Questions tagged [architecture]

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How Big is Ba Sing Se's Outer Wall?

The largest city in Avatar: The Last Airbender is a gigantic, three-walled doughnut in the northeastern corner of the Earth Kingdom called Ba Sing Se, literally translated as "Impenetrable City". ...
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What did Pelargir and its defenses look like?

Is there any canon description of this city’s appearance? I am especially interested in the possibility that the Haven might had 'impenetrable black' walls too (since it was a Númenórean settlement ...
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Story identification - Futuristic architecture of the 1950s US influenced by aliens

I recall reading a back cover synopsis of a novel or maybe just a short story (more likely a shorter story as part of an anthology) about the futuristic architecture of the 1950s or 1960s United ...
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What was the point of the hatch?

Warning, some spoilers below! The Swan Station has two entrances, a hatch and a door. The hatch was sealed shut, and it took dynamite to access it. It then opened up to a 50 feet vertical shaft with ...
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How does Elsa resolve the practical problems of living in an ice palace?

While Elsa's ice magic is aesthetically effective on a superficial architectural level, the choice of ice as a fundamental building material presents a number of practical difficulties. How, for ...
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Physical dimensions of the Planet Express building

Does someone know (or can calculate precisely enough by his eyes) Planet Express building's dimensions and schema of inner rooms? All I have found so far is this image, but it is from a game so I am ...