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Berimbau Eco-tower is an emblem of ancient Brazilian culture

Shahnawaz Naaz: Berimbau Eco-Tower Berimbau Eco-Tower is an emblem of ancient Brazilian culture The concept: The Berimbau Tower in Rio de Janiero is an eco-friendly high-rise building designed to be used as a building for telecommunications and other activities during the 2014 football World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games in the beautiful Brazilian city. The design of this building is largely inspired by Brazilian Capoeira dance and the Berimbau, an ancient Brazilian musical instrument. This spherical building has 5 levels. The lower level is meant for recreational activities, while the second and third level has a gazebo and shops respectively. The fourth level has space for offices, while the fifth and top most level has a large conference room equipped with all modern amenities. The building is sustainable because all its components are recoverable, recycled and reused. The bioclimatic characteristics of this building reduce its energy consumption as well. This building tower fea

Armadillo lizard

 The Armadillo Lizard is a lizard endemic to desert areas of southern Africa.The natural habitat of this lizard is scrub and rocky outcrops. It is diurnal. It hides in rock cracks and crevices. It lives in social groups of up to 30 to 60, but usually fewer.