Blarney Castle At the top of the castle lies the famous Stone of Eloquence which is also known as the Blarney Stone. Tourists visiting Blarney Castle can hang upside-down over a sheer drop to kiss the stone, which is said to give the gift of eloquence. There are many legends as to the origin of the stone, but some say that it was the Lia Fáila magical stone upon which Irish kings were crowned. Ben Bulben, Co. Sligo Ben Bulben is probably the most stunning rock formation in Ireland. The pleateau formation, which is a part of the Dartry Mountains…read more
Program not currently open The Vermont Art in State Buildings [AISB] program helps to support and promote the work of Vermont artists, and is designed to preserve and enrich the state s cultural landscape for its citizens and visitors. The program is administered by the Vermont Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Buildings and General Services and is dedicated to enhancing working environments by improving the character and quality of State-owned buildings and public spaces. Background Since 1988, more than two dozen projects in different…read more
Please note: This MSc programme is also available for study by distance learning over one, two or three years. This course aims to offer knowledge and expertise for specialising in the design of comfortable and healthy environments in and around buildings, regardless of climate, and with due regard to sustainable issues. This is an area of expertise often tending to fall between the normal professional interests of architects and engineers. Project work is an important component of the scheme, and is intended to emphasise practicalities and develop…read more
Lego architecture expert Adam Tucker has created a new exhibition for Chicago s Museum of Science and Industry that features Lego interpretations of architectural masterpieces. Over a dozen models are on display, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Roman Colosseum and Great Pyramid of Giza. Tucker, who also recently completed an exhibition for Cleveland s Figge Art Museum, has what sounds like a dream job as one of those responsible for creating the official Lego Architecture sets. He puts an impressive amount of work into each model – the Lego Golden…read more
Informal yet elegant, it’s no wonder why country homes reign as America’s single most popular house-plan design style. Country house plans are a broad architectural genre that reflects many other home-plan styles and floor-plan influences, overlapping with home styles such as farmhouse, cottage, and cabin house plans. Whether it’s a primary residence set within a spread-out suburban environment or a vacation home hidden away in the rural countryside retreat, country-style house plans are the architectural embodiment of the American Dream. Merging…read more
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