Astounding Building Designs From Around The World

I have selected the 5 most famous and unique buildings all over the world which you can get inspiration by visiting there. The world of architecture is full of strange, weird, cool and wonderful buildings. Some buildings are very old and some are ultra modern. Architecture, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

Capital-Gate

Capital Gate — Abu Dhabi, UAE

This building provides a unique presence on the skyline of Abu Dhabi and creates a memorable identity to the exhibition centre. It is an iconic leaning skyline has topped out its central core located in Abu Dhabi. It is one of the highest building in the city and is certified as the ‘World’s Furthest Leaning Manmade Tower,’ by Guinness World Records. Capital Gate houses the 5-star Hyatt Capital Gate hotel as well as approximately 20,000sqm of premium office space.

The Piano House

The Piano House — Anhui, China

This unique the Piano house was built recently in An Hui Province, China and Violin shaped building built in 2007. Inside of the violin is the escalator to the building It was reportedly designed by Hefei University of Technology and has been built to a scale of 50:1. Because of its unique shape it has become a most famous romantic tourist place and many newly weds have their photo taken in its front.

Kunsthaus Graz AustriaKunsthaus — Graz, Austria

This Kunsthaus Graz Museum has since become an architectural landmark in graz and it was constructed as a part of the celebrations and exhibitions that went along with the yearlong celebration of European Culture. It is probably that type of vision that separates the average architect from the truly extraordinary architect. This building designed by Peter Cook and Fournier and has an organic shape with skin made of iridescent blue acrylic panels. Now this building has become an attraction for art lovers from all over the world.

Heydar-Aliyev-Cultural-CenterHeydar Aliyev Cultural Center-Baku, Azerbaijan

Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
Design: Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
Project Designer And Architect: Saffet Kaya Bekiroglu
Client: The Republic of Azerbaijan
Area: 101801.0 sqm
Year: 2013

This beautiful cultural center building is not just a place to house the culture of a young genration— it is also a way to define itself to the world. This building was recently nominated for awards at both this year’s World Architecture Festival and the biennial Inside Festival.

Crazy HouseCrazy House — Dalat, Vietnam

This guest house in Vietnam is officially called Hang Nga Guesthouse, but all locals refer to it as the crazy house. Well, this guest house is indeed unique because it doesn’t compile to any building conventions. This house looks like a fairy tale castle, it has enormous “animals” like a giraffe and a spider, no window is rectangular or round, and it can be visited like a unique museum. This house  is architect by Hang Nga and base of the crazy house is a tree. It is truly a little wonder with lavishing styles.

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Strangest And Unique Bridges Around the World By Structural Engineering

The structural engineering that goes into bridge design is becoming quite creative and passionate. There are a number of ways to design and construct a structurally sound bridge. An interesting article highlights very creative famous bridges with unique designs. Most of these famous bridges are also regarded as landmarks. Some have even become city icons because of their influence and engineering wonder. Below is a list of the most strangest and famous bridges in the world.

Henderson Waves Bridge : At 36m above Henderson Road,  Henderson Waves is Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge that is  linking Mount Faber Park with Telok Blangah Hill Park. This bridge takes on a special look at night, with the wave-form illuminated with attractive LED light.

Henderson Waves Bridge

Sundial Bridge: The Sundial Bridge (also known as the Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay) is 700 feet long, 23 feet wide, and there are 14 cables supporting the bridge. It was designed by the famous architect, Santiago Calatrava and completed in 2003, and cost $23.5 million.

Sundial Bridge

Pont Gustave Flaubert, France: Pont Gustave Flaubert is a large vertical-lift bridge with an efficient design over the River Seine at Rouen,  Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France. This is is the highest lifting bridge in Europe and its shape led to call it the “butterfly”.At the top, an elegant steel structure supports the pulleys with three parallel frames, designed in such a way that members carry normal forces only.

Pont Gustave Flaubert, France

Millau Viaduct Bridge: The Millau Viaduct is a cable-stayed bridge in southern France and crosses the River Tarn in the Massif Central mountains. It was designed by the French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux and British architect Lord Foster, it is the highest road bridge weighing 36,000 tonnes. The central pillar is higher than the famous French icon, the Eiffel Tower.

Millau Viaduct

Types Of Buildings Construction

Frame Building Construction (ISO Class I, IBC Type V)

Buildings with exterior walls, floors, and roofs of combustible construction : Frame construction is a building process which involves building a supportive framework of studs, joists, and rafters, and combining with other materials such as  brick veneer, stone veneer and wood iron-clad.

Frame Construction

Joisted Masonry Building Construction (ISO Class 2, IBC Type III, IBC Type IV)

Joisted_Masonry_Building

Thin layers are constructed of masonry materials such as adobe, brick, concrete, gypsum block, hollow concrete block, stone, tile or similar materials, and where the floors and roof are combustible.

Light Noncombustible Building Construction (ISO Class 3, IBC Type IIIB)

Where the exterior walls, floors and roof are constructed of, and supported by metal, asbestos, gypsum or other non-combustible materials.

Masonry Non-combustible Building Construction (ISO Class 4, IBC Type IIA)

Buildings where the exterior walls are constructed of masonry materials, as described in , with the floors and roof of metal or other non-combustible materials. Exterior walls of masonry or fire-resistive material not less than four inches thick (adobe, brick, concrete, gypsum block, hollow concrete block, stone, tile, or similar materials) rated for not less than 1 hour, with noncombustible or slow-burning floors and roofs—regardless of the type of insulation on the roof surfaces.

Modified Fire Resistant Building Construction (ISO Class 5, IBC Type IB)

Where the exterior walls, floors and roof are constructed of masonry or fire resistive materials with a fire resistance rating of one hour or more, but less than two hours.

Fire Resistant Building Construction (ISO Class 6, IBC Type IA)

Where the exterior walls, floors and roof are constructed of masonry or fire resistive materials with a fire resistance rating of not less than two hours.

Important Tips You Should Know Before Start Home Construction Work

It’s really exciting to build a new construction dream home! Undoubtedly a construction process is big and more expensive comes with a lot of stress and anxiety. No one wants to spend more than necessary when building a new home.  Architectural design and construction tips or information plays a important role in order to design dream home.

First of all, I would like to thank my EW Webb Engineers, our structural engineers and my all family members who supported me throughout home construction procedures. Here are few tips that may help keep your building budget.

Residential home building constructions

Tips For Building A New Construction Home

Use only a certified general contractor of your town
Always check references from your new home builders carefully
Always hire professional and skillful structural engineer
Talk and meet with your neighbor hood
Make a wish list and priority list
Set a realistic budget
Splurge only on those things you truly cannot live without.
Buy low-maintenance building materials
Buy salvaged materials from demolition sites. Old barn wood, used bricks, and distinctive wood doors.

Major Reasons To Build New Home

In this article, I have written some major reasons to build new home. Today’s new homes offer more comfort and features than ever before. EW-Webb Engineering offers engineering services for Residential Home Construction California. Here’s a quick list of the reasons why so many home buyers prefer new homes to used houses:

Home Building Construction

Build Your Dream Home :
When you build new home, you can design and maintain your dream home specifically to meet your requirements like you can select your cabinets, carpets and flooring that suit your family and lifestyle. Your dream home will reflect your own style, not someone else’s taste.

Energy efficiency and Cost Saving:
We all know that today’s new homes are far more energy efficient than homes built just six years ago. Your dream home must meet a 6-star energy efficiency rating, which may help to save you up to 50% on the average energy bill.

Safety Standards:
New homes are built with high quality materials that have been tested to meet strict safety standards. The wiring, plumbing, gas lines, fire alarms and even drainage are all up-to-the-minute technologies that have improved dramatically over the past 25 years.

Neighborhood Bonding:
You can make friends quickly. Everyone in your new neighborhood just moved in, so it’s easy to celebrate new long lasting friendships.

Tips To Design Modular Home Beautifully

Hi everyone! I am Structural Designer from EW-Webb Engineering construction company. I am back again to share another wordpress blog this month. Today I am talking about how to design and construct modern house beautifully.

Modern home designing is interesting and simple. In order to achieve a best  modern design, you have to make sure that you will select the right color, textures and use clean lines.

Here are some tips you need to consider in designing and construction.

Add Dormers to Your Roof: Dormers are an inexpensive way to add character to your roof. Dormers can be functional, aesthetic, or both. Sometime they provide lots of natural light to a room.

Have a Stylish And Unique Front Door: The front door of a any home can say a lot about the people who live there. Having a unique or decorative front door can be an inexpensive way to set your modular home apart from the other houses around you.

Stylish Front Door

Install Interesting Windows : Having windows of different shapes and sizes on the front of your home can help the house look more beautiful and modern. You can use Double Hung, Glass Block, Hopper and Specialty Window.

Stylish Windows

The Simple Furniture And Accessories : Modern Home design furniture used is vinyl cushioned, plastic, and brushed metal. Furniture and accessories should be very simple.

Good Lighting: Modern home design uses good lighting. Most of their structures have a light and almost translucent look. You can use pin lights, table lamps, floor lamps, outdoor lighting, up lights and wall lamps.

Good Lighting

Select Colors: Remember don’t use pastel colors in modern home designing. Modern color palettes include cherry red, black, cream and brown; mocha brown and ivory; cobalt blue, slate, white and gray; lime green and many others.

Simple and Elegant Design: Modern houses base their design on function. The design focuses on minimalism and technology.

 

Ways To Remove Home Furniture Oil Stains

Here you are reading some ways to clean oil stains from furniture. Stains are too common in any home so this is so important to know how to clean or handle oil stains. Don’t need to panic when your hot coffee, sloshed water, or some other liquid leaves a stain on your furniture.

We have many home remedies stain removal suggestions that you should know to use when and if something happens because you want to stay looking clean and beautiful. We hope these  remedies for oil stain removal tips help you! This blog have shared by EW-Webb Engineering US Structural Engineering Company that provide Industrial Building ConstructionCivil Engineering Construction at Riverside, California.

Ways To Remove Oil Stains From Furniture

  • Remove Oil Stains From Fabric: To remove oil stains from fabric, we can use baby power , Shampoo, WD-40, Dish Wash, Coca Cola, Aloe Vera, Pressure Washer, Trisodium Phosphate and Dish Washing Detergent.

Remove Oil Stains

  • Remove Oil Stains From Cloth: To remove oils from clothes, we can use baking soda, dish washing detergent and hot water.
  • Remove Oil Stains From Carpet: If oil stain is small then use baking soda with lemon juice and for large oil stain we recommend to use dry cleaning agent.

Baby Powder

  • Remove Oil Stains From Driveway: Its too difficult to remove oil stains from driveway so we should use only effective ways to remove it. We should use Cat Litter, Pepsi, Peat Moss, Simple Green, Liquid Tide and Any oil remover product.

Remember most of the cleaners are bad for skin, so always wear latex gloves in your hands if possible.