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Ingenious Architecture of Floating Dorms Helps Solve Copenhagen’s Student Housing Problem

Urban Rigger is redefining dorm design.


In Copenhagen, Denmark there is a growing need for student housing. One architecture firm, the Bjarke Ingels Group, decided to take on the challenge of helping to solve this problem. The company has built Urban Rigger, an assemblage of shipping containers that have been converted to floating dormitories.

Since its construction, Urban Rigger, located at the Copenhagen harbor, has been home to a number of students. The configuration of the ingenious structure has nine shipping containers stacked around a central winter garden. Urban Rigger offers over 3,200 square feet of living space, as well as an arresting water view.

Urban Rigger is one architecture firm’s solution to Copenhagen’s student housing problem.

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According to the project description:

“Copenhagen’s harbor remains an underutilized and underdeveloped area at the heart of the city.

“The housing is also buoyant like a boat so that can be replicated in other harbor cities where affordable housing is needed but space is limited.”

The structure is made primarily of shipping containers turned into dorm houses.

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The students residing at Urban Rigger have private bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens, plus shared living spaces that have a kayak landing, a bathing platform, a barbecue area, a communal roof terrace, and a below-sea-level basement for laundry and storage.

Students have private bedrooms as well as shared spaces.

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Urban Rigger was not created to fully address the Danish capital’s need for student housing, but the architects of the project hope their patented concept can help bring viable, affordable, and C02-neutral student housing to the underused port areas in different parts of the world.

Urban Rigger has a hip and modern design that’s fit for its young residents.

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There are open spaces where the students can relax and enjoy the view.

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We don’t know about you, but Urban Rigger seems like a cool and innovative idea to us.

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20 Photos Of Stunning 3D Floors That Will Blow Your Mind

Your tiled, wood or laminate floors won’t compare to these breathtaking 3D floors.

Imagine walking into a bathroom to find a dolphin staring at you. Wouldn’t that blow your mind? That’s the idea of 3D epoxy floors that are gaining popularity overseas. These unique designs let people feel the thrill of being in the outdoors while being actually inside a room.

A Dubai company called Imperial Interiors has put a jaw-dropping twist to floor designs. The concept was first used in offices, shopping centers and hotels, according to the company. Mostly, these designs are used in toilets and bathrooms, but Imperial says it would be wrong to think that 3D floors cannot be used in other areas of the room.

With these 3D designs, one might easily stop for a moment and think about stepping inside the room. Here are 20 photos showing how awesome these designs are.

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Terrifying Footage Shows Canadian Hunter Being Attacked By Black Bear

He punched the animal right in the snout and – fortunately – he lived to tell the tale.

Encounters with a bear aren’t only scary – they can be life-threatening as well. There are, however, some lucky and brave people who manage to survive and tell the tale.

Remember 61-year-old Rick Nelson? He’s that guy who had a fistfight with a huge black bear after he was attacked by the animal while walking his dog. He walked away with several scratches on his face and shoulder from the terrifying incident.

Now another ‘man versus bear’ story has recently been making rounds on the interwebs and, like Nelson’s experience, it also happened in Ontario, Canada.

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Mugger Monkeys in Bali Hold Tourists’ Items for Ransom in Exchange for Food

Researchers are studying whether or not this is a cultural activity.

A certain population of monkeys in Bali has been puzzling and fascinating researchers. Scholars have found that the light-fingered, long-tailed macaques at one of the most popular temples on the island have been stealing tourists' possessions and holding them for ransom.

The monkeys would reportedly keep the items until they are offered food. Some even act very picky and only give back the poor tourists' possessions after receiving their choice of fruits. This robbing and bartering behavior has been causing researchers to wonder whether or not the monkeys' thieving is a cultural activity.

Monkeys at a famous temple in Bali are holding tourists' possessions for ransom - food.

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