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Winterfell & The Eyrie sketch for the series title sequence  (©)

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Hugo Höppener (Fidus), Temple designs, 1897-98


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Vasily Klyukin

The Winged Victory Of Samothrace Could One Day Dominate Your City’s Skyline

post modernist architecture is fucked up and rude

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Edward Burtynsky - Rock of Ages and Quarries

Artist’s statement:

"The concept of the landscape as architecture has become, for me, an act of imagination. I remember looking at buildings made of stone, and thinking, there has to be an interesting landscape somewhere out there because these stones had to have been taken out of the quarry one block at a time. I had never seen a dimensional quarry, but I envisioned an inverted cubed architecture on the side of a hill. I went in search of it, and when I had it on my ground glass, I knew that I had arrived. I had found an organic architecture created by our pursuit of raw materials. Open-pit mines, funneling down, were to me like inverted pyramids. Photographing quarries was a deliberate act of going out to try to find something in the world that would match the kinds of forms in my imagination.

I was excited by the striking patinas on the walls of the abandoned quarries. The surface of the rock-face would simultaneously reveal the process of its own creation, as well as display the techniques of the quarrymen. I likened the tenacious trees and pools of water to nature’s sentinels awaiting the eventual retreat of man and machine - to begin the slow process of reclamation.

Often my approach, the compression of space through light and optics, also yields an ambiguity of scale. I think that people are always trying to put a human scale on things. We need to put our human perspective into these images, and our presence is dwarfed by the spaces we’ve created. It’s an interesting metaphor for how technology seems larger than life, larger than our own lives.”

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The Persistence of Form | Lynn Davis | Socks Studio

To communicate the status of “monument”, the subjects are usually presented as isolated, occupying most of the surface of the canvas, as in portraiture imagery. The photographs of both landscapes and buildings aims to emphasize the sculptural quality of the monolithic objects. There’s no documentary research nor narrative in Davis’ approach, but a pure attention to the issue of form, revealed through different man-made or natural constructions. Different Davis’ images exhibited one close to the other show an attempt to identify the persistence of form through disparate places and subjects.

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Parede de cerâmica - Carl-Harry Stålhane

Ceramic wall - Carl-Harry Stålhane

SAAB headquarters Trollhättan, Sweden

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The Temple of Seti I at Abydos, Egypt.

This temple consists of seven sanctuaries lined up in a row, each of which are dedicated to a different deity (the southernmost of these honours 19th Dynasty Pharaoh Seti I himself). The purpose for the construction of this building was to act as a funerary shrine for Seti I, as confirmed by the name of the building: "The house of millions of years of the King Men-Ma’at-Re [Seti I], who is contented at Abydos." Although he was actually buried in the Valley of the Kings at Thebes, Seti followed the royal tradition of constructing a second funerary complex at Abydos -the cult centre of the Egyptian god Osiris.

The bas-reliefs of this temple are some of the best persevered from ancient Egypt, and many retain the original paint work. A classical, traditional style is evoked by the raised relief decoration carved under Seti I on fine white limestone.

From north to south, the temple is dedicated to the following Egyptian deities: Horus, Isis, Osiris, Amen-Re, Re-Horakhty, and Ptah. Seti restoring the worship of the traditional gods of Egypt after the Amarna period could explain this combined dedication. The aftermath of the Amarna period is also reflected in the "king’s gallery". This is a rather selective list of legitimate pharaohs from Egyptian history, with the names of Akhenaten, Smenkhkare and Tutankhamen excluded -as though erasing their reigns from recorded history.

The first photo was taken by Irene Soto, and the rest by Kyera Giannini, all courtesy the New York University Institute for the Study of the Ancient World via Flickr. When writing up this post, Kathryn A. Bard’s Encyclopaedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt (2005) was of use.

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Unidentified Fashion Object Armet & Davis Architects

A 1963 rendering shows the design for Biff’s Coffee Shop in Oakland, Calif. “It almost looked like a flying saucer,” says Victor Newlove of Armet Davis Newlove Architects. “It looks like it’s about ready to lift off.” - Via

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Evolution Door


why can he walk away in the first gif but has to make sure it completes itself properly in the second one?

As long as the connection tip is less than halfway across, it wants to return to its original position. You can see in the first one he gave it a bit more of a push so he knows it will cross the halfway threshold and fall into place. In dynamics terms, there are three equilibria, two stable ones in the closed and open positions, and one unstable one in the exact middle.

i want this crazy door

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Kendrick Bangs Kellogg (American, b. 1934)

Joshua Tree House, Joshua Tree, California, 1988-1993

The house looks like the skeleton of a desert animal strewn among the enormous rocks. The curved concrete walls absorb the desert heat and release it when the temperature drops at night. The living spaces weave in and around the naturally-occurring boulders, and windows are positioned to optimize views of the moon and stars.

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