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Apple architecture

Apple Store Brisbane

Apple’s new Australian flagship store in Brisbane is gorgeous.
I like the effort Apple does to renovate old buildings, merging history with modern technology.

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architecture

Cycling London’s skyline

SkyCycle

Foster + Partners recently pitched SkyCycle, a proposal to create safe new cycle routes throughout London. Elevated cycle routes build on top of suburban railway corridors. Adding a healthy and fast alternative to London’s daily gridlock.

Foster + Partners developed the plan together with Exterior Architecture and Space Syntax.

More info on www.fosterandpartners.com

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architecture

Live where you want

Mobile house

A container house for up to 4 people, of which 2 adults.
More pictures and more info on monuments.nu and on the site of the creators: atelier workshop.

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architecture

Bouwplannen?

Mijn Huis Mijn Architect
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Op 29 en 30 september kan je in zowat 200 woningen inspiratie opdoen voor je toekomstige bouwplannen. Twee namiddagen lang ga ik me alleszins vergapen aan “Mijn Huis Mijn Architect“. De woning op de foto staat in Schoten en wil ik wel eens van dichterbij gaan bekijken. Op de website kan je een hele lijst van woningen terugvinden, mét foto’s en adressen.

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architecture design

Rolling Bridge

If you are in walking around in London, you could be surprised when this bridge ‘goes up’. While most moving bridges go up the classical way, this ‘rolling bridge‘ does things a little different. How it works? This is what the website has to say:

Rather than a conventional opening bridge mechanism, consisting of a single rigid element that lifts to let boats pass, the Rolling Bridge gets out of the way by curling up until its two ends touch. While in its horizontal position, the bridge is a normal, inconspicuous steel and timber footbridge; fully open, it forms a circle on one bank of the water that bears little resemblance to its former self.

Twelve meters long, the bridge is made in eight steel and timber sections, and is made to curl by hydraulic rams set into the handrail between each section.

The bridge was designed by the London based Heatherwick Studio and won the 2005 British Structural Steel Award.

Rolling Bridge

(spotted at www.asfaltkonijn.be)