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Notre Dame Is at Risk of Further Collapse as a Heatwave in Paris Lifts Temperatures to Record Levels | artnet News

The chief architect behind the restoration of Notre Dame is worried that the heatwave may cause the cathedral’s vaults to cave in.   The chief architect of the operation to restore Notre Dame is anxious that a record heatwave in … Continue reading

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ITV Meridian News: Gargoyles return to Canterbury

Canterbury Cathedral Published on 9 May 2018 SUBSCRIBE 1.4K ITV Meridian’s coverage as the first of eight newly carved stone gargoyles is installed on Canterbury Cathedral as part of its current restoration project, The Canterbury Journey. Read more on our … Continue reading

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In Japan, Repairing Buildings Without a Single Nail

Great Big Story Published on 15 Feb 2019 In the past, making and developing metal was too costly for carpenters in Japan. So instead of using nails, carpenters called “miyadaiku” developed unique methods for interlocking pieces of wood together, similar … Continue reading

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Hobbit homes in Italy? Not quite, but just as charming – National Geographic

Head to Puglia to tour trulli, traditional dwellings with a fascinating history. Drive around the Itria Valley in southeastern Italy and you’ll discover houses straight out of a fairy tale. Of diminutive size and topped by conical roofs made of … Continue reading

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Beekeeping Made Easy With a New Compact Hive Built for Urban Settings

Gone are the days of full coverage beekeeping suits and padded gloves with the invention of a radical new hive by Italian company Beeing, which was founded by a third-generation bee keeper. B-box is the very first system designed for … Continue reading

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A Partially Submerged Train Car Provides a Dramatic Entrance to Frankfurt’s Bockenheimer Warte Subway Station

Subway stations are typically just a means to an end, simple structures that allow a large overflow of commuters to enter and exit at will. It is less common for the design to be a destination in itself, like the … Continue reading

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The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

Bill details the engineering choices underlying the design of a beverage can He explains why it is cylindrical, outlines the manufacturing steps needed to created the can, notes why the can narrows near it lid, show close ups of the … Continue reading

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Modular Paper Cubes by Origami Artist Jo Nakashima Shape-Shift in Seemingly Infinite Combinations – Colossal

Brazil-based origami artist Jo Nakashima (previously) continues to create seemingly impossible kinetic origami out of modular cubes. Each interconnected box is individually folded and then strategically incorporated into the larger unit to create a moveable structure that shape-shifts in the … Continue reading

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Found Domestic Furniture Transformed Into Raw Architectural Models by Ted Lott

Sculptor Ted Lott builds wooden artworks based on one of human beings’ most fundamental requirements, exploring the different ways in which we’ve devised shelter as a product of the industrial revolution. Lott examines modern architecture at its core by building … Continue reading

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The Art and Science of Remembering – Elemental

Cramming for the exam, repeating someone’s name: Some experts say they’re not that effective at solidifying a memory. Memories don’t just happen — they’re made. In the brain, the process involves converting working memory — things we’ve just learned — into long-term memories. Scientists have known … Continue reading

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