A real fire-breathing Dragon Bridge in Vietnam

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Architecture on Thursday 18 April 2013

This is a real life, fire-breathing dragon bridge. And you thought dragons weren’t real. This amazing, 666-meter long steel bridge was built in order to celebrate the 38th anniversary of the Vietnam War ending. It literally breathes fire and water out into the air. Imagine walking to work across this bridge everyday. What a rush! Watch […]

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The incredible Looping Bridge in Sarajevo

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in Architecture on Thursday 17 January 2013

Bojan Kanlić, Adnan Alagić and Amila Hrustić had to wait for five years until the bridge they designed for a competition while studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo was built. Festina Lente, or for those who don’t speak Latin, ‘Make haste, slowly’, is the name of this extraordinary construction that spans 38 meters over the Miljacka river. The idea of this steel bridge with an aluminium trim and glass fence is to create a symbolic gate and a balance between the left and the right side. One could say that the three Bosnian product designers did this very, very well.

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This bridge is held afloat by balloons

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 28 November 2012

The Tatton Park Biennial 2012 recently ended in September, and it had some pretty cool stuff going on with artists responding to its Flights of Fancy theme. Olivier Grossetête’s childlike bridge, which stays above a lake of water with the help of three billowy hot-air balloons filled with helium, induces so much zen we just want to do nothing but stare it at for hours.

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Inflatable trampoline bridge in Paris

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in Architecture on Tuesday 23 October 2012

When ArchTriumph arranged the competition to design a contemporary bridge in Paris, the French Atelier Zündel Cristea decided this should be fun. So they came up with an inflatable bridge that consists of trampolines, permitting the Parisians to cross their beloved Seine in a very playful and innovative way. And this lovely idea let them achieve an excellent third place.

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