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Floating island Breakwater Chicago in planning
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Floating island Breakwater Chicago in planning

June 06, 2014If the idea of one businessman from Chicago goes ahead then Chicago could get an artificial island which would be anchored on Lake Michegan , a mile off shore. A Crowdsourcing campaign has begun today for the Breakwater Chicago. It is being called a luxury getaway for the pampering of people from the city in a five star resort.

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11 Unusually Engineered Houses Designed by Genius Architects

Some people say a person& 39;s home is an extension of their personality. With that in mind, we wonder what warped, genius minds might live in these crazy homes.While a few of these & 34;homes& 34; are actually sculptures, quite a few of these structures are actually lived in. Check out these 11 impressive outside-the-box, unusual house designs by some very talented architects, artists, and engineers.
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9 Vertical Forests Around the World That Look like Jungles in the City

With space ever at a premium in the world& 39;s rapidly expanding cities, could the secret of adding green spaces be to build them vertically? That& 39;s what the planners behind these concepts and existing vertical forests are banking on.But it is not just to make cities more bearable to look at. By adding vegetation to the building& 39;s exterior, air quality in the city, and energy efficiency within the buildings can greatly benefit.
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15 Impressively Tall Buildings That Are Scraping the Sky

Skyscrapers are almost aspirational. Humanity has accomplished some impressive engineering feats throughout the centuries, building massive towers of achievement. Always obsessed with breaking the limits, you have to commend our species for its dedication to finding new ways to create.As you probably guessed, today we are going to focus on some of the tallest buildings in the world, places that you can perhaps visit when everything around the world settles down.
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13 Architectural Oddities That Are Beautifully Weird

You ever come across a building and just think to yourself; how in the world did they build that? Sporadically, scattered throughout cities and towns around the world, you will occasionally come across an architectural design that leaves you scratching your head, but that also inspires you.Architecture has come a long way over the centuries, evolving with the times.
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9 Illuminating Facts about Lighthouses and Their History

Unless you are a sailor, you probably never give the humble lighthouse a second thought. But they actually have a very interesting and amazing history -- not to mention role.Here are some of the most notable milestones and facts about these amazing structures.RELATED: 8 ANCIENT GREEK INVENTIONS THAT FOREVER CHANGED THE WORLDWhat are some fun and interesting facts about lighthouses?
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19 Examples of the Divisive Style of Brutalist Architecture

Brutalist architecture was born out of necessity. The style, which emerged during Great Britain& 39;s Post-War reconstruction project and is famous for its stark, exposed concrete facades, divides opinion with some calling it cold and soulless and others praising its iconic timeless feel.Some associate the style with urban decay and totalitarianism, while others argue it& 39;s representative of nature& 39;s stark beauty.
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World's Highest Horizontal Skyscraper at 250 Meters Opens in China

The highly-anticipated building is part of the mega Raffles City Chongqing project.June 08, 2020If you have a fear of heights, this might be a good time to look at away. China& 39;s impressive Raffles City Chongqing construction is still ongoing, however, the complex& 39;s & 34;horizontal skyscraper& 34;, the Crystal, has opened to the public.
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13 Architectural Design Styles That Define the West

The way we design and construct buildings has changed a lot of the last few thousand years. But a building& 39;s design is not just about functionality -- the way it looks really does matter.Styles and tastes change over time in society and this is usually optimized by which architectural style becomes dominant.
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Tencent Is Planning a Futuristic Car-Free Neighborhood in Shenzhen, China that Is the Size of Monaco

Throughout the city, there is also a clear focus on environmental sustainability.June 17, 2020Technology giant Tencent has revealed plans for a new sustainable futuristic city in Shenzhen, China the size of Monaco, reported CNN. Called & 34;Net City,& 34; the 2-million-square-meter (22-million-square-foot) development will almost be car-free and will be sprawling with green spaces.
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Visualize and Communicate Your Design Ideas with This Architecture Software

Whether you are planning your dream home or just redecorating, this software is here to help you do it all.June 29, 2020Are you planning your dream home or just need to redecorate? Then Ashampoo 3D CAD Architecture is here for you and offers a myriad of new options!Ashampoo has numerous under-the-hood improvements and allows you to color or fill 2D symbols and edit areas in 3D with the surface planner.
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The First Emperor of China Who Died During His Quest Pursuing Immortality

Once upon a time, over two thousand years ago, the first Emperor of China was so great, powerful, and ambitious that he spent his entire life pursuing his ultimate goal: Trying to find a potion that could make him immortal. Indeed, in the end, he found immortality in the history books.This crucial chapter in Chinese history unfolded in one of the oldest cities in China, the city of Xi& 39;an.
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These Tear Drop-Shaped Tents Let You Camp While Hanging From a Tree

The structures were originally created as art to support environmentalists.July 31, 2020The coronavirus pandemic has forced many people to stay in their countries but that doesn& 39;t mean they can& 39;t find creative and even exotic ways to vacation. Belgians, for instance, are trying a novel camping experience right in their home towns: spending their evenings in teardrop-shaped tents hanging from a tree.
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2,000-Square-Foot Helmer Castle Is For Sale at $529,000

The Helmer Castle is 2000 square feet and sits in the middle of a 20-acre plot of land surrounded by a lush forest.August 05, 2020Owning property, be it a flat in a cool part of a city or a house with a white picket fence, is high on many people& 39;s list of things to do in life. But did you ever imagine you could own your very own castle?
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Australian 'Bubble House' is Now for Sale

The house& 39;s architect used design drawings from NASA& 39;s Mars Rover to create the structure.August 24, 2020Sometimes you fall on a piece of real estate so interesting and unique that it just can not be ignored. Such is the case with Australian architect Graham Birchall& 39;s personal home made out of bubbles.
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