The Henderson Wave Bridge is, perhaps, one of the most photogenic bridges in recent construction.The Southern Ridges is a 9km (5.6mi) trail in Singapore that connects a series of parks situated, not surprisingly, along the southern ridges that rims the city. The bridge is a popular pedestrian thoroughfare for trail users as well as a destination in itself with its undulating form creating resting areas and shelters while visitors take in the spectacular city views.
Completed in 2008, the bridge was a collaboration of IJP Corporation, London and RSP Architects Planners & Engineers of Singapore. The overall length of the bridge is 284m (932ft) in seven sections and clears 37m (118ft) at its highest point.
I love concrete. It is really neat stuff. It starts out as a liquid and in a short while, presto, we have stone. Architects will describe it as plastic because it can be formed into most any shape.
To make my point, check out these concrete monuments that were built mostly in former Yugoslavia by Tito to commemorate significant WWII battles or tragedies.
If you are looking for something other than the standard glazed tiles that are out there, go for wood. Everitt & Schilling Co. produces a line of wood tiles that are made from reclaimed wood and can be used in most places that a conventional tile could be used. The skinny horizontal tiles above caught my eye, as well as the end block cut, that is reminiscent of end-grain floor tiles.