The Barcelona Pavilion Just Installed Some Freakin’ Lasers…

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I thinks it’s fair to say that Dr. Evil had a point, and now Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich’s legendary 1929 Barcelona Pavilion will be reaping the benefits. This new laser light installation, titled Geometry of Light, was created by Luftwerk and Iker Gil, and aims to use light and sound to showcase the building’s architectural elements and materials. Since the structure is a shining example of the modernist/international style of architecture, its gridded/open plan and vertical planes allow the installed lights will develop a interpretive layer that re-imagines the pavilion through highlights, animates and traces along and past the travertine floor and steel-framed glass walls.

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Jeff Jarrett Has 1st WWE RAW Match in Almost 20 Years, Sets A Unique Record…

Approximately 19 years, 4 months and 8 days prior from this week’s edition on RAW on Monday, Jeff Jarrett wrestled his final match on the red-brand as part of a tag team match where he and Tom Prichard were defeated by Chyna and Debra on the September 27, 1999 edition of Raw Is War. His last WWE match would be at that year’s No Mercy pay-per-view in a blow-off losing the Intercontinental Championship in a Good Housekeeping match. While Jarrett made an appearance on the January 28th edition of RAW (where Elias prevented he and Road Dogg attempting to sing “With My Baby Tonight”), and this year’s Men’s Royal Rumble match, he finally had a match against Elias on this past Monday’s episode of RAW. In the process, he set a new record; AIN’T HE GREAT?!?!

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Watch the Trailer to “Hobbs & Shaw”, the Fast & Furious Spin-Off…

The Fast & Furious franchise now features its first stand-alone vehicle as Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprise their roles as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.

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Researchers Develop Artificial ‘Superhuman’ Skin, Aims to Help Burn Victims & Amputees ‘Feel’ Again…

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A team of researchers at the University of Connecticut and University of Toronto — consisting of engineers, chemists, and biologists — have developed a new of sensor designed to let artificial skin detect pressure, vibrations, and magnetic fields. With these developments, it’s possible that this technology might be able to allow burn victims and amputees regain the sense of touch via the artificial skin.

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Got ‘Kingdom Hearts III’? About to Play ‘Kingdom Hearts III’? Here’s a Kingdom Hearts Timeline video from the spirit of GameTrailers…

Allow me to regale you in the days of GameTrailers (pre-IGN buyout); they were at one place THE place to watch video game trailers and excellent original and contracted content. They also produced some excellent video game series retrospectives (The Legend of Zelda, Metal Gear, and Halo series’ included, just to name a few), as well as a short-lived series attempting to make sense confusing … Continue reading Got ‘Kingdom Hearts III’? About to Play ‘Kingdom Hearts III’? Here’s a Kingdom Hearts Timeline video from the spirit of GameTrailers…

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Watch the Teaser Trailer for “Birds of Prey” RIGHT HERE!

Above is the official teaser trailer for Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) starring Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Huntress), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Black Canary), Ella Jay Basco (Cassandra Cain), Rosie Perez (Renee Montoya), Ewan McGregor (Black Mask) and Chris Messina (Victor Zsasz). Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is scheduled to open in … Continue reading Watch the Teaser Trailer for “Birds of Prey” RIGHT HERE!

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Someone Put a HOTEL in a QUARRY in China!

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We’ve seen this done with football stadiums, amusement parks and shopping complexes (with the last two examples having already happened in San Antonio), but architect
Martin Jochman and his studio JADE + QA had gone ahead and designed a hotel in a quarry. In fact, the International Shanghai Wonderland Hotel (a.k.a. the Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental) — located in Songjiang, Shanghai, China and opened on November 15th of last year — is the world’s first hotel to be designed and built in a quarry, in which only two levels are above ground, while the other 16 levels rest among and into the quarry below. The building’s international award-winning design (which won said award all the way back in 2006) includes amenities such as an underwater restaurant and aquarium (located in the two lowest underwater levels), all set within a form aiming to minimize its impact on the local environment.

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The Official Teaser Trailer for ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home” is HERE!

Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter following Spider-Man: Homecoming , but stiiiiiill on-the-fence if it takes place before Infinity War or after Endgame…. Anyways, our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are … Continue reading The Official Teaser Trailer for ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home” is HERE!

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Are You Worthy of Entering DKO Architecture’s Queens Domain?

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From the Architects, DKO Architecture:

Queens Domain is located on Melbourne’s Queens Road. Queens Road together with St Kilda Road are Melbourne’s preeminent residential boulevards lined by buildings from various eras and different styles. When Queens Road is viewed from Albert Park, one can see a narrative of Melbourne’s architectural history emerge. Amongst them are some proud contributions by Frederick Romberg a renowned Modernist architect. The Stanhill and Newborn Flats are beautiful functionalist buildings with sweeping open balconies and fine glass detailing. Queens Domain takes up the next thread in this story, re-interpreting existing elements, whilst embracing design and construction techniques of our time.

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