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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...
Why do medieval buildings such as cottages and castles overhang their lower floors? The Machicolations shirt: https://teespring.com/castle-machicolations
The key to a good life is connection - real relationships. But there's a disturbing new trend: we are becoming disconnected from our environment both at home and abroad. Fortunately we can connect when we prioritize human interaction. The sharing economy isn’t new. We just forgot about it for awhile. From a young age, Gerard has been interested in community, design and hospitality. His first attempt at creating a community was in Africa where he tried to set up a backpacker’s that provided education and training in hospitality for the locals. It never got off the ground but his enthusiasm didn’t wane. With his love for travel, he thought the hotel industry must be fun to work in and so, in an effort to expand his knowledge in hospitality, he worked as a hotel analyst advising banks a...
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.
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
How do we ensure that our homes, buildings and society are of high quality, healthy, productive and sustainable? What is the point of growth if not to meet human needs both now and into the future? Where are the jobs that we should be promoting to create a healthy and productive future? Don't we owe it to ourselves and to future generations to build a better world? This video is full of ways to do so and why. To learn ways how to make your home more energy efficient visit: http://www.FutureProofMyBuilding.com Link to the TED talk "Reinventing Fire" http://www.futureproofmybuilding.com/from-fossil-fuel-to-the-future/ Info graphic from the video about job creation. Download the report to learn more: http://bluegreencanada.ca/more-bang-for-our-buck
Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) has teamed up with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) to offer a programme of one-day masterclasses in building conservation and repair. The masterclasses are often run to coincide with live repair projects at HRP's properties - thus providing a unique learning environment for the delegates. To book, visit: http://www.spab.org.uk/builders-professionals/masterclasses/
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...
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
Mike DeNamur, VP Smart Building Program, JLL, discusses where smart buildings have placed their focus in the past (energy) and how the attention has shifted to providing tenants and employees productive interactions with a space.
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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/