Category: ARCHITECTURE

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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Oct 15, 2012

School Bus Converted Into Mobile Home

School Bus Converted Into Mobile Home

In this incredible conversion we see an old school bus turned into a mobile home. The all wood interior really gives this mobile home a comfy feeling. There’s a fully functional kitchen, a wood burning fireplace for heat (the bus is undoubtedly poor for insulation), a futon for sitting/sleeping, a desk and shelves with…

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Oct 10, 2012

10 Extravagant Buildings That Serve No Purpose

10 Extravagant Buildings That Serve No Purpose

In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration, but either suggesting by its appearance some other purpose, or merely so extravagant that it transcends the normal range of garden ornaments or other class of building to which it belongs. In the original use of the word, these buildings served no other…

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Oct 9, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Largest Monument in Petra

Picture of the Day: The Largest Monument in Petra

THE LARGEST MONUMENT IN PETRA, JORDAN Photograph by Berthold Werner Petra is an historical and archaeological city in Jordan that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Established possibly as early as 312 BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan and…

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Oct 4, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Wall of Fall

Picture of the Day: A Wall of Fall

A WALL OF FALL Photograph by Eric Forey (Kala___ on Flickr) | Prints Available Nothing signals the transition from Summer to Autumn like the changing colour of the leaves. In this beautiful photograph we see a lone window surrounded by ivy. For those that were under the impression that ivy leaves…

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Oct 3, 2012

The Treehotel in Sweden for Nature Lovers

The Treehotel in Sweden for Nature Lovers

Located in the unspoilt nature of northern Sweden, the idea behind Treehotel is to offer a high-standard accommodation in a harmonious setting. Together with some of Scandinavia’s leading architects, five uniquely designed treerooms were created in Harads, approximately fifty kilometres outside the city of Lulea, Sweden. The treerooms are located 4-6 meter above ground,…

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Oct 2, 2012

‘Elevator Bed’ Rises to Reveal Sunken Living Room

‘Elevator Bed’ Rises to Reveal Sunken Living Room

Design and Photography by YO! Home Inspired by the counterweight mechanics of stage scenery, YO! Home attempts to rethink the urban apartment and create additional space by hiding rooms when not in use. The most dramatic example is the ‘elevator bed’ which rises into the ceiling to reveal a sunken living room beneath.…

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