Tiebele, Burkina Faso - at the base of a hill overlooking the surrounding sun-drenched West African savannah lies Tiebele an extraordinary painted wall village and this circular hectare complex of intricately embellished earthen architecture.
Luis Barragan is one of the best architects at creating powerful spaces with the fewest possible pieces. He does this by using vibrant colors, creating rich gradients with light, and interesting materials like the raw iron in this photo.
The Great Mosque of Samarra is a mosque located in Samarra, Iraq. The Great Mosque of Samarra was at one time the largest mosque in the world; its minaret, the Malwiya Tower, is a vast spiralling cone 52 meters high and 33 meters wide with a spiral ramp