The researchers now know why ancient Roman concrete is so superior. They extracted from the floor of Italy’s Pozzuoili Bay, in the northern tip of the Bay of Naples, a sample of concrete headwater that dates back to 37 B.C. and analyzed its mineral components at research labs in Europe and the U.S., including at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source. The analysis, the scientists believe, reveals the lost recipe of Roman concrete, and it also points to how much more stable and less environmentally damaging it is than today’s blend.
Mending Wall House BVN Architecture
I partially reblogged this because of all the books. I so want to read in there.
Wall near Lockhart town square (by evso)
Finally uploading the photos I took on my phone two weekends ago to Flickr.
I love everything about this: size, design, natural light, window placement, surrounding trees, etc. via architizer:
The Guesthouse by Enrico Iascone Architetti
Isn’t this where Troy McClure lives?
The Chemosphere, designed by American architect John Lautner in 1960, is an innovative Modernist octagon house in Los Angeles, California. The house was included in a list of all time top 10 houses in Los Angeles in a Los Angeles Times survey of experts in 2008. The home is currently owned by Benedikt Taschen, of the German publishing house Taschen since 2000.
Source: marinachetner.com | openbuildings.com | wikipedia.org