Hotel Bawah Laut Pertama di Dunia di Maladewa Resmi Dibuka

Posted by purnosidi
on 25/11/2018

Hotel Bawah Laut Pertama di Dunia di Maladewa Resmi Dibuka. Ingin merasakan sensasi terlelap 5 meter di bawah permukaan laut? Sebuah vila baru bernama Conrad Muraka di Maladewa menawarkan bersantai di tempat tidur dengan pemandangan indah makhluk laut untuk mewarnai mimpi Anda. Ya sekarang sudah resmi dibuka, penginapan bawah laut pertama di dunia dengan dua lantai kini bisa dipesan di Pulau Rangali. Di pulau ini pula, dibuka sebuah restoran bintang lima bawah laut pertama di dunia, Ithaa. Tentu saja, akan ada menu ikan luat segar setiap hari untuk dinikmati para tamu. Suite ini dapat diakses seharga $ 200.000 untuk paket empat malam.

Hotel Bawah Laut Pertama di Dunia di Maladewa Resmi Dibuka Hotel Bawah Laut Pertama di Dunia di Maladewa Resmi Dibuka Hotel Bawah Laut Pertama di Dunia di Maladewa Resmi Dibuka

Hotel Bawah Laut Pertama di Dunia

Ada dermaga yang menghubungkan Hotel Conrad Muraka ini ke daratan. Muraka tidak hanya menyajikan kamar tidur dan kamar mandi di bawah air tetapi juga gym pribadi, bar, kolam renang tanpa batas, bak mandi yang menghadap ke laut, dek relaksasi, tambahan kamar tidur di atas air dan tempat pelayan. Harga yang ditawarkan sudah termasuk makan tiga kali sehari yang disiapkan oleh koki pribadi di tempat, dan penggunaan perahu pribadi. 15 juta dollar dihabiskan untuk membangun hotel yang namanya diambil dari kata “coral (karang)” dalam bahasa lokal Dhivehi.

Hotel Bawah Laut Pertama di Dunia di Maladewa Resmi Dibuka Hotel Bawah Laut Pertama di Dunia di Maladewa Resmi Dibuka

Hotel dibangun secara konvensional di tempat karena untuk menghindari kerusakan lingkungan dan perubahan iklim. Semua material bangunan dibuat di Singapura dan dikirimkan ke lokasi di Maladewa. Pada video di atas kita bisa melihat proses perakitan hotel yang hanya memuat 9 orang tamu saja.

Hotel Bawah Laut Pertama di Dunia di Maladewa Resmi Dibuka Hotel Bawah Laut Pertama di Dunia di Maladewa Resmi Dibuka

Ada 4 paket tour berbeda-beda disesuaikan dengan selera wisatawan;  “The Wanderers” bagi mereka yang mencari budaya lokal, “The Flavours” untuk kesenangan kuliner, “The Soul” untuk kesehatan dan “The Thrill” untuk petualangan. Oleh sebab itu Muraka adalah liburan fantasi bagi miliarder dan para selebriti.

Conrad Muraka, Hotel Bawah Laut Pertama di Dunia di Maladewa ini secara visual mempesona ditengah semakin merosotnya pesona wisata di negeri itu karena kian berkurangnya terumbu karang yang dulu sangat terkenal. Sumber: https://weburbanist.com

Halo pembaca Nikifour, apakah Anda tengah mencari kontraktor yang bisa merenovasi interior dan eksterior hotel ataupun restoran Anda? Kami di Nikifour selalu menyajikan banyak informasi konstruksi bahkan untuk yang tidak terjangkau oleh kita di Indonesia. Akan tetapi, kami percaya bahwa keindahan sebuah tempat tinggal, tidak lah dengan uang yang banyak, namun dengan semangat profesionalisme dan kreativitas dalam setiap proyek.

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Proyek Arsitektur yang Menggabungkan Desain Interior dan Eksterior di Meksiko

Posted by purnosidi
on 15/09/2018

Arsitektur yang menggabungkan desain interior dan eksterior? 14 proyek di Meksiko ini akan membuat kita bertanya-tanya dan mengernyitkan dahi kita. Seperti apakah bentuknya jika desain interior dan eksterior digabungkan? Akankah menghadirkan kesan membingungkan? Informasi ini kami dapatkan dari: archdaily.com

Desain ekterior maupun interior, apapun itu dan di manapun, maka hal terpenting yang harus diperhatikan ketika mendesain adalah faktor iklim dari lokasi bangunan di mana desain akan diterapkan.

Menentukan desain akan menjadi hal yang menyulitkan ketika lokasi berada di tempat dengan iklim yang ekstrim sehingga memerlukan materaial insuliasi yang bisa beradaptasi terhadap kondisi yang kerap berubah.

Meksiko adalah lokasi dengan iklim yang cocok bagi para arsitek untuk menghadirkan desain iklim mikro dan menciptakan ruang yang menbaurkan antara interior dan eksterior.

Teras dari sebuah bangunan adalah elemen desain paling tradisional. Desain bentuk sebuah teras bisa menciptakan efek psikologis yang menarik yang meleburkan konsep interior dan eksterior, baik umum atau pribadi.

Memadukan interior dan eksterior pada desain teras bisa jadi adalah cara untuk membawa sinar matahari sekaligus hujan ke dalam rumah, sesuatu yang tidak mungkin ada untuk desain interior.

14 Proyek Arsitektur yang Menggabungkan Desain Interior dan Eksterior

Nah, berikut ini, pilihan proyek di Meksiko yang menggunakan teras sebagai sumber daya desain utama.

1. Amacueca House.

Desain oleh CoA arquitectura + Departamento de Arquitectura.

Arsitektur yang Menggabungkan Desain Interior dan Eksterior

2. Casa Bruma.

Desain oleh Fernanda Canales

Arsitektur yang Menggabungkan Desain Interior dan Eksterior

3. L House.

Desain oleh Dellekamp Arquitectos.

Arsitektur yang Menggabungkan Desain Interior dan Eksterior

4. Sole Houses

Desain oleh SANTOSCREATIVOS + VTALLER

Arsitektur yang Menggabungkan Desain Interior dan Eksterior

5. Albino Ortega Hhouse

Desain oleh Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura.

Arsitektur yang Menggabungkan Desain Interior dan Eksterior

6. Un Patio

Desain oleh P11 Arquitectos.

Arsitektur yang Menggabungkan Desain Interior dan Eksterior

7. Quinta Gaby

Desain oleh Taller Tlaiye.

Arsitektur yang Menggabungkan Desain Interior dan Eksterior

8. AS Building

Desain oleh Ambrosi I Etchegaray.

Arsitektur yang Menggabungkan Desain Interior dan Eksterior

9. CSF House

Desain oleh López Duplan Arquitectos.

Arsitektur yang Menggabungkan Desain Interior dan Eksterior
LOPEZ DUPLAN ARQ – Casa Cumbres – Mexico

10. Asintelix Offices

Desain oleh EZEQUIELFARCA.

Arsitektur yang Menggabungkan Desain Interior dan Eksterior

11. HL-1 House

Desain oleh [H] arquitectos.

Arsitektur yang Menggabungkan Desain Interior dan Eksterior

12. Hill House Studio

Desain oleh CCA Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica.

Arsitektur yang Menggabungkan Desain Interior dan Eksterior

13. Campestre House

Desain oleh TAAB.

Arsitektur yang Menggabungkan Desain Interior dan Eksterior

14. Next Hydroponic Plant

Desain oleh CC Arquitectos.

Arsitektur yang Menggabungkan Desain Interior dan Eksterior

Pembaca info arsitektur dan konstruksi, demikianlah 14 proyek arsitektur yang menggabungkan desain interior dan eksterior di Meksiko. Semoga bisa mengispirasi kita semua dalam meningkatkan pengetahuan kita di dunia arsitektur dan konstruksi. Salam dari kontraktor Karawang KIIC Suryacipta Galuh Mas.

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5 Daftar Menara Baja dan Besi Terunik di Dunia

Posted by purnosidi
on 17/01/2018

Berharap menjadi info konstruksi unik dan viral, inilah 5 daftar menara baja dan besi terunik di dunia. Semoga info pengetahuan dunia arsitektur baja ini melengkapi khazanah pengetahuan kita semua. Selamat membaca dari kami, perusahaan konstruksi dan supplier maintenance gedung di Karawang Jawa Barat.

Berbicara mengenai logam tentunya tidak lepas dari besi atau pun baja. Kedua bahan tersebut banyak digunakan dalam pembuatan bangunan, baik itu bangunan yang digunakan untuk kebutuhan sehari hari sepeti halnya rumah, gedung atau bahkan bentuk bangunan lainnya. bahkan besi serta baja juga dinyatakan sebagai bahan logam yang paling banyak digunakan. Mengapa demikian? Karena selain dikenal dengan harganya yang lebih murah, kedua bahan tersebut juga memiliki beragam keunggulan dibandingkan dengan jenis bahan lainnya. Karena itulah tidak sulit bagi anda untuk menemukan kedua bahan logam tersebut.

5 Menara baja dan besi terunik di dunia

Dikenal dengan kekuatannya yang super tinggi, besi serta baja pun banyak digunakan dalam pembuatan bangunan-bangunan unik dan bahkan masuk ke dalam daftar 5 bangunan unik yang ada di dunia, ingin tau bangunan apa saja? Simaklah penjelasannya di bagian bawah ini :

1. Menara Tokyo

Tokyo dikenal dengan salah satu ikon yang dimilikinya yang bahkan ikon tersebut dikenal di seluruh dunia, apalagi jika bukan menara Tokyo atau lebih dikenal dengan sebutan Tokyo Tower.

Menara ini memiliki tinggi dengan ukuran 332,g m dan menjadi salah satu menara baja tertinggi yang ada di dunia yang tentunya tegak berdiri di bagian atas tanah. Selain dijadikan sebagai tempat wisata, Tokyo Tower juga dinyatakan sebagai simbol dari kota Tokyo. Lebih dari itu, menara ini juga dapat digunakan sebagai antena atau pemancar untuk jenis TV analog, kemudian TV Lokal digital, serta radio FM. Lebih dari itu, menara ini juga dapat difungsikan sebagai radio dengan sistem gawat darurat kereta api yang tentunya hanya ada di negara Jepang. Untuk melihat keindahan dari menara baja dan besi terunik di dunia yang satu ini, akan lebih baik apabila anda mengunjunginya pada waktu malam hari, sehingga keindahan yang dimilikinya pun dapat terpancar dengan lebih baik.

2. Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge atau dikenal pula dengan sebutan jembatan menara, yaitu bangunan dalam bentuk jembatan yang dibuat membentang di bagian atas dari sungai Thames dan terdapat di kota London , Inggris.

Jembatan yang satu ini memiliki bentuk yang sangat unik, karena desain yang dimilikinya yang mana menggabungkan desain dari jembatan angkat serta jembatan gantung. Selain itu keunikan lain yang dimiliki oleh jembatan ini dapat anda lihat melalui kekuatan yang dimilikinya yang hingga saat ini masih terpelihara dengan baik. Lebih dari itu, untuk membangun jembatan ini juga dibutuhkan sekitar 11.000 ton dari bahan besi serta baja sehingga struktur bangunan menara baja dan besi terunik di dunia yang dimilikinya ini pun dapat menopang jembatan dengan lebih kokoh dan terjaga kekuatannya hingga saat ini.

3. Long Ta Tower

Long Ta Tower atau sering pula disebut sebagai Dragon Tower, yaitu menara indah yang terdapat di negara tirai bambu dan sudah terkenal di seluruh penjuru dunia.

Salah satu hal yang membuat menara ini tampil unik dan berbeda dari menara lainnya adalah keindahan penggunaan bahan baja serta besi yang dikaitkan antara satu dengan lainnya sehingga terbentuklah bangunan yang kuat dan kokoh. Untuk menikmati keindahan dari menara ini dengan lebih maksimal dan tampilan paling indah, maka sebaiknya anda kunjungi Long Ta Tower atau Dragon Tower tersebut pada waktu malam hari dengan beragam kerlap kerlip lampu di sekitarnya yang tentu saja membuat tampilan menara tersebut nampak jauh lebih indah dari tampilannya di pagi dan siang hari.

 4. Menara Eiffel

Eiffel, siapa yang tidak kenal dengan menara baja dan besi terunik di dunia yang satu ini? Menara ini sangat terkenal utamanya di antara kalangan anak muda. menara Eiffel dikenal sebagai menara yang dibangun dengan menggunakan bahan besi di  kawasan Champ de Mars lebih tepatnya di tepi sungai Seine dari kota Paris, Perancis,

Tempat ini ramai dikunjungi orang karena dibuka sebagai lahan wisata. Eiffel juga dikenal sebagai bangunan ikonik yang tentunya secara global dapat menunjukkan ciri dari negara Perancis. Salah satu keunikan yang muncul dari menara eiffel dan tentunya berbeda dengan menara-menara lainnya adalah konstruksi yang dimilikinya, yang mana setiap bagian besi atau baja itu pun dibuat dalam bentuk silang, dan tentunya diperkuat dengan penggunaan paku dalam jumlah banyak.

5. Menara Kobe Port

Masih dari kota Jepang, menara lain yang juga tampil dengan bahan besi serta baja dan tampilan unik yang dimilikinya, yaitu menara Kobe Port. Menara baja dan besi terunik di dunia yang satu ini dibentuk dengan pipa terstruktur dan bentuknya pun unik karena menyerupai drum tangan.

Dalam pembangunannya menara ini juga diperpanjang dengan menggunakan struktur hyperboloid, sehingga tampilan akhir yang dimilikinya pun memberikan kesan unik dan luar biasa, bahkan dinyatakan tidak ada duanya di dunia. Menara ini juga dikenal dengan sebutan menara baja indah karena bentuknya tersebut. Lebih dari itu, ia juga sering kali dinyatakan sebagai simbol dari pelabuhan kobe yaitu tempat berdirinya menara tersebut. Apabila anda mengunjungi menara ini di waktu malam hari, maka ia pun akan dihiasi dengan sinar dari lampu LED yang dimilikinya, sehingga membuat pemandangan dari Kobe sebagiannya dapat terlihat dengan begitu indah dan mengesankan

Demikianlah kiranya 5 bangunan menara baja dan besi terunik yang ada di dunia.

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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

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