Category: ARCHITECTURE

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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Jan 29, 2014

Picture of the Day: NYC from the Top of the Rock

Picture of the Day: NYC from the Top of the Rock

SUNSET IN MANHATTAN Photograph by Örs Cseresnyés Website | Facebook | 500px | Prints available In this evening capture by Örs Cseresnyés, we see the Manhattan skyline as observed from the ‘Top of the Rock‘ observation deck at the Rockefeller Center’s GE Building (RCA Building). The Top of the Rock observation deck…

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Jan 28, 2014

This Hotel in Singapore has the Coolest Sky Gardens Ever

This Hotel in Singapore has the Coolest Sky Gardens Ever

Designed by WOHA Architects, the PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel in Singapore features six incredible sky gardens that are cantilevered at every fourth level between the blocks of guest rooms. PARKROYAL on Pickering is a hotel-in-a-garden concept that incorporates energy-saving features throughout the property including the ‘zero-energy’ sky gardens. The sustainable project design and green…

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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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