No,.. it is not Babel Tower.... is it ?!
It Burj Khalifa,... or some people say it is the modern Babel, just.... this time God doesn't give a Sh"t about it, and not messing around with language anymore....
Visiting The Highest Building in the world is quite an experience.
This is surely a great achievement of mankind, culture and civilization.
The Scale is so enormous... Gigantic I must say.
Claimed to be the first vertical city in the world..
Before reaching the top, I was bombard with history, the Design, progress video, the team who build it, Their Visions and Quotes.
Yes It is Marvelous,.. Engineering Marvel. Need to endure lots of hard work and determination,...
source : wikipedia
This is the highest Ground I've reach so far.. 124th floor Sky Balcony.
highest outdoor observation deck in the world, at 452 m (1,483 ft).
Seeing the city with the new perspective.. It feels different...not just because of height, but also feels like seeing the world with "god" like angle of view.Watching the city as if I watch a group of ants colony doing their activity... working, find food, building nest, feeds the queen (bureaucrats and the rich in case of human world),.. even sometimes the skyscraper looks like ants tower...
Can you see the similarity ?! well... I do..
I saw human society in such an interesting way in here...
source : personal photos
year : 2009
type : competition held by Local Government (1st prize)
Team : Yori Antar, Adria Ricardo, Reginald Agusalim, Paskalis, Monica Renata, Grace, Varani, Yurike, and Noviardi Prasetya.
It such a pity that this winning idea was not build, not really sure whether Government was serious about initiating this project at the first place. Despite that, the city screaming for better transportation and infrastructure. Traffic has getting worse and worse, took too long to travel from one place to another.
What we did was creating a system to accommodate and to link various transportation. the connection was made in various layer of different height. connect land, water, and underground line..
The architecture translate the movement into a tangible object, which is the building itself. The Flow determine the shape of the building.
I honestly think that Green Architecture is more than just incorporate tree or plant in the building. But it should be more than meet the eyes, system, energy used, daily waste, in short.. Green Architecture have to continuously perform as long as its there. By that means... I think there is NO Green Architecture at all in my country, as far as I know.
What happened is "looking green" architecture... What I mean is Green only on the surface, simply putting plants and trees on your building facade and suddenly you claim it as "Green Architecture". It doesn't work that way....
But It is one step closer to Green Architecture, It does create something nice to see, an Oasis in the Desert (of Jakarta's concrete jungle).
source : CTBUH
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters (around 2,000 feet) – that’s twice the height of the Eiffel Tower. Two years ago, prior to the completion of the Burj Khalifa, this building type did not exist. And yet, by 2020, we can expect at least eight such buildings to exist internationally. The term “supertall” (which refers to a building over 300 meters) is thus no longer adequate to describe these buildings: we are entering the era of the “megatall.” This term is now officially being used by the Council to describe buildings over 600 meters in height, or double the height of a supertall
Figure 1. Diagram of the predicted World's 20 Tallest in the year 2020 as of Dec 2011 © CTBUH
It is also useful to understand the tallest 20 in 2020 in the context of global tall building trends. The average height of these twenty buildings is predicted to be 598 meters (1,962 feet). Yet, as we stand at the end of 2011, there are actually only 61 buildings currently in existence over 300 meters (the threshold for “supertall”). Until recently, in fact, the completion of a supertall was rather a rare occurrence, with only 15 supertalls completing in the 65 years between the world’s first such building (New York’s Chrysler Building, 1930) and 1995. It was only in the mid 1990s that it became common for more than one supertall to be added to the lists annually, with 1995 being the last year when no supertalls were completed. Now, less than two decades later, the number of supertalls completed annually has entered double digits, and is set to continue to rise. Meanwhile, the number of megatalls set to complete in the upcoming decade is similar to the number of supertalls completed in the 90s (see Figure 7). In terms of height, therefore, 600 m seems to be the new 300
I think it is quite amusing to find this kind of mistake,...( if it is a mistake )... happened in this modern societies.
But if you look at it with different point of view.. it could be something else.
could be a piece of urban artwork. with the tree as a centre of the "living art" crossover... the tree somehow made people interact differently, disturbing the traffic but at the same time it is quite refreshing ( at least for me ).
The people just do their daily life as if there is nothing wrong with it. They don't even bothered to driving around close to the tree...
Interesting... isn't it..
Came across this huge building under construction in Shen Chen, Don't really know what it is.
The building looks like an Exhibition Centre or maybe a Football Stadium.... Quite "Parametric Design", probably one of Zaha's but not so sure.
From sketch concept, I can tell that the architects are interesting and playful people. Glad if someday I could work with people like them.
Japan Architecture are always inspiring, I really amazed by their small space design skill.
Mass urbanisation, the increasing concentration of populations into towns and cities, is one of the defining characteristics of industrialised economies. By the middle of the 20th Century the two biggest economies, the USA and Japan, had created a new urban phenomenon: the megacity. By 2025, seven of the world's top ten megacities will be in Asia. Explore the growth of the megacity below.
In fact, Asia as a whole is embarked on the largest urban programme in the history of mankind - with high stakes for the whole world.
Cities cover 2% of the earth's crust but host more than 50% of the world's population, account for 75% of energy consumption and are responsible for up to 80% of carbon-dioxide emissions.
The way we run our cities today will determine how well - or how badly - our planet will do tomorrow.
In Asia, there are great differences between large, top-down planned developments, such as those in China, and cities growing in a more organic, bottom-up manner, such as Jakarta, Bangkok or Mumbai.
This Blog serve as my Design Diary. Contain everything that caught my attention, it don't have to be about design. Inspiration comes from everywhere.