HABITAT 67 – The housing complex in Montreal

Designed by Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie. It was originally conceived as his master’s thesis in architecture at McGill University and then built as a pavilion for Expo 67, the World’s Fair held from April to October 1967. It is located at 2600 Avenue Pierre-Dupuy on the Marc-Drouin Quay next to the Saint Lawrence River. Habitat 67 is […]

Cube houses – The set of innovative houses in Rotterdam

The houses built in Rotterdam and Helmond in the Netherlands, designed by architect Piet Blom. Blom tilted the cube of a conventional house 45 degrees, and rested it upon a hexagon-shaped pylon. His design represents a village within a city, where each house represents a tree, and all the houses together, a forest. The central idea of […]

City of Adelaide – The world’s oldest clipper ship in Adelaide

The clipper ship, built in Sunderland, England, and launched on 7 May 1864. It was built by William Pile, Hay and Co. for transporting passengers and goods between Britain and Australia. Between 1864 and 1887, the ship made 23 annual return voyages from London and Plymouth to Adelaide, South Australia and played an important part in the […]

WonderWorks – The Upside-Down museum in Orlando

The entertainment center focused on science exhibits with five locations in the United States. Its buildings are commonly built as if they are upside down. It contains over one hundred hands on exhibits that challenges the mind and many activities for guests to explore. Each WonderWorks location contains interactive, entertainment exhibits on the themes of space, physics, […]

The Community Bookshelf – The public library in Kansas City

The books, which measure approximately 8 meter by 3 meter, are made of signboard mylar that is laid over concrete panels and an aluminum substructure. The shelf showcases 22 titles reflecting a wide variety of reading interests as suggested by Kansas City readers and then selected by The Kansas City Public Library Board of Trustees.” Built in […]

Longaberger – The Ohio’s famous basket building in Newark

The seven-story, 180,000-square-foot building was designed by The Longaberger Company, and executed by NBBJ and Korda Nemeth Engineering. The building opened in 1997. The basket handles weigh almost 150 tons and can be heated during cold weather to prevent ice damage. Originally, Dave Longaberger wanted all of the Longaberger buildings to be shaped like baskets, but only […]

Aloha Airlines Flight 243 – The safe landing in Kahului

Flight was a scheduled Aloha Airlines flight between Hilo and Honolulu in Hawaii. On April 28, 1988, a Boeing 737-297 serving the flight suffered extensive damage after an explosive decompression in flight, but was able to land safely at Kahului Airport on Maui. There was one fatality, flight attendant Clarabelle Lansing, who was ejected from the airplane. […]