The Khoikhoi and the San 10 Amazing Modern Architectural Wonders Capital Gate – Abu Dhabi, UAE This leaning tour in the UAE puts the Tower of Pisa to shame. Capital Gate, a skyscraper in Abu Dhabi adjacent to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, is designed with a striking lean. At 160 m (520 ft) tall with 35 stories, it is one of the tallest buildings in the city and inclines 18° to the west. In June 2010, Guinness World Records certified Capital Gate as the "World's Furthest Leaning Man-Made Tower." How does the tower stand without toppling over? Sunrise Kempinski Hotel – Beijing, China In the hotel industry, 2015 is a year of remarkable openings and re-openings. On the edge of a lake, 60 kilometers outside of Beijing is a building with the ultimate feng shui. The hotel is covered with an exterior of 10,000 glass panels that stretch to a span of 18,075 sq.m. The Marina Bay Sands Hotel - Singapore Cumulus - Nordborg, Denmark Is it a meteorite? City of Arts and Sciences - Valencia, Spain Akshardham Temple - Delhi, India Infinity Tower – Dubai, UAE
Base de données internationale du patrimoine du génie civil The Khoisan Once Were Kings Of The Planet. What Happened? : Goats and Soda In Namibia today, members of the ancient tribe of hunter-gatherers still forage. New genetic research reveals they were once the largest group of humans. Stephan C. Schuster/Penn State University hide caption toggle caption Stephan C. In Namibia today, members of the ancient tribe of hunter-gatherers still forage. Stephan C. Some 22,000 years ago, they were the largest group of humans on earth: the Khoisan, a tribe of hunter-gatherers in southern Africa. Today, only about 100,000 Khoisan, who are also known as Bushmen, remain. How did it happen that a group that was once in the majority is now so small? First of all, the fact that 7 billion people now live on earth makes it almost impossible for us to understand how few people lived in the past. What happened to tip the balance? Changes in the climate. The Bushmen know which plants and herbs are good to eat — and which will heal their ailments. How do the Khoisan maintain their way of living today? The answer is they don't.
Xhosa - Introduction, Location, Language, Folklore, Religion, Major holidays, Rites of passage PRONUNCIATION: KOH-suh LOCATION: South Africa (eastern, urban areas) POPULATION: 6 million LANGUAGE: Xhosa (Bantu) RELIGION: Traditional beliefs (supreme being uThixo or uQamata ); Christianity The word Xhosa refers to a people and a language of South Africa. Well before the arrival of Dutch in the 1650s, the Xhosa had settled the southeastern area of South Africa. Christian missionaries established their first outposts among the Xhosa in the 1820s, but met with little success. Under apartheid (a government policy requiring the separation of races), the South African government created separate regions that were described as Bantustans (homelands) for black people of African descent. These regions were proclaimed independent countries by the apartheid government. Before the arrival of the Europeans in the late 1600s, Xhosa-speaking people occupied much of eastern South Africa. The Xhosa language is properly referred to as isiXhosa . Ramphela, Mamphela. Switzer, Les.
the line multi-purpose building by randan hubicka architectural studio dec 03, 2015 the line multi-purpose building by randan hubicka architectural studio the line multi-purpose building by randan hubicka architectural studioall images courtesy of radan hubicka architectural studio czech republic-based radan hubicka architectural studio received first place in a competition to design and realize ‘the line’, a multi-purpose building located at vítězné square in prague. the structure, which will complete the block, is based on the original masterplan as created by professor antonín engel in the 1920s. nighttime exterior view in the plan, two types of monumental buildings compose the area: square, bulk forms, and concave shapes. the latter has been built only a single time in the near century that has passed, which is situated directly across the grounds from ‘the line’ proposal. the distinct form helps located adjacent streets from ground-level all elements mirror exactly engel’s masterplan for the square entrance area aerial façade detail interior corridor interior