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Architectura Curiosa Nova, by Georg Andreas Böckler (1664)

Georg Andreas Böckler, a German architect and engineer, wrote the books Theatrum Machinarum Novum (1661) and Architectura Curiosa Nova (1664).

Mostly dedicated to hydraulics for fountains, water-jets and garden fountains, Architectura Curiosa Nova also includes designs for grottoes and elaborated geometries for gardens (based upon triangles, squares, repetitive patterns, labyrinthine paths). It is not clear whether the gardens were invented or existing. This is a selection of pages from these designs.

 

Cuba’s Answer to Disneyland?

José Fuster's art-fueled vision transformed his community—and draws a global crowd to Fusterlandia

According to the international website Tripadvisor, visitors to Havana head first to La Habana Vieja, then to the Malecón, the top two destinations in the site’s “Things to Do in Havana” category.

A little further down the list at #8, just after the nightclub and cultural hub F.A.C.—the Fábrica de Arte Cubano—is the former fishing village of Jaimanitas, at the northwest end of Havana’s Playa district.

Or as most visitors know it, Fusterlandia.

An entrance to “Fusterlandia”. Courtesy FAB Senior Travel

Why a good hotel lobby should always spark the imagination

To me, a hotel lobby will always be a place of fantasy. Where, after all that planning and travel, you are finally standing in the lobby, bags packed away in your room, and ready to explore. Chance meetings with locals are only a whisper away, and a new city is just outside the door and you can barely control your excitement.

But just because guests are raring to get out and explore, does that mean there’s no point taking too much time on perfecting the feel of the lobby as a developer? Obviously not. There’s nothing like a great first impression. The lobby is a chance to make an impact on guests, but also on people coming to the hotel for meetings, who visit hotel restaurants and bars, or are meeting a visiting friend or relative. Also many travellers are business people who don’t see much except the inside of the hotel – they often arrive late and leave early.

Ovolo Woolloomooloo - Art Pharmacy

The Ovolo Woolloomooloo, has an amazingly compelling lobby space, which complements its in house art direction. Credit: Ovolo

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