Category Archives: Landmarks

10 Must Visit Buildings in Singapore

By : david | 27 Apr 2015 7:38 am | Historic Buildings, Landmarks, Monuments, Museums

Singapore has been one of the prime spots for vacation and holidays for many years. It is not for wonderful places it has only, but the architectures and world famous buildings made Singapore one of the top tourism countries. Heatherwick’s Textured-tower University Building or think about Universal studios, it can entertain the visitors in all aspects with its architect glory and pride. Here, you are going to witness 10 such buildings that you must visit in Singapore. 10. Marina Bay…

10 Must Visit Buildings in Hong Kong

By : david | 20 Apr 2015 3:17 pm | Featured, Historic Buildings, Landmarks, Monuments, Museums, Other

Nothing gives much pleasure than roaming around the world with ones who we love the most. Hong Kong is the land of fun and entertainment for the tourists visiting it every year. From Disney land to various other attractions, Hong Kong has what it takes to keep the tourists coming. But here, apart from visiting the attractions, 10 must visit buildings in Hong Kong are listed that nobody should ever miss out before leaving Hong Kong. 10. The Man Mo…

International Finance Centre Seoul by Arquitectonica

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Mar 2015 3:57 pm | Landmarks, Skyscrapers

The International Finance Centre of Seoul, South Korea is a mixed use complex containing three office towers, a hotel tower, a three floor luxury mall and public space surrounding these programs to diversify the options for interaction and relaxation. The project was created in 2013 by the Arquitectonica practice and spreads over a surface of 5,460,000 square feet. The glass exterior creates light patterns in the region and the landscaped areas around them bring the whole project together as a…

Comedie de Bethune – National Drama Theater by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Mar 2015 8:48 am | Landmarks

Comedie de Bethune is the name of the National Drama Theater in Locon, France which went through a complete refurbishment in 2014 with the aid of the Manuelle Gautrand Architecture practice to extend the space with a needed rehearsal room for the artists. The layout was configured to ensure natural flow from the dressing rooms to the backstage and state control areas, leaving the narrowest areas for the other functions such as the lobby, administration, technical rooms and toilets. The…

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art by Safdie Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Feb 2015 12:31 pm | Museums

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas was designed in 2011 by the Safdie Architects practice to serve as a cultural center as well and it is comprised of two suspended wood buildings that span the ravine with a creek to create two ponds. The structures act as dams and as bridges that protect the natural landscape while the materials chosen for the buildings have been taken from the region and are comprised of wood, fieldstone and…

Taipei Univesity Library by LIAO Architect & Associates

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Feb 2015 11:07 am | Landmarks

The Taipei University Library located in the Sanxia district of New Taipei City, Taiwan was designed in 2014 by the LIAO Architect & Associates practice to emphasize the culture and history of the region which was important for porcelain art. The designers changed the typical single-entrance, vault-like library layout with a more open one which encourages free flow and easy access to knowledge and aside from the books, the space gives access to all the media sources possible for the…

Whitworth Art Gallery by MUMA

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Feb 2015 1:49 pm | Museums

The Whitworth Art Gallery in Moss Side, Manchester, UK was recently redesigned by the MUMA architectural practice from London to transform the 125 year old museum into a contemporary gallery with two new wings added to connect with the existing building and Whitworth Park in a more efficient manner. The project opened on 14th February 2015 with a Cornelia Parker exhibition and, aside from the works of art, the most important parts of the gallery are the two stainless steel…

Gdansk Shakespearean Theatre by Renato Rizzi

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 Feb 2015 8:00 pm | Landmarks

The Shakespearean Theatre in Gdansk, Poland is an imposing structure designed by the architect Renato Rizzi in 2014 to replace the 17th century wooden structure of the Elizabethan Theatre with a design that is more fitting to the completely changed landscape and context. The project began from the archaeological traces found on the site but since the contest for its design began in 2004, the year when Poland entered the European Union, the project had a more contemporary aim in…

Autobahn Church Siegerland by Schneider+Schumacher

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Feb 2015 3:11 pm | Monuments

The Autobahn Church Siegerland located in Wilnsdorf, Germany and it was designed in 2009 by the architectural practice of Schneider + Schumacher after winning a competition initiated by the Forderverein Autobahnkirche Siegerland e.V. for an Autobahn church. The designers were guided by Michael Schumacher and the project was created in parallel with the extension of the Stadel Museum. The Christian-ecumenical church was raised through a lot of donations and the building work started with a sculptural concrete foundation slab acting…

Museum Of The Sea In Sete by C+D Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Feb 2015 5:59 pm | Museums

The Museum of The Sea is located in the port of Sete, France and was designed by the C+D Architecture practice as an extension of the French Research Institution for the exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER) which specializes in maritime technology. The branch reorganized the abandoned space to improve its layout and the new aesthetic is much more open toward the Mediterranean as well as offering a view of the town from the foot of Mont Saint Clair and the…

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