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3500 Steps to Fall Down

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Chand Baori is a stepwell in Abhaneri, Rajasthan India. It is speculated that the bottom is a deadly pit of acid, however scouts have yet to return with a definite answer. [Smoont]

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August 11, 2009 at 9:39 AM

New Building in China Is a 20 year Setback

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This spectacular show of postmodern architecture reinforces age old stereotypes about the Chinese. From NotCot

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July 24, 2009 at 2:23 PM

2009 Serpentine Pavillion Looks Like Real Life

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This years Serpentine Pavillion in London by SANAA looks like the house of mirrors effects in Photobooth. Or just a house of mirrors. Whatever. More images of the grounds at Archinect

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July 10, 2009 at 1:28 PM

In China, Buildings Just Flop Over

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So the structural engineers on this job pretty much failed. Full article at EastSouthWestNorth

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July 1, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Waffles Sneaker Delicacies doesn’t have any syrup

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The Waffles Sneaker Delicacies is superlative to other streetwear shops in both concept and design. The concept is based on Nike’s origins with the signature waffle iron soles, and the store reflects that. Read more about the design at The Contemporist

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June 25, 2009 at 8:18 AM

Cassius Le Corbusier sunglasses have me pondering the relevance…

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These sunglasses by Cassius are amazing. What really sets them apart is the little details in the construction. But how do these relate to Corbu? Ponder while you buy them @ OAK

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June 24, 2009 at 8:34 AM

Abandon All Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here

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Full article @ ArchDaily

You have to click the link to really get the feeling of your soul being consumed. This somewhat brutalist courthouse in Sao Paulo does not look welcoming at all. But then again I guess that’s the point. I feel like it should have gaurds wearing hulking, mechanical armored suits and such. And the Prison should be in the basement, and when the guilty verdict comes back the defendant is dropped into the jail. Well, at least, If I was the program manager, that’s how I would have done it.