We got a sneak preview of Lego’s new Bucket Wheel Excavator at the Nuremberg toy fair earlier this year, but now we have official details on the monstrous set, which will come with over 3,900 pieces, officially making it the largest Lego Technic set to date.
The timelapse gets a little hectic and sometimes you don’t know what the hell is going on (unless you’re well-versed in canal building), but it’s just crazy to see a strip of land get carved out and then built out with concrete. Like, we just really gashed the Earth and filled it up with water.
Bad idea: trying to use a crane to lift a water tank before checking if it’s empty or not. You can see the crane’s arm begin to buckle under the weight of the tank and then watch it totally collapse as it drops the tank onto the side of the building and flips itself off the ground.
Cruise ships are basically giant floating cities. How do you build a giant floating city? Well, it’s pretty much like playing with Lego bricks. This time lapse shows the construction process of building AIDA Cruises’ new flagship in Nagasaki: the AIDAprima. The AIDAprima can hold up to 3,300 passengers with 900 crew…
Two hours outside of Paris stands Guédelon, a castle that looks like it’s from the medieval period, but is actually being constructed right now. What’s more, the castle isn’t being built with new technology but instead with medieval techniques and materials. That means every stone, every tile, every single part of the…
Any man worth his salt should know the difference between cement, concrete, and mortar. I am not that man. They’re all just gray sludge to me. But This Old House explains the difference between the three in a very easy to understand way.
It’s not like this is a big project or anything, right? All you have to do is chop a freeway in half, get rid of the mountain of dirt hidden underneath, slide a tunnel in, and then pave a new three-lane highway. All in one weekend.
Sumo is a sport that is steeped in tradition so it shouldn’t be a surprise that making the Dohyo, or sumo wrestling ring, is a painstaking process that requires so many different tools and so many different people and so many different methods. I can’t count how many steps there are in the process of shaping clay and…
One of the major elements of the the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program will be the gigantic SR 99 tunnel which will host a double-deck roadway under downtown Seattle. In this stunning new photo, you are looking south inside the tunnel dug by Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine. It is hard to say less than this…
Strong winds caused a colossal crane to collapse in downtown Manhattan on Friday morning. Someone in a nearby office caught in on tape from above, and holy shit is it scary to watch.
The good minds at MIT have used a rubber-like polymer to predict how much light gets transmitted through a material, depending on its thinness and stretchiness. The material could lead to windows that automatically adjust the amount of light that’s let in.
If we want to someday live on Mars, spaceships won’t be enough. We would need a Martian city—and this is how we might build one.
Yeah, I’m not ashamed to admit this: I feel slightly less comfortable when I’m under a tunnel than when I’m not. It’s not that I think that the tunnel will collapse on me but it’s because I know the sky absolutely won’t. This tunnel would put my fear into overdrive because this one looks like it would totally collapse…
Watching a 63-story Dubai hotel explode into flames on New Year’s Eve and smolder well into New Year’s Day, you might’ve been wondering the same thing I was: Why do so many of Dubai’s skyscrapers catch fire? And how terrifying is it that this city can’t seem to stop this from happening?
This strange sight is part of a new Royal Navy aircraft carrier–without the actual carrier part–as it makes its way along the hazy River Clyde on its journey from BAE Systems’ shipyard in Glasgow to Rosyth.
The architect Eric Parry has unveiled his plans for what will be the tallest building in the City of London. Measuring 309.6 meters in height, the building is a surprisingly simple structure, which wears its engineering design on its sleeve.
As a fan of huge machineries I have watched this time lapse video at least five times in a row, and I am still speechless. It was produced by News On Request for Norwegian multinational oil and gas company Statoil, and you can watch how an amazingly huge section of the Aasta Hansteen offshore rig spar gets lifted and…
The building and construction industry is a massive source of global CO2 emissions—but it could easily reduce its impact with existing technology. At today’s climate talks in Paris, 18 countries and 60 organizations formed a new alliance aimed at doing just that.
Remember Carmageddon, LA’s massive freeway widening project that was supposed to paralyze the city? (It didn’t.) The demolition of a single overpass alone took an entire weekend. Earlier this month, a major Beijing overpass was demolished and completely replaced in less than two days.
An architecture firm called Studio RAP has built what it claims is the“first robotically fabricated building in the Netherlands,” using automated milling techniques to craft a unique, swooping structure.