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A quick note, just after posting the previous entry I found this Archinect discussion thread about the biggest buildings in the world. Nice coincidence. So even though I don’t have photographs of these buildings I think that it is still interesting to locate them in the globe. Here we go:
Building with the largest capacity in […]

Awaji Yumebutai, Fuenf Hoefe, Greater Columbus Convention Center & Federation Square, these are four really large buildings, each one in a different continent. What the following structures have in common is that their architects rather than going for the ‘clear form / big statement approach’, decided instead to fragment the buildings to such a degree […]

And the winner is…

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The Scottish Parliament designed by EMBT architects from Barcelona and RMJM Ltd from the UK. The Pairlament is located in Edinburgh, right in the Royal Mile the historic high street of the city and neighbourig the palace of Holyrood House (the official Scottish recidence of Britian’s Royal Family). Unfortunately the resolution of the photographs […]

RIBA Stirling Prize

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The RIBA Stirling Prize is a British prize given for the RIBA Building of the Year. It is named after one of the greatest British architect Sir James Stirling (1926-1992), in fact the second edition of the prize-1997, went to Stirling, Wilford & Associates.
The prize is meant to encourage architecture by awarding the RIBA member […]

Domestic Hietzing

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Hietzing is the 13th municipal District of Vienna. Located on the west side of the city it grew rapidly at the end of the 19th century when the Metropolitan Railway system was constructed. Although the impact of the Metropolitan Railway on the lives of the general public was limited due to the fragmented organisation of […]

Eggs

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1, 2, 3 egg shape buildings. The most perfect off all, at least in plan is the Grand Palais by OMA in Euralille, unfortunately the present GE photo has a big cloud covering most of the building but you can still more or less perceive its shape. Singapore’s theatres on the bay complex, the Esplanade, […]




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