Category: ARCHITECTURE

Oct 26, 2012

Picture of the Day: Subterranean Super-Columns in Japan

Picture of the Day: Subterranean Super-Columns in Japan

SUBTERRANEAN SUPER-COLUMNS IN JAPAN Photograph by Dddeco You are looking at the world’s largest underground flood water diversion facility. The Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel, also known as the G-Cans Project, is an underground water infrastructure project in Kasukabe, Saitama, Japan. It was built to prevent overflow of the city’s…

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Oct 25, 2012

A Unique Hillside Home Built Into the Landscape

A Unique Hillside Home Built Into the Landscape

Located in Luque, Paraguay, this fascinating home by Bauen features a unique design that places the property directly into and around several hills. The arched roof, which mimics the shape of the top of a hill, blends beautifully into the landscape. The expansive windows means lots of natural light, and the high ceilings and…

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Oct 21, 2012

House in London With a Retractable Glass Roof

House in London With a Retractable Glass Roof

Located in Chelsea, an affluent area of central London, is a home with a unique feature. The four bedroom, four bathroom home has a top floor family area with a retractable glass roof. The home is available for sale and is being listed by Carter Jonas for a cool 3.75 million pounds (approx. $6…

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Oct 17, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Tiny River House in Serbia

Picture of the Day: A Tiny River House in Serbia

A TINY RIVER HOUSE IN SERBIA Photograph by Irene Becker for National Geographic My friend Dan G. emailed me this wonderful photograph by Irene Becker that shows a tiny house in the middle of the Drina River near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia. The capture was highlighted by National Geographic…

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Oct 17, 2012

A Photo Tour of Google Data Centers Around the World

A Photo Tour of Google Data Centers Around the World

Earlier today, Google released a massive gallery of pictures of their Data Centers around the world. In an effort for greater transparency, Google also published a guided tour on YouTube and even a Street View tour of their data center in Lenoir, North Carolina. With 13 data centers around the world (7 in the…

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Oct 17, 2012

The Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012

The Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012

*Update: The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012 have just been published. Click here to check out the most up-to-date post! After the positive reception from last year’s “Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011“, the Sifter promised to highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘ at the end of…

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Oct 16, 2012

The Maunsell Sea Forts of WWII

The Maunsell Sea Forts of WWII

Photograph by Neil Brown on Flickr At the outbreak of World War II, the Port of London was the busiest port in the world. The German Navy recognized the Thames as an important shipping route and sought to disrupt its usage through the use of a new secret weapon — the magnetic influence…

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