Category: ARCHITECTURE

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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Apr 23, 2013

Picture of the Day: Into the Dragon’s Lair

Picture of the Day: Into the Dragon’s Lair

INTO THE DRAGON’S LAIR Photograph by TOBIAS LINDMAN In this vivid capture, we see the entrance to Rådhuset metro station. Rådhuset (Court House) is a rapid transit station in Kungsholmen in central Stockholm, part of the Stockholm metro. The station is located on the blue line between T-Centralen and Fridhemsplan and was…

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Apr 22, 2013

40 Gargoyles and Grotesques Around the World

40 Gargoyles and Grotesques Around the World

In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved stone grotesque, usually made of granite, with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building thereby preventing rainwater from running down masonry walls and eroding the mortar between. Architects often used multiple gargoyles on buildings to divide the…

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Apr 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: Sky Cranes

Picture of the Day: Sky Cranes

SKY CRANES Photograph by Jakob Montrasio | jakob.montrasio.net In this beautiful HDR image by Jakob Montrasio, we see the Chinese Central Television (CCTV) Headquarters under construction in April of 2008. At least five cranes can be spotted, soaring high above the ground below. The CCTV Headquarters is a 234 m (768 ft),…

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Apr 18, 2013

An Old Clock Tower Converted Into a Penthouse

An Old Clock Tower Converted Into a Penthouse

Located in the trendy DUMBO (down under the Manhattan bridge overpass) neighbourhood of Brooklyn, New York is One Main Street; a 126-unit loft conversion by David Walentas (creator of the DUMBO neighbourhood) in 1998. The former cardboard box factory was originally built in 1915 and features a beautiful clock tower. Walentas renamed it the…

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Apr 15, 2013

Poland’s Underground Salt Cathedral

Poland’s Underground Salt Cathedral

Located 135 meters (443 ft) underground is the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine in southern Poland. Entered into the UNESCO First World Heritage List in 1978, it was also proclaimed a Historical Monument by the President of the Republic of Poland in 1994. The mine is located in the town of Wieliczka and is within…

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Apr 11, 2013

Picture of the Day: Chateau de Chenonceau

Picture of the Day: Chateau de Chenonceau

Château de Chenonceau Loire Valley, France Photograph by Ra-smit on Wikimedia Commons The Château de Chenonceau is a French château near the small village of Chenonceaux, in the Loire Valley of France. The château was built on the site of an old mill on the River Cher and was designed by the…

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