Posts Tagged architecture
Looks like Dubai is bent on being the next most marvelous country in the history of mankind since rome.. or is it babylone? or whatever? Anyway…. I just wish they had a better approach to expats. Other than that Dubai kind of fits into my picture of a paradise! 😉
Now, here are some specs about the bridge –
- It’s one mile long and 670 feet tall.
- It will have 12 lanes for traffic.
- It will cost 817 million dollars.
- The design has Sheikh Mohammed’s official stamp of approval.
- The bridge will carry more than 2,000 vehicles per hour in each direction.
- A metro line will run across the middle.
- Construction begins in March, with a slated completion date of 2012.
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I stumbled across this here. It’s a really good post. Particularly for people who building their homes and people in the field of architecture..!!!
Laurie Baker, who has died in India aged 90, was a passionate architectural innovator who faced fierce criticism for advocating construction using only local materials
With the death of Laurie Baker in Kerala, India, on April 1, architecture has lost an extraordinary man of principle who showed through his work in the subcontinent that decent housing could be affordable for millions of people. In doing so, he became an inspiration to a younger generation of architects in India and Europe.
In Kerala during the 1960s and subsequently, Baker developed and applied an approach to architecture derived from an intimate understanding of the local climate, available building materials and craft skills, as well as from the detailed attention he paid to the specific needs of his individual, often relatively poor, clients. He applied this approach to designing many hundreds of homes, hospitals, schools, and religious and government buildings, and in the process created an elegant, simple and essentially Indian architecture for the late 20th century, one in stark contrast to the western-influenced, resource-intensive architecture of the time.