Hungary-based architecture firm Atelier Peter Kis is renovating 'the great rock'at the Budapest zoo, an artificial land mass designed to mimic the natural habitats of the animals on display. originally built in 1909, the 40 m high hills feature an internal space of 38,850 m3. the design includes the reworking of this cave-like area in to an exhibition space for cultural programs, events and conferences.
I am going to go and help with the rock surfaces
The egg-shaped mobile home by twenty-four year old Dai Haifei is a response to Beijing's soaring rental prices. Haifie, a recent architecture school graduate, has designed and lived in this temporary unit for the last two months.
From Switzler's Illustrated History of Missouri 1541-1877 (1879) comes this sketch of the largest Native American mound built in St. Louis near the time of its demolition in 1869. The Big Mound, as it was known, was near the intersection of Broadway and Mound Street in Old North St. Louis. It stood at least 30 feet high, was 150 feet in length, and had three terraced approaches facing the river for religious ceremonies. At one point in the 1820s, a small resort building was constructed at the top of the mound. Artifacts were found during its demolition.
Sarah crowEST, 'its origins justify its browns' (channelling Gedi Siboney) from the exhibition 'Cashmere If You Can' Series 4 at the Trocadero, Footscray 20 oct- 6 nov, 2010
This is a mound of coffee with an impossible angle of internal friction.