Why the Tower of Pisa Leans

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a marvel of architecture, beautifully representing the marriage of Gothic and Romanesque styles, but is best known for it’s curious lean. Though precarious in appearance, the Tower is Pisa, with much effort, was made to be structurally sound. This enigmatic Pisian bell tower and it’s peculiar lean have a long-winded story, spanning a gamut of 199 years, and beginning all the way back in 1173. [Read more...]

Queenslander House Serves As Original Design In Australia

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Vernacular architecture is a concept of designs specific to a locale, which are developed directly as a reflection of local climate, environment and building resources provided by the terrain. In the case of Australia, the very first design in the vernacular was the Queenslander—a design constructed of the abundant supplies of timber and iron with an open architecture that allowed mid-nineteenth century migrants to adapt to the new subtropical climates via harnessing breezes as a means to survive the extreme summers. [Read more...]

Designs of the Year Challenges Our Imagination

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Two decades ago everyone who understood changing cultural trends swore the 21st century would mark the invention and rapid utilization of things like the flying car, elevators that went sideways and personal home robots that obeyed your every command. While suppliers to the imagination continue create some of the most awe-inspiring creations to rival those of the past, designers have been steadily producing innovative solutions that would send those in Hollywood back to the drawing board.

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Youtube Begins Experimenting With New User Interface Design

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With mobile apps such as Snapchat on the way to gaining international relevancy due to its simplicity and user-friendly design, major media companies like Youtube are following the trend to stay relevant. Youtube, the video-sharing website that continues to keep Vimeo at bay, just begin testing a new user interface that’s only available to a select few. While there’s no word when the company will roll out the revisions to the masses, they will surely be welcomed. According to Tech2Notify, the look and feel of the new Youtube design is more simplified with a focus placed on controlling the user experience from app to desktop.

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