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Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa (Arabicبرج خليفة‎, “Khalifa Tower”), known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in DubaiUnited Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure in the world, at 829.8 m (2,722 ft)

Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. The building officially opened on 4 January 2010, and is part of the new 2 km2 (490-acre) development called Downtown Dubai at the ‘First Interchange’ along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai’s main business district. The tower’s architecture and engineering were performed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, with Adrian Smith as chief architect, and Bill Baker as chief structural engineer. The primary contractor was Samsung C&T of South Korea.

Burj Khalifa was designed to be the centerpiece of a large-scale, mixed-use development that would include 30,000 homes, nine hotels (including The Address Downtown Dubai), 3 hectares (7.4 acres) of parkland, at least 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall, and the 12-hectare (30-acre) man-made Burj Khalifa Lake.

The decision to build Burj Khalifa is reportedly based on the government’s decision to diversify from an oil based economy to one that is service and tourism based. According to officials, it is necessary for projects like Burj Khalifa to be built in the city to garner more international recognition, and hence investment. “He (Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum) wanted to put Dubai on the map with something really sensational,” said Jacqui Josephson, a tourism and VIP delegations executive at Nakheel Properties.

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Villa Vals by SeARCH and CMA

Villa Vals is an all-equipped underground vacation home that was designed by Bjarne Mastenbroek and Christian Müller, respectively of the architectural offices SeARCH and CMA.

Their design plan was to completely integrate the villa into the landscape to avoid disturbing the unspoiled nature. That is why access to the villa is only possible via the nearby wooden Graubünder shed, through an underground tunnel which runs straight through the mountainside. The facade of the house is slightly slanted, adding to the view of the mountain scenery across the valley opposite of the house.The house, which was completed in 2009, was built and furnished in cooperation with a large number of Dutch designers and companies that produce Dutch design.

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Metropolis225 [AM] by Toshio Hatanaka

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Micro House - Skit 2014 by Dachi Papuashvili

The skit is designated for one person usage. It is best for both: churchmen and laymen. Here are all conditions for a long term living, but also may serve for short-term isolations (for fasting, scientific or translating works, icon paintings, etc.).

The building represents an insulated, reinforced construction, covered with wood. Its details will be manufactured before, what will give opportunity to build it without heavy technics at any landscape condition.

Skit is an energetically independent building, producing any needed energy on solar power, and accumulating rain water. So it does not need any energy sources and communications, neither for building, nor for exploitation. There are separate spaces at skit, designated for different usages.

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A collection a portraiture by Ulric Collette graphic designer from Quebec, Canada.

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Tree sculpture by Zheng Chunhui

40-foot-long intricately hand-carved tree sculpture formed out of one long log, taking four years to complete.

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Street art by Alexa Meade

Live models are painted to look like monochrome 2D figures that blend into their colorful graffiti background.

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Canada Day Facts

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Flint the Pomeranian by Robin Yu

Portraits of an adorably photogenic pomeranian named Flint.