Fazlur Rahman Khan – A Genius Who Made Skyscrapers Real (Guest Post)

Top Facts To Get Acquainted With Fazlur Rahman Khan

The man, who affected the Chicago skyline. He is called a genius, Einstein of the architecture and innovator. The man, who deserved admiration and recognition. Fazlur Rahman Khan was a gifted man, who made contemporary skyscrapers achievable.

1. Khan’s most powerful idea was the “Tube” Structural Designs.
2. Khan worked for prominent “Skidmore, Owings & Merill” architectural firm.
3. He projected a “Bundled Tube” design which was embodied in the Willis Tower, which until 1998 was the highest building worldwide.
4. At the Willis Tower lobby, there is a statue of Khan.
5. During the Bangladesh Liberation War, he took a major role in collecting funds for the Bengali people.

The True Story of Einstein of Architecture

The skyscraper was in decay. Then Fazlur Khan had a theory that would turn the traditional architecture on its head. He was born in Bangladesh and attended a civil engineering school. For the excellent performance, he was honored with a government Pakistan grant and a Fulbright scholarship. The grant gave him a chance to immigrate to the United States, where he got into the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Fazlur Rahman Khan designed the Haji Terminal at King Abdulaziz International Airport. The tent-like structure he used was very innovating, and the King Abdulaziz airport received many awards, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. They claimed that Khan’s work affected the modern Muslims architectural tradition. He made numerous accomplishments:

˗ In 1972 he was announced ENR’s Man of the Year;
˗ In 1973 he received Alfred Lindau Award;
˗ Ernest Award in 1977.

Despite the fact, he was 20 years old the first time he saw a real skyscraper, Fazlur Khan was the first to introduce building innovations to American skyscrapers. Fazlur Rahman Khan as a person Khan’s colleagues remember him, as a man of easygoing nature. Some of them bear in mind, how Khan amused upper-crust women by reading palms and predicting the fortunes. He was the son of a mathematician and confirmed himself as a civil engineering wunderkind. At the University of Illinois, he was a student of a legendary Hardy Cross. The professor taught Fazlur Rahman Khan to feel the buildings, as a living thing. He imagined himself as a whole building and tried to experience every part of the construction, defining strengths and weaknesses. Once in interview Khan said that he visualizes the effects of natural powers the building suffers and tries to resist it in his designs. Khan used this architectural empathy while projecting the Hancock Center.

His Projects

Khan’s innovative tube design gave birth to a brand new cohort of skyscrapers, which were built efficiently and safely. The Empire State building construction was regarded as non- cost-effective, Chicago was in need of new ideas. Fazlur Rahman Khan shared one. He rejected the inner central supports of steel, instead offered the exterior support frame made up by series of vertical tubes. The frame has to create a soup rising, that protects against the possible earthquakes and strong high wind speeds. The frame
enables the extra area inside the building.

Firstly, he tested his theory on Chestnut building in Chicago, then Chicago’s most prominent John Hancock Center in 1968. At that time, after the Empire State, it was the second tallest building in the world. In comparison with the Empire State building which used 206 kilograms, the Hancock Center was much more efficient. It used 145 kilograms of steel per square meter. The tube structure proved to be the best.

In 1982 Fazlur Rahman Khan passed away. But his idea is still at the world’s top engineering designs. Tube design is still used for constructing contemporary skyscrapers, which makes Khan one of the most prominent architects and engineers in history. Additionally, he was a trailblazer in applying computer-aided design, and the one to contribute humanitarian assistance to his native country. Khan’s daughter says that her father believed that his work positively inspires and encourages the others. Once he emphasized that such technicians, as him must not lose themselves in technology only. The drama, art, music, life itself and living people are the true sources of inspiration.

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Easy Hot And Sour Tofu Recipe

This is one of my favourite recipes ever. I make it all the time, especially when I’m having a busy day because it’s really easy to make and not at all time consuming. It’s also perfect for when you’re feeling down because the spicy and sour flavours really brighten your mood!

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Book Review: Rainbow Trilogy by Alex Sanchez (Guest Post)

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Rainbow Boys (Rainbow Trilogy #1)

Here, we follow three gay boys in high school who are still closeted apart from one of the boys. Now that’s the hardest period in a person who is LGBTQIA+. Something that I notice straight out was that the language has changed from then to now. For example, the word “queer” is given a bad light. However, the word “queer” is now being widely used in the LGBTQIA+ community. I felt that the wording is a bit outdated, and I didn’t like the cover, but that’s just my opinion. My rating is 2/5 stars.

Goodreads Blurb

Jason Carrillo is a jock with a steady girlfriend, but he can’t stop dreaming about sex…with other guys. Kyle Meeks doesn’t look gay, but he is. And he hopes he never has to tell anyone- especially his parents.

Nelson Glassman is “out” to the entire world, but he can’t tell the boy he loves that he wants to be more than just friends.

Three teenage boys, coming of age and out of the closet. In a revealing debut novel that percolates with passion and wit, Alex Sanchez follows these very different high-school seniors as their struggles with sexuality and intolerance draw them into a triangle of love, betrayal, and ultimately, friendship.

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Rainbow High (Rainbow Trilogy #2)

In the second book, we see the boys growing up and trying to figure out who they are. In this book, the topics of HIV is dealt with and sexually transmitted diseases. One of the boys falls in love with a guy who was HIV positive, and that broke my heart. Sadly this is more common with same-sex relationship during unprotected sex. In my opinion, this book is better than the first. I gave this book three / five stars.

Goodreads Blurb

Jason Carrillo, the best-looking athlete in school, has had his eyes on the prize from day one: a scholarship for college. But then his eyes turn to love — and Kyle.

Kyle Meeks, swim team star and all- around good guy, is finally in the relationship he wanted. Being in love
feels so good, in fact, that he can’t imagine giving it up to go to Princeton.

Something he’s worked for his entire life.

Nelson Glassman, outgoing and defiant, might be HIV positive. Jeremy, the boy the loves, is HIV positive. Although Nelson fears testing positive, if he is infected Jeremy might stop protecting him and pushing him away.

They can be together.

High school’s almost over. Graduation is ahead. Life’s a bowl of cherries, right? Right…

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Rainbow Road (Rainbow Trilogy #3)

So this is the end of the trilogy, and the boys go on a road trip right before going to college. Since Kyle ( one of the three) was invited to do a talk about coming out in one of the more LGBTQIA+ friendly colleges. We see relationships being tested and that tells that the main characters are human after all. I gave this book a three out of five stars.

Goodreads Blurb

Jason Carrillo came out to his basketball team senior year and lost his university scholarship. Now, with graduation behind him and summer ending, he’s asked to speak at the opening of a gay and lesbian high school across the country. But after spending years in the closet and losing his scholarship dream, what message can he offer?

Kyle Meeks is getting ready to go to Princeton in the fall and trying to see as much as possible of his boyfriend, Jason, before they have to separate. When Jason tells him about his speaking invitation, Kyle jumps at the chance to drive across country with him. Yet he can’t help worrying: Will their romance survive two weeks crammed together in a car?

Nelson Glassman is happy his best friend Kyle has found love with Jason. Now he’s looking for his own true love — and hopes he might find his soul mate during the road trip. But will being the “third wheel” in a trio ruin his friendships with Kyle and Jason?

During an eye-opening post-graduation summer road trip, each of the three very different
boys also embarks on a personal journey across a landscape of love, sexuality, homophobia,
and above all, friendship.

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Makeup Products I Hated

Maybelline Strobing Stick- I’m a really big fan of Maybelline and I’ve liked almost all their products but this product just fell short. It didn’t have a great glow and it kind of just looked weird because you have to wear so much of it.

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E.L.F Highlighter- I’m a big fan of both E.L.F and powder highlighters so I thought this would work out great but I really hated this highlighter. I know some makeup guru’s/bloggers really like it but this just wasn’t for me.  It didn’t have that much glow and it was really flaky and hard to use.

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E.L.F Lip Primer and Plumper– I didn’t have any particular problem with this product except that I don’t think it works. The primer part is fine but the plumper in my experience just didn’t work. I already have pretty large lips so I didn’t mind that much since it hydrated them really well and since it tingled it made them nice and pink but for someone who has smaller lips and is looking for an actual way to plump their lips this product is just not for you.

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Covergirl Mascara- Compared to other mascaras I’ve used this just doesn’t cut it. It looks okay but it really isn’t anything to brag about. It does make your lashes slightly darker and fuller but if you’re looking for a really full look this is not for you.

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Nyx Stay Matte But Not Flat Foundation– This actually looked really good when I put it on but it really didn’t stay on well. After a few hours it started to smudge and move around and I ended up looking like a crazy person! I thought maybe the problem was me and I wasn’t using it right so I looked at other reviews and I saw that many people had similar experiences to mine. If you’re looking for a good matte foundation I would recommend Maybelline (not vegan or cruelty free) or ELF (vegan and cruelty free) or Eco Beauty Crew (cruelty free and has vegan options).

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How To Relax

I know this is a bit of a random “how-to” but the truth is that our lives have become so fast and we’re so used to doing something that we have kind of forgotten how to relax and do nothing for a while. We’re always stressed about something or the other and we’re constantly thinking of the future instead of concentrating on the present. Our brain is always switched on no matter what and sometimes we just need to turn it off for a while. Here are some things you can do to relax your mind and just switch off your brain for a bit!

Yoga– If you’re a beginner in yoga try some super easy beginner poses and if you’re used to doing yoga try out some harder poses that help you relax. There are lots of specific poses that are there to help you calm down and feel at ease. Yoga definitely helps keep your mind off everything that’s stressing you out and it makes you physically and psychologically healthier!

 

Meditation– I’m not going to lie, this is much harder than most people think. Meditation is great but you need some practice before you learn to not let your mind drift. However once you learn how to do it right it’s a great way to switch off your brain and just relax.

 

Watch TV– TV is always a great way to take it easy and relax! It helps distract your mind for a while from life! I would recommend watching something intense so you’re really into it.

 

Hobbies- Instead of stressing out or letting your brain run free do something you enjoy doing like cooking, makeup, reading, playing an instrument etc. It’s always a good distraction and a great opportunity to take some time off from your schedule and do something for yourself that you like!

Eat- Honestly, there is no problem food can’t solve! If you’re on a diet have a delicious salad with extra dressing and if not I would recommend stuffing your face with pizza (that always works for me). Food helps you forget about your problems and concentrate on the present.

 

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3 Year Bloggiversary!

So I just got the notification that it’s officially been three year!

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I just want to say thank you again to all my followers for supporting this blog! You guys are the reason I’m still blogging!

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I hope you guys always keep supporting this blog and I hope I can keep sharing my journey and life with you guys!

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14 Amazing T-shirts For Introverted Women

These are so perfect for summer!

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Last time I shared with you cute introvert themed enamel pins that every introvert needed! Now I bring to you, 14 amazing t-shirts for introverted women!

However, it’s even better this time because there are DISCOUNTS!

Yes that’s right! I’ve been doing a bit of background work and managed to get you guys some discounts! How exciting!

So as always if you see something you like, go ahead and click the image and it’ll take you straight to the item!

Don’t forget your discount code at checkout!

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Bold Introvert; Let’s Hear From Pooja

I had the amazing opportunity to work with an amazing site for introverts called Quietly Ambitious (I know, awesome name!) and I was able to answer a few questions about my life and what being an introvert is like for the Bold Introvert Series!

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Name Pooja

Random question: You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why? I would probably be blue because it’s my favourite colour right now and it just makes me always feel super calm and light because it reminds me of a sea/ocean. I think the colour changes depending on how I’m feeling at the moment and I guess blue goes with what I’m feeling at the moment.

Are you a bold introvert? Have you always been one? I don’t know if I’m still at 100% with being a bold introvert but I’m definitely working to get there! I remember when I was younger and just talking to someone was a mission for me but now I’m a lot more social and find it easier to make friends. As a student I used to find it really difficult to speak in class but it’s gotten easier for…

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