Incredible Houses

Dancing House - Prague

Dancing House occupies a fine position by the Vltava River. This stunning building, constructed between 1992-1996, is somewhat of a rarity in Prague: a modern, glass building surrounded by historic architecture.Dancing House has daring, curvy outlines, which led its architects, Vlado Milunc and the American Frank O Gehry, to initially name it the "Astaire & Rogers Building", after the legendary dance duo.The top floor of Dancing House is the only part open to the public, and is home to one of the city's leading restaurants, Celeste Restaurant.Diners at Celeste can expect a real treat. This celebrated restaurant offers delightful cuisine and magnificent views over the river and up to Prague Castle.

 Amazing Toraja Architecture

The most striking feature, perhaps, of Toraja is its houses. As you fly over Toraja, coming in via the South, you will see the small villages scattered in between the mountains covered with bamboo and veiled in mist. Most houses have the typical boat-shaped roofs, which, nowadays, are predominantly made of iron.The roofs used to be made of bamboo and other natural materials. The making of such a house was very laborious. The houses that you will see in villages such as Ke'te' Kesu' (near Rantepao) are the so-called tongkonan (from the Toraja word tongkon, which means 'to sit down'). These kindred houses are used for family purposes, and the construction involves the entire family clan.

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