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Link Roundup: Week of Mar. 25-31 2019 Featured

BluEdge Staff   |   April 1, 2019   |   Link Roundups

Rooms From Famous Paintings Brought To Life With Realistic CG Renditions

Rooms From Famous Paintings Brought To Life With Realistic CG Renditions

Rooms from famous paintings not only give an insight into the life and imagination of the artist who created them, but they're also a window into the past. From Van Gogh's humble interior from The Bedroom from 1888 to Roy Lichtenstein's colorful Pop Art depiction of Interior with restful paintings from 1991, each iconic artwork gives viewers an idea of the decorating trends of the time. For their client Home Advisor, UK-based creative agency NeoMam reimagines these painterly interiors as if they're real-life rooms. [My Modern Met]

How 3-D Printing Could Break Into The Building Industry

How 3-D Printing Could Break Into The Building Industry

Since Spain opened the first 3-D–printed pedestrian bridge in 2016, the push for printed architecture seems to be accelerating. Shanghai inaugurated the world's longest printed concrete bridge in January, and the first-ever printed steel span is set to cross a canal in Amsterdam this year. Beyond bridges, the first 3-D–printed homes available to rent—five bulbous buildings in the Dutch city of Eindhoven—should hit the market by this summer. Some of the artsy, even zany, designs seem like architectural fantasy. But some experts believe these novel prototypes could herald a major shift in the construction sector. [Scientific American]

6 Structures You Didn't Realize Were Designed By Major Architects

6 Structures You Didn't Realize Were Designed By Major Architects

Many of the world's top architecture firms have made their names with splashy high-profile commissions, such as major museums, towering office buildings, and Olympic stadiums that garner as much attention as the games themselves. But these top-tier global talents don't only work on buzzy billion-dollar structures. They also lend their aesthetic to smaller projects that give the general public the opportunity to enjoy and interact with their designs. [Architectural Digest]

Architecture And Space Subverted Through The Pratfalls Of Buster Keaton

Architecture And Space Subverted Through The Pratfalls Of Buster Keaton

While few movies can be truly considered architectural, and even fewer can meaningfully activate the filmic environment through its protagonists, the silent movie era saw no better patron of the spatial arts than Buster Keaton, the creative force Roger Ebert once described as "the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies." Gifs of his battles with building façades, staircases and other architectural elements have popped up on the internet with significant fervor, and members of the architecture community have been quick to notice. [Archinect]

8 Ways Cities Are Transforming Urban Rooftops

8 Ways Cities Are Transforming Urban Rooftops

Over the past few years, a sweeping construction boom has rendered U.S. cities ever denser, but there’s one type of urban space that’s still an untapped resource: rooftops. Sure, every city lover can name a handful of rooftop patios with great views or a favorite rooftop hotel pool. But for the most part, roofs remain in the domain of the squarely utilitarian, home to chimneys, air ducts, and satellite dishes. That can change. [Curbed]

Chicago Is Getting A Terrifying New Architectural Thrill Ride

Chicago Is Getting A Terrifying New Architectural Thrill Ride

Within the next three years, tourists in Chicago will have the chance to go on one crazy ride: A glass platform will launch thrill seekers 82 stories into the air, at speeds of 16.6 feet per second. This isn't an amusement park attraction, though. It's a glass elevator that will be installed on the exterior of one of the city's many notable towers, the Aon Center. When construction of the elevator is finished, it will be the tallest (and fastest!) of its kind in North America, only 70 feet shy of the current world record-holder, the Bailong elevator in Zhangjiajie National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site in China. [Fast Company]

London's Skyline Will Bloom With Proposed

London's Skyline Will Bloom With Proposed "Tulip" Building

The skyline of London's financial district abounds with architectural eccentricities of a culinary kind, including the Gherkin and the Cheesegrater. Soon, that lineup may include a svelte stem and floral observation tower, nicknamed "The Tulip." City officials have lavished praise on the Foster + Partners building, saying that it has "the potential to become an architectural icon" in its 152-page report on the proposed tourist attraction. [Hyperallergic]

A Robot-Filled, Architectural Marvel In North Carolina Is The Library Of The Future

A Robot-Filled, Architectural Marvel In North Carolina Is The Library Of The Future

Overlooking Lake Raleigh on North Carolina State University's (NCSU) campus is a gleaming, colossal structure. It's a library, but quite unlike any you've probably ever seen before. Designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta (best known for its work on the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt) the $150 million James B. Hunt Jr. Library is an architectural marvel. It has the sleek look of an Apple store and is shaped a bit like an enormous, platinum stapler; its facade, shimmering in the late July sunshine, appears to be threaded together, a look inspired by a robust history of textile technology on campus. [Quartz]

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