Different places around the world
Famous Buildings / November 27, 2018

Different places around the world

A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. So far, two dozen countries have enacted national laws allowing gays and lesbians to marry, mostly in Europe and the Americas. In Mexico, some jurisdictions allow same-sex couples to wed, while others do not. Countries That Allow Gay Marriage…

Sanctuary buildings great smith street
Famous Buildings / October 28, 2018

Sanctuary buildings great smith street

A construction company that lost its preferred contractor status for five London schools after failing to agree costs is to build the Department for Education’s new headquarters. BAM Construct UK (BAM) will be the main contractor to refurbish the DfE’s new Whitehall home in the Grade II listed Old Admiralty Building in Horse Guards Parade (pictured). The renovated…

Historical buildings of the world
Famous Buildings / September 28, 2018

Historical buildings of the world

Protecting and enhancing the historic environment is an important component of the National Planning Policy Framework’s drive to achieve sustainable development (as defined in paragraphs 6-10. The appropriate conservation of heritage assets forms one of the ‘Core Planning Principles’ (paragraph 17 bullet 10) that underpin the planning system. This is expanded upon…

Ancient structures of the world
Famous Buildings / August 29, 2018

Ancient structures of the world

India is a country where you could find ancient structures surviving even from the Indus Valley Civilization ( 4500 year ago). But I am going to list the most impressive ones and restrict myself to list the ones which are older than 1 years / closer to 1 years. Sanchi Stupa - 3rd Century BC The Great Stupa at Sanchi is the oldest stone structure in India and was…

Top 10 famous places in the world
Famous Buildings / July 30, 2018

Top 10 famous places in the world

The SS Yongala Wreck might just be THE Best Wreck dive in the World! This 110m long steamer called the Yongala was sunk in 1911 near Townsville during a cyclone. It was only re-discovered in 1958 and is now the most famous dive site in Australia. It is home to an amazing array of marine life which includes barracudas, Giant Trevallies Turtles and Sea Snakes. You might…

Most famous American architects
Famous Buildings / June 30, 2018

Most famous American architects

Philip Johnson, the American architect responsible for several museums, gardens, and buildings across the country once said, “I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?” It seems like most of America’s greatest architects felt the same way as Johnson, devoting much of their time to building and preserving legendary pieces of art made of steel…

Landmark of different countries
Famous Buildings / May 31, 2018

Landmark of different countries

Sec. of State John Kerry Photograph by Saul Loeb — AFP/Getty Images More than 170 countries agreed early Saturday morning to limit emissions of key climate change-causing pollutants found in air conditioners, a significant step in the international effort to keep global warming from reaching catastrophic levels. The deal reached in Kigali, Rwanda, comes after years…

Famous indian architects and their works
Famous Buildings / May 1, 2018

Famous indian architects and their works

The answer to this question would be subject to taste and opinions of different people. Off the top of the my head, I can name a few of my personal favourites: Charles Correa: Kanchenjunga Apartments-Mumbai, Jawahar Kala Kendra-Jaipur B V Doshi: IIM Bangalore, IIM ahmedabad (In collaboration with L.I. Kahn). He has a very well designed office in Ahmedabad too. Arjun…

Architecture images buildings
Famous Buildings / April 1, 2018

Architecture images buildings

‘Glasgow’s Guggenheim’ … Zaha Hadid’s Riverside Museum Photograph: Murdo MacLeod for the Guardian From the swooping space-age shopping mall to the Z-shaped school with a running track through it, here are the buildings that Zaha Hadid will be remembered for Vitra fire station, Weil am Rhein (1994) Hadid’s first completed project – a complex construction of tilted…

Places in the world alphabetical order
Famous Buildings / March 2, 2018

Places in the world alphabetical order

I had my head in the clouds, literally, when the idea began to germinate. In 2013 I pledged to run my first marathon in my 65th year. Amsterdam was booked and on the way back from Marseilles, where I had run the half, I was looking through the races listed the free magazine, Distance Running. I spotted The Bahamas Marathon, and knowing my wife had always wanted to…

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