Lalibela is a city in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Bete Giyorgis, like the other 10 churches, was carved out of rock. It is located in a trapezoidal shaft of about 25m by 25m, dug into the pink volcanic tuff of the Lasta plateau. The edifice follows a cruciform plan, known as the Greek cross.
A very detailed map of Japan, published in Kyoto in 1886. This map presents an incredible amount of detail, illustrated tourist sites, and a lot of informations and charts.
Asia has become the dominant continent in terms of maritime trade. Dominated by China, it has most of the world’s most connected ports. Where the city sprawls on water, concrete and steel create a shifting megalopolis, made up of mega-structures that are out of scale.
For its first participation in the Venice Biennale, in 2018, the Vatican offered a clerical oasis as a pavilion. Divided into ten chapels, each one designed by a renowned architect. Inspired by the chapel in the wood by Gunnar Asplund, built in Stockholm in 1920, they aim to reflect what a chapel means in the 21st century.