Category Archives: Architecture

Architecture Du Jour: The Wooden Churches of Eastern and Central Europe

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The wood churches of Eastern and Central Europe are found across a vast region encompassing northern Russia and Finland, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, and the Balkans…Three distinctive forms of wood church, found in the Ukraine and adjacent areas … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour: The Italian Trulli Stone Houses

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Based on prehistoric building technique, dry-stone houses with conical roofs are found throughout the Mediterranean region and beyond. They follow similar construction principles, but each type has its own name and style. The trullo (pl. trulli) is the … Continue reading

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Village Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Pradelles, France. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Village Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Albarracín, Spain. Source. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Architecture Du Jour: The Yemen Tower House

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Tower houses are a form of building unique to southern Arabia. They originated in pre-Islamic times in the south of Yemen, where tribal strife was the motivation for developing an effective way of building defensive towers out of … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour: The English Cob House

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Cob is an earth-base building material comprising subsoil, clay, sand, and gravel, which is mixed with straw and water to a stiff but malleable mass and used to build the walls of a house and numerous items within … Continue reading

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KiMo Theater, Albuquerque

Sir Barken Hyena writes: More Southwestern peregrinations. Going from the works of God to the works of man, I give you the KiMo Theater. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

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