Tag: Architecture

Hidden Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan

Hidden Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan

| August 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Built back in 1190s by the once great Ghorid empire, this enigmatic and intricately-ornamented ancient “skyscraper” architecture stands like a missile pointing at the stars – a 65-meter high minaret, the second biggest religious monument of its kind in the world. Originally it was topped by the lantern – making it a sort of the […]

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Safest House in the World

Safest House in the World

| May 10, 2011

The Safe House, designed by Robert Konieczny from KWK Promes in Poland, is made to be the world’s most secure home. With moveable concrete walls that seal shut, making The Safe House impregnable, it’s little mystery where people is going to run when the zombie apocalypse happens. The 6100 sq. ft Safe House is encapsulated […]

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Amazing Eco-Design of Namba Park in Osaka

Amazing Eco-Design of Namba Park in Osaka

| November 11, 2010 | 7 Comments

Namba Parks is an office and shopping complex located in the Namba district, Osaka, Japan. It consists of a high office building called Parks Tower and a 120-tenant shopping mall with rooftop garden. Some history on Namba Parks in Japan: Namba Parks was developed by Jon Jerde of The Jerde Partnership in the footprint of […]

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Trinity Church – The Southernmost Gate to Heaven

Trinity Church – The Southernmost Gate to Heaven

| September 4, 2010

Trinity Church is a small Russian Orthodox church on King George Island near Russian Bellingshausen Station in Antarctica. It is the southernmost Eastern Orthodox church in the world and also is the evidence of great human architecture at the south pole. Built in 1990s, the church is a 15m-high wooden structure built in traditional Russian […]

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Amazing Japan’s Moon Bridge (PIC)

Amazing Japan’s Moon Bridge (PIC)

A moon bridge is usually a highly arched pedestrian bridge, which in its wooden form may require the walker to initially climb and also when descending. This moon bridge type is associated with gardens in China and Japan, and is called a drum bridge in Japan. This type of moon bridge was originally designed as […]

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Hankai House – Ancient Japanese House Inside a Modern Home

Hankai House – Ancient Japanese House Inside a Modern Home

Hankai house, which is located at Akashi City at Hyogo, is a spectacular architecture marvel in Japan. It is a question much older than even this ancient Japanese home, the original portions of which date back over three hundreds years: how does one pay due respect to traditional forms when making contemporary additions, expansions and/or […]

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