Historically speaking, the lost city of Petra, in the Arabic country of Jordan, is one of the most enigmatic civilizations that have ever existed. With their successful and prolific business trading spices and silks with China, India, Rome and Egypt, the people of ancient Petra, the Nabateans, have managed to endow their city with extravagant structures and infrastructures.
If you travel a lot, airports are one of the most important places where you spend most of your time, sometimes even more than your flight. Waiting in the airport might be hard if there is no facility to eat, shop, or for your other needs.Skytrax launched the first global customer satisfaction survey with its World Airport Awards in 1999.
The Moscow Kremlin, is a huge fortified complex, which includes five palaces, four cathedrals and has been the center and official residence of the Russian Empire. Image Source: Moskow Kremlin Museum The Kremlin is surrounded by walls and 20 towers to defend the area, which built were in 1156. Until the August 1935, the spires of the Kremlin towers were decorated with heraldic double-headed eagles, but after the decision of the Central Committee of the AUCP, the symbols were replaced with five-pointed stars, as a new symbol of the new system.
October 09, 2016Thanks to a group of designers, you can now live in the same house wherever you go. Meet KODA, a portable, freestanding home you can assemble and disassemble as often as you want.Koda was recently awarded the silver medal at American Architecture Prize for Interior Design, and it& 39;s easy to see why.
October 13, 2016Built in 1936, the elaborate Prora resort could hold 20,00o tourists at any one time. Its staff patrolled its pools, cinema and docks. Located on the white beaches of Rügen, Germany, it seemed like the perfect vacation destination.However, no one ever came, and for good reason.The Prora began construction in 1936 as a part of Nazi Germany& 39;s & 34;Kraft Durch Freude& 34; or & 34;Strength Through Joy& 34; plan.
October 21, 2016The Ether Dome at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston hosted one of the greatest moments in medical history.Witnesses watched from the surgical theater as William Thomas Green Morton, a local dentist, successfully used anesthetic on a patient. The surgery that followed also went off perfectly.
October 20, 2016The Growroom serves as a theater in the round for urban farming enthusiasts. The multi-layered sphere offers seemingly endless opportunities for growing fresh fruits, veggies and herbs at easy access to city dwellers. Image source: Space10 The Growroom recently launched at Copenhagen& 39;s Chart Art Fair and multiplies growing space with layers in a globe shape.
By Shelby RogersOctober 20, 2016 Image Courtesy of Matt Oliver/ICE This Lego bridge beats any we could& 39;ve dreamed up with our childhood LEGO sets.The 31-meter-long bridge is currently on display in the heart of London at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in Westminster. The exhibition, Bridge Engineering, celebrates the often-forgotten civil engineers.
By Shelby RogersOctober 24, 2016Israeli archaeologists dug up the remains of an ancient tower of Jerusalem, frozen in time before the Roman army bombarded its walls. The army them conquered the city and destroyed the Second Temple nearly two millennia ago. Image Courtesy of Israel Antiquities Authority The team also discovered projectile stones used by the Romans to knock out the Jewish guards atop the tower.
October 24, 2016The legendary Aga Khan Awards in Architecture were just announced in a ceremony in Abu Dhabi, UAE.As one of the most important architecture awards in the world, Aga Khan 2016 recognized six winning projects of this year. The winners are chosen for their cultural and architectural importance to the Muslim world.
November 04, 2016The Great Mosque of Divrigi goes beyond being a mosque. Its architecture stuns as an enormous hypostyle (or pillar supported) complex. It includes a hospital under a charming tomb, decked out by significant Islamic geometric patterns.The building, known as a & 34;darusshifa,& 34; served as an Islamic hospital.
November 09, 2016Mankind is the only species that shapes the world at its own will. And construction is the result of a passion to create.We see how we transformed the world (for better or worse), but rarely do we understand the scale of those changes. Some of the best images for understanding that scale come from satellites.
By Shelby RogersNovember 09, 2016Tiny House Hunters, Tiny House, Big Living, Tiny House Builders, Tiny House Nation. The popularity and ubiquity of these shows on DIY networks show that tiny homes and off-the-grid living are here to stay. Image Courtesy of Greenmoxie The tiny house craze in design combines living simply with engineering recycled materials to meet modern needs.
November 28, 2016Ancient Roman Emperor Nero has been categorized by historians as one of the most dynamic and fascinating leaders in history. His architecture also reflects that charismatic and innovative personality.Most notably, his revolving dining room garnered international attention upon its discovery in 2009.
What did the Romans ever do for us? The very fact they still intrigue us should put this question to bed. And in terms of engineering, they did quite a lot. Let& 39;s take one prime example of revolutionary engineering: Roman aqueducts.If you travel around Europe and the Middle East, you& 39;ll quickly run into examples of aqueducts.
With oil reserves dwindling, Dubai has needed to re-invent itself to stay relevant in the modern world. Prince Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has worked tirelessly to invest in Architecture and Engineering projects in the region to lead the & 34;wonders of Dubai& 34;. Dubai& 39;s investment is expected to attract many millions of tourists over the coming years.
The Falkirk Wheel remains one of the UK& 39;s most impressive feats of engineering. Opening in 2002, the Falkirk Wheel uniquely connected the Forth and Clyde Union Canals in Scotland.It formed part of the British Waterways and other bodies plan to regenerate central Scotland& 39;s canals. This plan also sought to reconnect Glasgow and Edinburgh.
You might have heard about Aleppo in news reports describing how this Syrian city has been steadily destroyed by war over the last few years. For the city’s inhabitants, this is tragic. It is, however, a massive loss to the rest of the world, too, because this ancient city played an important role in the history of science and culture.
The electronic giant Apple’s $5 billion & 34;spaceship& 34; campus in Cupertino is all set to open for business the coming year. Located on the former Hewlett Packard (HP) campus, the 175-acre area is under construction for an exquisite office including a research and development building comprising approximately 2.
January 07, 2017When it comes to the history of engineering, Gobeklitepe is one of the oldest miracles of humankind with its construction dating back to 12,000 years ago. Even now, archeologists are still trying to solve the mystery behind who designed, built and erected Gobeklitepe in a world of chaos, as well as how and why they did it.
The Eurasia Tunnel, a highly anticipated civil engineering project for Turkey, opened yesterday Tuesday 20th December 2016. To ensure that the opening day wasn& 39;t missed, toll booths had already been completed. Feverish work to asphalt the Samatya district (one of the tunnel mouths) was also underway throughout the night.