Category: ARCHITECTURE

Feb 15, 2014

Picture of the Day: Surrounded by Giants

Picture of the Day: Surrounded by Giants

SURROUNDED BY GIANTS Photograph by TREY RATCLIFF Website | Google+ | Flickr | Twitter | YouTube | Prints available Can you imagine waking up to this in the morning? Trey Ratcliff shows us a cabin at the Glen Oaks eco-lodge in California’s Big Sur. This is one of several cabins at Glen…

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Feb 14, 2014

The Crazy Duo that Scaled the World’s 2nd Tallest Building also Took some Amazing Photos

The Crazy Duo that Scaled the World’s 2nd Tallest Building also Took some Amazing Photos

Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov have gained a lot of notoriety with the video above this week (posted yesterday on the Sifter). The video, released on Wednesday February 12, 2014, has already been viewed over 8 million times. It shows the duo (who together are OnTheRoofs), climbing the still under-construction Shanghai Tower. Upon its…

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Feb 11, 2014

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and geographic information system (GIS) 3D globe. Just like their data-rich Maps and Street View offerings, Google Earth is a treasure trove of oddities. You’ve no doubt already…

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Feb 10, 2014

Picture of the Day: The World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Picture of the Day: The World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

THE WORLD’S LARGEST OFFSHORE WIND FARM Photograph by London Array Limited The London Array is an offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary in the United Kingdom. With a nameplate capacity of 630 megawatts (MW), it is the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The first foundation was installed in March 2011 and…

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Feb 10, 2014

20 Highlights from the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

20 Highlights from the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The shortlist for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards was recently announced by the World Photography Organisation. Photographers from 166 countries submitted nearly 140,000 images (69,114 Professional entries; 65,512 Open entries and 4,928 Youth entries images), the highest number of entries in the awards’ seven year history. From the submissions the judges have selected…

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Feb 3, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Most Hypnotic Ceiling in Shanghai

Picture of the Day: The Most Hypnotic Ceiling in Shanghai

THE MOST HYPNOTIC CEILING IN SHANGHAI Photograph by DEAN MULLIN Website | Facebook | Twitter | 500px In this dizzying capture by Dean Mullin, we see an incredible vaulted ceiling at a BMW dealership in a mall in Shanghai. According to Mullin: “no illusion, just a really high vaulted ceiling – which…

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Jan 30, 2014

This is the World’s First Suspended Bicycle Roundabout

This is the World’s First Suspended Bicycle Roundabout

Hovenring is the world’s first suspended bicycle path roundabout. Located in the Netherlands (where else?), Hovenring can be found between the localities of Eindhoven, Veldhoven and Meerhoven which accounts for its name, Dutch for “Ring of the Hovens“. Designed by Ipv Delft, Hovenring comprises of a 70-metre (230 ft) tall central pylon, 24 steel…

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