Category Archives: architecture

UNESCO adds new heritage sites around the world

UNESCO World Heritage Center adds new heritage sites to its World Heritage List. “A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural,[1] historical, scientific … Continue reading

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Inca Roads

The BBC magazine has an article Inca Road: The ancient highway that created an empire (by Jane O’Brien, based on interview with Dr Jose Barreiro).This rekindles the appreciation of the the ancient Inca Roads. photo from BBC photo from BBC … Continue reading

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Museums in New York: The Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue

The Museum Mile is a section of Fifth Avenue (from 82nd to 105th streets on the Upper East Side) which contains several museums and is “one of the densest displays of culture in the world”. (see Wikipedia article)

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A villa with a view

Residence du Cap is a villa with a view – at St. Lucia! From TropicalSky, see more details and interior photos here

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Great Modern Architecture in Havana – nostalgic views

Two great books about 20th century Modern architecture (and design) in Havana. The blurbs are somewhat pompous, but the books are… gorgeous. Great Houses Of Havana:A Century of Cuban Style(Monacelli Press, 2011).Architect and author Hermes Mallea gives the first-ever insider’s … Continue reading

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‘Colourful alleys, chock full of street food, local produce, antiques and knickknacks’

“China’s ancient city where Islam took hold” – a very interesting article by Nellie Huang on BBC Travel, subtitled Xi’an’s Silk Road roots continue to fuel one of the city’s most interesting modern-day neighbourhoods. It tells about about the Muslim … Continue reading

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Strange case of the melting house (and floating, etc.)

British artist Alex Chinneck creates large-scale installations, art that is inspired by architecture and also transcends it. Images and article on CNN: On designboom.com: Dailymail (UK) – a ‘floating’ building at Covent Garden :

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