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World's First Ship Tunnel

Tunnels have existed for hundreds of years, but there has still never been a tunnel built for full-size ships. Until now. Snøhetta, a world-famous architecture and design firm, has released plans for a 1.7km long tunnel in Norway.   42 more words

Art/Design

Glass Tea House, Venice Architecture Biennale

Last summer in Venice, my daughter and I discovered something beautiful and peaceful behind the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore. We had taken the vaparetto, or water taxi, to the island of San Giorgio to see the views from the bell tower. 230 more words

Photography

A Very Reflective Billboard

When we say reflective, we mean the quiet, contemplative kind. Artist Jennifer Boland’s installations are part of Desert X, a sprawling art exhibit being held in the American Southwest. 57 more words

Art/Design

architectural interpretation of mental illnesses

federico babina architecturally interprets mental illnesses

http://federicobabina.com/

http://www.designboom.com/art/federico-babina-archiatric-mental-illness-architectural-illustrations-02-17-2017/

Few of my favorites. I like how a figure poses in some posters. One improvement could have done in the OCD is to make the pattern symmetric along the center line of the house. 21 more words

Design

korematsu chair

Korematsu Chair by Studio Kaksikko

http://www.studiokaksikko.com/

http://www.designboom.com/design/studio-kaksikko-stockholm-furniture-fair-02-23-2017/

An elegant chair, its material emphasizes the simplicity of the chair. The marble background promotes the chair really well. 17 more words

Design

Moving to Lisbon? Need a cheap & funky place to stay?

We have a lot of friends in Lisbon these days from all over the world. All of them are attracted to the climate and the cost of living and are curious about life here in Lisbon. 176 more words

Media Update

Beauty on the sidewalk: New photos highlight Lisbon storefronts

There are 5 things most of our friends always mention after walking the streets of Lisbon: The kiosks, all the Old Shops (that were outdated in most other European countries decades ago), all the beautifully  289 more words

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