Welcome to www.orientalarchitecture.com, a photographic survey of Asia's architectural heritage. Here you can view over 17,500 photos of 851 sites in twenty-one countries, with background information and virtual tours. This website is a collection of photos from many different contributors. Altit Fort, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, (26 December 2013). Jōruri-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan, (29 September 2013).
If amateur architect James Diamond had his way, the U.S. Capitol would’ve been a modest, two-story building topped by, not a statue of freedom, but a honking-huge weathercock. Had John Russell Pope realized his vision, the Lincoln Memorial would’ve loomed like a pyramid lifted from the sands of Egypt. And had D.C. greenlit a proposal from Jim Allegro and Doug Michels, the White House would’ve stood opposite a 300-foot-long public couch (complete with a flatscreen TV). Alas, none of these plans ever materialized--to the District’s benefit, no doubt. But that hasn’t stopped the National Building Museum from pulling old models, blueprints, and drawings out of the trash can and mounting them on display in Unbuilt Washington, a captivating new exhibition about the Capitol city that might’ve been. No Joke: The White House Almost Looked Like This | Co. Design