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
Archaeologists excavating at Teotihuacan, at last, reached the center of the tallest pyramids in Mexico and discovered the ruins of an ancient ceremonial sacrifice, which was conducted before the construction of the Pyramid of the Sun.
Offerings were placed at the base of the pyramid, and chief among them was elaborately carved and detailed and the green mask of serpentine, which might serve, most likely, a portrait. Also among the findings was eleven dedicated to the rain God Tlaloc ceremonial pots from clay. Even found the bones of an eagle, which fed the rabbits, and also not yet identified the remains of felids and canids.
At the base of the pyramid was found also 7 burials of people, a few of which found the children’s remains.
In their excavations, archaeologists used the old tunnel of the pyramid, which was to bypass the centre of the pyramid and was excavated by researchers in the 30-ies of the twentieth century. Continue reading