Category: ARCHITECTURE

May 23, 2013

A Hollow House in the Woods

A Hollow House in the Woods

Experimental House was designed by famed Finnish architect Alvar Aalto in 1952. The house was built to serve as a summer getaway and also as an experimental laboratory to test out construction and architecture philosophies such as: foundation systems, free-form brick construction and passive solar heating. [Source] According to galinsky.com: “The house is a…

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May 21, 2013

Picture of the Day: Strahov Monastery’s Theological Hall

Picture of the Day: Strahov Monastery’s Theological Hall

Strahov Monastery’s Theological Hall Photograph by RUDI (RUDOLF) MOERKL Strahov Monastery is a Premonstratensian abbey founded in 1143 by Bishop Jindřich Zdík, Bishop John of Prague, and Duke Vladislav II. It is located in Strahov, Prague, Czech Republic. In 1670 Jeroným Hirnheim, a philosopher and theologian became the abbot of Strahov. His…

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May 19, 2013

The Abandoned Star Wars Set in the Desert

The Abandoned Star Wars Set in the Desert

Back in 2010, artist and photographer Rä di Martino ventured into the Tunisian desert to find the abandoned movie sets from Star Wars. The desert location was used in 1976 to film Lars Homestead on Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine. In Martino’s series entitled NO MORE STARS, she explains: “This is a series…

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May 18, 2013

Picture of the Day: Barn Conversion

Picture of the Day: Barn Conversion

BARN CONVERSION Designed and Built by Roderick James Architects | Carpenter Oak Designed by Roderick James for himself and his family, the Seagull House features this incredible oak frame barn with arch-braced collar trusses. The barn consists of a painted Douglas Fir studio and a bolted Douglas fir conservatory overlooking the river…

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May 14, 2013

Picture of the Day: Intersection of Reflection

Picture of the Day: Intersection of Reflection

INTERSECTION OF REFLECTION Photograph by NAVID BARATY Website | 500px | Facebook | Twitter | Behance | Google+ In this brilliant photograph by Navid Baraty, we see the Avenue of the Americas located in midtown Manhattan, New York, from above. The road is also perfectly reflected in the building Navid is shooting…

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May 11, 2013

Picture of the Day: Geometric Elegance

Picture of the Day: Geometric Elegance

GEOMETRIC ELEGANCE Photograph by Thomas Hawk Captured wonderfully by Thomas Hawk is this elegant spiral staircase located at the Embarcadero Center in San Francisco’s financial district. Spanning four city blocks, the Embarcadero Center is a commercial complex of five office towers with over 3 million square feet of office and retail space.…

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May 8, 2013

Hypnotic Views of the Sagrada Familia Ceiling by Clement Celma

Hypnotic Views of the Sagrada Familia Ceiling by Clement Celma

Clement Celma is a photographer, videographer and designer based in Barcelona, Spain. In his wonderful photo series on Gaudi Architecture (many taken with a fisheye lens), Celma captures the organic beauty of Gaudi’s intricate designs. In the select images below, we check out the awe-inspiring ceiling of Sagrada Familia, a Roman Catholic church in…

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