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6 Examples of Innovative Architecture Inspired By Music

6 Examples of Innovative Architecture Inspired By Music

You can see, feel and touch architecture, but what if you could hear it too? Innovative architects and designers across the globe are finding inspiration in music to create sound-producing structures

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BMW’s Waterfall Pavilion Shows Off Efficient Vehicles in London’s Olympic Park

BMW’s Waterfall Pavilion Shows Off Efficient Vehicles in London’s Olympic Park

Serie Architects took inspiration from the Victorian bandstand to create the temporary showroom for BMW during the Olympics. Set on the Waterworks River, the two story space features a glass clad plinth

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London’s 2012 Olympic Park Opens to the Public this Week After Years of Preparation

London’s 2012 Olympic Park Opens to the Public this Week After Years of Preparation

Hosting the Olympics is a massive undertaking for the host city. In 2006, London demolished more than 200 buildings to make room for what would eventually become the Olympic Park. When those buildings

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Sweatshop Protestors Project Anti-Adidas Video On a London Olympic Park Building

Sweatshop Protestors Project Anti-Adidas Video On a London Olympic Park Building

Sweatshop protestors took advantage of the massive crowds descending upon London's Olympic Park Sunday, and used a building overlooking the park to show a video criticizing Adidas for its alleged worker

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Amazing LEGO London Olympic Stadium Made From 100,000 Bricks Wows Crowds

Amazing LEGO London Olympic Stadium Made From 100,000 Bricks Wows Crowds

The model took four people two months to complete. It sits in the Westfield shopping mall near the official London Olympics store and draws crowds that are sometimes four people deep. The minifigures used

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Anish Kapoor’s Recycled Steel ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower Provides Views of London’s Olympic Park

Anish Kapoor’s Recycled Steel ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower Provides Views of London’s Olympic Park

The ArcelorMittal Orbit is an observation tower located in the heart of London's Olympic Park and stands at almost 4,500 feet tall. The sculpture was designed by Anish Kapoor, and structural engineering

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Legislation for Team USA Uniforms To Be Made in America Introduced in the Senate

Legislation for Team USA Uniforms To Be Made in America Introduced in the Senate

Members of Congress are not letting Ralph Lauren’s “made in China” Olympic uniform snafu go away quietly. In fact, having Team USA’s Olympic uniforms made in the US is one of the

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London 2012: The Greenest Olympic Games in History?

London 2012: The Greenest Olympic Games in History?

Photo from Wikimedia Commons With less than a week to go until the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony on July 27th, excitement is building. Hundreds of workers are putting the finishing touches on

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London’s First Air Tram Cable Car Opens Today: The Emirates Air Line

London’s First Air Tram Cable Car Opens Today: The Emirates Air Line

Transport for London's Emirates Air Line spans 1 km from the North Woolwich Peninsula to Royals Victoria Dock and is supported by sculptural towers. Opening just 1 month before the Olympics begin, the

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Vinyl From London Olympics Will Be Recycled for the 2014 World Cup

Vinyl From London Olympics Will Be Recycled for the 2014 World Cup

While we weren't thrilled to hear that the 2012 London Olympics would be using PVC to build many of their temporary structures, the good news is that the materials will be recycled for another big

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Somewhere Turns a British Workboat into a Fun Floating Cinema

Somewhere Turns a British Workboat into a Fun Floating Cinema

Originally formed as part of the CREATE festival 2011 and the latest commission in UP Projects’ Portavilion program, the floating cinema is a public art project that meanders down London's waterways. At

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Europe’s Tallest Living Wall Rises Over London’s Digby Road Apartments

Europe’s Tallest Living Wall Rises Over London’s Digby Road Apartments

Completed in November of last year, Digby Road offers a mix of affordable one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments. The ground floor also features commercial space for shops and cafes for the

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Ikea To Build Massive 26-Acre Suburb in East London

Ikea To Build Massive 26-Acre Suburb in East London

It's official: Ikea is taking over the world. Yesterday, Inter Ikea Systems, owner of the popular furniture chain, announced plans to build an enormous 26-acre, environmentally friendly suburb next to

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PHOTOS: Amazing Renovation of King’s Cross Station & New Western Concourse In Progress

PHOTOS: Amazing Renovation of King’s Cross Station & New Western Concourse In Progress

Originally opened in 1852, King's Cross is a key station in London's railway network and its proximity to the St. Pancras mainline station makes it one of Britain's biggest transport hubs. The solidly

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Films On Fridges: Pop Up Cinema Made from Old Refrigerators Rises in London!

Films On Fridges: Pop Up Cinema Made from Old Refrigerators Rises in London!

The brainchild of Lindsey Scannapieco, Films on Fridges was created as a way to animate a vacant lot in a creative way while celebrating the Olympics. Scannapieco was helped out by her business partner

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London’s Olympic Stadium to Be Made Out of Recycled Guns and Knives!

London’s Olympic Stadium to Be Made Out of Recycled Guns and Knives!

As the world eagerly awaits the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, London is ramping up their own construction plans for the 2012 Olympics. And we just learned this exciting little tidbit about the super

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