Using Bronze Alloy to Lift Affliction

For thousands of years, copper and its alloy bronze were made at the service of war, construction, furniture and industrial components. However, bronze can also be use for the service of inner peace. An impressive example of this application is the great Buddha Statues of China. In 1993 was inaugurated one of the tallest Buddha statues in the world: the Tian Tan Buddha, in Hong Kong.  The statue, on top of a 268 steps stair, lifts its left hand in the sign of removing the affliction and keeps its right hand in a giving gesture of generosity.

The exterior of this more than imposing Buddha statue is composed almost exclusively of bronze plating. Indeed, this sitting Buddha was builds from about 202 bronze pieces and is support by an impressive steel frame. The total structure of the Tian Tan Buddha weight over 250 metric tons. The statue, tall of more than 110 feet, is renowned to be seen as far as Macau.

The bronze alloy plates of the statue give its impressive and memorable shininess.  A long lasting reminder of the great possibilities that occurs when faith, engineering and ambition work hand-in-hand.

 

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Source :
http://www.plm.org.hk/eng/buddha.php
http://www.discoverhongkong.com/

Photos from Google Image

Nicolas D.//SMC Editor

New Building Materials – Containers, Snow, Lego and Beer!

Most of us probably share a concept that houses should be build of, say, wood, stone or concrete. But as we can see, the variety of building materials is actually larger than we would have thought.

For instance in Finland’s city of Kemi, every year they build a large castle of ice and snow. In the castle there is a chapel for couples to get married, a restaurant and a hotel. The hotel rooms’ temperatures are about – 5 degrees Celsius. The hotel also has a lounge with a sauna and a heated swimming pool. The lowest room rate is 125 euros. More information about the snow castle can be found through this link.

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The Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew Buddhist temple in Thailand is constructed from a million glass beer bottles. The mosaics made of beer bottle lids create mesmerizing patterns to the walls. The green glass walls also diffuse light beautifully in the temple.

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A Top Gear celebrity James May built a two-story house which was able to be lived in. For building the house he used over three million Lego blocks, yes, Lego. Another famous Lego building is in Hungary’s Budapest where they have built a Lego tower of over 34 meters tall (114 feet). The tower has been confirmed as the world’s tallest Lego tower by Guinness World Records.

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Shipping containers are getting more mainstream in building relatively cheap but luxurious accommodation. For example in Finland they are building student apartments out of used containers. In China they have a luxurious container village. Please read our blogs on student housing and container hotels for more details.

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Tuomas P. // SMC Editor

Pictures and original articles: Visitkemi, Listverse.com, Owip.net, CNN Travel, CNN Travel, Discovering Finland, BBC Travel, Useitagain