It’s time for most bizarre architectural endeavors. Brace yourselves for most bizarre architectural creations in the world. But make no mistake by taking ‘bizarre’ in a negative way. Unusual and creative is always great! Royal Ontario Museum, Cana House in Highgate Cemetery, England Hole House in Texas, USA Friendly Alien, Austria Gangster House, Russia Hang Nga Guest House (Crazy House), Vietnam Wonderworks, USA Stone House, Portugal Errante Guest
Few more amazing places from around the world. Awa’awapuhi Trail Kauai, Hawaii Bern, Switzerland Coron Palawan, Philippines Fernando De Noronha – Brazil The Pearl Waterfall, Jiuzhaigou Valley, China Etretat, Normandy, France Golden Horn, Brac Island – Croatia Golden Eye Hotel – St. Mary, Jamaica Norway Pangong Tso Lake in the Himalayas Porto Katsiki, Lefkada Island, Greece Santa Domenica nel Salento Soneva Fushi, Maldives Spirit Island, Magligne Lake, Alberta, Canada Rice Field Terraces in Yunnan, China Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island, Hong Kong Alentejo, Portugal Rocky Village, Vernazza, Italy Lower Lewis River Falls – Gifford Pinchot National Forest – Washington, USA
The Park of Pratolino is one of the most beautiful parks in Florence surroundings. Even though the ancient Medicean villa and park has been destroyed, with just few monuments from that era remaining, it is easy to imagine its beauty and charm. Among the monuments dating back to the Renaissance there is the massive statue of theColossus of the Apennines by Giambologna (1579-80). The Apennines is made of stone and brick and had at one time grottoes decorated with frescoes and beautiful geometric decorations on the inside.
There are so many ways to decorate your outdoors from incredible tile work to breathtaking landscape. But what else can be done in the outdoors that will not cost as much as hiring a landscaping professional but also boost curb appeal? If you are on a budget there are still quite a few ways of decorating your outdoors. Flower Beds Flower beds are great because you can not only build them yourself but also use them anywhere from a garden to your porch or window. Planter pots are also great at performing the task of decorating. Use flower beds along the walk ways
Subaru has introduced their WRX concept, blending power and aerodynamics with an even greater focus on sharp handling, steering and a communicative chassis. although no information has been released on the power figures of the car, the concept introduces a new larger grille design and a pronounced power bulge to provide clearance for the new turbocharged engine and intercooler. Featuring a carbon-fiber roof to enhance the already low center of gravity and reduce weight, the body also incorporates a new paint color known as ‘WR blue pearl III’, which modernizes the iconic WRX look.
French garden is a formal garden that just like Italian garden is based on principles of symmetry and order.The Gardens of Versailles are considered an epitome of jardin à la française as they include numerous geometric patterns, architecural elements and water features. Origin The French Renaissance garden is similar to Italian Renaissance garden and takes cues from it. Emerged in 16th century the French garden shared much of its features with the Italian one. The Gardens of Vesailles that were created between 1662 and 1700 years by gardener André Le Nôtre used to occupy 15,000 acres of land now it’s
Normal car or super athlete – there is no set of wheels, which you could not do with a human chassis even more attractive. We show you the best show Girls of the Geneva Motor Show.move gracefully in heels, lounging lasciviously on the hood and smile to the lips closed tightly: The girls are fair for many visitors, the real highlight of an auto show. This is at the Geneva show otherwise. We will show the ladies on the eponymous lake.
Renowned architecture firm Zaha Hadid has unveiled designs for a cultural complex in China. Situated in the heart of Changsha, the ‘Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Art Center’ will be made up of three buildings—the Contemporary Art Museum, a Grand Theater, and a Multipurpose Hall—and offers other facilities. The place for theatre and art would be designed in the modern style of the architects, with unique and eye-catching sinuous curves. Once it’s complete, the Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Art Center can house a total of over 2,300 seats at its performance venues, and will also contain bars, lobbies, restaurants and the likes throughout the
On the site of a former industrial warehouse, Andrea Maffei Architects (along with Arata Isozaki) have realized a new public library filled with light and bound by an undulating curtain wall. Before construction ever began, Maffei and Isozaki beat out 150 other teams for the opportunity to realize a new library for the city of Maranello, Italy. In their solution, a solid wall surrounds the perimeter of the site, and the plan looks not unlike someone has drawn a cloud or amoeba in a box. The library, itself, has a bright interior bound by curving glass walls. Between this glass wall and the solid site wall, a shallow
Edgeland House is located on a rehabilitated brownfield site and is a modern re‐interpretation of one of the oldest housing typologies in North America, the Native American Pit House. The Pit House, typically sunken, takes advantage of the earth’s mass to maintain thermal comfort throughout the year. Like this timeless dwelling, Edgeland House’s relationship to the landscape both in terms of approach as well as building performance involves an insulative green roof and a 7‐foot excavation‐ gaining benefits from the earth’s mass to help it stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Such an architectural setting presents
Hyatt Foundation announced that Toyo Ito is the 2013 recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, an annual award which recognizes “a combination of those qualities of talent, vision, and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.” First is a retail project that was cited by the jury, and one of the first projects of Ito’s that I came across as an architecture student. It’s the Tod’s store in Omotesando, which you can see in the photos above. The structure of the project is also the skin: a graphic and concrete abstraction of trees that wraps
In Aarhus, Denmark, a stunning waterfront residential project was recently completed—the white, unusually shaped building looks just like a giant iceberg. A collaboration between JDS Architects, Cebra, SeARCH and Louis Paillard, the project consists of several pointy-roofed blocks with small, geometric windows cut into their sides. Designed to provide as many occupants as possible with waterfront views, the building wasn’t meant to resemble an iceberg initially, but simply came to be so along the way.
Easter is a great holiday, it’s warm, homey and very spring-like. There are many ways to decorate your home for Easter. Easter home decorations are very diverse and can serve in seasonal and everyday decor after the holiday is over. For instance, cute bright tableware and floral table centerpieces are just right for spring seasonal home decor but can also add to the Easter feel.
Modern houses often feature a design that integrates a swimming pool into the house structure thus not only saving space on the sight but also creating a connection between indoors and outdoors. The connection between the house and swimming pool makes for an interesting exterior.
Photographer Tom Hussey has created a thought-provoking ad campaign for Novartis’ Exelon Patch, which is a prescriptive medicine for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s dementia. In his poignant photo series, Hussey depicts old people who see reflections of their younger selves in mirrors in order to reflect the confusion that plagues Alzheimer’s patients on a daily basis. These award-winning pictures poetically illustrate the receding memories of people who suffer from dementia, who often start losing their newer memories first and are left with older ones of their youth.
Cuban-American artist Cesar Santos has created a series of paintings that imagines what could have happened if all the great artists from across the ages were to collaborate.By mixing the signature styles of legendary masters from the Renaissance to the Modernism movements, he produced intriguing paintings that juxtapose very different artistic elements on top of one another.One of the paintings depicts a trio of cherubs in modern diapers, painting out of Warhol-esque “Campbell” cans.These artworks allow the viewer to appreciate iconic pieces from the likes of Rembrandt and Picasso from a different, fresher perspective. Scroll down to view more of