Archive for architecture

One Giant Slinky!

Posted in odds and ends with tags , , , , , on January 20, 2011 by Tim R Wilson

I would love to check this out!


 

“Russian architect Alexander Remizov made a prototype design he calls “The Ark” which he believes is the answer to the climate change and natural disaster problems, several international news sites reported.

The design resembles a giant Slinky toy, and was said to be able to withstand earthquakes, floods and tornadoes. It is independent of any external support systems such as electricity, allowing it to exist in any kind of climate.”

http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Ark-Eco-Building-Future/ss/events/sc/011011theark

American Church Style

Posted in Christianity, odds and ends with tags , , , , on January 8, 2009 by Tim R Wilson
I don’t think that one could never accuse American Churches of having overwhelmingly good architectural style. Our European friends have us beat hands-down in that category, as can be seen in this photo of a breathtaking church in Iceland.
 
 
I will confess that viewing pictures of the magnificent churches and cathedrals of Europe sometimes make me wonder uncomfortably about the wealth that went into their creation. But gotta be something to be said about gathering to worship in a place of such stunning architectural beauty and I find myself wishing that a stronger aesthetic streak ran in American circles.
 
I may have noted this link before, but it seems relevant here: 
 
http://slate.msn.com/id/2127615/
 
Some of these new churches are striking, but they seem less about spirituality and more about showmanship.  I will not deny those are impressive structures, but why do they all have to look so much like airport terminals? lol
 
Have a blessed day everyone!