"In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut
by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture." Nancy Banks-Smith
Floating House from Movie ‘Up’ recreated in Real Life
The folks over at National Geographic have built a house inspired by the Pixar movie Up! that can really fly.
Chapel in the Rock (Arizona, USA)
Spectacularly situated between red-rock towers in Sedona, the Chapel of the Holy Cross is a Catholic chapel with amazing views, especially around sunset, making this a special attraction for those seeking divine inspiration.
A (very brief) Guide to Dubai
Short a construction crane for a building project? Blame it on Dubai. It’s estimated that this architecture capital has 25% of the world’s cranes working around the clock.
Zaha Hadid (1950 – Present)
Born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1950, Zaha Hadid was the first woman to win a Pritzker Architecture Prize.
California Missions – San Gabriel Arcángel
The unique San Gabriel church, completed in 1805, features a Moorish, “fortress-like” appearance, with capped buttresses and long narrow windows along the prominent side wall. The style is similar to the Cathedral in Cordova Spain.
Buttresses not fully attached to a building. To allow for the quantity of window space on stone Gothic churches, flying buttresses were introduced to take some of the load onto external support.
Ortner Design Newsletter - Issue 43 - November 28, 2011
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