Category: ARCHITECTURE

Aug 21, 2013

Picture of the Day: Hong Kong at Night

Picture of the Day: Hong Kong at Night

HONG KONG AT NIGHT Photograph by SPRENG BEN Website | Flickr | Facebook | Tumblr Seen here is the breathtaking Hong Kong skyline at night. The photo was taken from a lookout point on Victoria Peak. Victoria Peak is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island. It is also…

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Aug 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: Unreal Ceiling Fresco in Germany

Picture of the Day: Unreal Ceiling Fresco in Germany

UNREAL CEILING FRESCO IN GERMANY Photograph by Berthold Werner Painted on the nave of St. Paulinus’ Church in Trier, Germany, is this incredible fresco by Rococo artist Christoph Thomas Scheffler (1699-1756). The fresco portrays scenes from the life of St Paulinus and depictions of the martyrdom of the Theban Legion. A Baroque…

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Aug 11, 2013

Picture of the Day: Prague’s Dancing House

Picture of the Day: Prague’s Dancing House

PRAGUE’S DANCING HOUSE Photograph by Pedro Szekely The Dancing House or Fred and Ginger is the nickname given to the Nationale-Nederlanden building in Prague, Czech Republic. It was designed by the Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić in co-operation with the renowned Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. The building was designed in 1992 and completed…

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Aug 9, 2013

Picture of the Day: Windmills in the Netherlands

Picture of the Day: Windmills in the Netherlands

WINDMILLS IN THE NETHERLANDS Photograph by Jose Antonio Lopez Bajo In this serene capture by Jose Antonio Lopez Bajo, we see the beautiful Dutch countryside complete with cyclist and windmills. The Netherlands is a geographically low-lying country, with about 20% of its area and 21% of its population located below sea level,…

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Aug 3, 2013

A ‘Green’ Oasis in the Heart of Singapore

A ‘Green’ Oasis in the Heart of Singapore

Completed earlier this year by architecture and design firm FARM, Wall House is an oasis in the heart of the concrete jungle. Located in the highly urbanized city-state of Singapore, the home is surrounded by lush greenery with trees throughout and multiple green roofs. The landscape design takes its inspiration from the philosophy of…

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Jul 31, 2013

Picture of the Day: This is France

Picture of the Day: This is France

THIS IS FRANCE Photograph by Anthony Gelot Facebook | Flickr | Google+ In this perfectly timed photograph by Anthony Gelot, we see the PAF (French Acrobatic Patrol) doing a flyover of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Bastille Day (French National Day, July 14), as a French flag waves in the…

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Jul 29, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Crown of Palaces

Picture of the Day: The Crown of Palaces

THE CROWN OF PALACES Photograph by Francisco Martins The Taj Mahal (which literally translates to ‘crown of palaces’) is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as…

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