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Chausath Yogini Temple, near the famous Marble Rocks in Jabalpur, houses idols of 64 attendants of Goddess Durga, having the idol of Lord Shiva at the centre, surrounded by these idols.
Originally, there would have been a shrine, right at the centre of this structure, with an image of Bhairava. Today, in the sanctum stands an exquisite image of Uma-Maheshwara, seated together in an embrace.
Very interestingly, there are 81 niches holding images of the Yoginis here. Therefore, technically, this isn’t a Chausath (64) Yogini temple, but an 81-Yogini Temple.
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Rock Cut Temples of Masrur
The Masrur Temples complex contains about 15 Shikhar temples.
Rock-cut Architecture is a depiction of persistence as construction is being done by sculpting and cutting entire hills, unlike other artifacts.
Masrur temples are located on the hilltop at a height of about 2,500 ft from the sea level, & posses on of its unique feature of being rock-cut temple of nagara style as nagara style temple are mostly built as masonry construction.
Having cluster of 15 rocks temples carved out of a single rock, built around a central shrine, Masrur popularly known as the Himalayan Pyramid.
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The #AcropolisMuseum in #Athens is a striking museum completed in 2009. Designed by the renown architect Bernard #Tschumi the museum was built to be in harmony with the Sacred Rock and the #Parthenon itself. #Museum #architecture #MuseumsUnlocked @profdanhicks @cultureGR 1/4
Tschumi and his Greek collaborator, Michael Fotiadis, came up with a design based on movement and light, embodying an ethos that this museum needs to consider its role both as a repository for its collections and as an influential context for the Classical art of its time. 2/4
The essence of the architects' brief was to construct a museum that would establish a unique visual experience with the #Parthenon, not as destination museum, but in a sensual dialogue between the #ParthenonSculptures and the Parthenon itself that would reach across centuries 3/4
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Thread by @isabelrodbar: Are SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence estimates biased?…

The Great Stagnation—or Decline and Fall? - Intercollegiate Studies Institute: Think. Live Free.…

#civilization #fall #decline
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Here’s what I learned about architecture school and practice in my latest podcast with Zach (@cantradionalist): (0/6)
1. @wrathofgnon has likely turned more people in favour of traditional architecture with twitter than anything else today.

Except for, perhaps, the ugly buildings themselves.

2. The culture wars have reached architecture schools too. “Critical” architecture, just like Critical _________ Studies, seeks to subvert and revolutionize, not improve and support. (see @ConceptualJames for more)
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[Thread] Certifications

A non-comprehensive, non-linear summary of Dr. Craig Wright’s professional certifications.

National Security Training Academy
Security Industry Course and Firearm Certificate of Achievement - Granted in 1992

Brisbane YMCA Youth Club
Best Military Tactics - Granted in 1988

International Systems Security Professional Certification Scheme - Granted in 2005

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Brihadeeswara Temple at Tanjavur, built in 1010 AD, one of the wonders of architectural feat and beauty in stone is the largest #Temple in India, a prime example of the Dravidian style of #architecture as refined & enhanced by the Cholas Tamilnadu
@LostTemple7 @Lost_History1 ImageImageImageImage
Tanjavur Kovil (Peruvudaiyar Kovil) built by the great Raja Raja Chola, is a stunning monument that speaks oodles about the architectural mastery.
The Big Temple is home to one of the largest Shiva Lingas of the country.
#architecture #TamilNadu
@LostTemple7 @IndiaArtHistory ImageImageImageImage
Shore Temple of Mahabalipuram rise from the sea is a masterpiece of Pallava led Dravidian #architecture as it displays the transition from rock cut architecture to free standing structural temples l Tamil Nadu.

#UNESCO World Heritage of India Image
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Alright, quick thread since I'd rather write a long-form article at some point when I can get the will and mental space to do so, but let's talk about Design Review in Seattle:


#housing #seattle #urbanism #design #architecture
Today, city council passed an emergency resolution tied to Design Review and COVID. The current system requires most developments in the city to have public meetings. Given that option is currently impossible, the system has been edited (temporarily)

Projects that normally have to go through full design review will go through administrative design review, and affordable (aka publicly subsidized) housing projects will be exempt from the process. This will be for six months, or until online meetings are able to be held...

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Glories of Beluru and Halebeedu Temples..Incredible Karnataka!! 🙏

Hoysala Dynasty has built more than 90 Temples in Karnataka wth their unique #architecture style of 'Vesara' classically seen on a ⭐ shaped platform with multiple sanctum sanctorums.

#Karnataka ಶಿಲ್ಪಕಲೆ 💛❤️ ImageImageImageImage
900 Yrs of history, Sri Chennakeshava Temple of
Beluru Halebeedu. #Karnataka 🙏
The art and cultures of the each structure, sculptures are all of hand sculpted texture and design that inspires today's traditional clothng!
ನಮ್ಮ ಹೆಮ್ಮೆಯ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಚರಿತ್ರೆ!
#incredible #ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ImageImageImageImage
Popular Hoysala Temples of #Karnataka ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಶಿಲ್ಪಕಲೆ ❤️
🔹The LakshmiNarasimha temple at Haran halli
🔹 Chennakesava temple at Somnathpur, Mysore
🔹The LakshmiNarasimha temple Hosahalaku
🔹Chennakesava temple at Aralaguppe
#architecture #IncredibleIndia #Temples ImageImageImageImage
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¡Hora de tender la ropa! ...y de diseñar estructuras, ya veréis.

#estructuras,#structuralengineering, #structures, #architecture,#arquitectura, #100x100MasterHouses
Esto es un tendedero común o, como yo lo llamo, cuerda funicular para colgar la ropa húmeda. ;-)
Si ahora corto la cuerda por el centro y le pido a una persona que la sostenga, esta va a sentir que tira con una fuerza T para mantener la cuerda a la altura donde estaba originalmente.
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31 March 1943 | Construction of gas chamber & #crematorium II at #Auschwitz II-Birkenau was completed. Undressing space and 210 sq. meters gas chamber were located underground. Zyklon B was thrown through the holes in the ceiling into special wire mesh columns. #architecture 1/4
The crematorium located on the ground level designed by Topf und Söhne company from #Erfurt was equipped with five 3-muffles ovens connected to one chimney. According to the producers the ovens could burn 1,440 corpses every 24 hours. 2/4
On 20 January 1945 - 7 days before the liberation of #Auschwitz the building was blew up with #dynamite by the SS in order to destroy the #evidence of mass murder. 3/4
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Tonight I'm going to share highlights from the 2010 "Scenarios for the Future of Technology & Int'l Development" report produced by The Rockefeller Foundation & Global Business Network. Not just the "Lock Step" scenario, but all 4 scenarios. [54 page report]
Following Event 201 (Oct 18 2019), we must concede that the ruling class has been gifted with phenomenal and prophetic intuitions & insights. (They truly are the chosen ones.) Thus it is worthwhile, even mandatory, to study their scenario exercises & simulations.
"We believe that scenario planning has great potential for use in philanthropy to identify unique interventions... scenario planning allows us to achieve impact more effectively." [p 4]
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22 March 1943 | The Zentralbauleitung of the #Auschwitz camp (Central Construction office) completed the construction of gas chamber and crematorium IV at Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp. The undressing rooms, gas chamber and crematorium were located on the ground level. 1/5
The gas chamber space was divided into three smaller rooms and had a total of 236.78 square meters. The exterior walls had holes with gas proof trapdoors for inserting Zyklon B. 2/5
The building had one eight-oven crematorium furnace. According to the calculations made German manufacturer Topf & Soehne, 768 corpses could be burned in this crematorium every 24 hours. 3/5 #architecture #topf #cremation
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#JuevesdeArquitectura _ El arquitecto alemán Jürgen Mayer es el autor del proyecto del Metropol Parasol para la renovación urbana de la plaza de la Encarnación de Sevilla, convirtiéndose en un “hito” dentro de la ciudad. #Arquitectura #Architecture #Retokommerling
Potenciar el espacio mediante una gran cubierta de madera laminada, formando una gran retícula en forma de parasol, apoyada en seis columnas de hormigón que sirven para albergar los ascensores que permiten subir al mirador. #Arquitectura #Architecture #Retokommerling
Una gran pasarela permite disfrutar de la vista panorámica del casco antiguo de la ciudad. En la parte inferior se encuentra una gran plaza diáfana, protegida del sol donde se ubica un pequeño museo, un mercado, bares y restaurantes. #Arquitectura #Architecture #Retokommerling
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In 3 days I cycled 🚴‍♂️ 250+kms across villages in Kumbakonam.

Why? There is a discourse in the media about #India but I wanted to seek the truth about India.

What started as a self-indulgent hobby helped me embark on a self-discovery journey.

🧵on my return-to-your-roots trip,
Place: Most of the time I cycled through the scenic routes that go from one village to another, never-ending lush green paddy fields on either side of the road, my gratitude to #farmers 🙏

I bathed on the #water bodies on my route, it helped me beat the heat during the day
I'm in 💕 with these people

The most striking factor was how close-knit the communities are.

During the course of my ride, I answered 100+ locals asking me what a stranger like me was doing in their #village

Kids waving at you as you cycle by is almost unconditional love.
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#JuevesdeArquitectura _ El @musacmuseo cumple este años 15 años. Realizado por el estudio de arquitectura de Emilio Tuñon y Luis M. Mansilla es entendido como un gran espacio de relación y cultura. Un nuevo paisaje dentro de la ciudad. #Arquitectura #Architecture
"El proyecto se resuelve mediante una gran retícula de geometría compleja, basada en antiguos pavimentos romanos que combinaban formas cuadradas y romboidales para conseguir una superficie continua sobre un plano." #Arquitectura #Architecture
"Es una forma flexible, con movimiento, que a la vez funciona como elemento de unión entre las diferentes salas de exposición mediante visiones longitudinales o transversales con otras salas o patios interiores." #Arquitectura #Architecture
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Today is the Independence Day of Finland so here is a thread about all things Finnish. 🇫🇮 The role of horses in modern urban settings:
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Great moments in modern #architecture

turns out that the new world order fake religion will be based in Abu Dhabi in this building:
The architect for this is Sir David Adjaye Obe
apparently this character was one of the most influential people in the world in 2017 - who knew
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Architecture is not just about buildings, it’s about society, culture, psychology, politics, landscape, the environment, economics, engineering, mathematics, art, craft, materiality, technology, impact, and projecting the future. It’s about people, place and time.
#Architecture tells a story:of #people who inhabit it,of its #place in context,of #times it's seen.This house is symbolic of use,history,culture,style.Was it always this color?Was it built at once or incrementally?Is it unified or divided inside?So much to peel, layer by layer...
#Vernacular architecture is the architecture born of a place, deeply rooted to the context, created using local materials and age-old technology passed down through generations. The courtyard houses of India are a vernacular archetype for residential architecture...
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Thread: The Temple of Jupiter inside Diocletian's Palace, Split. Constructed around 300 AD and dedicated to Emperor Diocletian's "divine father", the supreme Roman god Jupiter. The temple was converted into a baptistery in the 7th century. #roman #architecture #croatia
The temple entrance retains its intricately carved marble cornice. Amongst the decorative motifs of leaves, tendrils and flowers are carved images of Roman gods such as Sol, Victoria, Apollo, Triton and Hercules.
Details of the elaborately carved marble doorway with images of the Roman pantheon. #roman #sculpture #religion
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Thread: The Mausoleum of Diocletian, constructed during the Emperor’s lifetime to house his remains after death; strategically placed at the heart of his palace-fortress in Split, Croatia, c.305 AD. #Roman #archaeology #architecture #Croatia
The first emperor to voluntarily abdicate the throne, Diocletian enjoyed a short but peaceful retirement at his purpose-built palace where he famously tended to his vegetable gardens. He died in 311 and was laid to rest in an elaborate porphyry sarcophagus in his great mausoleum.
The Emperor's remains were desecrated during invasions of the 7th century and his sarcophagus destroyed. Ironically, considering Diocletian's Christian persecutions, his mausoleum was consecrated as a Cathedral in 653; with an exquisite Romanesque style bell tower added in 1100.
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ROTOLO n.3 – Heritage and Energy Performance (inspired by @MIncontri):

Real case-study to explain how current energy codes are lethal for good buildings and our pockets.

Follow @Polemicarc for more –
#sustainability #energy #building #bureaucracy
@MIncontri PROTECTED rural building, dated from late XVIIth C. (with typical belgian add-on)
DEMOLISHED and rebuilt anew.
@MIncontri A simple but very decent detail-rich building, typical of rural Flanders.
With a heavy retrofitting was possible -in theory- to satisfy the requests of contemporary standards and clients, but this option was not chosen.
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On defining #creativity @rexjung :

Distinct from #intelligence – a superhighway; #creativity as a slow meandering process down dirt road / side road

Must be both #novel and @useful – beyond simple #utility – something #new within a social context. Unexpected links ✨🤓✨
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ROTOLO n.2 – Lararia in Pompeii and Herculaneum
Follow @Polemicarc for more –
#larario #lararium #pompeii #herculaneum #architecture #arquitectura #RomanEmpire
The Lararium is an altar sacred to the Lares, the deities of the ancestors according to the Romans. The word has an Etruscan origin, as 'lar' meant 'father' in their language.
Lararia were mini-shrines, permanently in use, and were worshipped by both the high and low class.
Here, one of the richest ones I’ve ever seen (Herculaneum):
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