Aung Kyaw Thein

Sep 25

yangonarchitecture:

The financial year 1916/1917 saw two major colonial administration buildings being completed. Both of them were designed by John Begg, Consulting Architect to the Government of India. One was the Government Telegraph Office, on which we reported yesterday. The other, today’s building, was the Custom House on Strand Road. Strategically located just across some of the city’s main wharfs, officials here were charged with collecting customs from commercial shipping. Some of the Customs staff were on call 24 hours and thus were assigned apartments on the top floor of the building. Sarah Rooney, in her “30 Heritage Buildings of Yangon”, explains the role of the “Rummaging Staff”. They were charged with searching for contraband on ships. The ingenuity of smugglers was astounding, although the officials knew their trade, too. Contraband drugs, gold, gems and other goods “were hidden behind bulkheads, inside ventilators, lifeboats, lavatory cisterns, bath and washbasin drainage bends, in remote spaces in cargo holds, the list is endless and they all had to be looked into.” The Custom House continues to be in use today, and there are usually droves of people out on the sidewalk waiting with papers in their hands. The building has been freshly repainted recently.

mostlymies:

Edith & her dog, during the construction of her house.
(Farnsworth, of course.)
Sep 23

mostlymies:

Edith & her dog, during the construction of her house.

(Farnsworth, of course.)

Sep 23

nrqarq:

La chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut à Ronchamp (1950-55)

Le Corbusier (1887-1965)

The chapel was built on the hill of Bourlémont in the town of Ronchamp. The old chapel was destroyed during the fighting in 1944. In 1950, the church plans to build a new chapel. Le Corbusier is the architect. The foundation stone will be laid in the year 1954. Stone, so the stone! The masonry of the chapel is made of rubble stones recovered from the ruins. (Translated from the french)

Photography by Lucien Hervé and Albert Mozer

(Source: lecabinetdarchitecture, via legranluxe)

kamisama-kisu:

kabukicho 3 by children of the neon god on Flickr.I love doing this effect.
Sep 23

kamisama-kisu:

kabukicho 3 by children of the neon god on Flickr.

I love doing this effect.

Sep 23

yoannmichaux:

Smarter Ideas for Smarter Cities. IBM ambient Ads by Ogilvy & Mather France

(via theburmanandhisbourbon)

Sep 23

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Sep 23

yangonarchitecture:

Just five years after independence, U Nu’s government embarked on a very ambitious building project. On the occasion of the Sixth Great Buddhist Synod (or Council) held in Rangoon from 1954 to 1956, the Kabar Aye (World Peace) Pagoda was built alongside a huge artificial cave as well as a library, pictured above. Despite being part of the complex of Kabar Aye Pagoda few tourists ever venture far enough to the north to find the Pitaka Taik and/or Theravada Buddhist Library (clarifications welcome), though. A huge rosetta window is facing a small forest in the back. In front of the building there is an oval pond and a manicured hilly landscape. The building also houses a small Buddhist art museum. 

Sep 23

yangonarchitecture:

The Yangon Technological University campus was another present by the Soviet Union that followed as a result of Secretary General Khrushchev’s state visit in 1958. When finished in 1961, the engineering faculty of Yangon University moved here. It became a university in its own right three years later in 1964. The students and teaching staff were in two minds given that they had to leave behind their beloved “Leik Khone” assembly hall next to today’s Yangon Medical University. This laminated timber paraboloid shaped hall only been completed a few years before and has since been demolished by the military regime. The campus in Insein comprises eight buildings, all connected via rain-proof corridors. 

Sep 23

thecreatorsproject:

"Stacked" Photo Series Captures Hong Kong’s Vertical Sprawl

Sep 23

"You’ve got to learn to let go"
(Gravity 2013)

Blue Carpet
Sep 22

Blue Carpet


Piet Mondrian, Composition in Black and White with Double Lines, 1934
Sep 22

Piet Mondrian, Composition in Black and White with Double Lines, 1934

(Source: likeafieldmouse, via emiliamarkovic)

Sep 22

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Claremont Art Library Architecture Studio Project
Sep 20

Claremont Art Library Architecture Studio Project

Claremont Art Library Architecture Studio Project
Sep 20

Claremont Art Library Architecture Studio Project