In Christchurch, New Zealand, 10 massive optical illusion-inducing mixed-media art pieces by Mike Hewson pay homage to the former Christchurch Normal School which opened in 1876.
The building, completely renovated for apartment and retail use in 1981 and renamed Cranmer Courts, was damaged badly in the February 2012 magnitude 6.3 earthquake and it is now destined for demolition.
Rock-Cut Architecture of the Ancient World
Rock-cut architecture refers to structures such as dwellings, tombs and temples, which have been carved out of rock (as opposed to extensions of natural caves). Their facades and internal layout reflect the architectural styles of their ancient builders. Some spectacular examples of rock-cut architecture are monolithic formations crafted from one piece of material.