Architizer Blog » The Capital of Zaha Country. New construction photos of what may be Zaha Hadid’s first built house reveal that the project is nearing completion. Capital Hill Residence, so called because it is perched on a hillside in Barvikha, a village west of Moscow, takes the idea of the singular villa as extension of architectural manifesto to new heights!
The 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition, organized by Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl. The 1947 expedition went across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands. It was named after the Inca sun god, Viracocha, for whom "Kon-Tiki" was said to be an old name.
In 1947 Thor Heyerdahl built a balsa wood raft to prove the possibility of Polynesia being well within the range of prehistoric South American seafarers...and for one crazy adventure. It was named after a legendary seafaring sun-king common to both the old Inca kingdom and the islands of Polynesia, Kon-Tiki. During the course of 101 days the raft sailed approx. 8,000 km over the open Pacific Ocean and landed on the Raroia Atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago.