Ready for some driving? China's Qingdao Haiwan Bridge, the new world's longest bridge over water (bridges that are longer over land exist) is now officially open to road vehicles. Hope you bring some snacks!
Beijing has some amazing architecture like the beautiful Bird's Nest Stadium built for the 2008 Olympics, but this new massive hotel project looks like it could have been designed by a team of aliens.
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture's Wuhan Greenland Center might not reach as high into the sky like the Kingdom Tower or the Burj Khalifa, but when it's completed, it will be the world's fourth tallest building, third-tallest in China and ultra sustainable. At 1,988 feet hight with 119 floors, the Wuhan Greenland Center's "tapered body, softly rounded corners and domed top" don't just make the entire structure look slim and sleek, special vents at the edges of its tripod-like "legs" help "reduce wind resistance and vortex action" that usually causes a building to sway.
Up in the hills of Malibu, California rests the guts of a retired Boeing 747 jumbo jet. These parts aren't just strewn around, however. They've been put to good use constructing the "Wing House," which, as you can see, is aptly named: those roofs used to be wings.
What do you do if you're super loaded and really into skateboarding? Build a house that's essentially one gigantic skateboard ramp.
How do you fit a kitchen, living room, dining room, bedroom, shower/toilet and a table into a tiny 258 square-foot apartment? If you're Christian Schallert, you cram it all inside of custom-built walls and furniture that when transformed, creates a surprisingly cozy "LEGO" apartment.
Man, if I woke up everyday and went to work at Lucasfilm Animation's new offices, I think I'd be in heaven. The house that produced The Clone Wars animation series will soon have a new office building that clearly resembles a Sandcrawler.
You can build some pretty crazy things out of Lego blocks. Starships. Space stations. Terminators. So, why not real houses?
China, which already boasts the three longest bridges over land, just toppled the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana to take the belt for the longest bridge over water, too. The country is now home to an impressive 26.4 miles of bridge over the Jiaozhou Bay, but that's not even the craziest part.
This beautiful building is the Zaued National Museum, currently under construction on Saadiyat Island, just outside of Abu Dhabi. Why do all the cool buildings get built in the UAE?