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Amazing Simone Handbag Museum In Seoul E-mail
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Amazing Simone Handbag Museum In Seoul

December 13th, 2012 Ė South Koreanís are becoming more known for their bold approach to modern architecture, but this new towering structure might just take the prize! A massive building shaped like a handbag is now Seoulís latest style accessory. Korean-based architects UAD and Charlie Smith Design, took a very literal approach to creating the handbag look-a-like structure for the Simone Handbag Museum, which showcases over 300 handbags that date from the 16th century to the 21st century. The five story building, which will now be known as The BagStage Building, celebrates the history of handbag design in South Korea, showcases Simoneís collection of bags, and provides designated workshops for promising young designers to create their own handbags.

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The Tall Electricity Statues In Iceland E-mail
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The Tall Electricity Statues In Iceland

American firm Choi + Shine Architects designed these conceptual electricity pylons shaped like human figures to march across the Icelandic landscape. Each pylon would be assembled from modular parts, which could be adapted into various positions to given the impression the the statues are walking, climbing or crouching. The 30-metre tall statues would be supported on concrete footings and are an alteration of the steel frame used by existing pylons. Called Land of Giants, the project was originally submitted for a 2008 competition held by Icelandic transmission company Landsnet and the Association of Icelandic Architects.The design was one of four winners at the recent 2010 Boston Society of Architects Unbuilt Architecture Awards

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