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STRUCTURES

 

 

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The International Space Station, Offshore Platforms,

Megabridges, Skyscrapers, Superexcavators.

 

 

 

 

How does the International Space Station work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The largest oil rig of the world

 

The Claw, a new underwater lift device

 

The 5 largest offshore platforms of the world

 

Dockwise Vyborg, Russia

 

 

 

Boskalis: 

Aasta Hansteen topside transport and installation 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Statfjord field in the North Sea

 

 

 

 

 

Millau Viaduct: tallest bridge in the world, 

Millau-Creissels, Aveyron, France

Source: Wikipedia.

 

 

 

Millau Viaduct: tallest bridge in the world

Source: Wikipedia.

 

 

 

 

 

Goliat FPSO arrival, Norway

 

 

China bridge project boost for Bangladesh

 

 

 

 

 

The rise and rise of New York's billionaire's row:

The B1M

 

 

Goliat FPSO officially opened

Offisiell åpning Goliat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schaufelradbagger 258, Tagebau Garzweiler!

Bucket-wheel excavator close up! Daylight

 

National Geographic Megastructures:

Super copters, ultimate structures

 

 

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

  • Niegel Hawkes: "Structures: The way things are built", Marshall Edition Developments Limited, 1990.

 

  • Sabrina van der Ley and Markus Richter: "Megastructure Reloaded: Architecture and urban design of Sixties reflected ", Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2008.

 

  • Philip Wilkinson: "Phantom Architecture: The fantastical structures the world's great architects really wanted to built", Simon & Schuster Ltd, 2017.

A skyscraper one mile high, a dome covering most of downtown Manhattan, a triumphal arch in the form of an elephant: some of the most exciting buildings in the history of architecture are the ones that never got built.

These are the projects in which architects took materials to the limits, explored challenging new ideas, defied conventions, and pointed the way towards the future. Some of them are architectural masterpieces, some simply delightful flights of fancy. It was not usually poor design that stymied them – politics, inadequate funding, or a client who chose a ‘safe’ option rather than a daring vision were all things that could stop a project leaving the drawing board.

These unbuilt buildings include the grand projects that acted as architectural calling cards, experimental designs that stretch technology, visions for the future of the city, and articles of architectural faith. Structures like Buckminster Fuller’s dome over New York or Frank Lloyd Wright’s mile-high tower can seem impossibly daring. But they also point to buildings that came decades later, to the Eden Project and the Shard.

Some of those unbuilt wonders are buildings of great beauty and individual form like Etienne-Louis Boullée’s enormous spherical monument to Isaac Newton; some, such as the city plans of Le Corbusier, seem to want to teach us how to live; some, like El Lissitsky’s ‘horizontal skyscrapers’ and Gaudí’s curvaceous New York hotel, turn architectural convention upside-down; some, such as Archigram’s Walking City and Plug-in City, are bizarre and inspiring by turns. All are captured in this magnificently illustrated book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T  H  E     M  A  R  I  N  D  U  C  T

THE MARINE WATER AQUEDUCT

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D  E  E  P     B  L  U  E

SEAWATER  FOR  OVER  200,000 POOLS OF

L  O  S     A  N  G  E  L  E  S

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D    U    N    E    S

THE MARINDUCT OASIS SYSTEM

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T H E   P E N S I L E   P O O L S

BY BRIDGE-POOLS

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THE ROLLER COASTER OF STAIRS

A  LABYRINTH OF STAIRS

FOR SEAWATER FUN PARKS

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S T A I R S   I N   T H E   W A T E R

A SEAWATER SPORTING & FUN PARK

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T H E   N A U T I L U S

A VILLAGE IN THE DESERT

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T H E   B L U E   S H E L L

A HOME WITH SAND SHIELD

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T H E   Z E B R A S

CHAIRS & TABLES

IN POLYCARBONATE & ALUMINIUM TUBES

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Even the longest journey begins with a first step! Systemic Habitats is on line since the 18th of May 2012. This website was created to publish online my ebook "Towards another habitat" on the contemporary architecture and urbanism. Later many other contents were added. For their direct or indirect contribution to its realisation strarting from 2012, we would like to thank: Roberto Vacca, Marco Pizzuti, Fiorenzo and Raffaella Zampieri, Antonella Todeschini, All the Amici di Marco Todeschini, Ecaterina Bagrin, Stefania Ciocchetti, Marcello Leonardi, Joseph Davidovits, Frédéric Davidovits, Rossella Sinisi, Pasquale Cascella, Carlo Cesana, Filippo Schiavetti Arcangeli, Laura Pane, Antonio Montemiglio, Patrizia Piras, Bruno Nicola Rapisarda, Ruberto Ruberti, Marco Cicconcelli, Ezio Prato, Sveva Labriola, Rosario Francalanza, Giacinto Sabellotti, All the Amici di Gigi, Ruth and Ricky Meghiddo, Natalie Edwards, Rafael Schmitd, Nicola Romano, Sergio Bianchi, Cesare Rocchi, Henri Bertand, Philippe Salgarolo, Paolo Piva detto il Pivapao, Norbert Trenkle, Gaetano Giuseppe Magro, Carlo Blangiforti, Mario Ludovico, Riccardo Viola, Giulio Peruzzi,  and last but not least Ahmed Elgazzar.   M.L.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

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              Thanks for your visit !

                       

M.L.