1. The Beehive, New Zealand.
The executive wing of the New Zealand government are housed in this impressive building, which echoes Aztec towers and Roman colosseums.
2. The National Museum of African American History.
Three stories of this confronting building are above ground – another three are below ground. The dark, rusty exterior echo the contents; hard to adjust to but demanding respect.
3. The Vennesla Public library.
This excellent little house for books is situated right in the middle of the city, becoming a meeting place for civilians and a space for thought.
4. Thurgood Marshall Judiciary Building, USA.
A balance between modern and traditional, the glass update to this building reminds its occupants of the idea that progress is built on tradition.
5. Romanian Parliament, Bucharest.
One of the largest & most expensive single government building ever built.
6. Port House, Antwerp.
This strange, futuristic spaceship-like structure was built onto an existing but defunct fire station. The building now houses the local Port Authority – a collection of government offices in a surprisingly exuberant building.
7. The LiYuan Library, China.
Made of natural materials, this beautifully harmonious building has no electricity supply, so it closes at dusk, when it gets too dark to read.
8. Government House, Azerbaijan.
A slab-like castle, this is another example of a government building that aims to impose itself upon passers-by and cast an air of timelessness.
9. Finnish National Parliament, Helsinki.
This intimidating slab of a building houses the Finnish parliament. Daunting, sturdy, solid, ungiving.
10. Toyko Metropolitan Government building.
Unique because of its sheer size and lack of restraint, this building is not what you’d expect from sleepy government organisations.
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10 Clever Uses for Old Horse Saddles
What do you do with an old saddle that you’re ready to retire?
From decor to playgrounds, there are plenty of creative ways to use old horse saddles.
Take a look at our ideas below:
1. Turn Them Into Bar Stools.
2. Cut it in half an mount it in a frame.
3. Turn it into a decorative lamp.
4. Decorate your mailbox with it.
5. Get two and make them into a see-saw.
6. Suspend it with some chains or rope to make a swing.
7. Mount it onto a wall to hide a plant pot.
8. Mount it onto a wall as a multi-purpose rack.
9. Add some legs and turn your saddles into chairs.
10. Use some plywood to turn your saddle into a rocking horse.
Read more: 16 Equestrian Tips, Tricks & Great Ideas.
5 Things Everyone Should Have In Their Shed
A shed is really all about how you use it. It should be more than just a place to park your cars; you took the time and spent the money to get it built, so why not make proper use of it?
We’ve put together a list of things that every shed should have
A first aid kit
Even if you have a first aid kit in the home, it’s a really good idea to have a spare in your shed. Little bits and pieces always go missing, so it’s good to have a back-up somewhere outside the house.
A tool kit
What kind of a shed would it be if you weren’t able to do handiwork in it? A proper tool kit means that your shed becomes a workshop.
A music player
We’re proud of the sheds that we build and we want people to spend as much time enjoying them as possible. A simple radio or music player will make the difference and get you whistling as you work on your own projects.
A work bench
A workshop is no good without a work bench. Whatever kind of work you do, set aside a bench and a chair so you can get things done.
Always consider the powerpoints. Where are you going to need them and where should they be positioned? If you’re going to be using a lot of power tools, think about where you’ll be doing most of your work so you can avoid long extension cords that get in the way.
To see some of our sheds, download our brochure at the top of our website.