Cardboard Cathedral Planned In Earthquake prone New Zealand

A new dimension in architecture?  Something I’ve not heard of but this is not the first time this type of architecture was used according to the article……flagranny2

This cardboard cathedral is being built as a temporary replacement   for the iconic stone ChristChurch Cathedral, which was ruined last year in an earthquake that killed 185 people

Read more: http://tiny.cc/7nyvcw

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Ghent Altarpiece – Famous Panel Painting

The Ghent Altarpiece (1432), is widely thought to be one of the most famous panel paintings.  It had been stolen several times by the Nazis during WWII.  It is currently housed in St. Bavo Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium.

This panel painting consists of 12 panels (one is a copy as the original was stolen in 1934) which depict many complex theological scenes.

Read more: http://www.wesh.com/technology/30580583/detail.html#ixzz1nyvWJHa9

Click here for Ghent altarpiece interactive website

Uncommon Churches

[This post is a result of another email I received and felt it was worth sharing. Enjoy!!…..flagranny2]

For more uncommon churches click here

An Industrial Strength House in Pittsburgh

[At least they don’t have to worry about peeping toms  :)…flagranny2]

WHEN Bob Zielinski, a former marine who owns a glass manufacturing company here, and his wife, Kim, showed contractors plans for the house they wanted to build — a 53-foot-long glass-and-steel wedge cantilevered over their factory contractors said it couldn’t be done.

They said “You’d have to get guys who build bridges and do highway work to create the support system for something like that”