Monday, August 31, 2009

Strange Round Ice in Russian Lake - UFO Message

Recently a lot of strange round-ice formations have been seen in Russia. People don't know what causes ice to form big ice circles first and then smaller ones appear around the mother-formation.
Could this be some kind of UFO message?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

House Made Of 110 Tons of Steel

Ok, this amazing house is the almost finished Steel House by the artist Robert Bruno. The house build near the city of Lubbock in Texas.
It sits on the edge of a cliff, overlooking the lake. Bruno has been working on this house for almost 3 decades...

The house is a steel cave. Instead of scratching little pieces of stone to enlarge your cave, Robert Bruno welds more steel plates onto his existing dome-structure. While most architecture today is based on the (steel, concrete or wood) frame, Bruno builds his house of domes. The folded, load bearing surfaces so many architects aspire, are here build - by hand.
It weights about 110 tons, Bruno calculated. It is tempting to think with rising steel prices the unbuilt value - the actual material could exceed the value of the project as a piece of art. 110 tons of steel however equals even with today's price only about 30.000 dollars. A car is more expensive than that.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Nautilus Shell House - Just Awesome

Nautilus Shell House was build for a Mexico City couple by Senosiain Arquitectos. The house is put together using a frame of steel-reinforced chicken wire with a concrete spread over it, resulting an earthquake proof structure.

The open concept inside the house is dominated by smooth surfaces, spiral stairs and natural plantings that makes the inhabitants feel like they're living inside a snail who swallowed the entire contents of somebody's back yard.
The metaphor was to feel like an internal inhabitant of a snail, like a mollusk moving from one chamber to another, like a symbiotic dweller of a huge fossil maternal cloister.
I simply adore this creation!!!

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