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25 Aug 19:44

archaeologistforhire: ahencyclopedia: INCA INGENUITY IN THE...




NESTLED deep in the Andes, the former Inca capital city of Cusco stands at 11,152 feet (3,399 m) above sea level. It is a destination for tourists from around the world who ascend the treacherous mountainside roads to make their pilgrimage to one of the modern wonders of the world, Machu Picchu. While it is best known for its proximity to the ancient city, there is a wealth of other sites in and around Cusco that still have intact remnants of the region’s Inca past.

The Inca Empire, known to themselves as Tiwantinsuyo, began in the early 15th century and lasted until the Spanish conquest. It was centered on the capital, Cusco, which continues to be an important city in Peru.

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Article and photos © by Caroline Cervera on AHE

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29 Aug 10:00

Geometric and Playful Places for Children in a Colombian School

by Léa

L’architecte Daniel Bonilla et AEI arquitectura e interiores, basés à Bogota en Colombie, se sont associés pour imaginer des espaces de jeux et de lecture au sein de l’école anglo-colombienne de la capitale colombienne. Des pièces colorées, des petites cachettes pour lire en toute tranquillité, des coussins géométrique pour apprendre en s’amusant.

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29 Aug 03:32

archlaser: Sun Path House | USA


Sun Path House | USA

29 Aug 22:15

converted boeing 747 lands at burning man in nevada’s black rock desert

by nina azzarello I designboom

big imagination foundation has converted a jumbo jet into an immersive art installation hosting events, music, speakers and parties on board.

The post converted boeing 747 lands at burning man in nevada’s black rock desert appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

29 Aug 15:30

Apparently, some dogs have 9 lives too. [video]

Apparently, some dogs have 9 lives too. [video]

29 Aug 09:00

Tea Room Tree House in Japan

by Donnia

L’architecte japonais Hiroshi Nakamura est le créateur de la « tea room » Bird Nest Atami, à Shizuoka, près de Tokyo. Suspendu dans un arbre à l’image des nids d’oiseaux, ce salon de thé épouse parfaitement la structure naturelle de l’arbre (âgé de 300 ans) sur lequel il est fixé, à plus de 10 mètres de hauteur. Il suffit de monter quelques marches pour se retrouver au paradis du thé.

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28 Aug 20:10


28 Aug 23:15


28 Aug 23:15

professorspork: #this single photo here validates the...

28 Aug 23:39

illuminosity: *procrastinates happily*remembers that i have Responsibilities*procrastinates...


*procrastinates happily*
remembers that i have Responsibilities
*procrastinates uneasily*

29 Aug 01:18

archatlas: Building 10 Wonders of the World — In Color These...


Building 10 Wonders of the World — In Color

These photographs, in monochrome and then reconstructed color, are taken from the forthcoming book The Paper Time Machine, a collaboration between Retronaut and Jordan Lloyd of Dynamichrome. The finished book will contain 130 reconstructed color historical photographs arranged chronologically, chosen and introduced by Retronaut.

  • Jul. 1888 Construction of the Eiffel Tower, Paris. 
  • c. 1935 Officials ride in one of the penstock pipes of the soon-to-be-completed Hoover Dam, Arizona. 
  •  Apr. 1844 Nelson’s Column under Construction, Trafalgar Square, London.
  • 1882 Workers build the Statue of Liberty inside French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s workshop in Paris
  • 1880s The bell-tower of the Sacre Coeur Basilica under construction on the Montmartre Hill in Paris.
  • c. 1889 Tower Bridge was begun in 1881 and opened in 1894, to designs by Sir Horace Jones.
  • May 31, 1932 Gutzon Borglum and supt. inspecting work on the face of Washington, Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota.
  • c. 1934 The Golden Gate Bridge under construction, San Francisco, California.

You can support the project and order copies of The Paper Time Machine on the book’s Unbound page.

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29 Aug 01:43

darylfranz: これがロボットの仕事?美しい曲線で削りだすストーンカッターすげぇΣ(゚д゚;) -...

28 Aug 23:00

comstocktexas: yeah… yeah… YEAH!!


yeah… yeah… YEAH!!

28 Aug 13:39

verbalvomits: wikipedia owns me


wikipedia owns me

28 Aug 09:26

Summer northern light at midnight mid august, with full moon.

by dataichi

dataichi posted a photo:

Summer northern light at midnight mid august, with full moon.

Namnlaus vatnet. (Lake with no name) - Láhko Nasjonalpark - Nordland Norway

27 Aug 05:32

(via ianisrlycool)

(via ianisrlycool)

27 Aug 16:00

(via quixotesque)

(via quixotesque)

27 Aug 01:11

Dang !

Dang !

27 Aug 01:15



26 Aug 23:10

Rubbing it in with style.

A video posted by Motley (@motley_the_bengal) on

Rubbing it in with style.

26 Aug 14:40

archatlas: Schaufelschlucht Bridge With the second arch...


Schaufelschlucht Bridge

With the second arch bridge on the spectacular alpine road to Ebnit, a sub-district of Dornbirn, the master plan for three infrastructure projects is one step closer to completion. The Schaufelschlucht Bridge by Marte.Marte Architects has been integrated into the tremendous natural surroundings just as naturally and impressively as the Schanerloch Bridge before it. Both were built following the same principle: a visible display of internal and external forces, cast in concrete. The twisting and tapering of the bridge on the valley side gives a clear idea of the structural capabilities of the arch shape, while its counterpart on the Ebnit side withstands the dynamic force of the water, which has carved a deep gorge in the rock face over the course of thousands of years. The dark, narrow tunnels, formed by the forces of nature, and the forbidding sheer rock walls along the road act as the backdrop for a dramatic spectacle no one passing by could hardly miss. The bridge’s concrete parapets escort motorists and give them a sense of safety as they cross the roaring, rain-swollen waters, and the solidity and equilibrium of the homogeneous structure make it seem invincible and built for eternity. Sustainability in its truest, while timeless, form. (Marina Hämmerle)

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26 Aug 15:00

archatlas: Minimal Subway MapsIn the words of the artist Andrew...


Minimal Subway Maps

In the words of the artist Andrew Lynch:

VanMaps is the junction of my love for minimal graphic design and maps, specifically subway maps. The basic idea is to take the subway map we are all so used to seeing and completely flip everything. A good subway map makes reading the different subway lines easy and clear so you can find your way from point A to point B. This requires the map to distorted so the city you see on the map isn’t real. This is perfectly displayed in Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 map of the New York City Subway which showed Central Park as a giant square.

When I look at the subway map I always want to know where the lines really go. The VanMaps take this wish to a ridiculous extreme. A fully geographic map would be cluttered and difficult to read. I stripped that all away. All you have now is the essence, the subway itself and nothing else. In trying for the most geographic accuracy the map now becomes totally abstracted. The subway line exists on a blank plane. Totally accurate, totally useless. But damn does it look good.

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26 Aug 17:16

The planned city of La Plata, the capital city of the Province...

The planned city of La Plata, the capital city of the Province of Buenos Aires, is characterized by its strict grid pattern. At the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris, the new city was awarded two gold medals for the “City of the Future” and “Better performance built.” /// This is the fifth post in our week focused on urban planning. ///

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26 Aug 18:30

pdlcomics: Time Traveled

26 Aug 19:36

lizclimo: thanks, tony. 


thanks, tony. 

26 Aug 14:56

thenatsdorf: Squak squaksquaksquaksquaksquak


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26 Aug 03:25

swingsetindecember: i’d still buy a box


i’d still buy a box

26 Aug 04:58

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25 Aug 21:00

Jealous Yet? This Mega Yacht Boasts a Top-Deck Pool & Private Beach

by S.A. Rogers

Like the world's fastest supercars limited to the speed limits on public highways, mega yacht concepts can be more outwardly tailored to an ostentatious display of extreme wealth than realistic everyday usability for their owners. Hareide Design of Norway aims to change that with the 108M Mega Yacht Concept, billing it as a more actively enjoyable option for billionaires than the typical splashy proposals that get passed around the internet. Read more…
25 Aug 13:36

archatlas: Wenyi Draws On Trash Found In The Streets and...


Wenyi Draws On Trash Found In The Streets and Leaves It For People To Find 

Wenyi is in Dali, Yunnan Province, China. It has a very famous and beautiful old town with abundant culture heritage and natural resources. However, lots of trash cover the streets.

In the artist own words:

I decided to use this wasted paper for art so I started a project: early in the morning, with a pen, a painting board, and no paper, I cycle in the alleys of Dali Old town and collect wasted paper. Once I find some paper or cardboard, I dismantle the wrappers, flatten it, and draw the architecture in front of me directly on it. After that, it will be nailed to the wall exactly where I picked it so that it could be seen by more people.

I want people to see art in our everyday life, even if it’s on wasted paper.


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