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It’s no secret that #Octopuses are the #Ocean 's masters of #Camouflage , but the southern #SandOctopus ( #OctopusKaurna ) found on the southern coast of #Australia has a stunt that blows all other #Cephalopods out of the water!
Like a tiny #Molluscan magician, it hides by #Disappearing rapidly under the #Sand , and it’s technique is #OneOfAKind
The #Octopus uses its #Funnel (or #Siphon ) to shoot jets of #Water into the sand beneath it, which creates #Quicksand .
It then #Digs down with its arms and mantle up to 20 centimetres (around 8 inches) into the #SeaBed , where it constructs a little burrow for itself, secreting #Mucus to reinforce the walls.
As a finishing flourish, it pushes two of its arms to the #Surface to create a sort of " #Chimney " to breathe through.
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Nothing says modern farmhouse like red brick! This house had two chimneys when I bought it, neither of which were in use anymore. When the new roof went on last spring, I had the contractor remove the chimneys down into the attic. That allowed me to still keep them in the interior of the house, but seal up the roof where they had been leaking. We kept the one you’re seeing in the photos, but removed another one that was located in the kitchen. This allowed us to create a better main floor layout. Plus, I saved all the brick for a project in the front yard. •
I plan to keep the interior brick just the way it is. We removed the plaster, and wire brushed the chimney on both levels. I would like to clean up the white chimney clean out cover and find new covers for where the duct work holes are. The brick will add a nice contrast to the new hardwoods, drywall, and trim work on the windows. I can’t wait to enjoy the brick accent for many years to come! #brick#brickwork#brickaccent#chimney#redbrick#farmhouseinspired#farmhouse#hgtv#diy#fixerupper#firsttimehomebuyer#diningroom#masterbedroom
Brogue provided the structural and civil design for the redevelopment of this 140-year-old pub. The site is well into its demolition stages, excluding the existing façade walls and chimney flue which are being retained, to meet heritage conservation requirements.
Brogue provided the design of the temporary steel bracing of the existing brick façade walls using a combination of UC steel and proprietary props, and an engineered steel braced frame to support the chimney above the roof line.
This delicate and carefully sequenced work was fully revealed this week, exposing the propped walls and chimney flue which currently sits perched atop the site, awaiting construction of its new permanent structure.
🇬🇧| 1888/9 |Espantabruixes | A. Gaudí | Modernism
COLOUR: Modernists used decorative elements in their work. The use of bright primary colours with oranges and greens, alongside black and white were common. Gaudi especially was known for bright, primary colours that were in your face, as well as geometric and surrealist shapes. The colours of the chimney covers are used to mimic nature - the green chimney is the interpretation of a shrub, while a multicoloured one depicts a rainbow - while his use of colour was loud, it was always done purposely to accentuate certain parts of his work and invoke particular imagery.
CONTEXT OF THE ERA: The Espantabruixa (literally the scarer of witches), is a Catalan traditional stemming from rural homes were decorative additions (usually geometric) were added to houses. The figures would add detail to buildings but their main function was to ward off witches, pixies and malignant spirits, and the tradition is still found in modern projects. The decorative chimney covers are found in the rooftop of of Palau Guell, a commision from the affluent bourgeoise. With each room having a hearth, the decorative canopies were added to complement the views of the mediterranean and nature they interrupted. Apart from following the usual parameters of Modernisme, Gaudi, a pioneer of decorative architecture, was especially inspired by the forms and balance of nature and universe, as well as dreams.