Project name: Nazarbayev Centre
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Architect: Foster + Partners
From the architects:
The Nazarbayev Centre is the archive and library of the President of Kazakhstan located just off the central axis between the Presidential Palace and the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation. Its distinctive bowl-like form rises from the middle of a large formal landscaped garden, and is topped by a glass oculus spanning 90-metres, with views towards the Presidential Palace and gardens. The 20,000 square-metre building also holds the offices of the President’s Foundation, along with public event spaces, exhibition galleries and an auditorium.
The building is orientated towards the north, directly facing the Presidential Palace, and its white marble façade is seemingly cut away to reveal a glass lens. Each piece of marble on the façade is only 15millimetres thick, to reduce the weight of the stone, which has then been laminated onto an aluminium honeycomb mesh to give it stability. The glazed roof is a shallow dome, supported by a steel frame and a steel ring beam that gives the structure its strength. Internally, the floors step back to reveal a large atrium at ground level. The study desks on the library floors face out onto the atrium, creating a dynamic, interactive space for research, similar to the practice’s earlier work on the Berlin Free University.
The building’s orientation and form is a response to the sun’s path to limit the direct sunlight onto the glazed roof. The concrete walls are heavily insulated responding to extreme climatic conditions, with high-performance glass covering the roof. The roof structure was rigorously tested for snow loads, and has internal air cavities to prevent condensation and downdrafts in the atrium – this creates a comfortable microclimate within the building throughout the year and affords access to ample natural daylight.
I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that
So they KILLED it with the building design... but whoever painted the parking lot was ... well i mean... ...
We Have Our Eye On The World ™
This is a really cool looking place! Thanks for sharing
This looks straight out of Deus Ex's Prague.
Jinbōchō Theater is an arts complex comprising a theatre, cinema and rehearsal space owned and operated by publishing house Shogakukan in the Jinbōchō neighbourhood of Chiyoda, Tokyo.
I could see this being used as a backdrop in a sci-fi movie ────────
I think there's a tree growing out of that vending machine to the left
It looks like the club called Hive in Human revolution
I think there's a tree growing out of that vending machine to the left
Ironically, the view of that vending machine on google streetview is blocked by a truck delivering more vending machines.
The San Diego California Temple is the 47th constructed and 45th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Located near the La Jolla community of San Diego, it was built with two main spires, but unique to this temple are four smaller spires at the base of each main spire. The East spire is topped with the familiar Angel Moroni statue which adorns most LDS temples. The exterior finish is marble chips in stucco, giving the building a white glow. Located just off Interstate 5, the temple is a major landmark when traveling the highway to or from San Diego. The temple is brightly illuminated making it even more noticeable at night.
Everyone always says the grass is fake, but I live right next door and I swear I've seen a motherfucker mowing it.
Shit is perfect
My friends & I call it Starship Mormon.
Am Mormon. Never seen a temple with fake grass. I'm sure it's real
It looks an air traffic control tower is being consumed by another even more evilbuilding
Since OP didn't narrow down his title by saying Naples, Italy (which im assuming it is), that led me to Google how many other cities in the world are also named Naples.
Apparently there's twelve cities bearing the name Naples in the world. Eleven of those cities are in the USA
Personally I think this looks rad as fuck.
Howl's Moving Castle 2: Detroit Livin'
Mortal Engines, anyone?
Howl's Moving Studio Apartment
Howl's Moving Industry
It can be a whole metaphor for jobs leaving Detroit.
Energitårnet is an iconic Waste-to-Energy plant in Roskilde, Denmark
Evil on the outside, meaningful on the inside
It has RGB lights I think. Drove past it once and it changed from red to green, blue, yellow and purple.
Like sour patch kids
Have you ever heard of zebra camouflage on a boat before this post?
Painted in the experimental zebra stripe camouflage scheme tried out on 80-ft Elco PT Boats in the Pacific and Mediterranean.
This was intended to make it difficult for enemy gunners to determine speed and course of the boat
It didn't work
Deemed ineffective, the "Zebra" was placed out of service, stripped and destroyed by U.S. Forces 11 November 1945 at Samar, Philippines.
Maybe better question was what were the findings after testing?
Imagine seeing this in the distance from another ship in the middle of the ocean... shivers
Royal de Luxe is a French mechanical marionette street theatre company. They were founded in 1979 in Aix-en-Provence by Jean-Luc Courcoult. After some years based in Toulouse, the company moved to Nantes in 1989. The company has performed in France, Belgium, England, Germany, Iceland, Chile, Australia, Mexico, Canada and Ireland.
The Royal de Luxe company uses giant puppets for its functions. These functions must be performed in the street because of the size of the puppets, which reach 15 meters in height .
In 1989, they received a call from the mayor of the French city of Nantes, offering them financing and an abandoned warehouse on the banks of the Loire River. It is here that the magic of Jean-Luc Courcoult could evolve into something truly colossal. Each giant , made of flexible poplar wood, is controlled by a system of pulleys and hydraulic levers by 20 to 40 members of the company , called Lilliputians. These giant puppets are not like any puppet, they care for the smallest details, such as the movement of the eyes, or the movement of the chest when breathing .
The "how it's made" of Royal de Luxe is something that is kept secret . Courcoult rarely grants interviews or visits to the studio, preferring to keep the mystery of his company's magic.
Poop deck takes on a literal meaning.
That's a spider...did you mean to post a picture of a dog/girl puppet with a menacing look?
From this article:
Ushiku Daibutsu (牛久大仏?) is a statue located in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Completed in 1993, it stands a total of 120 metres (390 ft) tall, including the 10 m (33 ft) base and 10m lotus platform. As of 2016, it is one of the top three tallest statues in the world.
An elevator takes visitors up 85 m (279 ft) to an observation floor. The statue depicts Amitabha Buddha and is made of bronze. It is also known as Ushiku ARCADIA (Amida's Radiance and Compassion Actually Developing and Illuminating Area). It was built to commemorate the birth of Shinran, founder of the Jōdo Shinshū 浄土真宗 or "True Pure Land School" of Buddhism.
Weight: 4,003 tonnes (8,825,000 lb)
Length of Left Hand: 18.00 m (59.06 ft)
Length of Face: 20.00 m (65.62 ft)
Length of Eye: 2.55 m (8.4 ft)
Length of Mouth: 4.5 m (15 ft)
Length of Nose: 1.2 m (3.9 ft)
Length of Ear: 10.00 m (32.81 ft)
Length of the First Finger: 7.00 m (22.97 ft)
Inside the statue itself is a four story building, which serves as a kind of museum.
Level 1, Infinite Light and Infinite Life
The first floor lobby is dark, and as you enter music floats toward you from the darkness. In the center of the room a single shaft of light shines from above onto a cauldron of smoking incense. Beyond it is the elevator to the other floors.
Level 2 (10.0 m), World of Gratitude and Thankfulness
Mostly dedicated to scriptural studies
Level 3 (20~30.0 m), World of the Lotus Sanctuary
3000 samples of gold Buddha statues ** Level 4 (80~85.0 m), Room of Mt. Grdhrakuta**
Also on the fourth floor are windows looking out from the buddha's chest onto the adjacent flower garden and small animal park.
You do realize you're on /sub/evilbuildings right? Many things aren't actually evil, most are just certain photos that give ominous feels
Evil? You do realize that's the Buddha, right?
It looks like somewhere you will have a boss fight
Name: Ventilation shaft, Arlberg Road Tunnel
From this article:
The Arlberg Road Tunnel (German: Arlberg Straßentunnel), with a length of 13,976 metres is Austria's longest road tunnel. It carries the S16 Arlbergschnellstraße (German for "Arlberg Highway") under the Arlberg massif from Tyrol to Vorarlberg.
The tunnel is 1228 m (4,030 feet) above sea level with the road above the tunnel being 1640 m (5,400 feet) elevation.
It was built between July 1974 and December 1978 and its costs amounted to 4 billion Austrian schillings (~300 million €). The tunnel is designed for 1800 vehicles per hour and equipped with 4 ventilation centres (one shaft with a height of 736 metres is the deepest in Europe), 12 vents, 43 cameras for traffic monitoring and 16 niches. In 1998 the tunnel was used by 2.6 million vehicles, where 18% are accounting for freight transport. The Arlberg Tunnel is a Toll Road: Euro 9,50 (January 2016). Tolls for both directions are collected at the eastern end of the tunnel.
[Preceded by Mont Blanc Tunnel 11.61 km (7.21 mi)]
World's longest road tunnel 1978–1980
[Succeeded by Gotthard Road Tunnel 16.4 km (10.19 mi)]
Looks like the fort from inception
Every inch is dressed in gray
ashes of our yesterday
Scattered all throughout the air
I let them go without much care
Kind of but from Inception was actually the Geisel Library at the UCSD campus in San Diego