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30 Examples Of Amazing Architecture, As Shared By This Online Community

Anyone can design a concrete box with some windows and call it a building – but it takes a skilled and talented architect to design something that everyone would appreciate even decades after it was built. Thankfully, there are many structures and buildings present today that make us stop for a few moments to appreciate its wonderful existence.

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30 Examples Of Amazing Architecture, As Shared By This Online Community

Anyone can design a concrete box with some windows and call it a building – but it takes a skilled and talented architect to design something that everyone would appreciate even decades after it was built. Thankfully, there are many structures and buildings present today that make us stop for a few moments to appreciate its wonderful existence.

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30 Of The Most Unusual Buildings From All Over The World

Everyone can design a box with some windows and call it a house – but it takes a skilled architect to design a building that not only meets the client’s requirements and functions well but also looks aesthetically pleasing. However, sometimes architects let their imaginations run a little too wild, and end up producing buildings that could best be described as simply “bizarre”.

Inspired by the weirdest architectural creations from all over the world, someone started a whole subreddit dedicated entirely to them. It’s called Bizarre Buildings, and its 131k+ members regularly share the most odd and funny buildings they managed to spot – check it out in the gallery below! And if crazy architecture is your thing, make sure to read our earlier post about the works of Frank Gehry here!

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I Photographed The Pamir Mountains And Would Like To Show The Beauty Of These Places (10 Photos)

In this project, I have collected 10 photos that show the beauty of the mountains of Central Asia – Pamir and Tien Shan.

The Roof of the World – this is how the name of the Pamir mountain system is often translated. The Pamir is located on the territory of Tajikistan, China, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. At the same time, it is closely connected with other highest mountain systems in the world – Tien Shan, Karakorum, Hindu Kush, the Himalayas. Their severity and great height distinguish the Pamir mountains. There are many glaciers, lakes, and rivers here. Living conditions are very harsh, and there is a place for high mountain deserts, where the polar climate prevails.

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Here’s How 6 Asian Castles Looked Before Falling Into Ruins

Sadly, not all historic landmarks stand the test of time, meaning we will never get to see them the same way they looked in their heyday. But worry not – some talented digital artists out there are using their skills to restore the long-lost historic landmarks to their former glory in digital form, ensuring their legacy isn’t lost.

Recently, Budget Direct teamed up with digital artists to recreate six Asian castles that did not survive to this day, and it’s pretty amazing to see these stunning buildings come back to life. See the digital recreations of these castles in the gallery below, and if you want to see more, see our previous posts here and here!

More info: budgetdirect.com.au

Sadly, not all historic landmarks stand the test of time, meaning we will never get to see them the same way they looked in their heyday. But worry not – some talented digital artists out there are using their skills to restore the long-lost historic landmarks to their former glory in digital form, ensuring their legacy isn’t lost.

Recently, Budget Direct teamed up with digital artists to recreate six Asian castles that did not survive to this day, and it’s pretty amazing to see these stunning buildings come back to life. See the digital recreations of these castles in the gallery below, and if you want to see more, see our previous posts here and here!

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50 Times Architects Really Outdid Themselves And People Celebrated Their Works Online

Architecture is meant to fulfill both practical and expressive requirements, and thus it serves both utilitarian and aesthetic purposes. When you look at a structure, you can distinguish these two ends but they cannot be separated, and the relative weight each of them carry can vary widely. Plus, every society has its own, unique relationship to the natural world and its architecture usually reflects that as well, allowing people from other places to learn about their environment, as well as history, ceremonies, artistic sensibility, and many aspects of daily life.

However, architecture is better seen, not described. So, let me introduce you to “the beautiful impossibilities that we want to live in“, a subreddit dedicated to high-quality images of some of the most impressive (concept) buildings out there. This online community already has over 617K members, and the pictures they share are absolutely gorgeous. Continue scrolling and take a look!

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This Is What 6 Asian Castles Looked Like Originally Before Falling Into Ruins By Budget Direct

You are surely craving traveling by this point, so the best we can do is to offer you a way to discover something new and exciting without leaving your home. This time it’s the largest and the most populated continent, Asia, with its 45 million square kilometers of deserts, mountains, plateaus, plains, and jungles that carry the history of ancient civilizations. Budget Direct decided to digitally reconstruct 6 castles that have turned into ruins over the years across five countries in Asia. Asia’s architectural wonders are restored to their former glory right before our eyes.
This is the latest project in the series of reconstructions by Budget Direct: the team has previously brought back to life European castles, Ancient Wonders, and heritage sites protected by UNESCO.
Lee McCullagh, one of the project’s editors, spoke to Bored Panda:
“2020 saw millions of people across the globe are stuck at home, and even in 2021, there are many travel restrictions still in place. To support those searching for armchair travel inspiration, Budget Direct decided to bring back some of the most awe-inspiring castles from across Asia. The team started by making a long list of castles in Asia and then narrowed these down to those that had available resources for us to digitally remaster.
They then chose the castles with the most architectural wonder from across the continent to rebuild. The team worked with researchers, architects, and digital designers to bring these ancient castles into the 21st century.”
So sit back, relax, and let the virtual travel begin! And hopefully, you’ll find out something new today along the way.
More info: budgetdirect.com.au

You are surely craving traveling by this point, so the best we can do is to offer you a way to discover something new and exciting without leaving your home. This time it’s the largest and the most populated continent, Asia, with its 45 million square kilometers of deserts, mountains, plateaus, plains, and jungles that carry the history of ancient civilizations. Budget Direct decided to digitally reconstruct 6 castles that have turned into ruins over the years across five countries in Asia. Asia’s architectural wonders are restored to their former glory right before our eyes.

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47 Portraits That Show The Power Of Smiling And May Change The Way You Look At Strangers (New Pics)

In 2013, the Australian traveler and photographer Jay Weinstein met a smile that changed everything. While wandering the streets in Bikaner, India, Jay spotted a man leaning against a row of motorbikes. The photographer was immediately drawn to the stranger, but felt it was best to avoid him. “Take my picture too!” the man shouted at Jay, who was shooting nearby objects, and Jay replied with a simple “Smile!”

This encounter started an almost decade-long mission of capturing strangers on the streets of the world, before and after them smiling. The simple act, sometimes genuine, other times forced, bears the transformative powers that lighten up the face and seemingly open up the soul within.

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First Vertical Forest In Asia With 3,000 Plants Will Turn CO2 Into 132 Pounds Of Oxygen Per Day

Let us introduce you to the greener future of urbanized landscapes – vertical forests in Nanjing, China. These two forest-like buildings are called Nanjing Towers, and they’ll produce 132 pounds (60kg) of oxygen every day once they’re completed in 2018. With environmental concerns being a huge problem in overpopulated and overpolluted China, innovative projects like this are – literally – a much-needed breath of fresh air.

Each of the Nanjing Towers will stand 656ft and 354ft respectively, and between them, they’ll house over 1,000 trees and approximately 2,500 shrubs from 23 different local species. The taller tower will contain offices, a museum, a green architecture school and a rooftop club. When it comes to the smaller tower, it’s just as impressive, as it will house a rooftop pool and a 247-room Hyatt hotel. Balconies will afford visitors stunning views of the dizzying vertical forests that are intended to help regenerate local biodiversity.

The architectural masterpiece is designed by Stefano Boeri who has already created vertical forests in Milan (Italy) and Lausanne (Switzerland).

More info: stefano boeri | facebook (h/t: inhabitatmymodernmet, boredpanda)

These towers in Nanjing, China will contain vertical forests that will house 2,500 shrubs and over 1,000 trees

The 23 different tree varieties will produce around 132 pounds (60kg) of oxygen every day

They were designed by Italian architect Stefano Boeri and they will be completed in 2018

Similar buildings have also been planned by the architect for Lausanne, Switzerland

And two vertical forests, called Bosco Verticale, have already been built in Milan, Italy

For more eco designs check out this floating gym in Paris.

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30 Country Flags Reimagined As Anime Characters For 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By now, you’ve probably already heard that Tokyo will be hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics. To celebrate this upcoming event, a handful of Japanese artists decided to team up and reimagine some of the participating countries as badass warriors.

The artists took inspiration from each countries’ flags and history while giving all of them a unique twist. From Japan itself to South Africa, check out the countries reimagined as anime warriors in the gallery below!

More info: world-flags.org | Twitter

#1 Philippines

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#2 Mexico

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#3 UK

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#4 Vietnam

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#5 South Korea

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#6 Japan

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#7 China

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#8 South Africa

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#9 Sweden

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#10 Malaysia

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#11 Italy

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#12 Finland

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#13 Canada

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#14 Belgium

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#15 Spain

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#16 France

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#17 Switzerland

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#18 Germany

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#19 Argentina

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#20 Norway

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#21 Singapore

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#22 Thailand

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#23 Brazil

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#24 India

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#25 Indonesia

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#26 Netherlands

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#27 Venesuela

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#28 Denmark

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#29 Russia

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#30 USA

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