Category Archives: Monuments

Museum of Bavarian History by modostudio

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Dec 2015 9:04 pm | Monuments

This project is a proposed design created by the modostudio for the Museum of Bavarian History located close to the Danube River passing through Regensburg, Germany. The structure is a single volume with a gabled roof that goes all the way to the ground as a reminiscence of the cathedral roofs of the salt banks which are common in the region. The ancient traditional architecture of the area was combined by the designers with the biergarten style offering a place…

The Bicentennial Torch in Guanajuato, México

By : Mark V | 6 Dec 2015 8:27 pm | Landmarks, Monuments

The Bicentennial Torch was recently completed and it’s now fully operational in Guanajuato, Mexico. The theme the designer Jose Clemente Orozco picked is inspired by the mural “Lucha social” (in English: “Social struggle”).The torch is held by Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the leader of the independence, who leads the insurrection with the flaming torch in hand. The monument is a 45 meter tall structure that highlights the main entrance to the city of Leon in Guanajuato,Mexico. The steel structure…

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…

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…

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…

Theatre Speelhuis by Cepezed Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Jan 2015 6:37 pm | Monuments

Theatre Speelhuis located in Helmond, The Netherlands is the renovation of a former city landmark that was destroyed during a fire in December 2011 and it was designed by the Cepezed Architects practice in 2013. The town council temporarily moved the theatre in the Our Lady of the Assumption neo-Byzantine church that was disused and it required several preconditions to host the new facility since it is a monument and had to remain in the Den Bosch diocese property so…

Qods Mosque by Arash G. Tehrani

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Jan 2015 7:21 pm | Monuments

The Qods Mosque is located in one of the most crowded areas of Teheran, Iran and it was renovated in 2011 by the architectural practice of Arash G. Tehrani with an aesthetic that improved the overall functionality of the project while also removing the non-Islamic elements present in the former construction. The tent-shaped building had an unfinished minaret and the designers added a semi-transparent façade that would somewhat cover the structure while creating a skyline defined by a dome, gate,…

The iconic Atomium in Brussels, Belgium

By : Mark V | 27 Jan 2013 3:56 am | Landmarks, Monuments

Probably the most easily recognized building in Brussels; the Atomium was built for the Brussels World’s Fair held in 1958. Its designer is Andre Waterkeyn and the interiors are designed by Andre and Jean Polak. The nine spheres that define it have 18 meters in diameter and are made out of stainless steel, together forming the shape of an iron crystal. The connecting tubes have escalator stairs and elevators to allow access to the rest of the spheres. Only five…




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