Thursday, September 30, 2010

building with earth (book #17)

For a number of years, the healthy and environment-friendly building material earth, in common use for thousands of years, has been enjoying increasing popularity, including in industrialized nations. In hot dry and temperate climate zones, earth offers numerous advantages over other materials. Its particular texture and composition also holds great aesthetic appeal.
The second and revised edition of this handbook offers a practical systematic overview of the many uses of earth and techniques for processing it. Its properties and physical characteristics are described in informed and knowledgeable detail. Author reflections on the rich and varied experiences gained over thirty years of building earth structures all over the world and the numerous photographs of construction sites and drawings will immensely help anybody who wants to study earth architecture.

Author: Gernot Minke

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

sergey_larenkov (times gone by)

Berlin-Prague-Vienna 65 years
Berlin 1945/2010
Berlin 1945/2010. Wrecked "Tiger" tank in the Tiergarten park.
Siege of Leningrad  (now St Petersburg) 1942/2010

Historic events superimposed on present day locations. Brilliant idea. Go there!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

horton plains, sri lanka

Horton Plains national park is a world heritage site in the central hills of Sri Lanka.
Location: 6°48′N 80°48′E
Photos: Waruna Gomis