Category: Architecture

A Guide To Becoming An Architect

Architecture is a career path that sees a person designing and planning buildings of every shape and size. It’s among one of the highest-paying professions in the world, especially in an age where cities are growing a constant rate. Becoming an architect requires dedication and time, and a certain ability with spatial planning and mathematics….



6 Amazing Abstract Buildings In The 21st Century

While the pyramids of Giza are incredible to see both near and afar, and the Statue of Liberty is something which thousands view and regularly admire, there are plenty of 21st century buildings which are a wonder to behold as well. Not only for their sheer size, but also for their abstract and surrealist nature….



The Tiniest Buildings From Around The World

It’s not uncommon to be left in awe when coming across a particularly large building, such as a skyscraper or a castle. But not every building in the world can be enormous; some are small, quaint, but packed with just as much character as any colossal piece of architecture….



The World’s Most Ancient Buildings

Human beings have always had a fascination with changing the environment around them, and one of the most prolific ways they have done this over the last few thousand years is by building structures. These can range from simple living accommodation to storage for food, but they always meet a certain criterion: the building needs…



The Toughest Buildings From Around The World

AS a race, we’ve been perfecting out design and construction of buildings for countless centuries, and we’ve entered into an era where we’re able to create massive skyscrapers that aren’t just capable of holding thousands of people at any given time, but can also withstand a variety of disasters that would otherwise topple any other…



Interesting Facts About Antoni Gaudí

Antoni Gaudí was a native of Catalonia in Spain and a proponent of Catalan Modernisme, a style closely linked to Art Nouveau, before he went on to develop his own unique style. His buildings are world-renowned these days, although the best known is probably La Basílica de la Sagrada Família, at which construction is still…



The Top 5 Architectural Follies In the World

Fans of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels will know the name of Bloody Stupid Johnson, the architect and inventor who was responsible for ridiculous designs. Some of them satirise the architectural tradition of follies….



Africa’s 5 Most Amazing Architectural Creations

Many of the world’s best known pieces of architecture can be found in Europe, Asia and America, but there is so much more to the industry. It might come as a surprise that Africa is home to some of the world’s most amazing architectural wonders. The continent is packed with ancient and modern constructions alike,…



Design Failures Around The Globe

Sometimes buildings look great on paper and less so in real life, or the purpose they are built for falls away. Or, their construction is so riddled with issues that they just never reach their conclusion. These are some of the worst design fails that have sprung up from over ambitious architects and governments around…



A City of Architectural Dreams: Rotterdam

The port city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands is the country’s second largest city and boasts an absolutely awe-inspiring collection of architectural masterpieces. From breathtaking commercial buildings and innovative spaces to medieval treasures, Rotterdam is an ever-expanding metropolis which unsurprisingly hosts the International Architecture Biennale and the Netherlands Architecture Institute. Here are just a few…