Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Sci-fi Plan to Hang a wandering Skyscraper from Asteroid Orbiting Earth is Unveiled

That really is a high rise? A New York architecture firm has unveiled designs for a skyscraper that is out of this world and imaginations. Deemed the “World’s tallest building ever”, Analemma Tower will be suspended from an orbiting asteroid 31,068 miles above the Earth & the only way to leave is by parachute. The orbital path would swing the tower in a figure eight pattern between the northern and southern hemispheres each day, taking residents on a tour through different parts of the world all in just a 24 hour orbital cycle. Therefore, the radical design was created by Clouds Architecture Office, which is also the mastermind behind proposals for a Mars house and a cloud city. The latest design Tower, will 'overturn the established skyscraper typology', as it builds from the sky down, instead of the ground up.

The company explains, through the course of history humanity has been able to affect the environment on increasing scales, hence massive skyscraper will be setup in sections and each with a designated purpose. However, business will be conducted at the lower end of the towers and sleeping quarters will be positioned two-thirds of the way up the building. Moreover, inhabitants will also have access to a gardening area, a place for worship and in the bottom level will be sections for dining, shopping and entertainment. The architects plan to take full advantage of the skyscraper's location and will place solar panels at the upper most levels to generate power from the sun. Further, inhabitants will relish fresh water from condensation of clouds and rainwater, which will be collected & purified. Nowadays our activity is being registered on a global scale. So why not apply design thinking on a planetary scale? Analemma Tower will be an example of a mixed use building that incorporates planetary design strategies, yielding the world’s tallest building ever. It seems that architect is not just developing a massive skyscraper, but is also designing a floating city. It will be setup into sections, each with a designated purpose. The architect firm plans to design shape-shifting windows that change size and height in order to deal with pressure and temperature differentials.

The design will use a system called the Universal Orbital Support System (UOSS), which attaches a high strength cable to an asteroid that is lowered to Earth and then attached to the tower. Since this new tower typology is suspended in the air, it can be constructed anywhere in the world and transported to its final location. The proposal calls for Analemma to be constructed over Dubai, which has proven to be a specialist in tall building construction at one fifth the cost of New York City construction. Clouds Architecture Office shared on its website. Though some may question the firm’s ability to capture an asteroid for the project, Clouds Architecture Office believes its idea will soon no longer be just a concept from science fiction films.

In 2015 the European Space Agency flashed a new round of investment in asteroid mining concerns by proving with its Rosetta mission that it's likely to rendezvous and land on a spinning comet, shared the firm. Furthermore, NASA has scheduled an asteroid retrieval mission for 2021 which aims to show the feasibility of capturing and relocating an asteroid. The tower would travel on a figure 8th path over certain major cities in the northern and southern hemispheres, includes New York City, Havana, Atlanta and Panama City. Therefore, the amount of daylight increases by 40 to 45 minutes at the top of the tower due to the curvature of the Earth. Analemma can be placed in a peculiar geosynchronous orbit which would let it to travel between the northern and southern hemispheres on a daily loop,’ Clouds Architecture Office explained. The ground trace for this pendulum tower would be a figure eight, where the tower would move at its sluggish speed at the top and bottom of the figure eight letting the possibility for the towers occupants to interface with the planet’s surface at these points. The proposed orbit is calibrated so the gentlest part of the towers trajectory occurs over New York City.’ However, while studying atmospheric conditions for the project, the team discovered that there is most likely a height that people could not bear due to the extreme conditions. For example, though there may be a benefit to having 45 extra minutes of daylight at an elevation of 32,000 meters, the close vacuum and -40C temperature would prevent people from going outside without a protective suit,’ shared Clouds Architecture Office. Then again, astronauts have continually occupied the space station for decades, so perhaps it’s not so bad?

Friday, 24 March 2017

Beyond Imagination: The Incredible U-Shaped Skyline is Unveiled in New York City

Wow, incredible U-Shaped skyscraper in New York Is unveiled and it would be beyond our imagination. The Manhattan’s skyline is about to get thrown for a loop literally. The latest plans have officially been revealed to construct the world’s first U-shaped skyscraper in New York City, and it’s going to push the limits of architecture above the curve. Therefore, the Big Bend is an aspiring venture being carried out by Oiio Studio. Nevertheless the world-renowned design team is previously confronted by the city’s land usage restrictions. If we be able to bend our u-shaped structure instead of bending the zoning rules of New York we would be capable to create one of the most admired buildings in Manhattan, they wrote on their official website about their plan to circumvent the laws by building long instead of tall. There is an undeniable obsession that resides in Manhattan because it is made to be seen. There are many different ways that can make a building stand out, but in order to do so the building has to mythical stand out.
If our plan carried out successfully, The Big Bend will take the award of becoming the longest building in the world, greater even Dubai’s Burj Khalifa in total length. The mega U-shapped project will require an elevator system that can travel in loops and curves to scale its unique shape, which sounds rather like a rollercoaster. We don’t yet distinguish when to expect this world wonder on 57th Street, but we’re bending over backwards to stay patient. Oiio Studio is famous with building height measurements and seems that a property’s height operates as a license for it to be expensive.

Friday, 17 March 2017

The Hand-Carves Nature on Wood

A New Zealand-based artist Gordon Pembridge has developed a lifelong connection with nature. This association with Mother Earth is frequently the main source of inspiration for his impressive wooden vessels that incorporate elements of natural history and portray colorful local wildlife. He spent his first ten years in Kenya and as a young kid being fortunate enough to experience the wilds life of Africa, along with numerous an adventure in the bush, he has developed a passion for natural history.

The Kenyan born artist “Gordon Pembridge” gets the majority of his timber from storm-felled trees, and shapes it with a lathe, however the real magic occurs when he meticulously hand-carves amazingly detailed wildlife scenes with a high-speed engraver. Therefore, these often feature flora and fauna from his most beloved places - Africa and Oceania. Lastly, Gordon forms fitting color conformations and applies them with an airbrush.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Giant 3,000-year-old statue of Pharaoh Ramses II found in a Cairo

Garman and Egyptian archaeologists found a giant 3000 year old status submerged in ground water in Cairo slum, is hailed as “one of the most important discoveries ever”. It is believed, that it possibly depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. The discovery was made near the ruins of Ramses II's temple in the ancient city of Heliopolis, located in the eastern part of modern-day Cairo. The big colossus of king, perhaps made out of quartzite, who once most powerful and cruel ruler of ancient Egypt.
Moreover, his successors as the “Great Ancestor”, led several military expeditions and stretched the Egyptian Empire to from Syria in the east to Nubia in the south. He was the 3rd pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt and ruled from 1279 to 1213 BCE. The discovery found bust of the statue, the lower part of the head, the crown and the right ear and a fragment of the right eye. The forklift help to pull the statue head out of the water. The site was once the ancient capital of Heliopolis - found two 3000-year-old pharaonic statues 26ft tall and is carved out of quartzite a hard stone composed mainly of quartz. The engraving was found at the entrance to the temple of King Ramses II - also recognized as Ramses the Great.
However, another discovery was found is a limestone statue of 12th century BC ruler King Seti II. The giant two statues shows the importance of the city of Heliopolis, which was dedicated to the worship of Ra. It was one of the largest temples in Egypt, almost double the size of Luxor's Karnak, but was destroyed in Greco-Roman times. The fame of Rameses II, the third king of the 19th dynasty of Ancient Egypt, is put down to his flair for self-publicity. Rameses II was lived to about 90, and was actually buried in the Valley of the Kings but his mummy, which has the face of an old man with a long, narrow face, conspicuous nose and big jaw, was moved to the nearby Deir el-Bahari to thwart looters.
Still with its hair, some skin and teeth it was rediscovered in 1881 and is kept in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum. The sun temple in Heliopolis was founded by Ramses II, which increases the likelihood the statue is of him, however was destroyed in Greco-Roman times. Many of its obelisks were moved to Alexandria or to Europe and stones from the site were looted and used for building as Cairo developed. The new discovery may be a boon for Egypt's tourism industry, which has suffered many setbacks since the uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011 but remains a vital source of foreign currency.


Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The Ancient Yew Forest of Kingley Vale

The Ancient Yew Forest of Kingley Vale  is tucked between Stoke Down and Bow Hill, adjacent the village of West Stoke just 3 miles north west of Chichester, in West Sussex in southern England, is Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve. It was established in 1952, and it was one of the first National Nature Reserves to be opened in Britain. The nature reserve occupied an area of 160 hectares, including one of the finest yew forests in Western Europe. Even though, few trees are as much as 1,000 years old, their trunks contorted by age and countless storms into unbelievably strange shapes. Hence, huge side branches swirl into the soil like snakes, where they made secondary roots. Therefore, the young trees have arisen and the ground under these trees is so dense that no vegetation of any kind, not even grass, grows.  Therefore it is hard to say how old the yews are at Kingley Vale and is one of the few major groves of yews remaining today. Moreover, according to local folks the yews at Kingley Vale were planted as a memorial for a battle fought between the Vikings and the Anglo Saxons in the year 859, but some sources claim the trees are two thousand years old.

Yews naturally have lifespans between 500 to 600 years, but some specimens can live longer. The yew age is extremely difficult to determine because as the trees grows, their trunks becomes hollow which makes ring counting and carbon dating difficult as there is hardly any old wood left. Furthermore, yews have this rare aptitude to arrest their growth for centuries on end if conditions are harsh, until the environment becomes favorable again which revives the tree, and it starts growing again. Nevertheless, during these years, the tree ends adding tree rings and girth to its trunk. So, defining the age of yews is, henceforth, mostly guesswork. Also, there’re claims as high as 5,000 to 9,500 years, but these values are unrealistic. However, the existence of the Kingley Vale yews is extraordinary because most ancient yew trees across Europe were felled after the 14th century when English bowmen started preferring staves to be made from straight-grained yew wood, which is reputedly the solidest coniferous timber in the world. Thus, this wood was imported by royal decree with barrels of wine from Portugal and Spain.