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Aesthetics in #architecture are important. Important not for common reasons of being mannered, of good taste or talking a knowing parlance, but rather because when an accepted style or fashion begins to propagate,... tells us an unwritten story about the culture in the construction world that is hidden in plain sight.

I think aesthetic choices reveal the stories we construct to reassure us of what we consider to be our personal identities.
They are a projection of the stories we have to believe in order to maintain identity.

And the stories we project, the narratives we create, require a receptive environment in order to take root.
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If you want to see a grand and spectacular temple, perched on a hill top then it's Jatoli Shiv temple. Jatoli gets its name from the long Jata (hair) that Lord Shiva has. Considered as Asia's highest Shiv temple, it is an architectural marvel.
Jatoli Shiva Temple is one of the famous holy destinations of Solan, HP.
Multiple fables and stories are associated with the history of Jatoli Shiva Temple. It's one of the oldest temples of Lord Shiva where an ancient linga is also placed since a long time.
The Chennakeshava Temple is a 12th-century temple in the Hassan dist of Karnataka. It was commissioned by King Vishnuvardhana in 1117 CE, on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur. The temple was built over three generations and took 103 years to finish.
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#German Student Visa Interview Questions, Answers and Tips:

We canโ€™t certainly conclude on the specific questions to be asked of the next German student #visa applicant,

Here are commonly asked questions to prepare for.

#TPStudyAbroad #StudyAbroad #Thread
These following questions matters:

1) Decision on why study in Germany.
2) Knowledge about Germany.
3) Information about future studies in Germany.
4) Current academic and work experience.
5) Blocked account and future financial status.
6) Common information about the study field.
7) Accommodation arrangement in Germany
8) Relationships with people living in Germany or #Europe maybe.
9) What you plan to do during Holidays and semester-break.
10) Your Plans of the future.
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ROTOLO n.3 โ€“ 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 โ€“
#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 โ€“ a superhighway; #creativity as a slow meandering process down dirt road / side road

Must be both #novel and @useful โ€“ beyond simple #utility โ€“ something #new within a social context. Unexpected links โœจ๐Ÿค“โœจ
On qualities and indicators of #creativity :

Novel โœ…
Useful โœ…
Socially relevant โœ…
Unexpected โœ…

@Trevornoah @hasanminhaj @donaldglover @dannypudi @mindykaling @azizansari @kenjeong @aliwong @MayaRudolph @TheEllenShow @JimCarrey
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Bhubaneshwar literally means โ€˜Lord of the Earthโ€™ and it denotes Shiva who is the main deity of the Lingaraj temple, the biggest and most revered temple of this city. Lingaraja, literally means the king ofย Lingam, the iconic form or Shiva.
Lord Shiva was originally worshipped as Kirtivasa and later as Harihara and is commonly referred as Tribhuvaneshwara, the master of three worlds.
His consort is called Bhuvaneshvari. This city forms one node of the Golden Triangle with Puri and Konark being the other two.
It is also called the โ€˜Temple City of Indiaโ€™ with some of the finest examples of the Kalinga style of architecture. The magnificent Lingaraj temple was built during the 12-13th Century CE. The temple is a one among the oldest structures of India, around 1000 years old.
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ROTOLO n.2 โ€“ Lararia in Pompeii and Herculaneum
Follow @Polemicarc for more โ€“
#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 Iโ€™ve ever seen (Herculaneum):
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๐“๐ก๐ž ๐†๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐๐ฒ๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐†๐ข๐ณ๐š is the oldest and largest structure at ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐†๐ข๐ณ๐š ๐๐ž๐œ๐ซ๐จ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ by the ๐„๐†๐˜๐๐“๐ˆ๐€๐๐’ is commonly dated to c. 2580 BC. [ ยฑ4,600 yrs ago ]

But few know of the ๐Œ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐“๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‡๐š๐ญ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ฉ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ญ.
The temple was built for ๐‡๐š๐ญ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ฉ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ญ, the second female Pharoah. It is set below cliffs on the west bank of the Nile River.

The three terraces are supported by vast colonnades rendering verticals and horizontals the mimic the escarpment beyond.
Long ramps connect the terraces to one another and are punctuated with porticos.
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ROTOLO n.1 โ€“ Public Fountains in Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Follow @Polemicarc for more โ€“
#fountain #herculaneum #pompeii #architecture #arquitectura #RomanEmpire
Public fountains were execptionally important for every urbanized civilization.
They served an important logistic and social function, located in the most strategic places to relieve the thirst of the people walking by, supplied by the local aquaduct. (pic thru @wrathofgnon)
@wrathofgnon Water was supplied through mighty infrastructures (here, Aqua Claudia โ€“ the 8th aquaduct built), and canalized along very long distances, thanks to the deep insight Romans had over hydraulics.
Romans built their aquaducts with a slope of 0,00034%, which is 34 cm/Km.
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#History #Architecture
We visit different countries to see broken, damaged historical monuments and boast about them after return. But we hardly visit the historical places in our own country or talk about the Architectural monuments and their History.
The profusion of temple architectural styles in India is awe inspiring. Take for instance, the Hoysala era temples. Some of the most magnificent specimens of South temples are those attributed to the Hoysala dynasty of Karnataka.
The Hoysalas built over 1500 temples throughout their empire. Today, however, only a little over a hundred of these monuments survive. The artistic achievement of the Hoysalas is also marked by the intricate decorations that cover the exterior walls of numerous temples.
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Photography thread exploring tunnels, bridges & stairs on the underground. I'll add to this over time

One of my first and favourite tunnel shots. I love the tiles.

More photosโ€ฆ

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One of the most iconic views on the underground. Love the #architecture here

More photosโ€ฆ

Photography thread exploring tunnels, bridges & stairs on the underground.

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I love the green & yellow of this platform bridge at Woodford station

More photosโ€ฆ

Photography thread exploring tunnels, bridges & stairs on the underground.

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Tweeps, have you been to the landmark @LouvreAbuDhabi #Louvre #AbuDhabi? No worries. Got @twitter. Had the chance to visit while in the #UAE for the @MilkenInstitute #MIGlobal #MENASummit. Follow this thread for a #TwitterTour of highlights.โ€ฆ #art #museum
Hello #LouvreAbuDhabi! @LouvreAbuDhabi ~ in all directions, the #magic of art & creativity on display. Crossing borders. Crossing cultures. #artmatters #museumlove
#Stunning. This two-headed figure is one of the oldest monumental statues in the history of humanity. It is some 8500 years old. On display at the @LouvreAbuDhabi. ๐Ÿ‘ฅ

@VisitAbuDhabi #AbuDhabi #LouvreAbuDhabi
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When you have two systems that need to communicate, the default for 90+% of companies is to use a shared database. (thread) #dev #programming #architecture #softwarearchitecture
Most never move off of this model, but it has disadvantages that go along with the ease of sharing data. Applications lack encapsulation and cannot adapt their data designs to suit their unique requirements.
Usually the next approach is to treat applications just like components, with exposed public APIs. However, this can result in increased down time since direct API communication between applications means if any is down, the whole thing is down.
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#History/#Art thread โ€“ From my recent trip to Madurai/Tirunelveli. On Jain sites (some with a rich history dating back to at least the 3rd cent. BCE), early Pandyan rock-cut cave temples (7th-8th cent. CE) & the amazing Vettuvan koil.

Pic: Mahavira (~8 cent CE), Kizhakuyilkudi
Before I start on the places, the history around all this is fascinating & splits opinion. Is it apt to call the script Tamili/Tamil Brahmi? Did it develop independently in the Tamil country/come with the Jain monks from the north? Were 8,000 Jains actually impaled in Madurai?>
>Were the Saivites overaggressive in promoting their faith? Shall only be happy to discuss on these separately (unless it gets too long/irrational). And Iโ€™m not posting every inscription from the places here, despite their importance. Again, shall be happy to discuss them.
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#UofT is home to some of best architecture in #Toronto, says @globeandmail architecture critic & @uoftalumni @alexbozikovic.

Here are 5 buildings he highlights from the downtown campus in "Toronto Architecture: A City Guide".
1. John P. #Robarts Research Library @uoftlibraries

Ronald Thom called Robarts Library a โ€œdictionary of architectural miseries,โ€ but in the 50 years since it was built, "Fort Book" has inspired new appreciation. @Fisher_Library โ€œis one of the best modernist spaces in the city."
2. @rotmanschool

@alexbozikovic calls it โ€œa fascinating assemblage." Bruce Kuwabara, @KPMBarchitects told @RotmanMgmtMag that it โ€œtakes the school to another level in an urban context, in a creative city,โ€ while providing the space and resources for 21st-century classrooms.
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So, the #DExEU #Brexit Impact Assessments have been published.
#Architecture is covered by Construction, Creative industries and Professional & Business Services.
Very light on detail, no analysis, no conclusions...โ€ฆ
Interesting that these documents are released just before Christmas when nobody is following the news in so much detail. They definitely don't live up to the hype of the immense level of detail that @DavidDavisMP previously implied.
unroll please
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Depiction of a temple having a dome and entrance framed within a 'pointed arch'
Dated: ~1-3rd century CE
Entrance is likely derived from arched torana with concentric arches, space between them is beautifully decorated with scrollwork and floral patterns. #Gandhara
Dome of the temple was capped by Kalasha.

Fortunately there are various temples same features which survived the wrath of Islamic invaders. See the one in below link


In the above temple, we can see the space for similar projected door frame.
Head of Skanda, Peshawar

Dated: ~2-3rd century CE
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The city of DOMINION, created in ink & cardboard by the Canadian cartoonist Seth. More here:โ€ฆ #comics #architecture
The burgeoning cyberpunk megalopolis of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in THE SURFACE by @aleskot and @LangdonFoss. #comics #architecture
Retro futurism, German expressionism, and art deco noir: the metropolis of Radiant City in Dean Motter's MISTER X. #comics #architecture
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