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Architecture

Architecture has to do with planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience to reflect functional, technical, social, environmental and aesthetic considerations. It requires the creative manipulation and coordination of materials and technology, and of light and shadow. Often, conflicting requirements must be resolved. The practise of Architecture also encompasses the pragmatic aspects of realizing buildings and structures, including scheduling, cost estimation and construction administration. Documentation produced by architects, typically drawings, plans and technical specifications, defines the structure and/or behavior of a building or other kind of system that is to be or has been constructed.

Drifting ice ridges

Drifting Ice Ridges

Drifting ice is any sea or lake ice other than fast ice, it carried along by winds and sea currents, hence its name. Wind and currents can pile up that ice to form ridges up to several metres in height. Drifting ice is often the result of high winds after a heavy frost. Above lakes or other large bodies of water, such as the IJsselmeer or Wadden Sea, the wind gets hold of the massive ice fields, which then move. The ice slices are in the direction of the wind over a large distance pushed against each other, such as the “Kruiend ijs” in Ijsel lake, Holland

Lakes

Lakes

A lake is a body of relatively still liquid (prototypically water) of considerable size, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land apart from a river or other outlet that serves to feed or drain the lake. Lakes lie on land and are not part of the ocean, and therefore are distinct from lagoons, and are also larger and deeper than ponds. Lakes can be contrasted with rivers or streams, which are usually flowing. However most lakes are fed and drained by rivers and streams.
Natural lakes are generally found in mountainous areas, rift zones, and areas with ongoing glaciation. Other lakes are found in endorheic basins or along the courses of mature rivers. In some parts of the world there are many lakes because of chaotic drainage patterns left over from the last Ice Age. All lakes are temporary over geologic time scales, as they will slowly fill in with sediments or spill out of the basin containing them.