The World Architecture Festival has just finished - here are our favourites from the shortlist
The World Architectural Festival has just finished in Singapore, during which a shortlist of over 300 projects in 33 categories were judged for the grand prize. We're suckers for an amazing building, and some of these beauties are like a great fireworks display - you can only ooh and aah. SoundForms, pictured, is actually a shell intended to host open-air performances - it's meant to enhance the sound of classical and orchestral music, and is set in Docklands, London, U.K.
Among our favourites are an Iranian ski resort that resembles a pure white honeycomb, a round green dome that looks as if it is about to fly back to the mother ship and a house shaped like a cloud. Tell us which is your personal winner!
* Video: SoundForms is world's first mobile accoustic performance shell
This species of whale has an unusual and mysterious tusk, once harvested and sold as a unicorn horn for 10 times its weight in gold.
Date 13-05-24, Duration 2:04, Views 2303
Video by: National Geographic
Date 13-05-24 2:04
Tooltip Information:The Narwhal's Mysterious TuskVideo by:Description: This species of whale has an unusual and mysterious tusk, once harvested and sold as a unicorn horn for 10 times its weight in gold.Rating: 5Views: 2303
Date 13-05-23 2:59
Tooltip Information:Watch The Birth of a TornadoVideo by:Description: May 21, 2013—Two days before a tornado—with winds clocked at 190 miles per hour—tore through suburban Oklahoma City on May 20, National Geographic explorer and storm researcher Tim Samaras captured this video of a tornado forming in south-central Kansas. Video courtesy Tim Samaras.Rating: 4Views: 3293
Date 13-05-24 4:23
Tooltip Information:Why Do These Women Stretch Their Necks?Video by:Description: Starting at an early age, women of the Padaung tribe wear a coil of brass rings around their necks. This collar, and the elongated appearance it gives their necks over time, are Padaung symbols they wear proudly. In their native Myanmar, Padaung people often faced persecution over these visible tribal symbols. Now, having relocated to a Thailand refugee camp, these Padaung women continue this centuries-old custom, memorializing the struggles of the past and maintaining a link to their tribe's history.Rating: 4Views: 2657
Date 13-05-23 4:34
Tooltip Information:Everest Tourism Changed Sherpa LivesVideo by:Description: The booming tourism industry aimed at putting people on the peak of Mt. Everest has radically changed the lives of Nepal's Sherpas. National Geographic Young Explorer and photographer Max Lowe recently spent two months in Nepal's Khumbu region, documenting some of those changes. Video and photos courtesy Max Lowe.Rating: 4Views: 993