Architecture

December 3, 2018

7 Medieval European Sites You Can Actually Visit Today

The Middle Ages makes up a major portion of European art history. Starting with the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century and ending with the onset of the Renaissance, this period took place over the course of 1,000 years. During this time, architects, artists, and other creative figures shaped the cities and communes we know and love today.

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November 30, 2018

Architects Design Tulip-Shaped Tower to Enhance London’s Skyline

One of London’s most recognizable buildings—the Gherkin—is about to get an equally eye-catching neighbor. The Tulip is a new cultural and tourist attraction designed by the firm that brought the famed Gherkin to the City of London in 2004. The collaboration between owners J. Safra Group and architects Foster + Partners calls for a 1,000-foot-high (305-meter-high) piece of contemporary architecture based on the form of a flower bud.

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November 20, 2018

Sydney Fish Market Gets Sustainable Makeover Thank to Danish Design

With a location change and revamped design, the Sydney Fish Market is looking to make its mark as a new foodie destination. Danish architecture firm 3XN won a competition to create the new market with a sustainable design that will create a new focal point on Sydney Harbour. Its stunning, undulating roof ebbs and flows like the waves of the sea, creating an organic form that recalls the environment.

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