Ghostly Desert Homestead Uses Mirrors To Fool Observers
In the desert near Joshua Tree, California, there stands a 70-year-old homestead cabin that isn’t all there. The ethereal cabin is part of an outdoor art installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III called Lucid Homestead. To give the cabin its striking appearance, the artist replaced strips of the wall with mirrors and the windows with mirrored panels that light up at night. The building reflects the desert sun and environment around it, making it seem like an airy and transparent space
Composite half-section, half-plan and half-elevation of two versions of a 16-bay dome with paired columnar buttresses around the peristyle, by Wren, Sir Christopher (1632–1723) (Surveyor) Hawksmoor, Nicholas (c.1662–1736) (Draughtsman) Gribelin, Simon (1661–1733) (Draughtsman) © The Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral
Best known for his work “Sagrada Família” Antoni Gaudí was the leader of Catalan Modernism. Most of his works are in the region where he was born, Catalonia, Spain
(CNN) — Dubai’s 828-meter Burj Khalifa has less than a year left as the world’s tallest building.
China’s projected 838-meter (2,749 feet) Sky City broke ground in Changsha in central China on July 20.
Astonishingly, the construction company behind it expects to top out in April 2014 — a build time of just 10 months.
It took five years to build the Burj Khalifa.
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