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Stairwell at Palazzo Reale 

Stairwell at Palazzo Reale 

Inside Taj Mahal - agraindia

Inside Taj Mahal - agraindia

Diocletian’s PalaceRomanEmpire305 CE,  Split, Croatia
Diocletian’s palace is a building in Split, Croatia that was built by the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century AD.Diocletian built the massive palace in preparation for his retirement on 1 May 305 AD.
He was the only Roman Emperor to officially retire.

Diocletian’s Palace
Roman
Empire
305 CE,  Split, Croatia

Diocletian’s palace is a building in Split, Croatia that was built by the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century AD.Diocletian built the massive palace in preparation for his retirement on 1 May 305 AD.

He was the only Roman Emperor to officially retire.

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a double arcade in the center of Milan, Italy. The structure is formed by two glass-vaulted arcades intersecting in an octagon covering the street connecting Piazza del Duomo to Piazza della Scala.

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a double arcade in the center of Milan, Italy. The structure is formed by two glass-vaulted arcades intersecting in an octagon covering the street connecting Piazza del Duomo to Piazza della Scala.

Lotus Temple, New Delhi, India
HH:  Looks lovely lighted up at night.  Pretty in the daylight as well, but I think it really appears to be opening, blossoming before your eyes here.

Lotus Temple, New Delhi, India

HH:  Looks lovely lighted up at night.  Pretty in the daylight as well, but I think it really appears to be opening, blossoming before your eyes here.

OAB Spanish architectural firm has designed the “House for a Photographer II», in Tarragona in Spain. The House recalls the Mediterranean, typical, white houses with their lemon trees, a view on the sea and the old ruins. A House to discover through pictures of Alejo ring.

Source:  Fubiz

Interior Room in the Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur.

Interior Room in the Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur.

Smooth Lines

Smooth Lines

The Bosco Verticale

All photos: Marco Garofalo for Boeri Studio

The world’s first vertical forest (trademark?) is rising in Milan. The Bosco Verticale, the project’s official title, will be completed later this year, marking a significant step in development of green architecture. The plan consists of two apartment towers festooned with a series of concrete decks, staggered and offset from each other to give the structures their Jenga-like appearance. Once completed, nearly 2.5 acres of “forest” will have been planted in these balconies, helping to absorb dust—-a major problem in Milan—-and C02, while shading and cooling the residents within.

http://architizer.com/blog/green-architects-takes-big-leap-with-milans-vertical-forest/#.UPaNK4njmXQ

http://www.stefanoboeriarchitetti.net/en/news/il-bosco-verticale/

bjtuiningafineart:

Created in Illustrator by  graphic designer/ artist BJTuininga in 2002 in honor of Frank Lloyd Wright for a Lecture given at Keene State College about his work as a graphic designer.
Happy Birthday Mr. Wright. Your designs still continue to influence our graphics, our architecture and our perspectives on design in its entirety. 

bjtuiningafineart:

Created in Illustrator by  graphic designer/ artist BJTuininga in 2002 in honor of Frank Lloyd Wright for a Lecture given at Keene State College about his work as a graphic designer.

Happy Birthday Mr. Wright. Your designs still continue to influence our graphics, our architecture and our perspectives on design in its entirety. 

The Sky-Garden Design

This architecture by Guz Architects is a wonderfully developed minimalistic design with a curvilinear flare that really brings out the organic coverings. It is impressive how the design facilitates the needs of the plants and shrubs located throughout the house.

Source:  ArchitectureLinked

March Studio’s Bakery Design

Ant Architecture NOTE: THE ANT COLONY WAS ABANDONED - subterranian ants structure excavated

Cupids under a layer of dust: a mysterious mansion in Saint Petersburg.

Photos: Nikita Muruzin

Shibam, often called “the Manhattan of the desert”, a town in Hadramawt, Yemen, is considered to have the world’s oldest skyscrapers.

It has about 7,000 inhabitants and all of the town’s house are made out of mud bricks. Some of these structures rise 5 to 9 stories high.

This technique of building was implemented in order to protect residents from Bedouin attacks. While Shibam has existed for around 2,000 years, most of the city’s houses come mainly from the 16th century.

Source: from Places Gate