Tulsa, OK Getting A Revolving Weather Museum Shaped Like A Tornado Because REASONS!

If you’re from the state of Oklahoma, then it’s likely that you very much dread the sight of a 300-foot-tall tornado coming across the skyline of your town. However, either for the sake of irony or for the LULZ, in the city of Tulsa there are plans proposed from Oklahoman architecture firm Kinslow, Keith, & Todd for the headquarters of the very first Oklahoma Weather Museum, also called the “Tulsa Tornado Tower.” That’s right, pretty soon the dread of an actual tornado might be taken for grated by many Tulsans. Continue reading “Tulsa, OK Getting A Revolving Weather Museum Shaped Like A Tornado Because REASONS!”

THE TIN MAN AS A HOUSE?!?!? – WIRed #126

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It’s time for Episode 126 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a house inspired by the Wizard of Oz’s Tim Man character, my favorite features of VLC, get your Vampire Killer on in LittleBigPlanet 3, and Eric Bischoff’s latest wrestling project! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “THE TIN MAN AS A HOUSE?!?!? – WIRed #126”

A Tin Man-inspired, umm, Tinman House in Bangkok

I guess it’s safe to say that the owner of the building REALLY likes steel structures; might have to so with its high resiliency, performance under difficult conditions, and quick assembly .  Anyway, the ‘Tin Man’ building showcases a simple and straightforward — yet still distinctive — design using structural steel as the primary material. Interestingly, the use of structural steel also reflects the construction process’ flexibility and represent the quality of the ‘Truth to materials’ architectural design process. Located in the heart of Bangkok — where there’s a concern with the limitations of land use — ‘Tin Man’ is a 3-story house designed to save as much space as possible under the 6 meter-span of structural steel. The owner of the house is a fan of the Tinman character from L. Frank Baum’s classic book, ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ in which the Tinman is a representation of one being with a humble, honest heart. Continue reading “A Tin Man-inspired, umm, Tinman House in Bangkok”