Commissioned by Emperor Justinian I in 532 AD, the Basilica Cistern is 140 meters long and 70 meters wide, and can hold 100,000 tons of water.November 08, 2019During the Roman empire, modern-day Istanbul, Turkey would have been the site of Constantinople. Underneath this city, the Roman, and later the Byzantine Empire built an expansive system of cisterns to store drinking water for the residents.
June 09, 2016A small coastal town in the western Netherlands is plagued by high winds which make navigating the town& 39;s narrow channels difficult for large ships. Rozenburg, South Holland has been growing increasingly in the last 50 years, with the port becoming key in the Netherland& 39;s shipping industry.
June 09, 2016Researchers at the University of Bordeaux discovered ancient structures built by Neanderthals more than 175,000 years ago.Big, hairy, brutish, and primitive in nature are generally the attributes associated with Neanderthals. However, that image may very well change with the discovery of early Neanderthal constructions discovered deep in the Bruniquel Cave in southwestern France.
June 16, 2016If you have ever lived in an area undergoing highway or roadway construction, you know just how long it can take. Having a fully functioning highway shut down can create a lot of congestion in the area,especially where there are no alternative routes. However, one Dutch construction company devised an ingenious way to eliminate almost all of the congestion associated with roadway construction, just work really fast.
June 15, 2016China is becoming famous for building glass pedestrian bridges, but many are still too scared to ever walk across the precarious pathways. Whether you think they are good ideas or not, the glass bridges are quite the adrenaline rush to walk across, especially when they crack while people are on it, like the last bridge did.
June 20, 2016 Image Source: Mousarris One designer has taken inspiration from his childhood toys and created a beautiful and nostalgia-inducing glass coffee table. Stelios Mousarris, a Cyprus-based furniture designer, is the mastermind behind this coffee table, and he says his goal was to create a piece of furniture that made you feel like a child.
July 01, 2016Do you already own a villainous-looking white cat, but you are missing that evil-looking chair? Well, we have found you the perfect chair to make you look, and feel, just like a supervillain. Designed by French designer Gregory Besson, the chair is made from reinforced fiberglass with real leather plush seating.
July 04, 2016 Image Source: Flickr Built into the side of a cliff 75 meters up in the air near Datong, China lies a 1,500-year-old monastery that is a picture of engineering marvel and architectural beauty. Around half of the structure is supported by long piers that extend far below into the lower cliffs.
July 03, 2016The world faces a growing threat of terror attacks using bombs set to destroy infrastructure and hurt the public. Despite the political and social issues surrounding domestic terrorism, mitigating casualties and terror threats through engineering is a possibility, but a difficult one at that.
July 13, 2016 Image Source: Imgur Tiny homes are becoming a bigger and bigger deal as people are downsizing in order to save money and live like they want to. While the tiny house movement is growing, many don& 39;t understand the draw to live minimally, and many people are held back because they feel tiny living means living without luxury.
July 17, 2016 Image Source: HomeAway A group of engineers from Texas decided to build a small sustainable retreat in the Hill Country.Fred Zipp and a few other friends were on the hunt for a quite retreat from their busy hometown in Austin when a magnificent idea dawned on the. Collectively, the team decided not to purchase something already constructed.
July 18, 2016An Australian man whose name remains a mystery man with virtually no outdoor training built an entire tiled hut completely from scratch in just 2 months. The video is a little long, but I assure you, you will be mesmerized as the project evolves.The man runs a YouTube channel called primitive technology where he, of course, builds houses and tools without using any store bought tool or any other item.
July 24, 2016 Image Source: A. Fresco In our constantly growing world, beauty is often thrown out the window in preference to functionality. One French artist noticed that many of the surrounding building had very barren walls, and his imagination started ticking. Why have a blank white wall when you can fill it wither interesting and photorealistic visuals?
July 31, 2016Cities are excellent urban centers that offer great diversity in a confined area. Although, one major drawback is the skyscrapers are constantly blocking out the sun.Instead of building a tall skyscraper that obstructs most of the sky with enormous shadows, construction company NBBJ decided to use the massive faces of the buildings as an advantage.
August 06, 2016You have likely heard about the tiny house movement, and you are either a big fan or hate the cramped spaces. No matter how you feel about the move to smaller houses, you are going to want to see this tiny home from New Frontier. This custom tiny home company will build whatever their clients desire, and they have an uncanny ability to make the less than 500 sq.
A design company has created hexagonal wall tiles that interlock and dampen sound from completely recycled materials.August 10, 2016A design company called Form Us with Love has created hexagonal wall tiles that interlock and dampen sound from completely recycled materials. The modular design comes in a variety of colors to make any space pop.
August 10, 2016Floating houses Image Source: Marlies Rohmer Architects With the threat of massive floods looming over the horizon with the terrible tale of history waking behind the Netherlands, it comes as no surprise architects decided not to fight against the water and build houses that float.Designed by Architecten bureau Marlies Rohmer in Amsterdam within the Netherlands, the team decided to take the water head on by building directly on top.
August 19, 2016If you are looking to build your next home, but you just hate using pesky nails and screws, then we have found the perfect construction method for you. Penda is a Beijing-based architecture firm that builds treehouses from bamboo with absolutely no fasteners. All that is used in the construction process is bamboo and rope, according to Tech Insider.