Category: ARCHITECTURE

Apr 10, 2015

This Guy Spent the Last 40 Years Building His Own Human-Powered Theme Park

This Guy Spent the Last 40 Years Building His Own Human-Powered Theme Park

It began on June 15, 1969 with two jugs of wine, a bag of sausages and a grill. Two guys walked by and asked, “what is this?” Bruno replied, “it’s a restaurant”, and Ai Pioppi was born. Located in Battaglia, Italy, the family run restaurant still operates to this day, some 45 years later.…

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Apr 9, 2015

This is as Close as it Gets to a Flying House

This is as Close as it Gets to a Flying House

In Kirkland, Washington there’s a company that has been customizing jumbo jet interiors for heads of state and high net worth clients for over 25 years. Established in 1988, Greenpoint Technologies is a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) Completion Center providing turnkey interior completions. To date, Greenpoint has completed a number of interiors to various…

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Apr 7, 2015

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2015

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2015

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 (check out the Top 100 POTDs for 2014!). It’s hard to believe we’re already 1/4 of the way through 2015. I can’t wait to see what…

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Apr 6, 2015

Picture of the Day: Cologne Cathedral from the Top of a Spire

Picture of the Day: Cologne Cathedral from the Top of a Spire

Photograph by Vadim Makhorov | On the Roofs In this dizzying night time photo we see what Cologne Cathedral looks like from the top of one of the two massive spires. The photo was taken by Vadim Makhorov, one half of the rooftopping duo On the Roofs. Cologne Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral…

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Apr 1, 2015

The 12th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest Winners

The 12th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest Winners

Smithsonian has just announced the winners of their 12th Annual Photo Contest. The winners were selected from over 26,500 entries by photographers from 93 different countries. Pham Ty was awarded the grand prize for his photo of seamstresses sewing a fishing net in a small Vietnamese village. Six category winners were also selected along…

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Mar 31, 2015

The Lonely Castle in the Middle of the Desert

The Lonely Castle in the Middle of the Desert

In the desert landscape of northeastern Saudia Arabia you will find Qasr al-Farid aka “The Lonely Castle”. Built in the first century A.D. the Lonely Castle rises four stories; an unfinished tomb carved out of a solitary sandstone outcrop. Because the tomb was never completed, we can see how the façade was chiseled from…

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Mar 30, 2015

Picture of the Day: The 9-Acre Green Roof at Facebook’s New HQ

Picture of the Day: The 9-Acre Green Roof at Facebook’s New HQ

Photograph by Facebook Earlier today, Mark Zuckerberg shared this aerial photo of the amazing 9-acre green roof at Facebook’s brand new headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Zuckerberg adds: “Today we moved into our new Facebook building in Menlo Park, California. Our goal was to create the perfect engineering space for our teams to work…

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