St. Gallen is a city south of Lake Constance (Bodensee), in northeastern Switzerland. It’s home to the Abbey of St. Gall, a monastery of various architectural styles including baroque. The complex includes a library with a rich collection of ancient books, and a twin-towered cathedral. Nearby, the Textile Museum details this important local trade. Many buildings in the old town have decorative bay windows.
Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, occupies a valley in the country’s western interior. In addition to being the government seat, the city is known for its Buddhist sites. The massive Tashichho Dzong is a fortified monastery and government palace with gold-leaf roofs. The Memorial Chorten, a whitewashed structure with a gold spire, is a revered Buddhist shrine dedicated to Bhutan’s third king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
Chinese architecture studio MAD has released visuals of The Eyes of Sanxingdui, a scatter of wooden buildings it has designed for the Sanxingdui Museum in Guanghan City, China. The Eyes of Sanxingdui will contain new exhibition spaces and a visitor centre for the museum, which is known fully as the Sanxingdui Ancient Shu Cultural Heritage Museum. See more on Dezeen: https://www.dezeen.com/?p=176991
The Linnell Residence by Charles Wong, 1965. Ladera Heights is home to some unique modernists homes in Los Angeles and this Charles Wong home is no exception. Charles Wong immigrated from China in the 1930’s and graduated from USC’s School of Architecture in 1951 and was one of a handful of Asian American Modernist Architects that contributed to the Modernists landscape of the 60’s.
The owners Adrian and Jason (One who works with the Los Angeles Conservancy) lovingly restored the home for 7 months once moved in after their long 5 month escrow. The story on how they discovered the full set of plans for the home is something to be heard alongside what their vision was for the home when they purchased it. The home couldn’t have fallen into better hands as Adrian and Jason are the best examples of who should end up in these homes, someone who is going to Preserve, Restore and maintain the rich history that we have here in Los Angeles and it’s Architecture.
Russian skater Kamila Valieva was still allowed to compete despite testing positive for a banned substance before the Olympic games. She was a heavy favorite for the gold – but ended up coming in fourth place yesterday.
What does this say about the integrity of the Olympic games — and what does it mean for the future of figure skating?
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- And, how the pandemic is giving us economic lessons in real time.
Guests: The Washington Post’s figure skating analyst Robert Samuels and Axios’ Joann Muller and Emily Peck.
Welcome to Pickersleigh Road, the historic home of the Morgan Motor Company. For the first time, we’ve flown an FPV (first-person view) drone through our workshops, giving viewers a one-take insight into our factory like never before.
Immersed in the production line, watch as you are transported through each shop including wood, sheet metal and trim. For eagle-eyed viewers, there might even be a special project or two to see. To book your own tour of the Morgan factory, head to https://www.morgan-motor.com/factoryt…