Sarah Jessica Parker’s New York Brownstone House

Sarah Jessica Park is an American celebrity most known for the main role on HBO's Sex and the City. She is a model, singer and actress. The 6,800 square foot townhouse is located in the Greenwich Village area of the Big Apple. Sarah Jessica Park and her husband Matthew Broderick purchased the property for $18.995 million. The listing in 2009 boasted 7 fireplaces, six...

High Museum of Art by Richard Meier, Atlanta

Architect: Richard Meier Date / Location: 1983 Atlanta Georgia Form: The building is situated with a focal point directing towards the corner of two streets. Being 2 miles from downtown Atlanta, the building’s size is in accordance to the surrounding shorter buildings. The exterior includes a long ramp that extends to the street. The color is white; a signature style for Richard...

The History and Architecture of the Flatiron Building (New York)

What Makes the Flatiron Building so Cool to This Day When built over 100 years ago the Flatiron building in New York was famous not for it's height but for its unique architecture, structure-wise. Ever since 1902 photographers and media in general depict the Flatiron Building as an iconic building of New York because there is no other building like...

History and Architecture of 311 South Wacker Drive

311 South Wacker is post-modern designed building in the Loop neighborhood of Chicago. It is currently the 7th tallest building in Chicago and the 16th tallest building in the United States. It is interestingly the tallest building in the world that is known by its address. The building is one of the most visible buildings in the Chicago skyline...

The Rookery Building Atrium Chicago

Set in the core of Chicago’s financial area, at 209 South LaSalle Street, Daniel Burnham and John Root’s Rookery Building is a Chicago landmark, comprising of a bright and luminously articulated central light court remodeling by Frank Lloyd Wright. When completed in 1888, The Rookery was one of the most elegant and largest commercial buildings in Chicago, housing more than...

Elvis Presley’s Graceland

Elvis Presley  bought Graceland for his family. He let his parents, Gladys and Vernon by the house house with is budget of $100'000 on the criteria of it being a "farmhouse".  After Gladys died in 1958, it became too much for Presley while his step mother redecorated. Graceland became a place for Presly and his clan. Presley would watch his...

The History and Architecture of the Empire State Building

The Building That Defined America's Prosperity The building that held the title of world's tallest building for over 40 years has been around for a while. Yes, of course, the Empire State Building has been around for a while, close to 90 years. The building is an American cultural icon, not only because of its history, but also because of...

Pullman: Unique Historic Town in Chicago Neighborhood

Initially constructed to house workers of his railcar company, George Pullman’s model community is one of Chicago’s most unique neighborhoods. In its prime, this ‘town within a town’ had its own amenities catering to citizens of Pullman’s French-inspired row houses and colonnade apartments. Today, an information center and the country’s first African-American labor history museum serve visitors to this...

Chicago’s Very Own: Smurfit-Stone Building

The Smurfit-Stone Buidling in Chicago, Illinois is one of a kind. Some may argue it is the most unique building to distinguish the Chicago skyline from others. Construction for this building started in 1982, to me it looks like it could easy be from that era. At a closer look you can see that the architects didn't simply...

1933 Chicago World’s Fair Homes Restored- Beverly Shores Indiana

// //           The House of Tomorrow, the Florida Tropical House, the Wiebolt-Rostone House, the Armco-Ferro Enamel House and the Cypress Log House are the five houses that were built for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair celebrating a Century of Progress. These houses were shown off in Chicago to bring advertisement to Robert Bartlett's beach community Beverly Shores Indiana. Four of the...

Abandoned Hospital Beelitz-Heilstätten Morgue, Berlin, Germany

This may just be the most beautiful abandoned hospital in the world. Actually, it is, according the officials at Urban Splatter. Urban explorers travel from all over The European countries to see and photograph the Beelitz-Heilstäten outside Berlin. Constructed in 1898 as a tuberculosis sanatorium, it was turned into a army hospital at the beginning of World War I. Adolf Hitler...

Breath Taking Mountain House in France

An environment that lets you breathe and relax is sometimes all we need to forget about stress. Mountains can represent a wonderful  place to escape from routine. It is said that, in the middle of nowhere, you can embrace the environment in its pure and untainted form. Raw but peaceful, Savoie is a piece of paradise. The Mineral Lodge...

Futuristic Architecture of the Lloyds of London Building

Intro to the Vision of the Architect - Why Cover Up? The Lloyds Building located in London is also referred to the "inside out building" because of its mechanical-like architecture. From an outside perspective, the way that humans tend to cover up what makes something work, such as the gears or mechanical substances, is quit bizarre. A lot of times...

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Architecture

Gardens by the bay is a centrally located park in Singapore, Singapore that takes up 101 hectares. The park is part of the governments plan to change the city into a city within a garden instead of a city with gardens. The park has been extremely successful, enough to limit the events to three per week. The entire budget for this...

Richard Buckminster Fuller’s Architecture Influence

Buckminster Fuller is a historically famous architecture, scientist and inventor that is known for making 28 patents, authoring 28 books and he received 47 honorary degrees. His designs are revolutionary and still very present within today's architectural landscape. He is most famously known for his geodesic dome. The design consists of triangles that all interlock to spread the stress equally...

Ryugyong Hotel Building North Korea Took 20 Years?

The Ryugyong Hotel located in North Korea was designed in 1987 yet looks modern to this day. The fact that it essentially took 20 years to complete this building shocks me. After the Soviet Union collapsed, so did the North Korean economy, therefore the construction for the Ryugyong Hotel halted in 1992. After many years without windows, construction resumed in...

Sydney Opera House Architecture

The Sydney Opera House is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was opened on October 20th 1973 an exists to be a great architectural achievement today. The architecture of the building has a modern style with large concrete shells. The design was completed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon. The architect was young at the time, but understood how to...

The Water Tower in Leudelange Luxembourg

Architect: SchemelWirtz Location: rue de la Poudrerie in the industrial area of Leudelange Construction time: June 2005 to May 2008 Materials used: light concrete for the structure, curtain wall type for the cladding with filling in translucent glass fiber panels It seems as though Luxembourg is advancing in their public building's architecture. I think that the US should consider their creative designs. What do you think? I never see...

The History and Architecture of the Bank of America Tower

A Modern Building For New York's Great Skyline The Bank of America Building at One Bryant Park is known to be one of the most ecologically friendly and efficient buildings in the world. It rank the third tallest building in New York City, while it is the 5th tallest in the United States, and 26th tallest in the world. The...

Presidential Palaces Around the World

An image shows 1000+ words. The following images represent the different architecture styles of the presidential/king/queen or whatever their official leader's house/palace or whatever you want to call it! Enjoy! // //

Most Famous Mosques Around the World

A mosque is a Muslim place of worship that is typically elaborate in architectural details. The following images are of the most famously known Mosques with breath-taking architecture. Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan   Al-Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia   Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) in Istanbul, Turkey   Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan   Shrine of Hazrat Ali in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan

Contemporaine Building Downtown Chicago

Introduction Let me introduce you to the Contemporaine Building located in River North Downtown Chicago. Construction for this building started in 2002 and was finalized in 2004. In 2005 the building won an Honor Award for Outstanding Architecture from the American Institute of Architects National Body. In my opinion, this was well-deserved. As you can see, the building is made...

Stalin’s Seven Sisters in Moscow

Stalin's Seven Sisters building is a nickname given to the building in Moscow Russia. The building is a prime example of Stalinist Architecture. The building was constructed in the prime of Stalin's power from 1947-1953. The building is also nicknamed the "Wedding Cake" because of it's tiered architecture. The architecture under Stalin's power was unique in that it typically...

Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (Prettiest Mall in the World)

Breif Description The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is Las Vegas' most recognized retail, dining and entertainment getaway, featuring more than 160 boutiques and shops as well as 13 dining places and specialty food shops. The Forum Shops have held on to their placement as the most thriving shopping venue in the country through continual progress. The most recent extension added...