Frank Gehry’s twisting, mountainous skyscraper takes shape at LUMA Arles

August 24, 2017 by  
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New photos of Frank Gehry ‘s tower at LUMA Arles show a mountainous, twisting structure taking shape on the 16-acre site in France. The tower will house a variety of functions, including research facilities, workshop and seminar room, as well as artist studios . The building is expected to be completed in spring 2019. The 9,000-square-metre stainless steel tower sits on LUMA Arles, a large site previously occupied by 19th century railroad workshops. Today, this area is undergoing a rehabilitation process helmed by New York-based Selldorf Architects, while Belgian landscape architect Bas Smets plan to create a beautiful park adjacent to Gehry’s mountain-like tower . Related: Gehry Partners unveils plant-covered offices for Los Angeles LUMA Arles will function as an experimental contemporary center where artists and researchers can collaborate on a variety of multidisciplinary projects. Swiss pharmaceutical heiress and contemporary art collector Maja Hoffmann leads the cultural project, expected to cost around €100 million, and is the Executive Director of LUMA Arles and President of the LUMA Foundation. + LUMA Arles + Gehry Partners Via World Architecture Community Photos by Victor Picon , via LUMA Arles

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Elon Musk reveals first official photo of the SpaceX space suit

August 24, 2017 by  
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Elon Musk surprised fans on Instagram by sharing the first official photo of the SpaceX space suit. In the caption, he teased details about the suit, mentioning that it definitely works and was tested to double vacuum pressure. Musk admitted that it was “incredibly hard” to balance the suit’s look and function. “First picture of SpaceX spacesuit,” Musk wrote on Instagram. “More in days to follow. Worth noting that this actually works (not a mockup). Already tested to double vacuum pressure. Was incredibly hard to balance esthetics and function. Easy to do either separately.” First picture of SpaceX spacesuit. More in days to follow. Worth noting that this actually works (not a mockup). Already tested to double vacuum pressure. Was incredibly hard to balance esthetics and function. Easy to do either separately. A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on Aug 23, 2017 at 12:59am PDT Though Musk failed to mention the specific purpose of the suit, The Verge suggests they are to be worn by astronauts when riding inside the SpaceX Dragon Capsule. Because they are pressure suits, they are not meant for spacewalks. Rather, the gear is designed for astronauts to wear during transport – just in case the capsule depressurizes. NASA astronauts will also don the suits for the commercial crew program, when SpaceX starts launching people to and from the International Space Station . Related: NASA considers puncturing Yellowstone supervolcano to save life on Earth The helmet and sleek aesthetic of the suit make it look as if it’s ready to debut in a sci-fi flick. At the same time, it pays homage to “old school” space suits NASA astronauts wore to the moon. Within days, more information on the new SpaceX suit will be revealed. Via The Verge , CNBC Images via SpaceX , Elon Musk

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China’s Binhe Yellow River Bridge unveils a rainbow waterfall of LED light

August 24, 2017 by  
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China’s Binhe Yellow River Bridge just fired up a stunning new lighting system that bathes the structure and the river below in a prismatic array of colors. Designed by Philips , the array creates the impression that a waterfall is running right under the bridge. The long-life LED system provides energy savings of up to 75 percent while cutting operation and maintenance costs . The double-cable suspension bridge spans the entire width of the Yellow River – the sixth longest river system in the world. Completed in 2016, the bridge connects the city center of northern China ‘s Yinchuan City with the Binhe New Area. Related: Philips announces the most affordable LED light bulb ever, yours for under $5 The bridge’s unique architectural design is complemented by a Philips Color Kinetics array that can display up to up to 16.7 million colors. Lights are installed all along the 98-meter-tall towers, lanes and cables that span 218 meters, creating a captivating rainbow effect. + Philips Lighting

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Ekaterinensky Congress Center glows like a lantern on the Kuban River in Russia

July 29, 2016 by  
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The building combines orthogonal and curved surfaces with a glass curtain facade that follows the sinuous plan of the building volume oriented towards the river. At night, the curved glass windows and a large brise-soleil in oxidized copper create an appearance of a lantern visible all along the river bank. Related: ‘Kinetic’ rooftop garden uses pallets and plants to create the illusion of movement Programmatically, the building is divided into two areas, along with outside spaces and roof terraces . The entire building is slightly elevated above street level, allowing the architects to create two underground floors with a parking space, technical rooms and service areas. The large, triple-height entrance dominates the building. Thanks to the presence of movable, soundproof walls, the main conference hall can be split into a 720-seat plenary hall, 3 parallel 200-seat halls and 6 small 60-seat halls. + Piuarch

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen complete first part of the Malmö Live cultural complex

May 13, 2015 by  
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