Category: ARCHITECTURE

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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Jul 16, 2012

The Potala Palace in Tibet

The Potala Palace in Tibet

The Potala Palace is located in Lhasa, Tibet. It is named after Mount Potalaka and was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. It stands as a symbol of Tibetan Buddhism, built on the Red Mountain at an altitude of…

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Jul 14, 2012

A Tour of Abandoned Houses in Detroit

A Tour of Abandoned Houses in Detroit

Photographer Kevin Bauman’s 100 Abandoned Houses project started over a decade ago in the mid 90s. For him it was a way of exploring his hometown of Detroit. He found it amazing, depressing and perplexing that a once great city could find itself in such great distress. As Bauman ventured around his city he…

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