Category: ARCHITECTURE

May 4, 2013

Picture of the Day: Just Room Enough Island

Picture of the Day: Just Room Enough Island

JUST ROOM ENOUGH ISLAND Photograph by Omegatron on Wikimedia Commons Located on Just Room Enough Island is this quaint little cottage; the island is touted as one of the smallest (if not THE smallest) islands in the world (the lone tree gives it island status). It was built by the Sizeland family…

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May 3, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Roman Pool at Hearst Castle

Picture of the Day: The Roman Pool at Hearst Castle

THE ROMAN POOL AT HEARST CASTLE Photograph by Trey Ratcliff @ stuckincustoms.com The Roman Pool at Hearst castle is a tiled indoor pool decorated with eight statues of Roman gods, goddesses and heroes. The pool appears to be styled after an ancient Roman bath such as the Baths of Caracalla in Rome…

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May 2, 2013

The Data Center Inside a Cold War Nuclear Bunker

The Data Center Inside a Cold War Nuclear Bunker

Located in central Stockholm is the headquarters of Bahnhof, a Swedish Internet Service Provider and host with one of the coolest data centers on the planet. It gained notoriety a few years back as the former home of Wikileaks. Named Pionen White Mountains, it is located 30 meters (100 ft) under the granite rocks…

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May 1, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Seaside Town of Vernazza

Picture of the Day: The Seaside Town of Vernazza

THE SEASIDE TOWN OF VERNAZZA Photograph by Christopher Schoenbohm Portfolio | Travel Blog | Tumblr | YouTube | Flickr Vernazza is a town and commune located in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northwestern Italy. It is one of the five towns that make up the Cinque Terre region. Vernazza is the…

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Apr 30, 2013

Picture of the Day: Abandoned Railway in Paris

Picture of the Day: Abandoned Railway in Paris

ABANDONED RAILWAY IN PARIS Photograph by Mister Boubou on Flickr The Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture (French for “little belt railway”) was a Parisian railway that, from 1852, was a circular connection between Paris’ main railroad stations within the fortified walls of the city. In a partial state of abandonment since…

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Apr 29, 2013

Skyward Photos Capture Hong Kong’s Architectural Verticality

Skyward Photos Capture Hong Kong’s Architectural Verticality

Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze is a French graphic artist with a Masters in multimedia and art from East Paris University. His interest in photography began during his period of working in Los Angeles and Tokyo, and subsequently blossomed into a passion after his arrival in Hong Kong. Stunned by its architectural “race to the sky”, he…

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Apr 27, 2013

Elegant Bathtubs Made Entirely of Wood

Elegant Bathtubs Made Entirely of Wood

Alegna is a design firm based in Switzerland, best known for their elegant series of bathtubs and sinks made entirely of wood. Building from their many years of experience in yacht building and processing high-quality woods, these elegant bathroom designs are a sight to behold. To protect the wood from water damage, a highly…

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