Architectural firm MVRDV was commissioned to redesign an outdated building on Apgujung Road in the Gangnam District in Seoul, South Korea into a hip 21st century commerical structure in the nouveau riche hangout.
The architecture of Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is defined by its LED canopy which lights up at night. Built over a Formula-1™ race track and is within the Yas Marina, the hotel offers the contemporary traveler an extraordinary experience.
The Shard, formally known as London Bridge Tower, officially opened to the public on February 1, 2013. During planning stages, its master architect Renzo Piano described the building as a “Shard of Glass”.
Standing at 309. 6 meters high, The Shard was the tallest building in Western Europe at the time of its completion.
Take a look at how Google keeps its computer servers running at their 13 data centers around the world (6 in the U.S., 3 in Europe, 3 in Asia and 1 in Chile).
Massive amount of water is required to cool the IT equipment round the clock. Inside the facilities, colorful pipes carry water in and out of the data centers.
Hotels spend millions creating swimming pools with unique designs or breathtaking views to attract tourists. Check out some of the most incredible hotel pools from around the world.
The largest tropical garden in Singapore is a spectacular development designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects and landscape architects Grant Associates. The Gardens by the Bay has been designed as a series of distinct ecosystems which consists of three waterfront gardens — Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden.
The BMW Olympic Pavilion in London, England floats on the Waterworks River against the Olympic Stadium and Aquatics centre at the Olympic Park. As the Official Automotive Partner to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Pavilion exhibits the BMW fleet for the Games as well as prototype models for the future. British firm Serie Architects designed the Pavilion which uses water from the river, which is filtered, to cool the building as it flows down the sides of the glass.
Transportable temporary hotel accommodation “Snoozebox” is an innovative way to bring guest services to large events in almost any location. Made from recycled shipping containers, the two-tiered Snoozebox mobile hotel can be assembled within 48 hours, and can be transported by road, rail, air or sea.
Each room has its own ensuite bathroom, a flat screen TV, internet access, thermostatically controlled air conditionally and heating, spacious storage unit, and key card entry.
Snoozebox has even been given permission by Queen Elizabeth II to be placed inside the grounds of Windsor Castle during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations!