In the modern world is not too difficult to go somewhere on vacation. The problem is a question of where to go? All of course different ideas about the rest. Some like days on the passage to lie and bask in the sun, others prefer a cultural holiday all other.
Some groups of people mixed Outlook for vacation. These people simply just are not able to choose their lot.
In this paper we consider an unusual and very interesting buildings of the world.
House — basket
In 1997 in the U.S., specifically in Ohio there is a very interesting building in the form of a basket. As it became known later, the building is owned by the company that produced baskets.
The cost of this facility is $ 30 million.
It is a gorgeous building with 20 thousand square feet, which is 2.2 thousand square meters. The weight of the building is about 8500 tons. This weight gives the structure support, which in turn set the weight of 150 tons. Continue reading
The legacy of ancient Greek architecture is the basis for all further development of world architecture and related monumental art. The reasons for this sustained impact of Greek architecture lie in its objective qualities: simplicity, truthfulness, clarity of the compositions, the harmoniousness and proportionality of total and forms of all parts, in plasticity organic connection of architecture and sculpture, in close unity of the architectural and aesthetic and structural-tectonic elements sooruzheniy. Ancient Greek architecture featured a full line of forms and their design bases, were a whole. Basic design — stone blocks of which the walls were laid. Columns, entablature (lying on the support column overlap) treated with different profiles, has acquired the decorative details, enriched with sculpture. The Greeks brought the processing of architectural structures and fixtures to the highest degree of perfection and refinement. These structures can be called giant works of jewelry art, in which the master was nothing minor. Continue reading
A giant stone structure discovered at the bottom of the sea of Galilee in Israel (the sea of Galilee and lake Kinneret).
The mysterious object is of conical form, is a pile of unhewn basalt cobbles and boulders and weighs approximately 60 tons. Its height reaches almost 10 metres, a diameter of about 70 meters. For comparison: the outer circle of Stonehenge is halved; the highest of its stones below 10 meters.
Apparently, this is a huge tour, that is just a pile of stones. Such structures (much smaller scale, of course) are all over the world and sometimes mark the graves.
For the first time this structure was observed in the summer of 2003 during echolocating shooting South-Western part of the lake. Then it started divers. Upon closer inspection, it turned out that the boulders sometimes reaching a meter in length and that they piled up in complete disarray. The surface of the stones bears no tool marks or threads. In addition, there are no traces of walls or other markers delineating the boundaries of buildings. Continue reading