Category: ARCHITECTURE

Apr 1, 2013

Haunting Google Street Views of the Great East Japan Earthquake

Haunting Google Street Views of the Great East Japan Earthquake

On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake struck off the coast of Japan. It was a magnitude 9.03 (Mw), the most powerful known earthquake ever to have hit Japan and the fifth most powerful earthquake in the world since modern record-keeping began in 1900. The earthquake triggered powerful tsunami waves that reached…

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Mar 27, 2013

Picture of the Day: World’s Coolest Subway Entrance

Picture of the Day: World’s Coolest Subway Entrance

World’s Coolest Subway Entrance Photograph by Andra Moclinda-Bucuţa (Andra MB on Flickr) Photograph by Abigail Gawith (alg24 on Flickr) Located in the city center of Frankfurt, Germany is the subway entrance to Bockenheimer Warte, one of the four major stations with interchanges on the Frankfurt Metro. The station was originally…

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Mar 21, 2013

This Couple Built a Real-Life Ewok Village in Costa Rica

This Couple Built a Real-Life Ewok Village in Costa Rica

Photograph by Allison Shelley (via FincaBellavista.com) Finca Bellavista (FBV) is a sustainable treehouse community situated on 600 acres of land in the mountainous South Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica. FBV is the brainchild of Mateo and Erica Hogan, a married couple from Colorado who fell in love with Costa Rica. Today, the property…

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Mar 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Edge of Insanity

Picture of the Day: The Edge of Insanity

THE EDGE OF INSANITY Photograph by Joe McNally | http://www.joemcnally.com Earlier this week, internationally acclaimed photographer Joe McNally posted a heart-stopping photo to Instagram, saying: “My old battered shoes climbed the worlds tallest building today. What an amazing structure! Tweeting from 820 meters straight up!” The photograph was taken well above the…

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Mar 20, 2013

Industry and Architecture in Mid 20th Century America

Industry and Architecture in Mid 20th Century America

Ezra Stoller (1915-2004) is known as one of the most influential photographers of Modern architecture. Stoller was born in Chicago, grew up in New York and graduated from NYU in 1938 with a BFA in industrial design. During his prosperous career as an architectural photographer, Stoller worked closely with many of the period’s leading…

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Mar 17, 2013

Picture of the Day: Up and Down the Spiral

Picture of the Day: Up and Down the Spiral

UP AND DOWN THE SPIRAL © User:Colin / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0 © User:Colin / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0 Shown here is the famous double spiral staircase at the Vatican Museums in Viale Vaticano in Rome, inside the Vatican City. The stairs were designed by architect and engineer Giuseppe Momo in…

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Mar 14, 2013

Picture of the Day: Tranquility in Bali

Picture of the Day: Tranquility in Bali

TRANQUILITY IN BALI Photograph by Sean McGrath Set on a secluded hillside retreat high above the Ayung River, the Alila Hotel and Spa, located in the village of Payangan is home to one of the most beautiful infinity (zero edge) pools I’ve seen. The emerald-green swimming pool is matched by the lush…

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