Category: ARCHITECTURE

Jan 21, 2014

This Looks Like a House but You Already Know It’s Not One

This Looks Like a House but You Already Know It’s Not One

Image via Eric Mennel/WUNC In the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, at 3215 Wade Avenue, you will find this building that looks like a house. If you look a little closer you may notice there isn’t a driveway or mailbox. Image via Eric Mennel/WUNC Image via Eric Mennel/WUNC As you approach…

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Jan 20, 2014

Picture of the Day: Underneath the Palace of Versailles

Picture of the Day: Underneath the Palace of Versailles

UNDERNEATH THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES © EPV/Jean-Marc Manaï Seen here are the underground resevoirs underneath the Palace of Versailles. Once a year on ‘maintenance day’, the water parterre reservoirs are emptied a few weeks before the Fountains show. The Château de Versailles, which has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for 30…

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Jan 15, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Gargoyles of Paisley Abbey

Picture of the Day: The Gargoyles of Paisley Abbey

THE GARGOYLES OF PAISLEY ABBEY © User:Colin / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0 The 850-year-old Paisley Abbey is a former Cluniac monastery, and current Church of Scotland parish kirk, located on the east bank of the White Cart Water in the centre of the town of Paisley, Renfrewshire, in west central Scotland. In…

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Jan 4, 2014

Untouched Paris Apartment Discovered after 70 years. Includes Painting worth $3.4M

Untouched Paris Apartment Discovered after 70 years. Includes Painting worth $3.4M

Before the start of World War II, the owner of this apartment in Paris fled to the south of France. For reasons not entirely known, she never returned and the apartment remained untouched for 70 years. In 2010 the owner passed away at the age of 91. Her executor discovered the apartment and a…

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Dec 30, 2013

Crane Operator for Shanghai’s Tallest Building Takes Amazing Photos of City Below

Crane Operator for Shanghai’s Tallest Building Takes Amazing Photos of City Below

Photographer Wei Genshen Amateur photographer Wei Genshen has taken advantage of his day job as a crane operator to take breathtaking photos of the city from high above the sprawling metropolis. Currently under construction is the Shanghai Tower in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. Upon its projected completion in 2014, the building will stand approximately 632…

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Dec 26, 2013

Picture of the Day: White Christmas in Toronto

Picture of the Day: White Christmas in Toronto

WHITE CHRISTMAS IN TORONTO Photograph by SCOTT ROGERS In this incredible capture by Scott Rogers we see trees bathed in snow and sunlight on Christmas eve in Toronto, Canada (the Sifter’s home town!). Unfortunately Christmas was a difficult time for many Toronto residents this year. Last Saturday (Dec. 21) the city experienced…

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Dec 20, 2013

A Cabin so Small it Doesn’t Even Require a Permit

A Cabin so Small it Doesn’t Even Require a Permit

In 2010, Finnish designer Robin Falck wanted to build a place he could call his own. While hiking in the woods he found a beautiful location for a cabin. With mandatory military service coming up in less than a year, he knew he didn’t have time to build anything substantial that would require a…

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