Category: Architecture

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…

The Biggest Architectural Failures Ever

Architects are generally viewed in the same vein as lawyers and doctors: intelligent, schooled individuals who spent years refining the work in their chosen field, but that’s not always the case. Like lawyers and doctors, there are plenty of architects that have made their own blunders throughout the years – but what sets them apart…

The Strangest Architectural Designs From Across The World

For the most part, the world has adopted square buildings as the norm. This is because they’re easy to design and build, they’re cheaper on resources, and they’re far more practical, especially in a city. Square buildings are what we come across almost all the time – but this isn’t always the case….

The Most Recognisable Buildings in the World

While there are many breath-taking buildings all around the world, there are few as iconic or as instantly recognisable as the buildings on this list. We take a trip around the globe to visit the buildings which captured the world’s attention. The Louvre Originally built in the 12th century as a museum, The Louvre was…

The World’s Best Architects of All Time

As the former British Prime Minster once stated, “we shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us” and this is definitely true of the buildings designed by these grand masters of architecture….