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[7 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

Nothing makes a statement like The Shard – London’s newest skyscraper that redefines the city’s famous skyline to become a symbol for the capital, recognisable throughout the world. Shooting up into the sky like a beautiful sharp pyramid of glass, it happens to be the tallest building in Western Europe standing at 1,016 feet high, […]

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[30 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

The fascination with creating new contenders for the ‘tallest building on earth’ accolade is showing no signs of diminishing. The world over architects, developers and politicians with lofty aspirations are continuing to create skyscrapers that are a little bit taller than the one before. But does bigger always mean better? And why does size still […]

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[23 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

It’s not just the students who are bright in Roermond, Netherlands. This school goes straight to the top of the class for this dazzling display of colour. The unique exterior of the Niekee School for Education is the design of Haag architects LIAG. Inspired by many different colours, the challenge was to bring their colourful […]

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[25 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

A marvellous vision, money and man-power. That’s what it took for architects with a dream to create many of the world’s most wonderous landmarks. From Paris’ Eiffel Tower to India’s Taj Mahal, these structures dominate not just the skyline but a country’s very identity, going from functional to fully-fledged tourist attractions in their own right. […]

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[11 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Depending on your point of view, this magnificent hotel in Pahang, Malaysia, either looks like someone let the kids loose with the Crayolas or a visionary team of architects from AIB Associates had the foresight to bring some colour to what could otherwise be a rather drab place to stay. Image source Because what you’re […]

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[10 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Our world is filled with hundreds, if not thousands of extremely beautiful and comfortable luxury dwellings … however this striking architectural beauty really lives up to its name, Hotel Unique. Boasting a bold green curved façade accompanied with an innovative use of colour and geometric shapes; this architectural landmark is definitely one to add to […]

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[10 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

So what’s in a location, anyway? Quite a lot it seems. Rome’s MAXXI Museum of 21st Century Arts, designed by Zaha Hadid, won the RIBA Stirling Prize 2010, one of industry’s biggest awards. But take a building that looks somewhat similar and site it on the banks of the Mersey and it’s a different story. […]

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[6 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

The sound of trickling water is well known for its relaxing properties, many UK homes now have both indoor and outdoor water features, but what about the exhilarating rush of a waterfall? One of the most unique houses in the world is Fallingwater in the US state of Pennsylvania. This home actually resembles a giant […]

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[30 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

If you worked for Apple, you’d imagine their HQ would be as high-spec as their tech. Located less than a mile from the company’s existing HQ in Cupertino, and set to house up to 13,000 employees, Apple Campus 2 was one of the last projects Apple founder Steve Jobs was involved in. In fact, he […]

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[26 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

When architects drew the design for the BBC’s new flagship £600m MediaCityUK development in Salford, there was one thing that probably wasn’t in the plans. And that’s the title of ‘the Ugliest new Building in Britain.’ Image source One design award which no one ever wants to win MediaCityUK is the winner of Building Design […]