Shown here are the unrealized 1758 plans for Charles-Francois Ribart's elephant shaped house. It was to stand in the Champs-Elyssees in Paris, at the spot where the Arc de Triumph now stands. Napoleon fancied a similar construction as the centerpiece of the same site. Napoleon's fall at Waterloo in 1815 put the kibosh on the project, but a full sized model stood for a few decades before it was demolished.
The Golden Temple of Trash by Rob Taylor - AA Diploma 5 An alchemical playground spoons the five toxic mountains of Ahmedabad’s Asnani landfill, converting the unending stream of electronic commodities discarded by the western world/ The Architectural Review Folio