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i-City - The Nighttime Wonderland of Malaysia

i-City, one of the latest high-tech attractions of Malaysia, can best be described as an unconventional mix of Oriental style and the latest in lighting technology. Located in the city of Shah Alam, i-City is a one-of-a-kind theme-park where all the main attractions are made of plastic and millions of bright LED lights.

Similar to Elmer Long’s Bottle Tree Ranch, during the day, i-City’s artificial forest of maple and pine trees really comes to life at night. Made out of plastic and fitted with colorful LEDs, they put on a light show unlike any other. Inaugurated in early 2010, Shah Alam‘s i-City has already become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Malaysia. From rows upon rows of LED-made Chinese lanterns, to LED peacocks, flamingos and LED cherry blossoms, i-City offers a variety of unique sights that are sure to amaze anyone who visits here.

The largest solar powered office building in the world

Located in Dezhou, in the northwestern Chinese province of Shangdong, is the largest solar powered office building in the world. The 75,000 sq. foot fan-shaped structure is a multi-use facility with exhibition centers, meeting rooms and a hotel, all of which are solar powered. The building is designed specifically to, “underline the urgency of seeking renewable energy sources to replace fossil fuels.” Architecturally, the building was built in a sundial shape for the sole purpose of saving 30% more energy than China’s national standard.

Giant mechanical sunflower solar plant at Spain

Did you know that enough solar energy hits the earth in 8 minutes to power the whole earth's needs for one year. The sun-drenched swaths of land in southwestern Spain seem custom-made for large solar projects. Creating solar power from this field of giant mechanical sunflowers forging towards a sustainable future. Developers believed using circular rows of mirrors to focus the sun's rays on a central  "power tower" would be more efficient than other types of reflector arrays, and would make it easier to integrate technology to store energy.

Portraits with a single thread wrapped through Nails

Constellation is an ongoing series of portraits by New York artist Kumi Yamashita known most prominently for her innovative light and shadow sculptures. Each image is constructed from a single unbroken black thread wound through a dense array of galvanized nails mounted on a painted white board, meaning that the darker areas within the portrait are formed solely from the density of the string. Colossal is no stranger to artworks created with thread and nails, but these are certainly some of the most impressive and intricate works I’ve ever seen made using this method.


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