Category Archives: Architecture

Deepest pool in the world

A new pool in Italy holds a world record for the deepest swimming pool ever built and has depths equivalent to a 12-story building.

Y-40 Deep Joy pool is a terrifying 137-feet deep and 59-feet wide.  Housed on the grounds of Hotel Terme Millepini near Padua, Italy, it was designed by architect Emanuele Boaretto, who wanted “to build the best swimming pool in the world.”  In June, the Guinness World Records-certified it as the world’s deepest swimming pool for scuba diving.

Swimmers can scuba dive, free dive or join in on aqua fitness sessions.  It also has several intermediate depths ranging from 4-feet to 40-feet deep, before plummeting the whole 137 feet, and has underwater caves for cave diving beginners.

Too chicken to get wet?  There is also a transparent tunnel 16 ft. down where visitors can view the action down below.

Source:

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2014/09/25/into-blue-pool-has-depth-equivalent-to-12-story-building/

http://thedeepjoy.wix.com/the-deep-joy-eng

Sugar City Silos – Haarlem, Amsterdam

Sugar City Silos - Haarlem, Amsterdam

Who said that old industrial premises should be abandoned?

Sugar City, just outside Amsterdam, Netherlands is an amazing transformed venue you can not miss.

Futuristic creative design and contemporary LED equipment can drag your attention especially at the night time.

Click on the image or at the next link to watch the concept behind that restoration:

Stay tuned for more treasures from Netherlands.

Antwerp Central Train Station ( Antwerpen Centraal )

Antwerp Central Train Station ( Antwerpen Centraal )

First time in Antwerp Station / Belgium and feel like need to share that comment:

Extraordinary combination of classic and contemporary architecture design and construction.

credit (photo & notes): citytripplanner.com

Historical Notes:

The original station building was constructed between 1895 and 1905 as a replacement for the original terminus of the Brussels-Mechelen-Antwerp Railway. The stone clad terminus buildings, with a vast dome above the waiting room hall were designed by Louis Delacenserie and the vast (185 metres long and 44 metres high) iron and glass trainshed by Clement van Bogaert. The viaduct into the station is also a notable structure designed by local architect Jan Van Asperen.The station is now widely regarded as the finest example of railway architecture in Belgium, although the extraordinary eclecticism of the influences on Delacenserie’s design had led to a difficulty in assigning it to a particular architectural style. In W. G. Sebald’s Austerlitz an ability to appreciate the full range of the styles that might have influenced Delacensiere is used to demonstrate the brilliance of the fictional architectural historian who is the novel’s protagonist. In February 2009, the American newspaper ‘Newsweek’ found that the station deserved a 4th place as world’s most beautiful station.

Official One World Trade Center Time-Lapse 2004-2013

Watch and share this commemorative time-lapse movie, highlighting progress at the World Trade Center site from October 2004 to September 2013. Witness the rise of One World Trade Center, including the installation of the spire, bringing it to a staggering height of 1,776 feet. Hundreds of thousands of high definition images were captured over the past 9 years and hand-edited for this special time-lapse movie.

Source: http://earthcam.net/