All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Architecture’

Facebook’s New Frank Gehry-Designed Office Opens Up – and Here’s What It Looks Like

In September of 2013, Facebook broke ground on its giant new campus – the one designed by Frank Gehry. The new 433,555 sq. ft. building is expected to be filled with some 2,800 Facebook employees. It also features a giant rooftop space – a park and a garden, complete with a bunch of solar panels. Well, Facebook just moved in. …

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Here’s A 3D Printed Robot That Can 3D Print Objects

In 2013, we saw the rise of the 3D printed robot. Now students are looking to complete the cycle by making a 3D printed robot that can double as a 3D printer. A group of students in San Francisco have created a new robot that they call Geoweaver. It’s a hexapod robot that rolls around on wheels and is equipped …

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Google Maps Is Exposing People To Historic Parliament Buildings In Europe

Technology is a pretty awesome thing sometimes. Even if you’re one of the members of the newer generations that have grown up with technology touching almost every facet of your life, some things about its feats and possibilities will always be breath-taking. For this author, Google street view and global maps are a few of such things. The ability to …

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Skyscraper Melting Cars In London, Citizens Beware

It was recently reported that a skyscraper in London, England has been known to melt cars. When parked close enough to the building, certain people have reported parts of their cars melting due to the heat being reflected off of the mirror-like surface. It is certainly an odd type of occurrence and one that many people might not even be …

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Antoni Gaudí Gets a Wacky Google Doodle

Today, Google is honoring Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí, best known as the leader of the Catalan Modernism movement. He was born in Reus, in Spain’s Catalonia region in 1852. Today’s Doodle is pretty abstract, as some people who visit the Google homepage today are surely doing a double-take. The Doodle celebrates what would we the artist’s 161st birthday. He died …

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Frank Gehry Is Designing the New Facebook Engineering Building

Facebook is expanding, and they have just announced that the expansion is being designed by one of the modern icons of architecture. Frank Gehry will be behind the new addition to Facebook’s Menlo Park campus. You may know Gehry as the guy who built the Guggenheim Museum in Bilboa, Spain and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A. Gehry, who …

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3D Printer Creates The Perfect Sand Sculpture

You may recall a promising 3D printing project from a few weeks ago that hopes to build houses in less than 24 hours. It’s called Contour Crafting and it would use a giant 3D printer that would put down all the layers of a house from the foundation to the roof with just a simple 3D printer set up. Contour …

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: 126th Birthday Celebrated with Google Doodle

German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (commonly called Mies) is connected to the phrase “less is more.” One of the truly influential figures in modern architecture, Mies called his simplistic but elegant designs “skin and bones” architecture. Today’s Google Doodle, a Googlized version of one of Mies’ most enduring works, celebrates his 126th birthday. Mies was born in 1886, …

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Google Maps Now Has 45° Views For Some Cities

Google Maps is an amazing tool for inspecting the lay-out of cities and using the satellite view gives you a realistic visualization of what the city actually looks like. However, the 90° view of building-tops causes everything in the map to be indistinguishable and, were it not for the labels, it’s doubtful you’d ever see a building you recognize. Google’s …

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