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Welcome to Apple Park, possibly the world's coolest office building

25.07.2017
Other than a mild sense of Sunday-night dread, offices rarely inspire much emotion among staff. But from now on Apple employees can be forgiven for going to work with a spring in their step. The headline figures associated with the tech giant’s new ‘Apple Park’ headquarters are staggering – over the next six months or so, 12,000 employees will be moved to the 175-acre campus, which is reported to have cost $5 billion to construct. Six years ago, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs addressed a Cupertino City Council meeting in California where he unveiled plans to create “the best office building in the world”. It was Jobs’ last public appearance be...

This $130 million 'Hyperloop Hotel' would allow people to travel between cities in luxury rooms

18.07.2017
When you go out of town, you usually need to buy a few nights at a hotel in addition to a plane, train, or bus ticket. Brandan Siebrecht, a graduate architecture student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, wants to combine these components into one experience. He designed what he calls the "Hyperloop Hotel," a system that would feature a transit system and 13 hotels in different cities throughout the United States. Siebrecht is the student winner of this year's Radical Innovation Award, a competition for imaginative hotel designs. In June, a jury of seven hotel investors, developers, and architects selected the Hyperloop Hotel as th...

The Future Home of TUMO Studios

07.07.2017
  This past spring, five teams of architects started working on competing designs for a very unique new facility. They were asked to imagine the 4,000 square meter future home of TUMO Studios, TUMO’s new initiative focused on the creation of analog products. The architects’ brief was ambitious: Create an iconic facility at the the border of Tumanyan Park, nestled at the foot of the historic Kievyan bridge. Design it to become an efficient learning hub and the home of a bustling community of designers, artisans and master craftspeople working at the leading edge of contemporary design trends. But that wasn’t all. The center, located on the very steep periphery of the p...

Original Disneyland map sells for $708K at auction

04.07.2017
Disneyland—arguably the world's most famous theme park—very nearly didn't get built at all. Back in 1953, even Walt Disney's own production company refused to put up the money needed to build the park. But when Walt's brother Roy set up a big meeting with potential investors in New York, Disney and imagineer Herb Ryman worked for two days on a large-format illustration of the park to woo executives at ABC. And it worked. RENT APARTMENT    BUY APARTMENT           RENT APARTMENT    BUY APARTMENT     RENT APARTMENT    BUY APARTMENT The map was then used during the planning, co...

Facebook's Zuckerberg is suing hundreds of Hawaiians to force them to sell property to him

24.01.2017
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is suing hundreds of Hawaiians to compel them to sell the billionaire small plots of land they own that lie within a 700-acre property that Zuckerberg purchased on the island of Kauai two years ago for $100 million. In a statement posted hours after CNBC's story on the properties was first published, Zuckerberg wrote: "For most of these folks, they will now receive money for something they never even knew they had. No one will be forced off the land." Zuckerberg-controlled companies filed eight so-called "quiet" title lawsuits in a Kauai court on Dec. 30 requesting the forced sales at public auction to the highest bidder. If successful,...

The U.S. priciest house for sale is a Bel-Air mansion that includes 7 staffers and a helicopter

20.01.2017
Լօs Angeles has just reached new heights in over-the-top real estate opulence. The city now boasts the most expensive home for sale in the country: a newly built Bel-Air mega-mansion listed Wednesday at a quarter billion dollars. It has all the hallmarks of a Big Deal house: 38,000 square feet spread across four floors, 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, three kitchens, a 40-seat movie theater, an infinity pool with a swim-up bar and 270-degree hilltop views from downtown to the ocean. That's just the house itself, though, and L.A. has a lot of nice houses. To snag a billionaire buyer, sellers of ultra-elite properties are throwing in a raft of stunning extras. It's become about sel...

Stephen Hawking: This will be the impact of automation and AI on jobs

16.01.2017
Artificial intelligence and increasing automation is going to decimate middle class jobs, worsening inequality and risking significant political upheaval, Stephen Hawking has warned. In a column in The Guardian, the world-famous physicist wrote that"the automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend this job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative or supervisory roles remaining." He adds his voice to a growing chorus of experts concerned about the effects that technology will have on workforce in the coming years and decades. The fear is that while a...

Chinese have built ''fake hills'' community in Beihai

15.12.2016
MAD architects has revealed the first images of its much-anticipated ‘fake hills’ development, a dense residential community in coastal china. Located in beihai, a southern port city, the project seeks to capture the region’s scenic character with an undulating man-made topography. the design, the first phase of which is now complete, forms a mountainous profile along the waterfront. the photographs of ‘fake hills’ were first presented in MAD works, a new monograph detailing the studio’s distinctive and wide-ranging work. Seeking to develop a high-density, economically viable housing project — that remained architecturally innovative — MAD&rsq...

The distribution of global wealth according to Credit Suisse

30.11.2016
The distribution of global wealth has stayed just as skewed as last year, according to a huge study by Credit Suisse. The bank compiled data showing that just 0.7% of the world's adult population owns almost half of the world's wealth, while the bottom 73% have less than $10,000 each. Here is Credit Suisse: "The 3.5 billion adults with wealth below $10,000 account for 2.4% of global wealth. In contrast, the 33 million millionaires comprise less than 1% of the adult population, but own 46% of household wealth. "The past year saw a slight increase in the number of US dollar millionaires and high net worth individuals, with Japan the main beneficiary due to appreci...

Real estate estimation

28.11.2016
According to evaluation theorem is appraised not the object of real estate or right to it. The real estate assessment is one of the most common types of evaluation activity and includes determination of cost of property rights or other rights (for example,  lease right, use right, construction right and etc...). Estimation of  real estate – is a difficult process, which purpose is to determine such type of real estate, which is fixedly connected to the plot and its moving is impossible without disproportionate use of damage to its destination. The objects of evaluation are the plot and everything, which is associated with the land, including buildings of industrial, social an...