Architecture

July 11, 2020

Photos of Abandoned Churches Display the Decadent Beauty Left Behind in Ruins

Some photographers take pleasure in capturing pristine environments. But for others, their creativity is sparked by photographing the beauty of what once was. This is particularly true for Roman Robroek, who merges his love of photography, travel, architecture, cultural heritage, and adventure by seeking out abandoned buildings. One of his most haunting set of images shows a huge variety of churches across Europe in different states of decay.

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June 23, 2020

Luxurious Geothermal Pools Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean Set to Open in Iceland

Just outside of Reykjavík, a new travel experience will allow visitors to indulge in some relaxation while taking in the ocean. When Sky Lagoon is complete, the geothermal lagoon will include an enormous infinity-edge pool that blends the environment into the Atlantic. With its close proximity to the city and the ocean, it will give guests the best of both worlds.

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June 16, 2020

People Are Installing “Sand Pools” in Their Backyard to Bring the Beach to Them

Wish you could bring the beauty of the beach to your own backyard? Now you can! Thanks to the Spanish company Piscinas de Arena NaturSand, your already existing pool can be transformed into a sandy oasis just beyond the walls of your home. With the white sands and clear blue water, you’ll feel like you’re seaside—even if you’re landlocked. Any beachgoer knows that sand can get everywhere if you’re not careful.

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June 9, 2020

These Wavy Brick Walls Found Across England Use Fewer Bricks Than Straight Walls

Sometimes a straight line isn’t best. Take a brick wall, for instance. Did you know that wavy walls are actually a more effective, and cheaper, way to build a strong barrier? Known as crinkle crankle walls, or serpentine walls, this type of construction is quite popular in England. Typically used as garden walls, their curved appearance is about more than just aesthetics.

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