Bishop Edward King Chapel, Oxford, UK
Lightenings (VIII) - by Seamus Heaney
The annals say: when the monks of Clonmacnoise
Were all at prayers inside the oratory
A ship appeared above them in the air.
The anchor dragged along behind so deep
It hooked itself into the altar rails
And then, as the big hull rocked to a standstill,
A crewman shinned and grappled down the rope
And struggled to release it. But in vain.
‘This man can’t bear our life here and will drown,’
The abbot said, ‘unless we help him.’ So
They did, the freed ship sailed, and the man climbed back
Out of the marvellous as he had known it.
Lynn Davis, modern views of ancient treasures
Lynn Davis is considered one of the most refined photographers on the American scene. All her photos are centred on the epiphany of places sacred to humanity: monumental tombs in the middle of the desert, temples rising up like stalagmites from the plains, and hieratic figures emerging from the mountains. These are the images that the photographer prefers today in her constant search for a place “outside time”, one that can transmit to humanity - today as much as yesterday - a sense of the absolute.
Lantern Pavilion, Norway
by AWP/Ateiler Oslo
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Architects: Morphosis Architects
Sheared and Shirred/Surfaces and Solids: Thom Mayne and his firm, Morphosis, turn a corner for the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas. [via]
By Peter Haimer Architektur, Viechtach in Germany
It was constructed in the 13th and the oldest preserved building in Viechtach. During the 90’s, it was a grocery store to sell tobaccos and mixed goods. Recently, the building underwent several modification for revival.
Have you heard about Green Roofs?
According to a study by Brad Bass of the University of Toronto, green roofs reduce heat loss and energy consumption is winter conditions, while it can decrease the average temperatures in the city during summer.
Naturally, green roofs filter carbon dioxide from the air as well as pollutants such as heavy metals out of rainwater.
Sound insulation is another feature. As the soil assists to block lower frequencies, the plants lessens higher frequences.
Qualified to undertake LEED projects, FZAD partnered with Liveroof and Verisco Roofing Systems to bring customers all the benefits and aesthetics of the architecture.
Hope your first Friday of the year was great…now go have an even better first weekend!
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