Category: ARCHITECTURE

Dec 22, 2014

A Grotto Sauna on the Lake

A Grotto Sauna on the Lake

Perched at the north-west edge of San Souci Island on Lake Huron, the 800 sq. ft. Grotto Sauna is a free-standing structure situated on a large-scale rock formation designed by Partisans. The selected concept for the Grotto prescribed a solid, simple presence on the exterior, while the interior followed dynamic air movements in curvature…

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Dec 16, 2014

What New York City Looks Like from the Rooftops of Buildings

What New York City Looks Like from the Rooftops of Buildings

Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov are two of the preeminent ‘rooftoppers’ in the world. Together they are On The Roofs; the duo gained notoriety earlier this year when their GoPro video of them scaling world’s second tallest building (Shanghai Tower) went viral. The Sifter has previously featured their amazing exploits (see here, here and…

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Dec 3, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Vaulted Ceilings of St Aubin

Picture of the Day: The Vaulted Ceilings of St Aubin

Photograph by Luc Viatour | http://www.Lucnix.be Seen here are the amazing vaulted ceilings and dome of St Aubin’s Cathedral in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium. St Aubin’s is the only cathedral in Belgium in the Late Baroque style and was built between 1751 and 1767. Inside, all colour is avoided, replaced by architectural enrichments and the…

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Dec 1, 2014

Chinese Millionaire Returns to Village, Builds Residents Free Luxury Homes for their Kindness Growing Up

Chinese Millionaire Returns to Village, Builds Residents Free Luxury Homes for their Kindness Growing Up

Millionaire Chinese businessman Xiong Shuihua returned to his childhood village of Xiongkeng to do something special for the residents that treated him and his family so well growing up. The 54-year-old business tycoon—who amassed millions from the construction and steel industries—returned to his village and bulldozed wooden huts and muddy roads, replacing…

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Nov 18, 2014

Picture of the Day: Wind Farm from Above

Picture of the Day: Wind Farm from Above

Photograph by Erard Swannet Seen here is one of the many wind farms located in the North Sea. The photo was taken by Erard Swannet who was flying from Edinburgh, Scotland to Brussels, Belgium. Judging from the 80+ turbines visible in this image and given the likely flight path from Edinburgh to Brussels, I…

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Nov 18, 2014

The Moscow Metro Has Some Beautiful Stations

The Moscow Metro Has Some Beautiful Stations

As of 2014, the Moscow Metro has 195 stations and its route length is 325.4 km (202.2 mi). Opened in 1935 with one 11-kilometre (6.8 mi) line and 13 stations, it was the first underground railway system in the Soviet Union. The system is mostly underground, with the deepest section 74 metres (243 ft)…

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Oct 27, 2014

Picture of the Day: Morning Fog in Tuscany

Picture of the Day: Morning Fog in Tuscany

Photograph by Selitbul In this beautiful sunrise capture, we see an amazing farmhouse located near Pienza and San Quirico d’Orcia in Tuscany, Italy. The morning fog over the rolling hills makes for an idyllic scene. Imagine waking up and enjoying a nice cup of coffee overlooking a view like that! Tuscany is a region…

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