Blessy Shaju

Symmetry in Symbolism - Portland Building

Symmetry in Symbolism – Portland Building

The Portland building was forward with a mission to hold the city’s municipal offices. It was uniquely located next to City Hall, the County Courthouse, and the Chapman Square Park. The design was done by Michael Graves. Here he put in his aspirations and ideas through a sponsored competition for the design of the Portland …

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Piazza D’ Italia

Modernism at the French Quarter – Piazza D’ Italia

Piazza d Italia designed by Charles Moore is one of the most iconic examples showing Postmodern Architecture, Art Deco where it offers a memorial and a public space. This project surfaced around the 1950s and 1960s, disagreeing with the formal and functional designs of modernism, thus its style is more focused on its aesthetic purpose …

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Villa Savoye

Sanctuary for Modern Architecture – Villa Savoye, France

Villa Savoye, one of the most important house designs of the 20th century was designed by two Swiss architects Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret which was completed in 1929 and has paved the way to an effective contribution to modern architecture. The country house is now open to the public showcasing Corbusier’s initial design venture …

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Falling waters

Design Harmony in Nature – Falling waters, Pennsylvania

The house, Fallingwater is one of the most spectacular designs done by Frank Lloyd Wright and was constructed in 1939 which is located at Mill Run, Pennsylvania where the house has the most viewed stream that flows at 1298 feet above sea level and suddenly breaks to fall at 30 feet. The Fallingwater built for …

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Jantar Mantar

Instruments of Heaven – Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Jantar Mantar, the observatory, built by Sawai Jai Singh II where it holds a collection of about 19 astronomical instruments. The heritage site magnifies the world’s largest stone dial. It has been recognized by UNESCO. The Rajput king built the observatory in 1724. It was constructed for naked-eye observations of the celestial bodies. it is …

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