Architectural building drawings
Famous Buildings / April 16, 2019

Architectural building drawings

Summary: In the profession of architecture, drawing is essential to the process of design. From diagrammatical to highly technical, hand drawing brings value to every architectural project by allowing us to quickly explore ideas and convey intent. The development of a parti, the analysis of a site, the organization of spaces, even the exploration of construction details…

Contemporary architects and their works
Famous Buildings / March 27, 2019

Contemporary architects and their works

Focusing on recent acquisitions in MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design, Conceptions of Space addresses how contemporary architects continue to embrace spatial creation as a fundamental focus of their work. The exhibition reveals how, beyond formal traits and functional needs, the conception and articulation of architectural space still defines architecture…

Famous attractions around the world
Famous Buildings / February 25, 2019

Famous attractions around the world

1 Sydney Opera House One of the world s great icons, the Sydney Opera House is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the star attraction on the glittering harbor. This graceful building, shaped like shells or billowing sails, perches on a finger of land surrounded by water. Snap a photo while gliding by on a harbor cruise, relax at one of the restaurants, stroll around…

Architecture buildings around the world
Famous Buildings / January 26, 2019

Architecture buildings around the world

Net Zero Energy House by Klopf Architecture, Cupertino, CA This refurbishment of an existing single family home is designed to be light and open and airy. The house is net-zero via insulated concrete forms, structural insulated panels, high-performance windows, cementitious siding, and a solar photovoltaic system sized to cover all of the energy usage. Add To Collection…

tallest building in great britain
Famous Buildings / December 27, 2018

tallest building in great britain

The second tallest building in Britain could be built in Croydon town centre after plans to build a 68-storey skyscraper were submitted to the council. Proposals to demolish buildings at 1-5 Lansdowne Road and Voyager House at 30-32 Wellesley Road and replace them with 68 and 41-storey towers, which would be connected by an 11-storey bock, have been sent to Croydon…

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…

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