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Africa | the Dorze people living in highlands west of the Abyssinian Rift Valley have a unique style of building their homes. The 20 foot high bamboo frame is covered with the sheaths of bamboo stems or straw and resembles a giant beehive.  Gamo Gofa Province.  Ethiopia |  © Nigel Pavitt.

Africa | the Dorze people living in highlands west of the Abyssinian Rift Valley have a unique style of building their homes. The 20 foot high bamboo frame is covered with the sheaths of bamboo stems or straw and resembles a giant beehive. Gamo Gofa Province. Ethiopia | © Nigel Pavitt.

Lalibela, a medieval settlement in the Lasta area of Wello, lies at the centre of an extensive complex of rock churches.Lalibela has remarkable rock‐hewn monolithic, semi‐monolithic and cave built churches, built by one of the Zagwe Dynasty rulers,King Lalibela in the late 12th and early 13th c

Lalibela, a medieval settlement in the Lasta area of Wello, lies at the centre of an extensive complex of rock churches.Lalibela has remarkable rock‐hewn monolithic, semi‐monolithic and cave built churches, built by one of the Zagwe Dynasty rulers,King Lalibela in the late 12th and early 13th c

Water and Wind Cafe, Vietnam. Made almost entirely of bamboo without the use of a single nail, the Water and Wind Cafe in the Binh Duong province of Vietnam is just one example of incredible bamboo structures designed by architecture firm Vo Trong Nghia. The domed structure, dripping with lights, features a dazzling skylight, with the end result resembling a natural cathedral. The bamboo was woven together using traditional Vietnamese bamboo weaving techniques and covered in a local bush…

Water and Wind Cafe, Vietnam. Made almost entirely of bamboo without the use of a single nail, the Water and Wind Cafe in the Binh Duong province of Vietnam is just one example of incredible bamboo structures designed by architecture firm Vo Trong Nghia. The domed structure, dripping with lights, features a dazzling skylight, with the end result resembling a natural cathedral. The bamboo was woven together using traditional Vietnamese bamboo weaving techniques and covered in a local bush…

Spišský Hrad, in Slovakia, has one of the largest ensembles of 13th and 14th century military, political and religious buildings in eastern Europe, and its Romanesque and Gothic architecture has remained remarkably intact. The extended site features the addition of the historic town-centre of Levoča founded in the 13th and 14th centuries within fortifications.

Spišský Hrad, in Slovakia, has one of the largest ensembles of 13th and 14th century military, political and religious buildings in eastern Europe, and its Romanesque and Gothic architecture has remained remarkably intact. The extended site features the addition of the historic town-centre of Levoča founded in the 13th and 14th centuries within fortifications.

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