We do not know China well, it’s true. We are going to talk about the trade problems between China and the United States, and if we want to talk about tradition, we will refer to Japan.
And yet there are very ancient temples that deserve the journey alone.
We describe here a taoist temple that dates from 831 AD! Of course, it had to be restored. And that is what has been done.
We may regret the appearance a little too new of the whole.
In your opinion, how much does this house represented below cost? With its green windows, bricks and minimalist garden. Do not be fooled, this farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Why ? Because this farm which is located in Rotterdam, New York, dates from 1760 and in the United States, there are not many farms that date from that time.
The main home is on an area of 4,343 square feet on two floors.
And the selling price is at $ 1.1 million. Interested?
How much does it cost to make a home? Obviously, it depends on several factors like the equipment and the living area. It is also observed that what makes the price vary a great deal is the value of the land.
Here, it is expected to make a house of 160 square meters, or 1,722 square feet, without including the land.
You think you need at least $200k or $300k?
One can arrive at a price of €100k, or $109k. And all the comfort with.
One can regret the aesthetic minimalist …
The French are known for many brands, some of which are very traditional. Go tell a Frenchman that you must change the label on the bottle of Bordeaux wine that he prefers for many years: I wish you good luck!
This is why we must welcome the initiative of the person who decided to completely change the bottle of wine to make it a product that is used for serving wine but also for decanting.
He could have kept the outside appearance of the bottle. But no. The result is surprising.
But do not worry: the French are more modern than you think. Look at their new President of the Republic!
Again, the Nordic peoples, and especially the Swedes, amaze us. We knew they enjoy bathing in cold waters in the middle of winter. We also knew that they love saunas. The rest of the story is logical.
They decided to build on the snow a kind of golden egg that contains … a sauna!
And not just any sauna. A sauna that contains a wood stove, wood in reserve and an internal wooden lining as in a classic sauna.
The copper pans are there to create a moist, and traditional wooden benches. Magnificent !
I like to look at what is best in the world because you can see things that are so different from one country to another.
This is the case here with this academy for young women in India.
It shows the subtle mix of bamboo and concrete.
As it can get very hot, an ingenious system of fans and spaces without walls allows a permanent aeration.
And the decoration of the classrooms was thought to make teaching enjoyable.
To anyone who believes that the Apple company, you know, the company that sells smartphones and a whole lot of things you have on your wrist or in your suitcase, well, that the Apple company is going bad, I advise you to Read the rest of this article, and you will probably get another opinion.
Imagine a store to sell all these things. But not anywhere, in Dubai.
For the image of society, it was necessary to build a store with innovations. And this is what has been done with “solar wings”.
Thus, daylight can enter the store and when it gets too intense, a system can restrict that light.
The pyramids are not only in Egypt. Of course, there are also in South and Central America.
But it also exists in France and particularly in Paris. More precisely a pyramid. You do not believe me, even if I tell you that this pyramid is located in the Louvre, one of the most famous museums in the world, and that this pyramid is made of glass and steel?
That is the case. And even that the designer, a 100 year old architect, just won the AIA 25 Year Award.
At the origin of this project, the French were against, as was the project of the Georges Pompidou museum. But if you question the French today, they are almost all delighted with these constructions.
If you are like me, you like to look at the pictures of an article before reading it. And this is where things get complicated because we do not know what we see.
Is it a house? A fishing pontoon? An old restored cabana?
None of this, it is simply a boathouse. Attention, not a simple boathouse because we see the work of an architect.
When you are inside, you can see a sofa with some decorations and you can imagine having coffee while your friend is going on a boat trip.
Very nice but to use only when the weather is nice as if there are a few clouds and a cold wind, drafts can make the place very uncomfortable.
So I have to say that I do not understand anything. I knew the houses with a roof to be protected from the rain, the sun and the wind. I knew the apartments, collective dwelling to protect themselves from the same things. I knew tents, a kind of nomadic dwelling that protects weakly from rain, sun and wind but light enough to be transported.
But I did not know the tents that protect themselves from the rain, the sun and the wind like the houses. In this case, why not build tiny houses directly?
Yet this is the project presented here. The advantage of this structure is to build a common platform.
For those who have never seen sequoias, the rest of this article will seem strange.
When you approach a sequoia forest, you get the impression that everything is normal. And as we get closer, we see that things are weird. And once inside, surprise: Suddenly, one has the impression to have become a dwarf in the land of giants.
It is at this moment that one can understand this project of making dwellings inside the trunks of trees.
Of course, the internal structure will be strengthened and a base will be buried. And openings will be made in the trunk.
When one walks on the beaches to the west of Europe, one sees these old reinforced concrete bunkers of the Second World War rusting. Sometimes, due to erosion, these bunkers end up falling on the beach, making the joy of children who dream of adventure.
We do not imagine at all that there are plans to make modern bunkers that are able to withstand … a nuclear war!
And yet, there are many projects that go in this direction.
The project presented here would make us doubt: indeed, beyond the function of this bunker to resist a nuclear weapon, one would want to live in this dwelling. On the other hand, we must not be claustrophobic!
Make a drawing with paper and a pencil, easy! But it is the pencil that makes the drawing on paper, not the opposite.
So, how about drawing a scalpel? More difficult, is not it? This is the case of this artist here who happens to make extremely accurate drawings with only a scalpel and paper.
Look at the work accomplished here with these three examples and see the link below to learn more.
You may have wanted to fly in the air one day. But apart from having wings, it’s not possible.
When you swim underwater, you can have that sensation. Just dive the head first and move his body in all directions. It’s relaxing but do not forget to take your breath from time to time.
Here, the sensation is even more extraordinary. The pool presented here is 500 feet high!
You dive into the pool, you open your eyes, and you see the street 500 feet below. Terrifying, and at the same time an unforgettable sensation!
Architects have an java-scripting imagination. Give them some wood, paper, or concrete, and they will design an original dwelling that no one has seen yet.
This is still the case here. Containers that contain goods and are transported around the world on boats are quite ugly. No one would imagine making it a dwelling. Nobody, except the Chinese …
By rethinking the containers and creating openings, they managed to make a rather aesthetic dwelling. Of course, accessories are also important but the result is worth it.
The article does not say how much the land cost …