Category: ARCHITECTURE

Aug 29, 2012

Sedlec Ossuary: The Bone Church of 40,000 Souls

Sedlec Ossuary: The Bone Church of 40,000 Souls

The Sedlec Ossuary is a small Roman Catholic chapel, located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints in Sedlec, a suburb of Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic. The ossuary is estimated to contain the skeletons of about 40,000 people, whose bones were artistically arranged from 1870 onwards by a Czech woodcarver by the…

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Aug 27, 2012

Picture of the Day: Looking Skyward in Dusseldorf

Picture of the Day: Looking Skyward in Dusseldorf

LOOKING SKYWARD IN DÜSSELDORF Photograph by Adam Dobrovits (arbebuk on deviantART) In this wonderful photograph by Adam Dobrovits we look skyward, up the stainless steel facade of the Neuer Zollhof complex in Düsseldorf, Germany designed by Frank Gehry. The building complex consists of three separate buildings. The tallest building is 14…

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Aug 27, 2012

Houses Built on Roof of Shopping Mall in China

Houses Built on Roof of Shopping Mall in China

Spotted atop the Jiutian International Plaza, a shopping mall in Zhuzhao, China, are four villas (still under construction) fully equipped with electricity and water. The images have been circulating online and people have been speculating whether they are legal dwellings and if the properties are for sale. According to China Daily the buildings will…

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Aug 23, 2012

Google’s Funky Headquarters in London

Google’s Funky Headquarters in London

Located on five floors of the Renzo Piano designed Central St. Giles Building in Convent Garden, Google’s funky London headquarters were conceived by design and arhictecture studio PENSON. The quirky space comprises 160,000 square feet and features an eclectic mix of designs and British influences. The space features 1250 desks and 1250 meeting…

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Aug 22, 2012

Picture of the Day: Climbing the Cooling Tower

Picture of the Day: Climbing the Cooling Tower

CLIMBING THE COOLING TOWER Photograph by a u r e l i e on Flickr In this slightly jarring photograph, we see the steep climb ahead for those wanting to scale to the top of a cooling tower. This particular tower is located in Tennessee and is now abandoned. If you…

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Aug 21, 2012

23 Buildings with Unintentionally Funny Faces

23 Buildings with Unintentionally Funny Faces

Have you ever walked by a building and thought the windows and doors kind of resembled a face? Well these photographers took that feeling one step further and captured it on film for the world to see. Below you will find 23 unintentional faces in building façades. Depending on the shape of the windows…

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Aug 16, 2012

The Deepest Indoor Swimming Pool in the World

The Deepest Indoor Swimming Pool in the World

Located in Brussels, Belgium, Nemo 33 is the deepest indoor swimming pool in the world. Designed for divers, Nemo 33 was first conceived by John Beernaerts in 1996. Its doors would eventually open to the public on May 1st, 2004. According to the Guinness World Records: The Nemo 33 diving pool has a…

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