The Golden Moon was a temporary architectural structure that explored how Hong Kong’s unique building traditions and craftsmanship can be combined with contemporary design techniques in the creation of a highly expressive and captivating public event space. It was the 2012 Gold Award winning entry for the Lantern Wonderland design competition organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board for the Mid-Autumn Festival and was on display for six days in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park.
The Golden Moon revisits the concept of a Chinese lantern and makes a direct link to the legend of Chang’e, the Moon Goddess of Immortality – two elements strongly associated with the Mid-Autumn Festival.
This sub has turned into trash. This is a beautiful structure and the last thing that comes to my mind is "evil".
It's weak to ice magic
Found you a new house /u/fireguy12
Why is it that dictatorships always have such cool architecture for their government buildings?
(Emphasis on government buildings - see soviet apartment blocks, ew)
In accordance with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's "New Turkey" concept, it was envisaged that the Çankaya Presidential Mansion would become the prime ministerial compound and the president would move to the newly-built palace. This occurred soon after the June 2015 general election, when the palace was officially made the residence of the President of Turkey.
Could you imagine if Trump tried branding the White House in similar fashion?
I think they go for impressive and intimidating. It's a good look for evil buildings.
NAME: Hero Store
LOCATION: 2592, Avenida Heroes de La Concepción, Iquique, Chile
ARCHITECT: CONOR Ltda.
TYPE: Commercial › Pop-Up
Localized in Iquique, northern Chile, this mixed-use project, designed by the architect Christopher Frank, CEO of CONOR, pretends to change the way of design the urban landscape of the city. The project, located in a big avenue of the city (Héroes de la Concepción), was home of many social housings, that actually are transforming into local business, and this is also the request of the client, to build in a small site (94m2), destinated originally to be a social house, now to become an apartment and a commercial business. The program of enclosures was a real challenge, plus the inconveniences of a restrictive construction procedures of the zone. Our answer was to design and build a commercial business with urban presence in two levels (with a third floor for a residential use, including a fully independent access)
Looks like it's cloaking the bottom half of it's own face. evil building laugh
Hero Store? Nice try, evil guys!
I opened the AC just looking at this picture.
The Thiruvalluvar Statue is a 133 feet (40.6 m) tall stone sculpture of the Tamil poet and philosopher Tiruvalluvar, author of the Thirukkural. It is located atop a small island near the town of Kanyakumari on the southernmost Coromandel Coast, where two seas and an ocean meet; the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean
By quite a bit. It was completed in 1999.
Surely this statue is much more recent?
Such a beautiful place. The winds can be quite strong at the base of the statue, what with it being in the middle of the ocean and all so you'll see the occasional infant rolling past you with its mother screaming blue murder.
I've never noticed it brushing his arm before. That's stone cold.
That's because Buster Keaton really didn't give a shit if he died.
You think he wanted to do that again?
Yes, in his autobiography he says that he was suicidal at that time because his marriage and life were falling apart. He was an alcoholic and absolutely didn't give a shit if he died. And considering he had like 4 marriages, I bet at any point in his life it was all falling apart.
The Wat Rong Khun Temple is a Buddhist shrine in Thailand. Westerners call this magical palace the White Temple
The temple was designed in 1997 by artist Chalermchai Kositpipat. The building's design is a heavy mix of majestic white adornments with dark mystical undertones represented by the shrine's anonymous raised hands and extended ominous bridges.
Been here in person, so wild. Weirdest part is the inside facade is filled with the most random assortment of superheroes, demons, mythological creatures. When I say superheroes I mean like literally Spider-Man, Wolverine, etc.
this place is something out of a fever dream.
Contractor- "So what theme are we going for here!"
Evil Mastermind- " I was thinking a nice bright, egg white, eternal damnation"
Contractor- "You heard him boys get to work!"
It's true that they probably did not think of satellite imagery, but there were architectural drawings in those days.
When builders of the Coronado Naval Amphibious Base in San Diego planned this complex in 1967, satellite imagery was probably the furthest thing from their minds.
After Google Earth made the Navy's giant government-subsidized swastika building complex visible to anyone on Earth, the resultant publicity, outcry, and mounting political pressure has led the US Navy to budget $600,000 to change the swastika shape of the barracks: to unmake the swastika, which according to the US Navy was the result of an embarrassing planning oversight.
Here's the Google Maps link
Doesn't look like anything to me.
I imagine people's reaction when the architect presented them the blueprint
Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. It is located approximately 3 miles south-west of Ripon in North Yorkshire
It is a World Heritage treasured for its 12th-century abbey ruins as well as its landscaped Georgian water garden of Studley Royal, complete with Neo-classical statues, follies and vistas
John Aislable designed this Gothic style Octagon Tower as a focal point to many of his garden views. It was built in the mid 1730s and several stucco artists have worked on the interior including Giuseppe Cortese. By 1976 it was almost a ruin but saved by North Yorkshire County Council which had most of the stone work replaced, the inside re-plastered and the windows re-glazed.
Love it when the government steps in and saves old buildings like this. Gives me a little faith in humanity.
10/10 would move in right now.
we have upvotes and all sorts of surprises down here
Latemse Kluis is a museum in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
The former estate of the brothers Dominicans, now ‘Latemse Kluis’ (the Latem vault) was built around 1930 on the grounds of the painter Edgar Gevaert. It is the meeting place of the Latem artists who regurlarly exhibited in Ars, Ghent. Amongst the guest you could find Albert Claeys, Gustave De Smet, Albert Saverys, Hubert Malfait en Albert Servaes.
What if... what if there are actually downvotes inside. I would be so scared to go inside.
Username, title, pics, references. Everything checks out.
Boats are buildings too
I think it looks rather crappy.... like someone built it in their garage and added some red velvet as final touch.
How is the a "super-yacht" in any way? Is a cigarette boat a "super-yacht"? This is just a fancy looking go fast boat. A speedboat, not a yacht.
From this article:
named the ‘alpha centauri’, this sharp vessel combines the luxury of a super-yacht with the speed of a hydroplane race-boat. this otherworldly-looking vehicle can be accessed via a fighter-jet-style canopy, while it can seat up to four passengers. suchlike the ‘aventador super veloce‘, this 8.3 meter super-yacht was designed to be a lamborghini of the seas, and serves as either a super-yacht, or a super-fast tender.
the ‘alpha centauri’ luxury hydroplane’s form appears to be rather fitting for batman. surely, with its marinised 750 hp 9.5-liter chevrolet V8 engine, it would be something which bruce wayne may consider upgrading to, due to its radical design and performance capabilities. paired to a two-stage scott jet-drive, this combination creates a thrilling top speed of 60 knots, making the stealthy vessel one of the fastest super-yachts in the world.
built from a stainless steel frame, and a lightweight composite structure, the ‘alpha centauri’ hydroplane has a total displacement of just 1650 kgs. interior refinements have been kept to a minimum, with four red leather racing-style bucket seats, bright red detailing, a raymarine navigation system, and a rockford-fosgate sound system that includes two subwoofers. optional extras include heating, air conditioning, and an array of colorful exteriors, for those who’d prefer to give the superhero-styled boat a colorful finish.