Category: ARCHITECTURE

Nov 14, 2012

Picture of the Day: Vintage New York, 1935

Picture of the Day: Vintage New York, 1935

VINTAGE NEW YORK, 1935 Photograph by Berenice Abbott In this historic gem we see the Manhattan skyline from the Fulton Street Dock (which I believe is Pier 17 or close nearby). The photograph was taken by Bernice Abbot on November 26, 1935. This is one of the hundreds of black and white…

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Nov 8, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Cabin That Floats

Picture of the Day: A Cabin That Floats

A CABIN THAT FLOATS Photograph by Marcus Peabody Spotted in Perry Creek, by the island of Vinalhaven in Maine, USA, is this amazing custom-built floating cabin. This is definitely the coolest ‘small space’ I’ve seen since the school bus conversion posted a couple weeks back. The photograph was taken by Marcus Peabody…

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Oct 29, 2012

Picture of the Day: Purple Haze over Edinburgh Castle

Picture of the Day: Purple Haze over Edinburgh Castle

PURPLE HAZE OVER EDINBURGH CASTLE Photograph by Scott Hutcheson (SMHutch Photography on Flickr) In this amazing shot by Scott Hutcheson, we see a hazy purple twilight over Edinburgh Castle. In the picture comments on Flickr Scott says the purple colour was completely natural. Edinburgh Castle is a fortress which dominates the…

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Oct 29, 2012

Amazing Vertical Panoramas of Church Ceilings

Amazing Vertical Panoramas of Church Ceilings

The Sifter has already profiled the fantastic work of Richard Silver for his New York Sliced series. In his ongoing exploration of his hometown city of New York, Richard takes us on a tour of beautifully designed church ceilings around NYC. Each photo is a vertical panorama composed of 6-10 photos stitched together. Shooting…

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Oct 29, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Dine-In Theater at Disney World

Picture of the Day: The Dine-In Theater at Disney World

THE DINE-IN THEATER AT DISNEY WORLD Photograph by Joe Penniston (Express Monorail on Flickr) The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park (one of the four theme parks that make up Disney World) serves American cuisine for lunch and dinner. Like a night at the old drive-ins, servers…

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Oct 26, 2012

Picture of the Day: Subterranean Super-Columns in Japan

Picture of the Day: Subterranean Super-Columns in Japan

SUBTERRANEAN SUPER-COLUMNS IN JAPAN Photograph by Dddeco You are looking at the world’s largest underground flood water diversion facility. The Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel, also known as the G-Cans Project, is an underground water infrastructure project in Kasukabe, Saitama, Japan. It was built to prevent overflow of the city’s…

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Oct 25, 2012

A Unique Hillside Home Built Into the Landscape

A Unique Hillside Home Built Into the Landscape

Located in Luque, Paraguay, this fascinating home by Bauen features a unique design that places the property directly into and around several hills. The arched roof, which mimics the shape of the top of a hill, blends beautifully into the landscape. The expansive windows means lots of natural light, and the high ceilings and…

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