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From a strange tomb to a place where aliens may be kept to the secret HQ of lego to some weird places in North Korea...these are 7 SECRET Buildings You Can't Visit. Narration provided by JaM Advertising New Mexico www.tasteofjam.com The Skull and Bones is a secret society of Yale University undergraduates, with famous alumnus including politicians, lawmakers, members of the Rockefeller family, and three former US presidents including George W Bush. The organisation's headquarters, known as the Tomb, are thought to contain some astonishing and shocking artefacts such as stolen coffins where sex acts take place, a set of Hitler's silverware, and the skulls of several famous historical figures. Frat parties at the Tomb sound pretty bad-ass. Hangar 18 at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base ...
In October 2015, the Irish Georgian Society launched a Buildings Conservation Fund to support five important conservation projects where emergency repairs are required. Dating from the 18th and early 19th centuries, the projects include a triumphal archway, an important stained glass window, a unique garden pavilion, and two vernacular thatched cottages, which are found in counties Limerick, Louth, Meath and Roscommon. The Society is calling for its members and supporters to help safeguard Ireland’s architectural and decorative arts heritage through donating to its Buildings Conservation Fund and to ask friends and colleagues to lend their help as well. The five projects for 2015: Lion’s Gate archway, Mote Park, Co. Roscommon Goggin Cottage, Kildimo, Co. Limerick Garden Pavilion, Beau...
A question from the lecture 'Perfection or Pastiche? New Buildings in Old Places' by Professor Simon Thurley CBE https://www.gresham.ac.uk/short/william-morris-and-the-society-for-the-protection-of-ancient-buildings/ The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/perfection-or-pastiche-new-buildings-in-old-places Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 2,000 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: ht...
The family society buildings in Chinatown – their social structure and curious architectural parentage – are the subject of this talk by civic historian John Atkin, who also outlines the evolution of Chinatown itself from its beginnings as workers' quarters for the Royal City Planing Mills in the 1880s. City planner Tom Wanklin rounds out the theme by describing the city's initiatives to raise funds for the restoration and stabilization of the aging buildings.
GP 2016 Question 2: Assess the view that traditional buildings have no future in your society. On this playlist, we analyse General Paper Questions from the 2016 paper. What is the function of traditional buildings? How would the historical, economic and sociopolitical context of Singapore shape our understanding of the value of traditional buildings? Why does it matter that I care about what happens to traditional buildings? For a free trial class at School of Thought, go to: http://school-of-thought.com/free-trial-class To subscribe to our Broader Perspectives magazines or find out about our annual Essay Issue, check out http://broaderperspectives.com.sg/ To keep updated on our videos and events, follow us at https://www.facebook.com/SchoolOfThoughtSG/
Griff Rhys Jones tells you why the Victorian Society's Top Ten Endangered Buildings are important and asks you to help share the message. See the list at www.victoriansociety.org.uk . Use #TopTen2015 to talk about the list online.
"What the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings has accomplished in its 135 years of existence is a major example of how to protect heritage for future generations. The wide range of activities, ranging from training young people to acting as respected champions of heritage in danger, has made a strong impression on the Jury, which feels honoured to be able to grant due recognition to this highly respected Society. Not to have given cognizance to its long term supreme achievement would have represented a major miss."
According to our best theories of physics, the fundamental building blocks of matter are not particles, but continuous fluid-like substances known as 'quantum fields'. David Tong explains what we know about these fields, and how they fit into our understanding of the Universe. Watch the Q&A here: https://youtu.be/QUMeKDlgKmk Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe David Tong is a professor of theoretical physics at Cambridge University, specialising in quantum field theory. The Ri is on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ri_science and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/royalinstitution and Tumblr: http://ri-science.tumblr.com/ Our editorial policy: http://www.rigb.org/home/editorial-policy Subscribe for the latest science videos: http://bit.ly/RiNewsletter
Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED's Head Curator, Chris Anderson. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED
Controlled demolitons of buildings, bridges, factories etc. Additional information: In the controlled demolition industry, building implosion is the strategic placing of explosive material and timing of its detonation so that a structure collapses on itself in a matter of seconds, minimizing the physical damage to its immediate surroundings. Despite its terminology, building implosion also includes the controlled demolition of other structures, such as bridges, smokestacks, towers, and tunnels. Building implosion (which reduces to seconds a process which could take months or years to achieve by other methods) typically occurs in urban areas and often involves large landmark structures.
Pamela Greener, wife of the Dean of Wakefield, performs her Big Society Buildings VAT Ditty with the famous St Bride's Choir, in St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, London EC4. Please sign the petition to stop zero rated VAT on listed buildings being scrapped. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/32056.
James Jackson, head of Cambridge University's Geology department, says that when an earthquake hits Iran, poorly built buildings are to blame for the high casualties Buildings collapse because of poor construction. But there are ways the problem can be solved.
Architects and engineers usually spend their time designing homes and rather average structures. However, every once and a while, unique and out-of-this-world projects come across their plate. While there is surely an endless number of crazy buildings across the globe, let's take a look at 5 of the absolute craziest. TOP 5: 5. Eden Project: Cornwall, England 4. Nord/LB Office Building: Hanover, Germany 3. Sanzhi UFO Houses: New Taipei City, Taiwan 2. Niterói Contemporary Art Museum: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1. National Grand Theater: Beijing, China Facebook: http://bit.ly/2wOVVb5
This video shows how you can take an ordinary building design and alter it to form a net-zero-energy building - meaning a building that uses no more energy than it produces on an annual basis. Brought to you by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Jim Hallock from Earth Block International delivers the keynote address at the 2014 Knox College Bioneers Conference - The Future of Buildings: The Standard of the Past and the Hope for the Future. He shows that earthen construction, particularly earth block building, is the way that we all need to build in the future for the sake of humanity. He covers why this method is superior to all other building systems, how it works and the impact it has on the environment, society and the economy. It truly is the way of the future.
On Property India, a discussion on why several society residents take loans and arrange for redeveloping their own buildings. Builders who take up redevelopment contracts often fail to keep up with the deadlines causing a lot of inconvenience to residents. Experts on the show discuss the pros and cons of housing society members taking their own initiatives to redevelop residential complexes. (Audio in Hindi) Watch full video: http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/property-india/property-india-societies-are-self-redevelopment/387126?yt Download the NDTV news app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.july.ndtv&referrer=utm_source%3Dyoutubecards%26utm_medium%3Dcpc%26utm_campaign%3Dyoutube
This paper focuses on the interpretation of space at manorial sites in Normandy from the central middle ages, and what spatial analysis can provide to a social meaning of a building. Focusing on research undertaken at manorial sites in Calvados, this paper suggests that considering spatial aspects of medieval buildings provides a heightened awareness to the society using these places, particularly in examining the ways in which social authority would be embodied or enacted through the material trappings as well as the spatial indications of the buildings. The main sites under examination include the Motte d’Olivet (Decaëns 1981, 1987, 1988), Chateau de Creully (Impey 1993, 1995, 2012) and Beaumont-le-Richard (Impey 1993, 1999). As a result of the spatial examination, this paper will also s...
"Net Zero Buildings in San Diego: The New Model for our Built Environment" Date: Wednesday May 13, 2015 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location: World Resources Simulation Center 1088 Third Ave San Diego, CA 92101 Event Summary: A zero energy bill every month for your electricity? The concept is compelling...and feasible. Net Zero Energy Buildings are buildings that produce as much (clean) energy as they use over the course of a year, through a combination of: Exemplary building design to minimize energy requirements, and Renewable energy systems that meet these reduced needs Under California's recent revisions to Title 24 (the state's energy code aimed at reducing energy use in new and altered homes and commercial buildings), all new residential construction is to be Zero Ne...
Building people, not prisons.