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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6 Quotes From the World’s Greatest Dressage Riders
The best way to become a great rider is to learn from the great riders. We’ve put together a list of the best & most useful quotes from the top 10 dressage riders in the world:
1. Charlotte Dujardin.
2. Carl Hester.
3. Edward Gal.
4. Isabell Werth.
5. Steffen Peters.
6. Laura Tomlinson.
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Combined Home & Helicopter Hangar, Torquay
We recently visited one of our buildings in Torquay, Victoria. An incredibly memorable project; this ambitious building combines a beautiful home space for a family of four. From the front, the stone columns and slanting roofline pulls you in.
Out the back is an entire helicopter hangar, complete with table tennis tables, vehicles & ample storage space.
Tim, who owns the building, operates his own business from an office built into the structure. Along the side, a wide veranda provides extra outdoors space and the area has been beautifully landscaped and detailed since we first fabricated and erected it.
Take a look at the photos below or hear Tim Metcalf speak about the project himself: