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[Video] Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) and the Adriatic Sea in Zadar, Croatia 


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The Sea organ (Croatian: Morske orgulje) is an architectural object located in Zadar, Croatia and an experimental musical instrument which plays music by way of sea waves and tubes located underneath a set of large marble steps.

Chaotic reconstruction work undertaken in an attempt to repair the devastation Zadar suffered in the Second World War, which turned much of the sea front into an unbroken, monotonous concrete wall.

The waves create somewhat random but harmonic sounds. The device was made by the architect Nikola Bašić as part of the project to redesign the new city coast (Nova riva), and the site was opened to the public on 15 April 2005.

The Sea Organ has drawn tourists and locals alike. In addition, white marble steps leading down to the water were built later. Concealed under these steps, which both protect and invite, is a system of polyethylene tubes and a resonating cavity that turns the site into a large musical instrument, played by the wind and the sea.

In 2006, the Sea Organ was awarded with the prize ex-aequo of the fourth edition of the European Prize for Urban Public Space.


[Video] Japanese technique of preserving/antiquing wood "Shou-sugi-ban Yakisugi 焼き杉". 

It is still a popular tradition in the Okayama Prefecture of Japan. Nowadays, designers and architects use other species of wood like western red cedar, douglas fir, cyprus, pine and oak. The process involves charring the wood, cooling it, cleaning it, and finishing it with a natural oil. Although time consuming, the final product is not only gorgeous, with its rich, silvery finish; the charred wood also resists fire, rot, insects, and can last up to 80 years.

Japanese technique of preserving/antiquing wood
"Shou-sugi-ban Yakisugi 焼き杉". For sealing is used Tung nut oil.
This was tung oil.

Furthatch ÚlfBjörn. We are not saying it is "Traditional technique" there. Customized.

It is air dried for 4 years.

Olha ai Ezequiel Pasini, presta atenção na tecnica, abçs.

would using a torch on the wood harden it and make it tougher? I remember reading about primitive people fire hardening spears, would this work on the same principal?


[Music Video] Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid [Full Album Stream]

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00:00 - Mystery Fish
03:09 - Rings
06:57 - Lotta Years
08:56 - Dorks
12:29 - Rabies
15:35 - Supercell
19:25 - Blood Sandwich
23:50 - Get Out of the Car
25:44 - Shrunk
28:52 - Kirby
31:39 - TUFF
35:30 - Lazy Eye
38:15 - Defender
41:26 - Water Tower
45:17 - Molecules

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