These wooden bridges in the Fuijan and Zhejiang provinces, on the south east coast of China, show a degree of craftsmanship astounding enough for them to still be standing and supporting daily activity and use. And they are gorgeous as well.
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I've often wondered what happens after the Olympics. I would love to find a comprehensive archive of Olympic venues...
Of all the architectural details, it is the doors and windows we interact with the most. It isn't surprising to me how beautiful they can be. Here, Andre Vicente Goncalves, a Portuguese photographer, makes the point with gorgeous sets of doors and windows from around Europe.
These gorgeous and stylish metro maps for world cities look to not only display location and distance, but time and direction as well. The project from architect Jug Cerovic looks at the layouts of the world's major cities' metro system, but they are beautiful enough to hang on your wall. I want to collect all of the cities I've visited. What a gallery that would make.
Reflecting on the memories of the golden age of Hollywood, it gives the feeling that there is no such place like a movie theater to celebrate the birth of film from an artist. "The greatest emotion I have ever had in my life took place in the dark" and not in front of a smartphone or television. I have decided to spotlight the grandiose movie palaces to the independent movie houses. This is Cinema.
One very notable aspect of the houses I've been to in Singapore is that rather than hide from the equatorial heat behind unopenable glass walls and super-powered AC units, the people of Singapore open their doors, walls and windows to it. The indoors and outdoors blend entirely together. And this example from the architects Aamer shows just how swank this style can be.
In his project "100 Year Old Houses" Hungarian photographer Zsolt Hlinka http://www.zsolthlinka.com/ approaches his architectural subjects with a point of view, one evoking wonder and reverence as well as curiosity.
Photographer Foster Huntington built this treehouse in Washington State near Oregon and called it 'The Cinder Cone'.
"[I was] inspired by the people and places I’d seen during my time on the road".
His kickstarter campaign is for the gorgeous book of photos documenting the whole process and end result.
From the project page:
The Growth That Is Our Own Cradle enquires into the form and make up of a selection of British bird’s nests. Nine nests from different species of birds are carefully studied and documented in order to heighten our appreciation of each construction.
They are so delicate in design. A nest might have a thousand pieces to its make up. Each piece taken on a single trip. Not only that but the birds have to find each piece, and find a place for it in their nest. It’s like a builder building a house. Their construction: unbelievable that they never fall out and are so safe. Built for strength but also for comfort. Amazing really, that birds can make these homes like they do.
(Fred Mills, nest finder)
Munich-based photographer Nich Frank (http://www.iso72.de ) sees geometry all around him and captures images that let us see them too.
“[it's] about self-discovery, finding something new or to interpret it differently, change the own point of view, leaving the rhythm and the usual paths. It’s about time, places, moments, but also technology.”
From 1949, this film by the National Film Board of Canada shows how, using only snow and a knife, an igloo is built by two Inuit men in Canada’s Far North.
From picking the right site, carving and stacking the snow blocks, the hour and a half of work creates enough warmth inside to protect people from the harshest conditions.
On a foggy day, a drone was able to catch this stunning footage of the Dom Tower of Utrecht, for the Dutch filmmakers Jelte Keur and Reinout van Schie.