Buildings

Unité d’Habitation (Housing Unit)

This is Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation in Marseille, France. Completed in 1952, it’s a modernist residential housing complex for up to 1,600 people which features 337 apartments over 12 stories. Interestingly, every apartment is built over 2 floors and is…

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Wednesday, 23rd November 2005

Well if they’ve got one…

It’s tough keeping up with the Joneses… In this Californian community the latest trend is apprently having a tennis court in your back garden. It doesn’t seem that this is an isolated case either, tennis court communities are springing up…

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Friday, 18th November 2005

Residential Snake

This is Wohnanlage Moabiter Werder (Moabiter island housing?) which sits just to the west of the main government district in Berlin, and although I believe it’s residential housing for parliamentary staff, Google’s automatic translation doesn’t help much. But never mind…

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Wednesday, 16th November 2005

The Lotus Bridge

Have you ever wondered what happens to traffic at a border between two countries that drive on opposite sides? The Lotus Bridge between mainland China and the former Portuguese colony of Macau was completed in 1999 and is a fantastically…

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Monday, 14th November 2005

Opryland Hotel

This is the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Now I think I’ve got this right when I say that the Opryland is the third largest non-casino hotel in the world. Regardless, it’s enormous, with 5 restaurants, 6 eateries, 14 retail…

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Monday, 14th November 2005

Afghan Royal Palace : Revisited

Remember the Afghan Royal Palace? Well David Quin from Melbourne had seen it from ground level and took photos! He writes: I was in Kabul in September 2003 working with the UN, writing the software for the voter’s registration system…

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Sunday, 13th November 2005

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On this day: First World Cup Final

Goooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllll!!!!! On July 30, 1930, Uruguay beat Argentina 4-2 to win the first World Cup Final at the Estadio Centenario…

On this day: The Arc de Triomphe Was Inaugurated

On July 29, 1836, the Arc de Triomphe was inaugurated after a lengthy construction process. The Tomb of the Unknown…

On this day: Fire at Weston-Super-Mare’s Grand Pier

On July 28, 2008, the Grand Pier at Weston-Super-Mare burned down. This classic seaside icon dates from 1904 but had…

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