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Ocelot (Felis Pardalis) Standing on Buttress Root, Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador

Ocelot standing on a Buttress root, Amazon rainforest #SS13 inspiration

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Community Post: 22 Signs You Grew Up In Suffolk

A Crinkle Crankle Wall in Bramfield, Suffolk. The crinkle crankle wall economizes on bricks, despite its sinuous configuration, because it can be made just one brick thin. If a wall this thin were to be made in a straight line, without buttresses, it would easily topple over. The alternate convex & concave curves in the wall provide stability & help it to resist lateral forces. The term is thought to come from Old English meaning zig-zag. Suffolk has twice as many as in the rest of the…

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ENGLISH GOTHIC: Fan vaulting, 1263-84. The chapter house of the Salisbury Cathedral holds England's Magna Carta. Look for the location of this small building in the photo of the whole abbey complex.

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Motivation, Methods, and Meaning: Architectural Drawings of Hagia Sophia

End walls of buttresses in Hagia Sophia by Robert Van Nice

The Sabine Pass Lighthouse originally ran on whale oil and, barring the Civil War years, remained lit by one means or another from 1857 to 1952. The lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 and having survived countless hurricanes and marsh fires, presently awaits restoration.

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form = function. ah bauhaus, you took away my flying buttresses, gargoyles and ornateness. you were an important movement in history and i appreciate you.

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Community Post: 22 Signs You Grew Up In Suffolk

A Crinkle Crankle Wall in Bramfield, Suffolk. The crinkle crankle wall economizes on bricks, despite its sinuous configuration, because it can be made just one brick thin. If a wall this thin were to be made in a straight line, without buttresses, it would easily topple over. The alternate convex & concave curves in the wall provide stability & help it to resist lateral forces. The term is thought to come from Old English meaning zig-zag. Suffolk has twice as many as in the rest of the…

Inspired by the buttress architecture of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, our handcrafted Godfrey mirror brings a touch of Gothic grandeur to your walls. And with an allover quatrefoil pattern (meaning “four leaves"), this mirror will reflect very highly on your taste.