Posted on Dec 25, 2013 | Comments 0
In case you are into architecture and you would like to widen your horizons, you should be planning some trips. There are a lot of cities that could show you what architecture is really all about and you may familiarize yourself with different styles.
It is a known fact that architectural development is as fast as lightning in China. The interesting thing about Shanghai is that both the old and the new buildings are able to coexist in a harmonious way. You can find Art Deco, Neoclassical structures, and Beaux arts in the same place.
This is the birthplace of the Renaissance movement. The historic center of the city is filled with plazas, private mansions, and churches which are unique enough to be considered a part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Although it might sound as a cliché, you might want to start at the Brunelleschi’s Dome.
The majority of the people, when they hear about Sydney, instantly think about the Opera House and Harbor Bridge. The shape of the Opera House can be compared to the waves made by the sailing ships. The design has become so popular that many other cities attempted to replicate it.
This capital city is also a mix of old and modern; you can find megalithic monuments, modern masterpieces, and colonial constructions. However, if you would like to see something truly interesting, take a trip to the National Autonomous University of Mexico to see a notable collection of buildings.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is known for its touch of postmodern architecture. This is the only place in the world where you can find the world’s tallest building, a neighborhood of islands in the shape of a palm tree, and indoor ski slopes. It is also interesting to note that the latest project of the city has been the building of the largest airport of the world.
Art Deco District, Miami
There is a historic district in the city that involves over 1,000 buildings, including resorts, private homes, and businesses, packed on the Atlantic Coast. All buildings have been built after WW II and the style makes the district have some coherence.
The building spree of the city took place under the rule of Shah Abbas I the Great who named this city the capital city of Persia, turning it into one of the most spectacular Islamic cities.
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