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

There have long been grounds upon which to find Switzerland attractive – mountains and chocolate yes, buildings and culture double yes. But now it emerges that its notoriously famous architecture – think of Zürich, Basel and Geneva – might be reason enough to visit the great Helvetia. According to a study by Thomson Reuters, Switzerland experienced a … Continue reading

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

Madrid, with its cobblestone streets, vibrant parks and classical buildings, is a most delightful city. However, its past reveals tumultuous fights and intense history that, luckily for us, has resulted in positive urban measures and constant architectural renewal. Its interesting past is reflected in the old façades, open public spaces and religious institutions, but also … Continue reading

17 Architecturally Amazing Spas in Europe
Architecture

17 Architecturally Amazing Spas in Europe

Architecture should be used for the well-being and happiness of its occupants, and even more so when we speak about spas. Spas have existed since the classical times, meaning that we have more experience creating wellness centres than, let’s say, Catholic churches. Spa therapies are a popular means to treat illnesses, resulting in physical and spiritual purification. … Continue reading

Modern Religious Architecture: 10 Stunning Constructions Of The Past 10 Years
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Modern Religious Architecture: 10 Stunning Constructions Of The Past 10 Years

What’s the role of religion nowadays? In an increasingly stressful and individualistic world, worship places around the world are doing their best at providing peaceful spaces where a community of people can thrive together, as a group. One might think that such a building typology is declining. On the contrary, investment from several institutions (government, … Continue reading

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

11 Amazing Dance Schools Worldwide
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11 Amazing Dance Schools Worldwide

Dance schools are simultaneously one of the most poetic and difficult spaces to create. The extensive range of styles and disciplines added to the sound, lighting and ventilation requirements make them complex projects. However, the program offers rich opportunity to make the most out of view points, improvising spaces, stunning staircases and dramatic entrances. This is … Continue reading

The Free Architecture Guide of Tokyo (PDF)
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The Free Architecture Guide of Tokyo (PDF)

Japan is as amazing as everyone says, and its capital even more. I spent almost a month discovering this amazing country, its food, people and wonderful architecture. I loved Tokyo and its unique skyline and architecture. Anything interesting in terms of architecture is here. If you find any mistakes, or have any suggestions please let me know. My … Continue reading

The Free Architecture Guide of Amsterdam (PDF)
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The Free Architecture Guide of Amsterdam (PDF)

Amsterdam is all about practical urban planning, amazing cycling infrastructure, tulip-lined canal bridges and old merchant houses tilt at impossible angles. I visited Amsterdam for the first time this year and fell in love with it on day one. Discover secret spots, new buildings and the most amazing places to photograph the city among other things. If you find any mistakes, or … Continue reading

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

Are you planning to visit Amsterdam soon? If so, continue reading. Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Its origins lie in the 12th century, when fishermen living along the banks of the River Amstel built a bridge across the waterway near the IJ, then a large saltwater inlet. Most of the city’s territory is … Continue reading

The Free Architecture Guide of Shanghai (PDF)
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The Free Architecture Guide of Shanghai (PDF)

I had never been to China before this summer. I was very fortunate to have been awarded a full scholarship for Tongji’s summer program on sustainability and green practices and got the chance to visit Shanghai for the first time. I was deeply impressed by their culture, their philosophy and their construction methods. I had time to discover the … Continue reading

The Most Bizarre Concrete Building in Madrid
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The Most Bizarre Concrete Building in Madrid

Winter 1970, Madrid If you love concrete  you’ll love this piece, built between 1960-1990. The Spanish cultural heritage building, “Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural” is the most unusual concrete building in Madrid. Building: Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España Architects: Fernando Higueras (1930-2008), Rafael Moneo (1937- ), Antonio Miró (1931-2011) Year built: 1960-1990 Location: Calle del … Continue reading