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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…

Places in the world alphabetical order
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…

Great American building Materials
January 31, 2018

Great American building Materials

Located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati s central business district, the Great American Insurance Group Headquarters occupies 450, square feet on 18 floors of the newly-constructed Queen City Square. Their new LEED Gold certified offices incorporate amenities that will help the organization attract and retain talent. The Great American headquarters is one…

well known places around the world
January 1, 2018

well known places around the world

Google Earth has always been our favorite way to explore the world from the comfort of our desks. Being able to click on places of the globe and zoom down to see it up close is incredibly fun and Google has released updates and layers over the years that let us gather more information as we clicked around. Now, with a refresh on the software, Google Earth is…

Architecture building models
December 2, 2017

Architecture building models

Photograph © Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images In a design class, I typically used models to express myself every step of the way. In the beginning of the semester, the models were frequently abstract and crude. They often could have been mistaken as the work of a five-year-old. As the semester progressed and I learned more about my design solution, the quality…

Best engineering structures in the world
November 2, 2017

Best engineering structures in the world

Those monuments you’ve crossed the planet to see – they’re big, but are they clever? Well, yes, actually they are. These 10 works of engineering genius span the centuries and are guaranteed to boggle the traveller s brain and leave mouths agape. Bigger might not be better, but clearly nobody told Pharaoh Khufu that before he built his pyramid in 2570 BC. More…

Photos of famous places in the world
October 3, 2017

Photos of famous places in the world

Murren, Switzerland Mürren is a traditional Walser mountain village in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, at an elevation of 1, 650 m (5, 413 ft.) above sea level and unreachable by public road. Tourism is popular through the summer and winter; the village features a view of the three towering mountains: Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Mürren has a population of just…

Who build the great Wall of China?
September 4, 2017

Who build the great Wall of China?

Though the beginning of the Great Wall of China can be traced to the third century B.C., many of the fortifications included in the wall date from hundreds of years earlier, when China was divided into a number of individual kingdoms during the so-called Warring States Period. Around 220 B.C., Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of a unified China, ordered that…

History of world architecture
August 19, 2017

History of world architecture

Amber Wiley, Visiting Assistant Professor, Architecture, Tulane University This curriculum guide is global in focus, including both Western and non-Western developments, covering the time period from prehistory to the medieval era. The survey highlights a variety of aspects of the built environment such as architecture, urban settlements, and landscapes. Coursework…

People building the great Wall of China
July 2, 2017

People building the great Wall of China

Great Wall Laborer Statue The Great Wall is a wonder that the ancient Chinese laboring people created. At that time, there were no machines. All the work depended on manpower. Those millions of people worked among the continuous mountains and steep cliffs. They worked facing dangers and many of them lost their lives. According to historical data, the labor force…

Best architectural buildings in India
May 15, 2017

Best architectural buildings in India

Mr. Simpleton is in town. Well, actually, you can find him in different towns and cities since he’s travelling. His agenda is to check out some of the most unique Indian buildings in terms of design. The impression that seeing these buildings made on him may be simplistic but not without matter. Why don’t to see for yourself? 1. L& T Infotech, Chennai L &…

great buildings of the world
June 26, 2017

great buildings of the world

From the pyramids and the Parthenon to the Sydney Opera House and the Bilbao Guggenheim, this book takes readers on an eye-opening tour of the mathematics behind some of the world s most spectacular buildings. Beautifully illustrated, the book explores the milestones in elementary mathematics that enliven the understanding of these buildings and combines this…

Top 10 famous monuments in the world
December 25, 2016

Top 10 famous monuments in the world

Top 10 must-see landmarks in the world for 2015 have been unveiled by TripAdvisor: from Cambodia s 12th century temples and India s Taj Mahal to Barcelona s Sagrada Familia The world s top 25 landmarks according to millions of reviews and opinions from travellers have been unveiled by TripAdvisor this week. The travel website asked reviewers to vote for their…

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