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  Megastructure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Megastructures are also an architectural concept popularized in the 1960's where a city could be encased in a single building, or a relatively small number of buildings interconnected together.
The Megastructure continues to expand by itself, being built by robots called builders.
In the Transformers universe, Unicron is a recurring megastructure that resembles a giant planet with large mandibles that can transform into a gigantic humanoid robot.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Megastructure   (512 words)

  
 parole: megastructure
The term was coined by R. Banham that saw in the project A for Algiers of Le Corbusier the true example of the megastructure.
Fumihiko MakiThe MegastructureThe megastructure is a large frame in which all the functions of a city or part of a city are housed.
This suggests that the megastructure composed of several independent systems that can expand or contract with the least disturbance to the others would be preferable to the one composed of a rigid hierarchical system.
parole.aporee.org /work/print.php?words_id=246   (1043 words)

  
 Halo (megastructure) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An image depicting an island, referred to as Relic, on one of the massive Halos.
Halos are fictional megastructures in the Halo video game series.
The Halos are a set of seven (now six, with the destruction of Installation 04) giant, ring-shaped worlds built by the Forerunners, an ancient alien species about which little is known.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Halo_(Forerunner_tech)   (2033 words)

  
 about Megastructure.org
In many cases, the megastructure in question makes new demands on modern architecture and is a challenge to engineer.
It is at this point of uncertainty which sparks the wonder and leap of imagination that truly speaks of the Megastructure.
It is with this thought in mind that I point us to the distant future, in which human structures have outgrown all terrestrial elements, growing and expanding on their own accord.
www.thresholdx.com /megastructure/index.php?page=2   (221 words)

  
 Megastructure musings
Wandering the Megastructure, one inevitably comes across a number of stray items, the leftovers of construction, the by-product of life.
The Megastructure is not necessarily living, but it must incorporate living entities in order to maintain itself.
The Megastructure embodies all which is human in pure construction - the human urge to turn the world inside out - with everything of import and interest on the inside of man's buildings, and everything else outside.
www.thresholdx.com /megastructure/index.php?page=3   (480 words)

  
 Библиотека Luksian key | Ross Smith. Megastructures in Science Fiction.
("Megastructure" is my own word for the idea; David Gerrold called it "the Enormous Big Thing", and somebody else called it "the Big Dumb Object".) I've assembled this list of all the megastructure stories I could remember, with a brief description of each.
The list of books is divided into two sections: first, books which are primarily about megastructures, and dominated by one or more particular structures; and second, books in which megastructures are mentioned, but are not central to the story.
Classification of Megastructures -------------------------------- This is based to some extent on the classification in Niven's article.
lib.luksian.com /textsfnf/engl/129   (2608 words)

  
 Blame! Ver.0.11:Salvaged disc by Cibo DVD Review.  DVD VISION JAPAN (DVD VISION)
The Megastructure is a giant, continuing evolving, cybernetic hell of which there seems to be no escape.
If she can find a human being that can interface with the Megastructure's mainframe, she might be able to lead her people to freedom.
Her original mission was to blast her way through the Megastructure, but upon the orders of the president, she has changed the focus of the mission.
www.dvdvisionjapan.com /blame.html   (1599 words)

  
 Dyson Sphere
A huge spherical megastructure or habitat swarm constructed around a star as a biont or aioid habitat or a ISO support or archailect node, in order to capture the entire energy output of that star.
The multiple topopoli of Cableville are examples of an orbiting megastructure which encompasses the star, and rotates around its long axis to produce centrifugal gravity.
Ouaddai ringworld is an example of a partial dyson which rotates around the star to produce gravity outwards from its centre; this structure is partially supported dynamically.
www.orionsarm.com /civ/Dyson_Spheres.html   (1359 words)

  
 Viewpoint
The architectural concept of the megastructure was roughly that of a skeletal framework composing essential functions of the building, into which are inserted the individual, more or less temporary, installations.
The advantages of the megastructure are that the individual is provided certain necessary facilities and also greater freedom of choice.
There is another kind of megastructure, a megastructure in terms of a whole environment; one of the oldest creations of man. This megastructure consisting of the environment organized by man can be called the public landscape.
freenet.buffalo.edu /PreservationWorks/bpr/9510bpr/jbjksn.html   (683 words)

  
 Indiantelevision.com > Breaking News > It's megastructure time on NGC
MUMBAI: The National Geographic Channel (NGC) will usher in 2005 with a new show with an architectural bent.
Megastructures airs Monday to Friday at 9 pm from 10 January.
NGC senior VP content and communication Dilshad Master said, "From the world's tallest hotel in Dubai to the longest double-deck suspension bridge in Hong Kong, each night viewers are transported around the globe to witness the construction of these mammoth structures."
www.indiantelevision.com /headlines/y2k4/dec/dec261.htm   (273 words)

  
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--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Introduction ------------ I've always been fascinated by the science fiction idea of the "megastructure", a gigantic artificial structure that can serve as the background for all kinds of interesting stories.
("Megastructure" is my own word for the idea; David Gerrold calls it "the Enormous Big Thing".) I've assembled this list of all the megastructure stories I could remember, with a brief description of each.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Classification of Megastructures -------------------------------- This is based to some extent on the classification in Niven's article.
www.aleph.se /Trans/Tech/Megascale/megastruct.txt   (2398 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Megastructure: Urban Futures of the Recent Past#(Icon Editions): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Amazon.ca: Megastructure: Urban Futures of the Recent Past#(Icon Editions): Books
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 M3Forum.com Discussion Boards - megastructure shown bout the autobahn is on again
M3Forum.com Discussion Boards - megastructure shown bout the autobahn is on again
megastructure shown bout the autobahn is on again
They show a CSL that has been totalled?
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 construct a Buckminster Fuller floating megastructure on 43 Things
construct a Buckminster Fuller floating megastructure on 43 Things
To find our mission in the world, to arrive at that place where our lives make sense as part of an elegant pattern of purpose, is probably the underlying quest of all human endeavor.
There are no entries written about construct a Buckminster Fuller floating megastructure yet.
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