The Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision in Hilversum is a dreamy vision in modern stained glass, gleaming in shades of red, blue & yellow. Housing a museum & offices as well as the national broadcasting archives, the interior design is a conceptual translation of Dante’s “Divine Comedy” w/ blood-red corridors and an atrium that architects Willem Jan Neutelings & Michiel Reidijk call their “inferno”.
This beautiful mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh is an example of Mughal architecture.this mosques 5 domes are decorated all over with hundreds of shinning blue stars set in white marble. From a distance the glittering stars give an impression of a starry sky. The walls of the mosque, both inside and outside are decorated with mosaic containing small pieces of Chinaware. This type of mosaic is called 'Chini Tikri' work. The mosque known as Tara (star) Masjid was built in early 18th century
Rising among the staid rectangular buildings of midtown Manhattan is an anomaly in the urban landscape: a sleek, faceted skyscraper glittering above a squat, ornate plinth. Architecture critic Paul Goldberger calls the new Hearst Tower the most beautiful
Atkins Architecture has proposed a gorgeous new mixed-use tower overlooking the Black Sea on Georgia’s coast for clients Sustainable Growth Investments. Called the Ad Astra Building, the glass and steel structure will glitter on the Batumi skyline. The skyscraper’s louvered facade reduces solar gain by 40%. The 45 story tower was inspired by traditional Georgian stone towers that dot the lush hills of the region.
Hotel Abbasi....The glorious architecture of Iran, like a piece of gem, has been constantly glittering among other architectural monuments of the world and has occupied a worthy place in the world of art. It was in the reign of the Safavids, that the city of Isfahan reached such a renown and elegance which was called " half of the world"-Isfahan,Iran
Pyrite enhances your willpower when you want to get rid of bad habits and replace them with good habits. It is particularly good for developing good health habits. Hold a pyrite in each hand while you meditate on your field of study or good habits and get a burst of energy. Pyrite is a mineral that is not uaully used as a gemstone. It has been called "fool's gold". Pyrite is an ideal stone for students as it helps focus and concentration. It is especially good if you are a student of art…
This beautiful mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh is a classical example of Mughal architecture. Its 5 domes are decorated all over with hundreds of shinning blue stars set in white marble. From distance the glittering stars give an impression of a starry sky. The walls of the mosque,are decorated with mosaic containing small pieces of Chinaware. This type of mosaic is called 'Chini Tikri' work. The mosque known as Tara (star) Masjid was built in early 18th century and originally had 3 domes.
Beauty is for the Poor, Too - Crisis Magazine. "Do the poor need a different or lesser architecture than other Americans? They too can feel the solidity of brickwork, the generosity of a porch, the human scale of baseboard and cornice, and the quality of natural materials. Likewise, they too are affected by mechanistic façades and oppressive interiors that do not elevate the spirit." How enriching to ANYONE is it to call an elaborate altar "hypocrisy" and a glittering shopping mall…