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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Villa Vals

Architects CMA and SeARCH were focusing on the question if it would be possible to conceal a house in an Alpine slope while still exploiting the wonderful views and allowing light to enter the building when planing the Villa Vals. They decided to build a central patio into the steep incline to create a large facade with considerable potential for window openings. The viewing angle from the building is slightly inclined, giving a dramatic view of the beautiful mountains on the opposite side of the narrow valley.

All images © Iwan Baan


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Will you come with me to the mountains? It will hurt at first, until your feet are hardened. Reality is harsh to the feet of shadows. But will you come?
— C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce  (via corvidae-and-crossroads)

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Will I be something?
Am I something?

And the answer comes:
You already are.
You always were.
And you still have time to be.
— Anis Mojgani  (via elauxe)

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wnderlst:

Muir Woods National Monument | phill!

wnderlst:

Muir Woods National Monument | phill!

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magictransistor:

Yoshitaka Amano (天野 喜孝), 1952.

magictransistor:

Yoshitaka Amano (天野 喜孝), 1952.


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It takes a village to write my books.
— Catherine Morris (via writingquotes)

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spaceexp:

A ring of dark matter in a galaxy cluster as captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

spaceexp:

A ring of dark matter in a galaxy cluster as captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.


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beautifultype:

Beautiful illustration + type from Creative Mints. Dribbble shot here


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breathtakingdestinations:

Pebble Shallows (von `James Wheeler)

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