solution. The proposals for Kimball Art Center Extension were rejected. The first rejection was caused by the twisting structure of timber and it is out of the historic setting character. The second one is the concrete volume with large size. It is rejected because it cannot meet the strict guidelines of the Old Town planning.

4. Zaha Hadid’s Neues Stadt-Casino

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects.

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Zaha Hadid can be the most celebrated contemporary architect but she also got the rejections. Her design proposal for Neues Stadt-Casino won the competition but the public in Switzerland where the project will be executed was allows making the final decision on the project. Dominant voters rejected the proposal so the design was scrapped.

5. Rem Koolhaas’s Miami Beach Convention

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects.

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rem Koolhaas won the competition for designing the Miami Beach convention center. This was a huge project since there would be 52 acre land which must be built and one billion dollars used. According to Miami Herald, this should be the most important deal of development in the Miami Beach history. The firm proposed the design of structure with as well as slightly futuristic style. It would be suitable with other main architectural projects which could be found in the area including Herzog & de Meuron’s striking parking garage. But the project was scrapped by the new mayor and also city commission.

6. Gensler & Robert A.M. Stern’s Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects.

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Frank Gehry won the project for designing Grand Avenue Project. His firm would design the project which includes 380 apartments, 50 condominiums, 250 hotel rooms, as well as 171,000 square feet of retail area. Robert A.M. Stern was brought in by the developers but the design collaboration was rejected by the owners of the property because it was too commercial and uninspired.

7. Rem Koolhaas‘s Plaza at Santa Monica

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects.

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rem Koolhaas was working on the design of Plaza at Santa Monica with 400,000 square foot size. One step of final approval would make everything official. However, the proposal was rejected by the city council although the mayor said that it was the most perfect project for the site.

8. Steven Holl’s Cancer Care Center

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects.

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Steven Holl offers the design proposal for adding the structure which is like lantern to the Cancer Care Center in London. It should replace the 60’s block with the glass façade which has soothing atmosphere inspired by the Saint Bartholomew the Great church ambiance not far from the building. However, the proposal of structure with three stories was rejected by the committee members.

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13 Balancing Buildings that Defy the Gravity

Posted by purnosidi
on 17/02/2017

Building is too heavy for defying the gravity according to many people. However, it seems like many architects try to break the limit in the architecture design including by creating buildings which can defy gravity like 13 of them below. Nikifour is the best contractor in Jababeka, Indonesia for supporting anyone who have any dream building including unique and unusual buildings.

1. Perched Partition (Niizeki Studio)

This building becomes the response of narrow space with 2.5 meters wide crammed between two other buildings. Metal volume was perched on the concrete slice. As the result, the home looks separated from other structures. At the same time, there is open space at the ground level.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

2. Hypo Alpe-Adria Bank

This is a leaning building which comes with purpose for its dramatic angle. The building is tilted 14 degrees to the south due to its passive solar designs. Because of this, the share can be provided by the upper portion to the lower portion.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

3. Cubic Houses (Piet Blom)

People can experience disorientation when gazing up at the building from the ground level. The inspiration of this building is Le Corbusier for designing the inhabitable volume on the narrow trunks so it is able to provide great view to the residents and maintaining ground level open space at the same time.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

4. Balancing Barn (MVRDV)

Instead of actual house, maybe people will see the building as sculpture from its gleaming metal. However, people can get great comfort for the vacation rental located in English countryside.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

5. CCTV Headquarters (OMA)

This building has 75 meters of height. It is just like many skyscrapers but people can find that it is only supported by two towers which are leaning. Anyone will be amazed with the advanced technique of engineering which makes the building stand properly.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

6. Thai Home (Kidd Co. Ltd.)

The house which can be found in Thailand is pretty unusual. It has minimalist rectangle design which is attached on the top the base which has more organic look. Main house can be found at the upper floor and guest areas can be found in the grounded part.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

7. Hemeroscopium House

People can see the narrow infinity pool which is added dramatically on the concrete volume. There are seven elements which are prefabricated which can be found from this building. Those elements are used for creating the helix.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

8. Teetering Tea Houses (Terunobu Fujimori)

Terunobu Fujimori is the architect from Japan that is famous for the design of unique tea houses. They are perch high for seeing the surrounding landscape view. That is why the house can be relaxing place for meditation as long as they can forget about the balancing of the structure. Buildings that Defy the Gravity.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

9. Astra Kulturhaus Berlin

People can see a tower on a stick which is main design of this building. It can make everyone in the neighborhood nervous. It becomes the location of brewery produced beer with Astra brand. After about three decades, the tower was demolished. Buildings that Defy the Gravity.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

10. Device to Root Out Evil (Dennis Oppenheim)

The building basically is a church that is turned upside down. The steeple becomes the base for balancing the building. It is pretty controversial so it is removed from Vancouver to Calgary, Alberta. Buildings that Defy the Gravity.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

11. Hafengebaude Rohner

It is an office building which looks like floating in the middle of the air. It comes with small grounded volume which looks too heavy for the concrete mass on the top of it. The materials as well as the shape of the building made it described as UFO like and also avian at the same time. Buildings that Defy the Gravity.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

12. Norddeutsche Landesbank

This building is the head office of one largest bank in German. There are 17 stories in the building. Glass as well as steel boxes which were stacked looks like Jenga. People can get the feeling that the building will crash down anytime when they gaze up from the building’s ground level. Buildings that Defy the Gravity.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

13. Sharpe Center

This building can be found in Ontario College of Art and Design. It has rectangle shape which is built as extension of existing building supported by 12 legs with various colors. The building had the mixture of modern structure and Victorian structure. It looks like huge mosaic table with 26 meters length. Two stories can be found for teaching and studio spaces. Public park function can be found for the ground level. Buildings that Defy the Gravity.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

Source: https://weburbanist.com

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13 Buildings with Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Posted by purnosidi
on 14/02/2017

Need One of These 13 Buildings with Architectural Shape like Gemstones? Feel Inspired? Contact Nikifour Now!
Whether you are an architect looking for a fresh new idea for your next architectural project, or you are a businessman looking for a unique idea for your office building branch, you may take a look at these 13 gem-shaped buildings because nothing can make your building outshine and stand out in the sea of buildings and skyscrapers quite like these faceted, jagged structures that are shaped like various precious stones such as diamonds and even geodes!

1. Rock Gym in Polur, Iran

Made by New Wave Architecture, this attractive looking building is designed like jagged crystals that can be found poking out of geodes. Who would have thought that this incredibly stunning masterpiece that is inspired by a geological process is actually a climbing gym?

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

2. Park & Suites Arena in Montpelier, France

A+, a French architecture firm, came up with an A+ design as well. The arena has a steel clad design that is designed to look like an amethyst gemstone – although it’s rather unusual, it ends up looking gorgeous.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

3. Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida

Yann Weymouth, the genius behind Louvre Museum’s infamous pyramid glass, combining a concrete wall with 1,000 glass-triangles that are sculpted in the shape of geodesic waves.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

4. The Octopus, London

Made by Make Architects, the Octopus is designed as a part sculpture and a part building. It features semi transparent shroud in metallic color which is equipped with LED displays that acts as a gigantic advertising board.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

5. Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland

This masterpiece is designed by Farshid Moussavi, the six sided building features reflective panels that respond to any changes around the building – be it movement, light, or weather – giving visitors constantly changing and unique perceptions.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

6. Health Department Offices in Bilbao, Spain

Coll-Barreau Architecture faced a huge issue of Bilbao’s incredibly restrictive rules when it comes to zoning, however the department building needed a make over. Fortunately this limitation didn’t stop him and instead, he came up with a facade idea in the form of faceted glasses. Not only is the idea making it look incredible, but the daylight, temperature and air circulation are all better regulated after the renovation.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

7. Diamond Pavilion in Winchester

WHAT Architecture initially designed this pavilion as a means to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. This pavilion mimics the looks of a diamond with the help of transparent walls surrounding it which makes it seem like a modern-looking cathedral which is a stark contrast to the century old cathedrals around the pavilion.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

8. Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in Chicago

Krueck & Sexto Architects installed folded glass facades all over the building as an expression and representation of light that is fundamental to Jewish traditions.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

9. Orchard Central in Singapore

Made by DP Architects, this 12-story mall is beautifully wrapped in a facade of metal and glass that adds modern and futuristic touch to the building.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

10.  Faceted Atrium in Rome

This architectural shape like gemstones is combination of steel and glass structure is a facade addition to the infamous, century old Palazzo. Without sacrificing its historical values and ruining the historical context of this well-preserved landmarks, bringing in warmth and light that illuminates its insides.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

11.  World University Games Stadium in Shenzhen, China

This trio stadiums feature a geometric shape that, when it is illuminated at night, will resemble the look of a glowing crow.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

12.  The Diamond Chapel in Bali

This architectural shape like gemstones is a wedding chapel that belongs to Grand Bali Beach Hotel in Sanur features a gigantic blue-colored diamond that sits in clear blue waters – giving the chapel a dramatic look.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

13.  The Yellow Diamond in Seoul, South Korea

Jun Mitsui and associates from Unsangdong Architects combined angled planes of yellow glass and a frit pattern to create a unique looking gem – which they believe properly represents the creative district and its visions.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

If you wish to make a completely new building, or you wish to just need to repair a few tid bits of your building or maybe renovate it? We Nikifour are the best and most well known as well as trusted contractor in Indonesia, especially in Jababeka, Suryacipta and KIIC areas is definitely the best choice one can ever come across.

We have handled any type of architectural work and have long been the go-to for many of its elite clients, so what are you waiting for? Make your enquiries by calling (0267) 8632105 or one of these mobile phone numbers: 087728882200, 089680008004, 087728882200, or 085280008004.

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