Category: ARCHITECTURE

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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Mar 29, 2015

Hobbiton is a Real Place in New Zealand. This is What it Looks Like

Hobbiton is a Real Place in New Zealand. This is What it Looks Like

When Peter Jackson spotted the Alexander Farm during an aerial search of the North Island for the best possible locations to film The Lord of The Rings film trilogy, he immediately thought it was perfect for Hobbiton. Site construction started in March 1999 and filming commenced in December that year, continuing for three months.…

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Mar 11, 2015

Picture of the Day: Brooklyn Bridge Symmetry

Picture of the Day: Brooklyn Bridge Symmetry

Photograph by Clément Belleudy The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest bridges of either type in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. It has a main span of 1,595.5 feet…

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Mar 11, 2015

There’s a Canopy Walkway in Cape Town that Lets You Walk Above the Trees

There’s a Canopy Walkway in Cape Town that Lets You Walk Above the Trees

Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway © Adam Harrower Set against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is the first botanic garden in the world to be included within a natural World Heritage Site. Established in 1913 the 36 hectare garden is part of a larger 528 hectare nature reserve. To herald…

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Mar 10, 2015

10 Central European Landscapes Inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales

10 Central European Landscapes Inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales

“Brothers Grimm’s Wanderings” by Kilian Schönberger is the second part of a photo project that started with Brothers Grimm’s Homeland. On Behance, Schönberger adds: “The photos are inspired by the old fairtytales written by the Brothers Grimm. Therefore I’m searching places throughout Central Europe that echo the mood of those old stories. I think…

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Mar 5, 2015

Picture of the Day: The Hong Kong Skyline at Night

Picture of the Day: The Hong Kong Skyline at Night

Photograph by Base64 on Wikimedia Commons In this breathtaking panoramic we see the incredible Hong Kong skyline at night. The image is a 46 segment × 3 exposure HDR panorama taken from Lugard Road at Victoria Peak and was taken back in 2008. To truly appreciate the detail in this photo be sure to…

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