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Beijing Olympic Stadium

Beijing Olympic Stadium – How a bird’s nest housed Olympics?

In 2002, Beijing was selected as the venue of the Summer Olympics 2008. Soon after then, dozens of international teams of architects and engineers were invited to design an iconic structure for the Olympics. The design brief was to build a structure for about 1,00,000 spectators which would be reduced to 80,000 spectators after the …

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The Indian Habitat Centre – Climatologically sound building

The Indian Habitat Centre is designed by American architect Joseph Allen Stein, It is a convention centre located at Lodhi Road in New Delhi. However, it is India’s most comprehensive convention centre. The central courtyard as well as the exposed brickwork are the main attraction of the building. Also, the centre houses theatre performances, art …

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10 Plants for vertical Building Facades of India.

“Think vertical, go green “; an inventive voice speaks up against the rigid concrete heat pads. As landscapes disappear, cities cut with sharp angles of glass appear to disconnect from the sky. Thus, urbanism gets separated from nature. Green walls are an anti-dote to this division as they soften city-scapes. These walls not only lower …

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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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From Motera to the Narendra Modi Stadium.

From Motera to the Narendra Modi Stadium.

Cricket in India is an emotion that unites distant generations with each other. In India, the fusion of sports and architecture embraced scales by welcoming the largest cricket stadium, the Narendra Modi stadium, at Motera in Ahmedabad. The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, officially inaugurated the stadium on the 24th of February, 2021. The …

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Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture is concerned with the arrangement of land, water, plant form, and structures for their best use as well as greater enjoyment. It deals with land planning problems such as building sites, gardens, outdoor living areas, playground as well as, parks. The field of landscape architecture is known by many different names like landscape …

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Srilanka parliament building

Srilanka parliament building

Let’s discuss another marvel of Geoffrey Bawa’s “Parliament building of Srilanka”. Consequently, every architecture student will be aware of Bawa’s style and the way he thinks architecture. As he believes that nature and humans are inseparable and humans will always rely upon nature to live, which is true. So, every design of his will blends …

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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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Sensory garden design – Architecture for the specially-abled

Every garden prompts the sensory organs in one way or the other. Not only do plants use senses uniquely, but also do they boost the moods of an individual. Furthermore, sensory gardens provide the daily dose of Vitamin D, encourage interaction and promote repetitive tasks for specially-abled people. Sensory gardens are self-sufficient places that trigger …

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Cargotecture: The Architecture of Shipping containers

Cargotecture: The Architecture of Shipping containers

Cargotecture: The Architecture of Shipping containers is a procedure to use the containers in order to make buildings that functions properly as a Home or a business. In simple words, we can say we are using containers to create a place where we can live. Now we can see the house, buildings, cafeteria and many …

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