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Posted by kaska on 25 Jun 2012 / 0 Comment During the Second World War, the British Royal Navy constructed a series of sea forts for an advanced line of defense against inbound air raids and potential sea invasions from the Axis powers.
Countless times you have heard: “Maldives – Paradise on Earth”. And that is really true! Only few tourist destinations are comparable with the Maldives.
first image 'tree tents' by luminair all images courtesy of luminair the culmination of three years worth of research, these 'tree tents' by luminair are coming to forests near you. bringing awareness to the timber harvest and lifecycle, these suspended capsules bring comfortable and low impact retreats up in the canopies. the living spaces are contained by a sustainable structural frame enclosed with high density cotton canvas fabric. a combination of green ash wood and strong, lightweight hybrid aluminum sub-frame components are easily transported and assembled. steam-bent into a spherical shape, the form spreads loads across the structure to absorb movements of inhabitants. its 100% waterproof exterior is insulated with sheep wool, making the shelters perfect for year-round use and semi-permanent camps. it comes in olive green, red and natural.
Day 187: Santa Marta, Colombia
Looking for a magical escape? Montaña Mágica Lodge , also known as Magic Mountain Lodge , is a beautifully constructed hotel on the privately owned natural reserve of Huilo Huilo in Chile. It offers a mystical getaway on natural grounds. You don't have to be a hobbit to enjoy the comforts and beauty of nature! The lodge, which is built to look like a volcano, spouts a refreshing waterfall in place of actual lava. If you're interested in seeing a real volcano, Chile's Arenal Volcano can be viewed right from the hotel.
Le Grotte della Civita – this is an unusual hotel in the city of Matera in southern Italy. The hotel has no “star” classification, the look is far from the concept of luxury, but the publication New York Times has made it to the list of the most unusual places in the world, Times – one of the ten most beautiful hotels in the world, and Tatler di Condé Nast – the hundred best hotels in the the planet. In 1993, UNESCO declared Le Grotte della Civita World Heritage Site. And it is not surprising, because the project is located just inside the cave. Moreover, this is the whole town and the houses here are made of stone.
Posted by Radhika on September 11th, 2009 This mind teasing structure that you are viewing in pictures below was designed and developed by organic architect Javier Senosiain. Javier Senosiain is a Mexican architect who has a peculiar taste to create numerous marvels in different patterns. This particular shell house aptly named “Nautilus House” was given shape in 2006 at a place called Naucalpan in Mexico. Being an exceptional one directly from the imagination of its architect, it naturally had to undergo enough changes testing the patience of its builder. The concept “Organic” can be well experienced from the way one feels being amidst the nature.