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Uk Pavillion At World Expo 2010 Shanghai | By Thomas Heatherwick

Developed by one of the UK’s leading creative talents, Thomas Heatherwick, the centrepiece of the UK pavilion is a six storey high object formed from some 60,000 slender transparent rods, which extend from the structure and quiver in the breeze. During the day, each of the 7.5m long rods act like fibre-optic filaments, drawing on daylight to illuminate the interior, thereby creating a contemplative awe-inspiring space. At night, light sources at the interior end of each rod allow the whole structure to glow. The pavilion sits on a landscape looking like paper that once wrapped the building and that now lies unfolded on the site.This is definitely one of the architecture wonders of this century.




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OVERVIEW

Overview: A New Perspective of Earth is a new book that takes its name from what’s known as "the overview effect” where we´re awed by the beauty of earth’s natural and man-made features from above. The large-format, 288 page hardcover book is beautifully illustrated with stunning and unique satellite images of Earth that offer an unexpected look at humanity, derived from the wildly popular Daily Overview Instagram account.  Some of the images are abstract while...
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HOW TO SURVIVE ANYTHING

The authors of "Outdoor Life” have been providing outdoor and urban survival expertise to millions of readers over the years, their new book How to Survive Anything helps you get prepared for whatever life throws at you, be ready for the everyday threats such as earthquakes, avalanches and hurricanes, meteor strikes or killer viruses. With over 200 pages of wonderfully illustrated guides, the all-purpose A to Z manual, lays out the survival situations we’re all like...
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EXTRAORDINARY RECORDS

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