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Uk Pavillion At World Expo 2010 Shanghai | By Thomas Heatherwick

Developed by one of the UKís leading creative talents, Thomas Heatherwick, the centrepiece of the UK pavilion is a six storey high object formed from some 60,000 slender transparent rods, which extend from the structure and quiver in the breeze. During the day, each of the 7.5m long rods act like fibre-optic filaments, drawing on daylight to illuminate the interior, thereby creating a contemplative awe-inspiring space. At night, light sources at the interior end of each rod allow the whole structure to glow. The pavilion sits on a landscape looking like paper that once wrapped the building and that now lies unfolded on the site.This is definitely one of the architecture wonders of this century.




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BARBARIAN DAYS

Looking for a beach read this summer? Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life is a damn good book about surfing, worthy of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography.  The compelling book is William Finneganís memoir of his obsession with surfing, which he calls a beautiful addiction. In the book Finnegan describes his childhood growing up in California and Hawaii in the mid 1960s, his vagabond years hunting down secluded surf spots around the world, stories of life in a...
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THE LIBRARY RESORT | THAILAND

Minimalist design is something unexpected for a beach in Thailand, the Library Resort really stands out. The contrast is amazing in this resort, a bright red pool with red umbrellas and beach chairs, surrounded by a rich and intricate Thai vegetation. Each modern two-story bungalow consists of a suite on the ground floor and a studio on the second, all overlooking the sea....
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KEEMALA RESORT PHUKET

Keemala, is a magical new resort tucked away in the woodlands of Phuket, Thailand. It looks like one of those mythical villages youíd find described in the pages of a J. R. R. Tolkien or J. K. Rowling novel. At the mind-blowing resort, guests can stay in treehouses, birdís nests and suspended tents,  each boast outdoor bathtubs and rainfall showers, a private pool and wide open spaces that encourage guests to rebalance, rejuvenate and relax among the trees, str...
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