Seoul’s Soaring Hashtag Towers

Based in Copenhagan, international architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group, aka BIG, has released its conceptual plans for an innovative residential complex in South Korea. The project known as Cross # Towers is set to be part of the Yongsan master plan in the developing Yongsan International Business District in Seoul.

The structure, whose design mimics the hashtag symbol (#), includes two soaring towers of uneven height interlocked by two perpendicular cross-bridges. The parallel towers measure at 214 meters and 204 meters in height with the elevated bridges connecting at 70m and 140m. Each linking overpass includes a garden open to all residents of the complex. In addition to the sky gardens, the interconnected establishment is set to include over 600 housing units and facilities including a library, gallery space, and a kindergarten.

BIG website
via [designboom]

January 19, 2017

Adorable Red Panda Cub Can’t Stop Hugging Toy That Looks Just Like Her

As if Maiya—a recovering red panda cub living at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia—wasn’t already completely adorable, the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed 2-month-old has recently been photographed with a cuddly new companion: a same-species stuffed animal. In November, Amala, a beloved red panda at the zoo, gave birth to Maiya. At first, the little one was happy and healthy. Not long ago, however, she was traumatically injured while being carried in her mother’s mouth.

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