Category Archives: Landmarks

The wonderful Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

By : Mark V | 26 Oct 2011 11:45 pm | Historic Buildings, Landmarks

One of the most famous churches in the whole world, the Sagrada Familia was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). This is a huge Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain and it is known for a fact that its design is incomplete. Nevertheless, it still won a spot in the UNESCO World Heritage Site and Pope Benedict XVI consecrated and proclaimed it a minor basilica in November 2010. The construction of the church began in 1882, but…

Taj Mahal: world’s most amazing mauseoleum

By : Mark V | 25 Oct 2011 12:16 am | Historic Buildings, Landmarks

One of the most famous buildings in the entire world-the Taj Mahal-has fascinated architects and fans of architecture for such a very long time. The Taj Mahal keeps attracting tourists and one of the first things that you observe when looking at it is the fact that the building is harmoniously integrated with its surroundings. The Taj Mahal is a symbol of eternal love, since it was built for Mumtaz Mahal,the wife of Shah Jahan. It is said that more…

The Shanghai Museum of Glass in China

By : Mark V | 24 Oct 2011 11:25 pm | Landmarks, Museums

This museum is the embodiment of old and new into one building. It keeps the guidelines and designs of a traditional museum, with exhibition spaces and reveals the multiple uses of glass, the history of how it was invented and creations made of glass. Shanghai Glass Co., Ltd started the project and also funded it, the company being the main observer of the evolution of the glass industry in Shanghai. The company helped preserve the traditions that the glass business…

The uber-beautiful Palais Garnier (Paris Opera)

By : Mark V | 22 Oct 2011 7:34 pm | Historic Buildings, Landmarks

The Paris Opera, or Palais Garnier is probably the world’s most well known auditorium, featuring one of the most impressive architectural designs in the world. The Opera was part of a greater project: the reinvention of Paris, a project that was initiated by Emperor Napoleon III of the Second Empire. The opera has 2,200 seats and Baron Haussmann was chosen by the emperor to be in charge of the reconstruction. In 1861 there was an open competition and Charles Garnier…

Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art and Concert Hall

By : Mark V | 20 Oct 2011 11:36 pm | Landmarks, Museums

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) now has a new pavilion. The museum celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2010 and on October 14, 2011 the new pavilion opened up for the public. It is called Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art and Bourgie Concert Hall and now the museum has 59,000-gsf since the new pavilion increased the MMFA`s exhibition space by 20%. The new extension of the museum has 18,953 nsf of gallery space and…

See-through church in Limburg, Belgium

By : Mark V | 20 Oct 2011 10:42 pm | Landmarks

This see-through church located in the Belgian region of Haspengouw is part of a bigger project. The project is called of the Z-OUT project of Z33 and its aim is to reveal contemporary art in various regions in the Flemish area of Limburg during a time frame of five years. The project is based in Hasselt, Belgium. The beautiful church was designed by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh,it was in fact the result of the collaboration between Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and…

The new Artscience Museum In Singapore

By : Mark V | 14 Oct 2011 9:57 pm | Landmarks, Museums

Safdue Architects designed the new Artscience Museum In Singapore, an eye catching building that looks exactly like a lotus flower. The museum is divided into two parts: the first part is represented by the base of the building that is embedded in the earth and has a beautiful, huge lily pond, while the second part of the building looks like a lotus flower that has 10 petals. The petals have different heights and they draw the sunlight in the building,…

The new Museum of Liverpool by 3XN

By : Mark V | 13 Oct 2011 11:41 am | Landmarks, Museums

Building and designing the museum was a great challenge. It implied many things. The new Museum of Liverpool is located next to the well known Three Graces and it is said that it’s the largest National Museum to be built in the UK in over 100 years. The site where it lies is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was designed by 3XN, the principal architect and creative director being Kim Herforth Nielsen. It has a major cultural…

Page 12 of 12« First...89101112

Recent in: