Building Sponge City: Redesigning LA For Long-Term Drought The Los Angeles River in 2013. Engineers turned it into a narrow concrete channel in the 1940s, after a flood destroyed homes and left 100 people dead in 1938. Steve Lyon/Flickr hide caption 60 mind-bending rock formations from around the world [PICs] Much like rare cloud formations, these rocks, stacks, pillars, caves, cliffs, massifs, volcanic plugs, karsts, arches, hoodoos, and concretions illustrate the tremendous diversity present in all Earth systems. Once you’re fired up by the images below, check back to our rock climbing page + destination pages to plan your next expedition. Breathtaking Photos of Frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia [23 Pics Breathtaking Photos of Frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia [23 Pics] Apr 16 2012 Lake Baikal is the the worlds oldest and deepest lake. Experts say that it is approximately 25 million years old (possibly older) and has an average depth of 744.4 meters (2,442 ft). A group of friends (livejournal page) documented their trip to Siberia where they have crossed the lake on ice skates.
House at Janelas Verdes / Pedro Domingos Arquitectos Architects: Pedro Domingos Arquitectos Location: Lisbon, Portugal Collaborators: João Graça, Margarida Faria Project year: 2008 Constructed area: 280 sqm Budget: US $130,290 Client: Ara, Alves Rodrigues, Associado Lda. Photographs: FG + SG - Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra The project consist in the reconstruction of building of XIX century, inserted in the Lapa/Prazeres district. Brad Pitt's Make It Right Houses a Drag on New Orleans Other than the nine hours spent clinging to a rooftop, the loss of the house she'd bought in 1977, and the two and a half years spent shuttling back and forth to her daughter's home in Atlanta, Hurricane Katrina has been pretty good to 72-year-old Gloria Guy. That's because, about five years ago now, Brad Pitt built her a really, really nice house. Guy was the first beneficiary of the Make It Right foundation, the charity Pitt started in 2007 to furnish homes for those in the already dirt-poor Lower Ninth Ward who lost theirs.
Arucas rum is stored in the oldest cellar of distillates in Europe By Redacción on Sep 04, 2011 in Foodstuffs Barrels for aged, whose content was stored in 1983 (Photo: Yuri Millares). ARUCAS. Photo Fun: Interesting & Cool Photos Unique Painting Style of Valery Grygorenko [39 Pics] Oct 21 2013 Have a look at one of the most unique aviation and automotive painting styles we've ever seen! View Post See more photo posts The Stunning Aston Martin DBC Concept [13 Pics]
House in Alto de Ajuda / extrastudio Architects: extrastudio Location: Lisbon, Portugal Project team: João Ferrão e João Costa Ribeiro com Andreia Teixeira, Bruno Henriques, Filipa Ferreira, Maria João Oliveira, Sónia Oliveira, Tiago Pinhal Costa Client: Paulo Monteiro Dinis|Luísa Carvalho Structural Engineer: Eng.o José Pedro Venâncio| Betar, Estudos e Projectos de Estabilidade Project Area: 280 sqm Project year: 2005-2009 Photographs: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra This project is located in Alto da Ajuda in Lisbon, once a working class neighborhood designed in the beginning of the 40’s during the dictatorship. The project’s strategy is the outcome of a fundamental question – How to conciliate all the preservation and zoning restrictions with a new program without compromising the original masterplan principles? In an extension of the client’s spatial memories, a material universe is created, Tadelakt, aluminum, exposed concrete and Riga wood floors are used to create an interior tactile experience.
Windwheel concept combines tourist attraction with "silent turbine" The Dutch have long used windmills to harness wind energy. A new concept proposed for city of Rotterdam, however, is surely one of the most elaborate windmills ever conceived. The Dutch Windwheel is a huge circular wind energy converter that houses apartments, a hotel and a giant coaster ride. The concept is designed to be part energy icon, part tourist attraction and part residential building. It is a 174-m (571-ft) structure comprising two huge rings that appear to lean against each other. Head For The Hills - Gran Canaria Island Lauren and Grace drinking samples at the rum distillery, Gran Canaria Island. Beaches get a lot of play when one reads about and visits Gran Canaria Island. Lauren Linzer, our expert from Madrid, used to live in the capital of Las Palmas on Gran Canaria Island and is an expert. She tells us to drive those curvy roads on the mountains and discover intriguing villages.
Awesome Nature Photos Of Incredible Places - 39 Examples Nature photography tends to put a stronger emphasis on the aesthetic value of the photo than other photography genres, such as photojournalism and documentary photography. Apart from this difference, nature photography will always be more surprising than any other type of photography. Nature, with all its resources creates far more beautiful scenery than what a man can create artificially. Kochia Hill, Hitachinaka City, Japan