Category Archives: Landmarks

The Timmelsjoch Experience Pass Museum by Werner Tscholl

By : Mark V | 6 Jun 2015 12:33 pm | Landmarks, Museums

The Austrian Alps have a lot of architectural surprises waiting for you, one of them being the Timmelsjoch Experience Pass Museum, designed by the Werner Tscholl Architects. The area where it’s located is full of history, with a road that was once a mule track that acts like a link between two beautiful valleys, the Passeiertal valley and the Ötztal valley. There are a lot of unique monuments and sculptures placed in key locations on this road, such as stopping…

The Riverside Museum by Zaha Hadid

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 May 2015 4:33 am | Museums

The Riverside Museum is located in Glasgow, Scotland and it was designed by the architectural practice of Zaha Hadid with a tunnel-like design that offers a connection between the city and the Clyde while also presenting the visitors with an interior that adapts itself to the context of the exhibition in progress. The linear path of the design provides a cross-sectional outline that contains a wave or pleats that are enclosed to host the support services and the “black box”…

China Wood Sculpture Museum by MAD Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 May 2015 10:30 pm | Museums

We have seen several other works by the famous practice of MAD Architects and they always seem to find a way to amaze and astound with their original and gorgeous designs. This time we will focus our attention on the China Wood Sculpture Museum they designed in the city of Harbin, China with a polished steel structure that reflects its surroundings and provides a futuristic shape worthy of a science fiction movie. Located in one of the fastest expanding regional…

America’s Cup Building in Valencia, Spain

By : Mark V | 28 May 2015 9:30 am | Landmarks

This stunning building has many names. Locally it is known as “Veles e Vents”, this title is borrowed from a poem written in the fifteenth century by Ausiàs March and it talked about the power of the winds. The generic name for America’s Cup Building in Valencia is the Foredeck Building and it has a key location, facing the sea. The building has won many European architectural prizes,including LEAF Awards. This structure has many facilities to offer. There are areas…

Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, North Carolina

By : Mark V | 27 May 2015 3:10 am | Landmarks, Museums

A very interesting building has popped out In Raleigh, North Carolina in its Historic Depot District. Designed by Brooks + Scarpa Architects and Clearscapes Architecture,the old 1910 two-story building made out of brick has suffered many changes throughout the time. It was initially built for Allen Forge & Welding Company and then it was extended around 1927 for the Brogden Produce Company. It was also home for Cal-Tone Paints. The Depot Districts has a very impressive collection of buildings that…

Herta and Paul Amir Building, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

By : Mark V | 26 May 2015 2:59 pm | Museums

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art now has a new building: Herta and Paul Amir building, at 27 Shaul Hamelech Boulevard, behind a large plazza. On the east of the building you can find the Ministry of Justice and the west is occupied by the Beit Ariela Municipal Library and the Center for the Performing Arts. The museum desperately needed a place to house the collection of Israeli art,it needed design and architecture galleries,not to mention the print and drawings…

The MAXXI Museum in Rome, Flaminio, Italy

By : Mark V | 24 May 2015 8:22 am | Landmarks, Museums

The MAXXI Museum, Museum of Arts of the XXI century, in Rome has been designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and it has opened its gates to receive visitors after 10 years. The architects wanted to make the museum seem spacious and fluid. For that they used architectural elements to contribute to the overall image: the black staircases are suspended and they chose as structural design : an open ceiling to make use of the natural light. The concrete curved walls…

The Dancing House or Ginger & Fred in Prague

By : Mark V | 17 May 2015 6:27 am | Landmarks

The Dancing House, often called Ginger & Fred, is a weird, yet interesting building that can be found in Prague, Czech Republic. It was designed Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić in co-operation with Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry and it has many names such as the Dancing House or Dancing Building or Ginger & Fred. The official name is different: the Nationale-Nederlanden building. The previous building located on this riverfront plot was destroyed in 1945, during the bombing of Prague and the…

New Military History Museum in Dresden, Germany

By : Mark V | 14 May 2015 11:51 am | Landmarks, Museums

Another project led by Daniel Libeskind pops up. A decade has passed since the Jewish Museum opened in Berlin(another work done by Libeskind).Now the architect is in charge with the Dresden’s Military History Museum. Rumour has it that the projects are similar in more ways than one. The impact of the buildings is violent because the design fits the avant-garde pattern and the structure is pre-modernist. The main purpose of the design is to stay focused on history. Both museums…

10 Must Visit Buildings in Bangkok

By : david | 3 May 2015 12:54 pm | Historic Buildings, Landmarks, Monuments, Museums

Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is a sprawling city known for its luxurious holy places and dynamic street life. The watercraft filled Chao Phraya River nourishes its system of waterways, streaming past the Rattanakosin imperial area, home to the rich Grand Palace and its hallowed Emerald Buddha sanctuary. Close-by is Wat Pho with its tremendous leaning back Buddha and, on the inverse shore, Wat Arun with its lofty steps and Khmer-style tower and it goes on and on. Here, you will come…

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