...and the highly anticipated solution to the Wednesday Wheel of Fortune is 🥁 🥁 🥁... PINK HIMALAYAN SALT CRYSTAL LAMP
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Salt sure is purdy.
Pai Architecture, Thailand. I have been inspired by the simplicity of traditional Thai architecture on our travels in northern Thailand. The naturally ventilated house on stilts made of bamboo if it is a temporary or semi permanent dwelling, or locally sourced wood If it is to be permanent, is a great example of how we can build lightly on the landscape. Using very few materials these houses are a striking example of sustainable architecture. Built on stilts they allow any unstable ground or mud slides to pass beneath the living areas while the pitched roof ensures the house stays dry in rainy seasons. I've grouped together a few images of buildings I've spotted around Pai, mostly used by tourists I wanted to capture the contrast between some traditional buildings and how the introduction of the steel frame and modern architectural design has impacted the architecture of Pai, following my observations from a few days there. #awindowto
Nature in the Gaps.
Taken in Beishan (Northern Mountain).
These two structures, judging from the material, date from about 1900~1925. I could be wrong of course, it's difficult to tell at this stage of my research. But I can say that the one on the left is still inhabited, while the one on the immediate right is marked for removal.
Beishan used to be a small village on the edge of a tidal mudflat. When Deng Xiaoping modernised China's economic policy, the area around Zhuhai was marked for a major change, the most shocking of which － especially if you've seen the maps － was the reclamation of vast stretches of the mudflats and channels between the islands of the Pearl River Delta.
Zhuhai and the surrounding towns changed rapidly, as did the slow way of life of it's inhabitants. Modern buildings were built and many of the older structures were abandoned or poorly maintained. However, in Beishan, many places have survived China's rush to catch up － for now.
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The city is a living organism. It creates, destroys, recycles, arranges and rearranges itself in its daily routine. We form part of it, as red or white cells, as viruses and bacteria, or as its own neurons, operating in its mechanical, planned or randomized transformation. The city forms itself, abiding by its own necessities of sustainability nevertheless obeying the masters of geography and climate. The city always provides itself with its idiosyncrasies, composing unknowingly a vast composition of imagery and form for the inhabiting hosts that are its citizens.