Category: ARCHITECTURE

Oct 1, 2014

The Sifter’s Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

The Sifter’s Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (see last year’s top 100 here). We’re now in the home stretch of 2014 with only three months left! I can’t wait to see what treasures…

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Sep 30, 2014

18 Conversation Pits Worth Talking About

18 Conversation Pits Worth Talking About

A conversation pit is an architectural features that incorporates built-in seating into a depressed section of flooring within a larger room. It is sometimes referred to as a ‘sunken living room’ and was a popular design style from the 1950s to 1970s across Europe and North America. [source] Modernist architects Eero Saarinen and Alexander…

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Sep 17, 2014

This Guy Built a Rustic Cabin Man Cave for $107

This Guy Built a Rustic Cabin Man Cave for $107

Reddit user kelhans shared his amazing DIY project, transforming a small storage room in his basement into a ‘rustic cabin’ man cave. The most amazing part is that he only spent $107 on materials! While the finished room was furnished with stuff he already owned, much of the building material was scrap, found or…

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Sep 12, 2014

Picture of the Day: Angkor Wat from Above

Picture of the Day: Angkor Wat from Above

Photograph by Charles J Sharp Angkor Wat was first a Hindu, then subsequently a Buddhist, temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. The temple was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Yaśodharapura, the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple…

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Sep 4, 2014

Picture of the Day: This 7ft Wide House in London Just Listed at $383K

Picture of the Day: This 7ft Wide House in London Just Listed at $383K

Photograph by McHugh & Co, London At a mere 84 inches wide, this house in north London has just been listed for £235,000 ($383,500 USD). According to the Guaridan, the two-bedroom home appears to be squeezed onto what was once a driveway between two more ‘conventionally sized’ homes. Pickings are slim in this particular…

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Sep 4, 2014

Behind the Iron Curtain: An Abandoned Tour of the Eastern Bloc

Behind the Iron Curtain: An Abandoned Tour of the Eastern Bloc

In 2013, photographer Rebecca Litchfield was commissioned by Carpet Bombing Culture to photograph the abandoned buildings and areas of the former Soviet Union and its satellite states. Litchfield’s journey took her through ten countries in Eastern Europe to capture what was left from the collapse of the Soviet Union. The result was Soviet Ghosts,…

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Aug 29, 2014

Picture of the Day: Arpino, Italy

Picture of the Day: Arpino, Italy

Photograph by Raffaele Camardella Arpino is a comune (municipality) in the province of Frosinone in the region of Lazio in central Italy. Its Roman name was Arpinum and the ancient city dates back to at least the 7th century BC. [source] As of 2007, Arpino had a population of 7,684 over an area of…

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