Modern Architecture – Ormen Lange: Norway

Is it only me that thinks this building is really sexy? Credit goes to JAJA, an architecture office based in Copenhagen, Denmark, who has revealed this proposal for an office and shop complex in Sandnes, Norway. The project occupies 1139,930 ft (13000 m). The building, named Ormen Lange, snakes through the landscape and lifts itself up to create a new landmark that ensures a fantastic view. It was named after an ancient Viking Ship, which was called “Worm Lange” or long worm. With beautiful moving lines, and a sleek modern look, the project is quite stunning. Just like on a Viking Ship the faade rises up at the end of the building and provides a glorious majestic expression.

JAJA’s website



January 17, 2017

Liberating Portraits of Ballerinas Elegantly Dancing in the Streets of Cairo

Like many dance photographers, Mohamed Taher has a knack for beautifully capturing the body in motion. His interest in movement is evident in his Ballerinas of Cairo series, and the captivating collection of photos also serves a more poignant purpose: it helps women fight sexual harassment and reclaim the city’s streets. After learning about the Ballerina Project, an ongoing series that documents dancers in urban settings across the globe, Taher was inspired to carry out a similar undertaking in the Egyptian capital.

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January 17, 2017

Rare Ruby Seadragon Is Spotted Alive for the First Time

While a ruby seadragon may sound like a mythical creature taken from the pages of a fairy tale, this incredibly rare animal was spotted in the deep waters of Western Australia for the first time. Recently, researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the Western Australian Museum observed two ruby seadragons for 30 minutes using a mini remotely-operated vehicle.

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