Living in a college dorm, I've come to realize how convenient it is to have everything I own and need within a few feet of me. I could live like this for a long while, as long as I've got some nice outdoor spaces close, and the housing isn't awful.
Local news outlets call the scale “astronomical.”
The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is an unusual building. For one thing, as you can see in the center photo above, it’s over 10 stories high -- most embassies are much shorter.
In many ancient cultures, kings and emperors were worshipped as gods. The power of some of these would-be deities lives on in the temples they built to themselves .
There are so many domestic airports dotted around the country, (I spent a shitty morning in Robin Hood airport a few years back), that I'd question the need to expand them. Sure Manchester has good rail links , BUT, the rail system is still a bit iffy and not very well laid out you tend to sacrifice one for t'other. I mean, try catching a train from the South of the country to Leeds without going through London, (at cost), it's bloody excruciating - I've done the same trip to Manchester and honestly considering throwing myself on the tracks at one point.
American monuments hit the sweet spot between being young enough to have been photographed while being built, but old enough that few people can remember them not being there. Because of this an entire legacy can be viewed as it was while it was being created. From the D.C Capitol building, which ironically, slaves helped to build during the Civil War, to the Statue of Liberty, which was built in France, the forgotten train Grand Central train shed, the Empire State building when it was two storeys high or the Hollywood sign before it read Hollywood, here are our picks of America’s most famous monuments while they were being built.
Well, design includes both function and form. And while you may have *meant* "bad designers" and not "designers", that's not what you said. You'll have to understand why it looks like backtracking. As far as the highchair goes, you already explained your problem with the tray (which I still disagree isn't as big a problem as you claim) and you seem to have missed the point I was making about the chair being modifiable. I happen to agree that it's completely overpriced, but there are a lot of overpriced things--that doesn't necessarily mean the design is flawed. That also doesn't mean you're wrong not to like it.
There’s a lot of debate about what the tallest tower in the world currently is . Some say the Taipei 101, at 1671 ft to the tip of it’s spire , is the world’s tallest tower, whereas we might argue that the Sears Tower, at a whopping 1731 ft (and 110 stories), still takes the prize. However, if the enormous, 13,000 ft X-Seed 4000 structure ever gets built in Tokyo – it will win the worlds-tallest-building competition hands down and leave its puny competitors in the dirt.
With its plan for the new Rock Stadium, Lebanese design firm MZ Architects addresses the question of how to design a modern stadium that is located near a powerful natural site while preserving its authenticity. Instead of building the stadium next to the rocky hillside, MZ decided to build it within the existing geographical features, resulting in an award-winning green sports stadium that is hidden in the desert sands of Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates. Inspired by ancient greet temples and stadia, MZ Architects cleverly played with mass and void relationships, creating a careful balance between man-made and natural elements. <a href="http://ad.doubleclick.net/jump/Inhabitat/architecture;article=articlename;kw=content1;sz=300x250;ord=123456789?" target="_blank" ><img src="http://ad.doubleclick.net/ad/Inhabitat/architecture;article=articlename;kw=content1;sz=300x250;ord=123456789?"