The WindEEE Research Institute, in Ontario, Canada, has this amazing wind chamber capable of creating a tornado vortex at the touch of a button. The tornado can go up to 16 feet wide (5 meters) and move at six feet (2 meters) per second.
Remember when the Atlanta Falcons announced they'd be building a new stadium—using a boatload of public money—that would be crowned with a retractable roof? The architects of the $1.2 billion project recently passed along a new fly-through of the design. And while it's our best look yet at the structure, it also…
St. Maurice's Abbey in Switzerland was built in a rather precarious place. Constructed in 515, the building stands tall against a steep cliff that is prone to rock slides. Damaging rock slides.
Someone in our virtual bullpen said: "It's a cockpit erection." The truth is harder than that.
We've already covered denim crash helmets and now here's a bamboo version from Roof. The shell is constructed entirely from bamboo fibers, and has passed the E22-05 safety requirements needed in Europe.
Who cares about Apple's crystal cathedral on Fifth Avenue, when you can have a green-roof facility in the Windy City? We like this much better, where surrounding the skylight atop Apple's Chicago store is the green, green grass of home, growing free since 2003.