In India, a snake protects two pups for 48 hours after they accidentally fall into a hole. At first it was thought that she wanted to attack them, but then noticed she was caring for the puppies. When rescued, the snake was released into a forest.
It is impossible not to share it with you.
that snake is going to snake heaven
I couldn’t help myself.
Neither could I
I thought we were supposed to have grown up in university.
Doesn’t this remind you of something? [Wong Fu Sketchbook: Hot Lava!]
Pierresvives by Zaha Hadid Architects.
The pierresvives building for the department de l’Herault is the uniﬁ cation of three institutions – the archive, the library and the sports department – within a single envelope. These various parts combine to create a building with a strong single identity when viewed at a distance, but as one moves closer, the division into three parts becomes apparent. The building has been developed using functional and economic logic: the resultant design reminiscent of a large tree-trunk that has been laid horizontally. The archive is located at the solid base of the trunk, followed by the slightly more porous library with the sports department and its well-lit ofﬁ ces on far end where the trunk bifurcates and becomes much lighter. ‘Branches’ project vertically off the main trunk to articulate points of access to the various institutions. This longitudinal division of serviced and servicing spaces is maintained along the full length of pierresvives. The front of the building contains all the public functions of each institution, linked by a linear lobby with an exhibition space in the centre. Above this connective ground level, the three institutions remain strictly separated, each with its own core for internal vertical circulation.
On arrival at the main entrance, visitors are directed from the lobby to the educational spaces of the archives on ground level; or via lifts and escalator to the main public artery on level one. This artery is articulated all along the facades as a recessed glass strip, with the reading rooms of the archive and library are immediately accessible. Central in this artery and therefore located at the heart of the building, are the main public facilities shared between the three institutions: the auditorium and meeting rooms. These important public spaces form the primary central volume of the grand cantilevering canopy above the entrance.
Animals have souls… I have seen it in their eyes.
Possibly one of the most unusual bridges in Amsterdam is the 93-metre red snake-like bridge between Sporenburg and Borneo Island. Designed by architecture firm West 8, the bridge was built in 2001 and is known as the Anaconda or Python Bridge. It won the International Footbridge Award in 2002. Another fascinating sight is the Jan Schaefer bridge, which passes right through the middle of Pakhuis De Zwijger. Completed in 2001 and spanning the 200 meter-wide IJ harbour, the bridge was designed so that it can be dismantled during Amsterdam’s extravaganza of sailing vessels - Sail Amsterdam - held every 5 years - West 8
this is perfect
I am constantly referring to this.