When Apple debuted the sketches outlining its design plans for its new headquarters, the stunningly futuristic architecture garnered a lot of attention. Now we're getting an even better look at what Apple has in store.
I'm not entirely sure what Tron does for a living. Plays video games and rides expensive motorcycles, I guess. And if I were Tron, I'd insist on a working environment like this one.
Although Japan remains one of the oldest cultures around with a modern footprint, the country is nevertheless constantly on the forefront of building design futurism. Oddly, some of its wildest buildings are also some of its oldest.
What if the Eiffel Tower and Tokyo Tower weren't just tourist attractions but full-fledged power plants? That's the dream one group of architects hope to bring to Taiwan with their new Tower of Power concept.
Fact: the majority of people who have ever existed are dead. Therefore a large percentage of those reading this right now are probably ghosts — that's just basic math. And while we value the support of our spectoral readers, we would like to posit a simple request on behalf of the living: please stop being so spooky. We don't like it. Now, we're not asking for a complete kibosh on your Beetlejuiceing. We just ask that you relocate your phantom business away from non-dead population centers to some decaying, uninhabited (i.e. "ghost friendly") structure. Abandoned buildings are ideal for ghosts — you can lurk around hassle-free for all eternity, but still enjoy the occasional visit from one of basic cable's many fine ghost investigation programs. Now, you're probably asking yourself "there are so many scary abandoned buildings, which one is right for me?" Well, since you are reading DVICE, we assume that in addition to ghost stuff, you maintain an interest in the latest developments from the world of technology. That's why we've profiled some of the freakiest abandoned tech facilities from around the world that will satisfy both your ghostly and geekish leanings.
See those human-shaped figures up there? Those are people, standing on a massive book, dwarfed by a huge crown, performing in the shadow of a gigantic skeleton. This is just one of the floating theatrical stages from the annual Bregenz Festival in Austria, and the crazy is only getting started.
Yaohua Wang Architecture's single-family "Beijing House II" can only be described as alien. Its organic-like structure and the fact that it looks like some kind of Matrix machine of war from another galaxy smashed into the side of a building makes it all the more stimulating.
The Chinese are building a new airport just outside of Beijing, because the other two giant airports they have in the area just can't keep up with demand. When it's finished, it'll be the largest airport in the world by far, at approximately the same size as the entire island of Bermuda.
Apple's new spaceship campus attracted a lot of attention when Steve Jobs proposed it to the Cupertino City Council. The new campus is expected to house 13,000 Apple employees, but Cupertino's mayor is saying Apple's growing so fast, it needs a third one. What will that one look like?
Meet Lucasfilm Animation's new Sandcrawler offices. You may remember seeing it back in April when it was all just a blurry render. New details have trickled out and surprisingly, the office building with the 100-seat theater and state-of-the-art digital production facilities only looks like a Sandcrawler from one angle. Peak on throughout he other side, and it's a whole different story.