Spike Aerospace, designers of the Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet, has just announced another innovation in aircraft design they plan to incorporate into the jet.
The new supersonic jet will feature a revolutionary windowless passenger cabin so no more glaring sun and no more shades to pull down or push up. Instead, the interior walls will be covered with a thin display screens embedded into the wall. Cameras surrounding the entire aircraft will construct breathtaking panoramic views displayed on the cabin screens. Passengers will be able to dim the screens to catch some sleep or change it to one of the many scenic images stored in the system.
Spike S-512 is a supersonic jet that will enable travelers to reach destinations in half the time it currently takes. Passengers will be able to fly from NYC to London in 3-4 hours instead of 6-7 hours. LA to Tokyo in 8 hours instead of 14-16 hours.
The Hongkund Art Gallery is a project developed by Penda architects located in Beijing. The interior of the gallery use the arch as a main architectural element for walls, partitions and ceilings transforming the minimalist space into a beautiful curved sculpture.
From Penda: “The white exterior of the Hongkun Art Gallery works a sculptural focal point for the area. Entering the gallery through an opening in the monolithic facade, the arch-like curves continue to the interior and gently merge into a clean white space for exhibiting the artworks. The open areas in the gallery offer a wide space for themed exhibition, while the gently curved entrance part draws people into the space and guides them naturally further into the gallery. The solid expression of the exterior countinually merges with a carved out interior and increases the sculptural appearance of the gallery. Multiple arches altering in size and orientation create a continuous, gentle curve which becomes a sculptural interpretation of the landscape paintings, that are exhibited in the gallery. Within the arches, the entrance sculpture inhabites an information desk, a coatroom and the main circulation staircase, which guides visitors to the basement with a special exbition hall and employees to the office area located on the mezzanin level.”
The Evolution Door by Austrian artist Klemmens Torggler is an invention based on rotating squares, The special construction makes it possible to move the door sideways without the use of tracks. This technical trick opens up new applications for the door. To understand how it looks is best to look at the video.
Spanish architecture firm Selgas Cano developed this amzing office space in the middle of a forest near Madrid. The estructure is half buried in the ground. Photography by Iwan Baan.
Ipv Delft designed the first suspended bicycle roundabout in the world. Located between Eindhoven, Veldhoven and Meerhoven in the Netherlands, the project promotes a healthier and eco friendly life. The roundabout consists of 70 metre tall central pylon, 24 steel cables and a circular bridge deck made out of approximately 1,000 tons of steel.
According to the Architects, The project was resembled to “a flying saucer which hoovers above the Heerbaan-Meerenakkerweg intersection, its impressive pylon marking the entrance way to the cities of Eindhoven and Veldhoven“.