Four Architectural Wonders Of India

Fatehphur Sikri

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Fatehpur Sikri

Built in the 16th century, Fatehpur Sikri is a stunning city of Mughal design that combines Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist elements. The building shows off its sheer brilliance with stunning courtyards leading to a great mosque, a beautiful Gateway of Triumph, a drum house, 5-story palace and a tomb.

Fatehpur Sikri

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Fatehphur Sikri

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Mankind’s Greatest Libraries

Mankind’s Greatest Libraries: The Bodleian, United Kingdom If you want access to this seminal European library, you must agree to a formal declaration. While the “Bud’s” roots can be traced further than…

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Russia’s Most Astonishing Architecture


Sutyagin House

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Former gangster Nikolai Sutyagin called this “wooden skyscraper” home before it was destroyed earlier this year. The family home was 13 stories high and was built over 15 years. It was dubbed a fire hazard in 2008 and condemned to demolition in 2009.

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Komsomolskaya

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The Architectural Wonders Of Spain


Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao

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Designed by architect Frank Gehry and opened in 1997, the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. It stands along the Nervion River and is constructed of titanium blocks, stone and glass all interconnected and irregularly shaped. According to Gehry, the stunning curves are meant to reflect the lights.

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Five Architectural Marvels Of Japan


Reversible Destiny Lofts

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Located in the Tokyo suburb of Mitaka, the Reversible Destiny Lofts were invented by architects Arakawa and Madeleine Gins. The nine-apartment rainbow complex was created to help keep people active and remain young – even live forever – with its innovative design. This innovative design includes a sunken kitchen, eccentric walls, multiple levels, power sockets in the ceilings, weirdly angled windows, and a lack of interior doors.

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