Category: ARCHITECTURE

Sep 19, 2012

The Largest Vertical Garden in the World

The Largest Vertical Garden in the World

Located in Rozzano, Italy, the vertical garden at the Fiordaliso Shopping Center was recognized this week by the Guiness World Records as the largest vertical garden in the world. Covering a surface of 1,263 square meters (13,594 square feet) with a total of 44,000 plants, the massive vertical garden surpassed the former record-holder, a…

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Sep 18, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Hall of Mirrors

Picture of the Day: The Hall of Mirrors

THE HALL OF MIRRORS Photograph by Ed Roppo (rustyjaw on Flickr) In this fantastic capture by Ed Roppo (rustyjaw on Flickr), we see how a thin layer of water on the floor creates the perfect reflection, turning this space into a hall of mirrors. The shot was taken at an abandoned…

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Sep 18, 2012

Belgium Water Tower Converted into Single Family Home

Belgium Water Tower Converted into Single Family Home

Located in the Belgian village of Steenokkerzeel, this 30 meter (98.4 ft) water tower was originally built between 1938 and 1941. It was in service until the 1990s and was even used as a watchtower by the Nazis when they took over Belgium in World War II. In 2007, Bham Design Studio set forth…

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Sep 17, 2012

Patterns of Human Development Found on Google Maps

Patterns of Human Development Found on Google Maps

Back in 2010, The Big Picture did a fascinating series entitled, Human Landscapes in SW Florida. Using satellite photography from Google Maps, a variety of examples of human development were found. From artificial lakes and densely populated sprawls, to circular developments and incomplete projects (abandoned due to lack of funding), this gallery of aerial…

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Sep 16, 2012

Cool Custom Fish Tank Headboard for your Bed

Cool Custom Fish Tank Headboard for your Bed

Located in North Carolina, Furnitureland South has recently completed a king sized headboard aquarium holding about 650 gallons of seawater and filled it with a variety of fish. You can check out the awesome custom fish tank headboard at the entrance to the Sleepland Gallery at Furnitureland South’s location in High Point, NC. [via…

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Sep 13, 2012

The Largest Greenhouse in the World

The Largest Greenhouse in the World

The Eden Project is a visitor attraction in Cornwall, UK, and it is home to the world’s largest greenhouse. Inside the artificial biomes are plants that are collected from all around the world. The project is located in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit (clay China), located 1.25 mi (2 kilometres) from the town of St…

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Sep 12, 2012

Ithaa: The Underwater Restaurant in the Maldives

Ithaa: The Underwater Restaurant in the Maldives

Located 16 feet (4.87m) below sea level, Ithaa restaurant offers unparalleled 180° views of sea life while you dine. The restaurant is part of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort and is truly one of the most unique dining experiences in the world. Ithaa, which means mother-of-pearl in Dhivehi, is a mostly acrylic structure…

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