As part of the country’s urbanisation scene, China’s infrastructure construction leads to myriad consequences that significantly impact not only the economic conditions of the respective locality, but also its existing social matrices. One example, hig...
Bruder Klaus Chapel in Mechernich, Germany. The walls were constructed by pouring layers of concrete around a formwork of pitched trees, which were then burned, leaving the charred impression on the walls. The floor is poured lead.
The Swing Pavilion: Lombok International Bamboo Architectural Festival. Highly expressive bamboo pavilion that use traditional bamboo craftsmanship as a construction method. Its geometry is based on the “Enneper Surface”, a double-curved surface that originates in the fields of algebraic geometry. The double-curved surface operates as grid-shell that uses the bending properties of bamboo for its strength. http://www.l-e-a-d.pro/projects/swing-pavilion/3054#sthash.Aq2Jf5rk.dpuf
Gettysburg Mausoleum. Evergreen Cemetery is a privately owned community cemetery in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address from a platform constructed there. It was located immediately adjacent to the land later devoted to the Gettysburg National Cemetery ~
ianference: This wooden spiral staircase was added to the 1828 Administration Building at Western State Hospital in 1840, the same year notable superintendent Francis T. Stribling was appointed to run the Staunton, VA asylum. Now, over 170 years later, it’s holding up wonderfully; it can easily hold several people without shifting, and leads out onto a wonderful porch surrounding the cupola. They sure don’t build ‘em like they used to!