A request of the homeowner, this roof is made of curiously shaped thatched cogon. It gives the home a natural, outdoorsy, fairy-tale feel, complete with the birds that nest on the roof and the plants that grow.
Carolien Laro turns solid wood into a curiously bouncy seat | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building
Egyptian Papyrus Bundle - humble domestic constructions in Ancient Egypt used the papyrus reed bundled together as the material for columns, cheaper than stone. Curiously, monumental architecture imitated this with papyrus style stone columns.
This 150ft tall building in the ancient Nabataean city of Petra, Jordan, was laboriously carved out from the red sandstone canyons over 2,000 years ago. It resembles it’s more famous neighbor, the so-called “Treasury” so prominently featured in the 1984 film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Curiously, both the Treasury and the Monastery are nothing of the kind – their true purposes are still unknown.