Burnham Pavilion by Zaha Hadid Opens!: Chicago

After nearly a two month delay, Zaha Hadid’s Burnham Pavilion finally opened to the public earlier this month at Millennium Park in Chicago. The actual photos of the structure look even more impressive than the mock-ups we saw just a few months ago.

The pavilion was created to mark the 100 year anniversary of David Burnham’s Chicago plan, which outlined the structure of the city. The temporary installation, which can be dismantled and relocated, is made out of a tent-like structure made of light weight aluminum and dressed in a tensile fabric.

A large screen on the interior of the pavilion features a film about Chicago's historical transformation by local architects. In addition to reminiscing about the past, the interactive pavilion also gives the public an inside look at Chicago’s future plans.

Zaha Hadid’s website

December 4, 2016

Adventure Photographer Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.

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December 3, 2016

Adventurous Photographer Treks to Remote Buddhist Village Before It Disappears

If you’re unfamiliar with Larung Gar, it may be because the small, remote town located in a far-flung corner of China has largely stayed out of the tourism spotlight. It is, however, a cultural and historical Tibetan treasure that has been undergoing tremendous changes in the past few decades, particularly in the midst of global controversy between Tibet and China.

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