The Grand Staircase Of Buckingham Palace

September 7, 2012

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Found within the walls of Buckingham Palace, it’s easy to understand why British monarchs don’t want to do away with their ornamental positions.

Russia’s Most Astonishing Architecture

August 19, 2012


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

August 17, 2012


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

August 15, 2012


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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The Netherlands’ Star Fort

August 12, 2012

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Located in Groningen, For Bourtange was built in 1593 in order to control the only road between Germany and the city. Today, the heavenly haven serves as a historical museum.

The Greatest Architecture Of The Middle Ages

August 7, 2012

Greatest Architecture Of The Middle Ages: The Taj Mahal

Located in Agra, India, the Taj Mahal is a stunning white marble mausoleum. It was erected in 1632 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz, and is considered the greatest symbol of love in history. The stunning sandstone building boasts domes and vaults worked with incised painting to create geometric forms. The exterior is decorated with paint, stucco, stone inlays and carvings as well as calligraphy.

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