Category: ARCHITECTURE

Feb 2, 2013

Picture of the Day: Inside the Stuttgart City Library

Picture of the Day: Inside the Stuttgart City Library

Inside the Stuttgart City Library Photograph by Frank Karlitschek After winning a design competition for the project in 1999, the new city library for Stuttgart, Germany, was unveiled on October 21, 2011. The building was designed by Yi Architects and takes the form of a cube with each side measuring 45 meters…

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Jan 29, 2013

Dramatic Rooftopping Captures by Aurelie Curie

Dramatic Rooftopping Captures by Aurelie Curie

Aurelie Curie is an urban and industrial photographer. On Flickr she has an incredible photostream of urban exploration (or Urbex) and rooftopping photos. ‘Rooftopping’ is a niche of Urban Exploration that involves scaling the roofs of tall buildings (usually without permission). In the series below you can see the dramatic photos that can result…

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Jan 26, 2013

A Penthouse Chalet in the Swiss Alps

A Penthouse Chalet in the Swiss Alps

Located in the ski resort and mountaineering village of Zermatt, this beautiful multi-level penthouse was designed by local architect and artist Heinz Julen. The penthouse chalet features large picture windows and glass panels in the roof, bathing the apartment in natural light. The chairs and chandelier were also designed and built by Julen. The…

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Jan 22, 2013

Artist Paints Miniature Apartment Buildings around the City

Artist Paints Miniature Apartment Buildings around the City

Evol is a German artist currently living and working in Berlin. Born in Heilbronn, Germany, he attended the Kuopio Acadamy of Arts and Crafts in Finland and has a degree in product design from HFG Schwäbisch Gmünd in Germany. Evol has had solo exhibits in Germany, Belgium, China and the United States. While his…

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Jan 16, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Ghost Town of Kolmanskop

Picture of the Day: The Ghost Town of Kolmanskop

THE GHOST TOWN OF KOLMANSKOP Photograph by Chris Gray In this fantastic shot by Chris Gray, we see insides of an abandoned house in Kolmanskop, Namibia overtaken by sand. Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib desert in southern Namibia, a few kilometres inland from the port town of Lüderitz. It…

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Jan 15, 2013

Picture of the Day: Villers Abbey, Belgium

Picture of the Day: Villers Abbey, Belgium

VILLERS ABBEY, BELGIUM Photograph by Abbaye de Villers The Abbaye de Villers (Villers Abbey), situated in the commune of Villers-la-Ville (Belgium) in grounds of more than 36 hectares, is a destination imbued with history. It was founded in the 12th Century, under the aegis of Saint Bernard. Today, its ruins give an…

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Jan 8, 2013

Picture of the Day: Nature Overtakes the Great Wall

Picture of the Day: Nature Overtakes the Great Wall

Nature Overtakes the Great Wall Photograph by Trey Ratlcliff @ StuckInCustoms.com Travel photographer Trey Ratcliff took this incredible photograph that shows nature slowly overgrowing a section of the Great Wall of China. Trey says it was in the northern part of the wall, about a half-mile hike from a resort called ‘Commune…

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Jan 7, 2013

Picture of the Day: Bali’s Tanah Lot Sea Temple

Picture of the Day: Bali’s Tanah Lot Sea Temple

BALI’S TANAH LOT SEA TEMPLE Photograph by Fabio Gismondi Tanah Lot is a rock formation off the Indonesian island of Bali. It is home of a pilgrimage temple, the Pura Tanah Lot (literally “Tanah Lot temple”), and a popular tourist and cultural icon. Located in Tabanan, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from…

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Jan 7, 2013

The World’s Strongest Artificially Generated Tornado

The World’s Strongest Artificially Generated Tornado

Photograph by Mercedes-Benz Passion Located in Stuttgart, Germany, the Mercedes-Benz Museum is home to the ‘strongest artificially generated tornado in the world’ according to the Guinness Book of World Records. However the purpose of the 34.4 meter high (112.86 ft) may surprise you. See below to learn why. The architecture of the…

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Jan 3, 2013

Black and White Architecture Photography by Joel Tjintjelaar

Black and White Architecture Photography by Joel Tjintjelaar

Joel Tjinjelaar is a fine art photographer specializing in black and white long exposure photography. An IT Project Manager by trade, Joel studied criminal law but always dreamt of being an architect. Through photography, Joel has found a nice substitute for an unfulfilled dream. Inspired by greats like Gehry and Calatrava, Joel wants to…

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