Category: ARCHITECTURE

Aug 8, 2012

The Iconic Casa Batllo by Antoni Gaudi

The Iconic Casa Batllo by Antoni Gaudi

Photograph by Henrique Alex on Flickr The iconic Casa Batlló is a key feature in the architecture of modernist Barcelona. Commissioned by the textile industrialist Josep Batlló, it was built by Antoni Gaudí between 1904 and 1906. In 2002, Casa Batlló was opened to the public as a museum and cultural event space.…

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Jul 31, 2012

Picture of the Day: Entrance to the Saint Petersburg Mosque

Picture of the Day: Entrance to the Saint Petersburg Mosque

ENTRANCE TO THE SAINT PETERSBURG MOSQUE Photograph by Canes @ Wikimedia Commons In this beautiful capture, we see the entranceway to the Saint Petersburg Mosque in St Petersburg, Russia. When the mosque opened in 1913, it was the largest in Russia. Its minarets reach 49 meters (161 ft) in height and…

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Jul 31, 2012

Crescent-Shaped Home with Views of Mt. Fuji

Crescent-Shaped Home with Views of Mt. Fuji

Designed by Shigeru Ban Architects in 2008, Crescent House in Shizuoka, Japan is a beautiful crescent-shaped vacation home that features views of Mount Fuji. The elevated one floor house features two bedrooms on opposite ends with a living room, dining room and kitchen in the middle. Guests enter the property through a glass-enclosed staircase…

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Jul 29, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Single Brick

Picture of the Day: A Single Brick

A SINGLE BRICK Photograph by muph @ muph.livejournal.com In this photograph we see the difference a single brick can make, as it appears to support the remains of a wall from an abandoned Sugar Mill in Ramon, Russia. The photo was taken by a user named muph on livejournal.com, a photographer…

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Jul 24, 2012

The World’s Coolest University Dorm

The World’s Coolest University Dorm

Photograph via Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter Located on Orestad, a newer district in Copenhagen, Denmark, lies the award-winning Tietgen Student Hall (Tietgenkollegiet), a large circular residence with a massive interior courtyard. The building was completed in 2006 and was designed by Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter. The seven storey structure contains 360 rooms, comprising…

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Jul 19, 2012

The Curvaceous ‘Marilyn Monroe’ Absolute Towers

The Curvaceous ‘Marilyn Monroe’ Absolute Towers

Recently awarded the ‘Best Tall Building in the Americas for 2012‘ by the CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat), the Absolute Towers by Ma Yansong of MAD Architects is a curvaceous beauty. Located in Mississauga, Canada (a suburb of Toronto), the two recently completed towers are the city’s most iconic buildings. Full…

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Jul 17, 2012

Picture of the Day: Where the Great Wall of China Meets the Sea

Picture of the Day: Where the Great Wall of China Meets the Sea

WHERE THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA MEETS THE SEA Photograph via Better_Be-Safe on Reddit Laolongtou or “The Old Dragon’s Head” is part of the Shanhai Pass (also known as Shanhaiguan) of the Great Wall of China. It is where the Great Wall ends to the East and leads into the Bohai…

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