Traveling back in time: Aboard the luxurious Belmond British Pullman train
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Traveling back in time: Aboard the luxurious Belmond British Pullman train

Those who have read Agatha Christie’s novel Murder on the Orient Express (1934), will have a vivid mental image of the train I am about to describe: Art deco cabins with shiny polished wood, brass luggage racks, staff members in elegant hats, champagne bar, high-end cutlery and crockery for sophisticated dining. These original Pullman coaches, … Continue reading

23 Spots You Shouldn’t Miss in Barcelona If You Love Architecture
Architecture

23 Spots You Shouldn’t Miss in Barcelona If You Love Architecture

Nobody can resist the charm of Barcelona. Especially us architects. In Barcelona, the cradle of contemporary urbanism, the landscape is enriched with endless layers of history. Since its first settlers, Roman colonists, generation after generation built here, one on top of another. Romans, Visigoths and a brief Islamic period are still embedded within the city’s … Continue reading

23 Spots You Shouldn’t Miss in Tokyo If You Love Architecture
Architecture

23 Spots You Shouldn’t Miss in Tokyo If You Love Architecture

Tokyo is rapidly expanding and by 2050 is expected to have an impressive population of 38 million. The city’s infrastructure and architecture are following suit and new constructions are constantly being built. But what typology of buildings are popping here and there across the metropolis? You’ll be surprised to learn that the newer constructions, especially … Continue reading