Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture :: " symbolized by the memorial space – the “oculus” – that brings light diffused by a cascade of water into the contemplative space from the Monument grounds."  "An oculus, circular window, or "rain-hole" (Latin: compluvium) is a feature of Classical architecture since the 16th century."

Gallery of Update: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture - 4

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture :: " symbolized by the memorial space – the “oculus” – that brings light diffused by a cascade of water into the contemplative space from the Monument grounds." "An oculus, circular window, or "rain-hole" (Latin: compluvium) is a feature of Classical architecture since the 16th century."

Architecture firm Steyn Studio have designed a sculptural and modern chapel, located within a vineyard in Western Cape, South Africa, that's surrounded by a valley and mountains.

The Sculptural Design Of This Chapel Emulates The Mountains That Surround It

Architecture firm Steyn Studio have designed a sculptural and modern chapel, located within a vineyard in Western Cape, South Africa, that's surrounded by a valley and mountains.

Five bedroom terraced new house in South End, London W8 - off High Street Kensington - listed on Zoopla for £11million

Made In Chelsea: How much do you reckon this Kensington new-build costs?

Five bedroom terraced new house in South End, London W8 - off High Street Kensington - listed on Zoopla for £11million

(the window and skylight are fab, the strand board floor less so, but that is what beautiful rugs are for) T Space, NY - Steven Holl Architects. Photo © Susan Wides

T Space / Steven Holl Architects

(the window and skylight are fab, the strand board floor less so, but that is what beautiful rugs are for) T Space, NY - Steven Holl Architects. Photo © Susan Wides

The unusual house is situated on the edge of a fictional cliff...

This triangular house with a glass balcony is nestled into a CLIFF

MARIO BOTTA, WOHNSIEDLUNG IN NOVAZZANO: swiss architect who's also responsible for the sfmoma.

inner tunnel : architecture : photography : mario botta

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