Sagrada Família, located in Barcelona, Spain was designed by Antoni Gaudí. In it, he blends Gothic and Art Nouveau styles. This was his last work and when he died in 1926 it was still incomplete. It is still under construction and set to be completed by 2026 which is the centennial anniversary of Gaudí’s death.
Terunobu Fujimori, a Japanese architect and architectural historian was virtually unknown until 1991 when he was asked to design a small museum. At first, he was reluctant to do so. His concern was that by becoming an architect himself, he might lose credibility. Well, the museum was a success, and Fujimori has been producing one
This week we look at what I’m calling the “Melting Building” located in Mestia, Georga. Designed by architect J. MAYER H., its function is a police station. I would have probably guessed art gallery, but that’s just me! The unique shape of the Melting Building pays homage to the towers which are seen throughout the
Resembling something from a Star Wars movie, the New Sarawak or New Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building is located on the island of Borneo and is part of Malaysia. With its distinctive “payung” or umbrella roof, it is easy to spot from a distance. Its many arches and 9 pillars are symbolic of their sovereignty
Located on Lingshan Island in China, the “Seashell house” was created by Xiao Yongsheng who came up with a unique way to renovate his home. Volcanically formed, the 3-mile long Lingshan Island sits in the Yellow Sea about 6 miles from shore. It is a popular tourist destination and known for its lush, green vegetation
Besides being just an interesting building, the Simone Handbag Museum or “Bagstage” located in Seoul, South Korea, also includes a handbag workshop, leather material shop, office space, and a museum, of course. Commissioned by Simone Acc. Collection Ltd, a global supplier of luxury handbags it spans 5 stories above ground and 5 stories below ground.
Dancing House is located in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. It was designed by Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunić and completed in 1996. Dancing House was a radical addition at the time. Its unusual design makes a stark contrast compared to the neighboring buildings which were done in Art Nouveau, Baroque, and
El Capricho, located in Comillas, Spain is another creation by architect Antoni Gaudí. He is known for his modernist style and unusual designs. He preferred not to create plans for his designs but rather made three-dimensional scale models and added details as he designed the work. Design Inspiration Commissioned by Máximo Díaz de Quijano, El
The Montaña Mágica Lodge or Magic Mountain Lodge is located in the heart of the Patagonian rainforest in the Huilo Hulio Biological Reserve. The Reserve includes 232 square miles of forest. Formerly a logging community, Hulio Hulio was started to promote sustainable tourism and preserve the natural plants, animals, and culture of the region. Made