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For today’s post, we want to share an incredible place that we consider a beautiful piece of natural architecture, the Ayer’s Rock; also known as Uluru.
This incredible place is composed by a sandstone rock formation; it is located in Australia only248mi southeast of Alice Springs; it is considered one of the bigest monoliths in the entire world. It’s dimensions are1141ft high and5mi outline, and something amazing is that this mountain has1mi of depth, that means this mountan is bigger underground than it is on the surface!
William Gosse was the first Westerner explorer to reach the Uluru in 1873. After reaching its peak with his guide, Jamran [who’s Afghan], he renamed it Ayer’s Rock in honor of the Prime Minister of South Australia at that time.
The surface color changes depending on the hour or season; but the color of this place is most known as a brilliant red.
People can think that this is only a piece of rock on earth but when you see the majestic of this place you can feel inspiration.
As a curious fact; in 2014 Prince William and his wife; Kate Middleton recreated Princess Diana and Prince Charles’s moment at Ayer’s Rock in 1983.
Yaspe Offices; is an interior design project, where the intension was to create an innovative workspace and make the final project with an economic cost.
The project involves the creation of some work modules for an office of an architectural firm design.
The project consists in three modules of work; the first module is specially designed for draftsmen. This room has separate spaces one for a computer, and the other spaces for individual work for each draftsmen.
The second and third module are joined together in a shape of a horseshoe; the first part of the room is the area for customer attention were you may find a cubicle for a secretary and next to it, there is enough space for the administrative area, also this room has space for storage area. The second part has a large storage cabinet which becomes a desk for reviewing plans and saving them; also at the end of the room there is a snack area where you can find a bar fridge, a microwave and sink.
The Grand Canyon is a wonderful place located in northern Arizona, and its name is because this natural wonder passed through the Colorado River. It’s amazing how this place was formed, through the continuous and powerful water flow. Through the years the crust has been wearing down creating these impressive walls on the sides of the river. There are records that thousands of years ago volcanic activity existed in the area, which allowed the land to erode; and that is why the tone of the land of this place is red and its stones are porous and the sand has a clay type.
It is considered that this place has the largest geological columns of the world due to its high altitude. The approximate distance of the Grand Canyon is between 9mi and 18mi. It has a maximum depth of 4822ft. Some of the sports you do in the Canyon are rafting, kayak, and boating; also you can perform activities such as fishing, camping and hunting. If you are interested in going to this wonderful place, currently there are several companies offering different trips visiting the Grand Canyon.
From the point of view of an architect, this place can make anyone fall in love, just by looking at the earth tones, rocks, also the vegetation and scenery offered to us at different times of the day. This is a way to inspire us and enjoy the most of this wonderful place!