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Tourist spots all over the world
September 3, 2019

Tourist spots all over the world

This post is a guide to Drinking Around the World in Epcot’s World Showcase at Walt Disney World, with our picks for the best beers, wine, and mixed drinks. There’s also plenty of strategy for conquering this worldly task without climbing up the side of Mexico pavilion and holding up a Duffy plush Lion King style. We originally wrote this post a couple of years…

Why did they build the great Wall?
August 14, 2019

Why did they build the great Wall?

The Great Wall easily required the greatest human effort of any ancient construction! 100 million tonnes of bricks, stone, and soil were transported and assembled by millions of soldiers, peasants, prisoners, and animals using basic rope, wood, and basket systems on remote terrain ranging from parched desert to steep mountain ridges. Read on and find out more…

images of world famous monuments
July 25, 2019

images of world famous monuments

Take any famous monument around the world, and look up pictures of it on the Internet, or at your own albums, if you have visited the place. Don’t they all look the same? Sure, there are all sorts of angles, but the cameras are all pointed towards the landmark. But if for once, someone were to turn their backs, point their cameras away from the landmark in the…

Famous towers around the world
July 5, 2019

Famous towers around the world

I have been discussing buildings lately and therefore I decided to create a list that discussed ten of the most famous towers around the world. I am sure when I use the word tower; a lot of structures come to your mind. Well, let’s see if those structures are famous enough. You should know that towers have been with mankind since the prehistoric times. A tower…

Monuments of world with their names
June 15, 2019

Monuments of world with their names

The Shukhov Tower, known after the name of its designer, Vladimir Shukhov (1853-1939), is a landmark in the history of structural engineering. Formally known as the Shabolovka Radio Tower, it was built between 1919 and 1922 and it is an emblem of the creative genius of an entire generation of modernist architects in the years that followed the Russian Revolution…

Attractions all over the world
May 26, 2019

Attractions all over the world

THE Prada-toting protagonists of “Sex and the City”, a once-popular American television show about single thirty-somethings in New York, are unlikely role models for Middle Eastern women. The second movie spin-off was partially set in Abu Dhabi, but the authorities stopped it from being filmed or even screened there. Yet the single lifestyle appears to be catching…

famous architects with names
May 6, 2019

famous architects with names

Thomas Jefferson The Third President of the United States and one of the founding fathers of the Declaration of Independence. As we look back into his life, architecture the art has been his focus of study, even a style has been attributed to his method of design, the Jeffersonian Style, evident from the design of his residence “The Montichello” a combination…

Architectural building drawings
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…

Contemporary architects and their works
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
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
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…

tallest building in great britain
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
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
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
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…

Ancient structures of the world
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…

Top 10 famous places in the world
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…

Most famous American architects
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…

Landmark of different countries
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…

Famous indian architects and their works
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…

Architecture images 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…

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