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Fire on 24th Street, New York City - Everett Shinn
1907

fleurdulys:

Fire on 24th Street, New York City - Everett Shinn

1907

Damn it! Just when I thought I drafted the greatest team ever! Then this shit happens! #FantasyLeagueProblems #FantasyFootball #NFL #TeamNedStark

Damn it! Just when I thought I drafted the greatest team ever! Then this shit happens! #FantasyLeagueProblems #FantasyFootball #NFL #TeamNedStark

How I’m feeling today… #classic #rock #america #geeking

How I’m feeling today… #classic #rock #america #geeking

darksilenceinsuburbia:

The N.B.K. Residence (2) in Beirut, Lebanon by Bernard Khoury/DW5

Sitting right in the middle of the war-swept Mediterranean coast of the Levant, with the scars of conflict and violence still visible in its urban tissue, the city of Beirut, despite all the difficulties it has faced, is now home to a flourishing design and architecture scene. With impressive large-scale projects already finished or approaching completion (including an iconic new university building by Zaha Hadid and a translucent mixed-use tower complex near the city’s port by Renzo Piano), as well as smaller scale projects (one cannot ignore the work of the people behind the Carwan Gallery, or the ingenious lighting design of .PSLAB), the Lebanese capital seems bent on pinning itself permanently on the global design map, as a place where time-honoured traditions meet with cutting-edge practices and contemporary aesthetics.

A perfect example of what the city’s design and crafts scene can indeed achieve is the N.B.K Residence (2) by architectBernard Khoury and his firm, DW5. Literally perched atop a nine-storey building adjacent to the infamous Green Line (the dividing buffer zone that used to split the city into the West/Muslim and East/Christian parts), the residence is in fact the architect’s own home, and as such it reflects his continuous experimentations and accumulated experience in interior design techniques, all in close collaboration with local artisans and design specialists.

As it doesn’t share any visible structural elements with the building on which it stands, the N.B.K. Residence (2) looks more like an independent house stacked on top of the existing structure, spanning three levels: the first floor and a mezzanine comprise the main volume of the living areas (including a spectacular double-height lobby and living room with generous views to the city), while a guest house, maid’s room, swimming pool and roof-garden terrace are situated on the topmost level. Wooden panel cladding has been used to cover interior floors and walls, in a technique that comes from experimentations in previous projects and was executed in collaboration with carpenter Doumit Tannous. The strong presence of wood has been complemented with black-painted steelwork: the ribbon-like spiral staircase, the mezzanine structure, the bookshelves in the lobby and the signature antenna-lights on top of the building were all created by Beirut-based design studio Acid (especially the latter shine like beacons at night, making the residence stand out as a landmark in the surrounding area). (by Kiri Spirou)

photo by Ieva Saudargaitė, © Bernard Khoury / DW5.

ryanpanos:

Constructing Disneyland | Via

Disneyland Park, originally Disneyland, is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, opened on July 17, 1955. It is the only theme park designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. It was originally the only attraction on the property; its name was changed to Disneyland Park to distinguish it from the expanding complex in the 1990s.

Walt Disney came up with the concept of Disneyland after visiting various amusement parks with his daughters in the 1930s and 1940s. He initially envisioned building a tourist attraction adjacent to his studios in Burbank to entertain fans who wished to visit; however, he soon realized that the proposed site was too small. After hiring a consultant to help him determine an appropriate site for his project, Walt bought a 160-acre (65 ha) site near Anaheim in 1953. Construction began in 1954 and the park was unveiled during a special televised press event on the ABC Television Network on July 17, 1955.

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I thought it was all over when they deactivated Peterson. Feel so good right now! 2-0!!!!!!! #FantasyFootball #NFL #TeamNedStark #geeking

I thought it was all over when they deactivated Peterson. Feel so good right now! 2-0!!!!!!! #FantasyFootball #NFL #TeamNedStark #geeking