Architecture in Wales

Wales is the legendary land of King Arthur. Follow these links to explore prehistoric stone monuments, medieval castles, stone cottages, and modern cities. Also find travel tips and resources to help you plan your trip to Wales. Featured Destination in Wales: PortmeirionNestled on the northwestern coast of Wales, Portmeirion is a fairy tale village with …

Architecture in Spain

Architecture in Spain is an exotic mix of early Moorish influences, European trends, and surreal modernism. These links and resources will help you plan your architecture tour through Spain. Must-See Buildings in Barcelona: Buildings by Antoni Gaudi Montjuic Communications Tower Agbar Tower Barcelona Cathedral Hospital de Sant Pau Palau de la Musica Illa de la …

Architecture in Scotland

The name of Scotland stirs thoughts of brilliant green marshes and castle towers rising from the mist. Yet the land is also known for its more contemporary architecture, and most especially for the design ideas of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Begin your exploration of Scottish architecture here. Must-See in Scotland: St. Andrews, ScotlandSt. Andrews was the …

Architecture in the Middle East

Located in the cradle of civilization, the Middle East is home to historic temples and mosques, exquisite mosaics, and innovative modern construction. Countries in the Middle East include: Bahrain Egypt Iran Iraq Israel Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Oman The Palestinian territories Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey The United Arab Emirates Yemen Must-see in Jordan: Petra, JordanThe …

Architecture in Australia and New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand are pioneer territories, and their architecture expresses the free spirit of a people who are ever-ready to break conventional molds. From the “primitive modernism” of Glenn Murcutt to the eye-catching expressionism of Jørn Utzon, this part of the world has become a leader in architectural innovation. And in 2015, late to …

Architecture in Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria is a rich confection of architecture representing many periods and styles, ranging from elaborate baroque monuments to twentieth century innovations. Must-See Buildings In Vienna: Schönbrunn PalaceJohann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, architect The HofburgVienna’s Imperial Palace KarlskircheBaroque cathedral begun by architect Johann Fischer von Erlach Belvedere PalaceBaroque palace complex by Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt …

Tallest Buildings in the World, Ranked

WORLD’S TALLEST BUILDINGS RANKED(completed or near completion) Building andLocation Year Stories Heightmeters / feet ChiefArchitect Burj Khalifa (Burj Dubai, or Dubai Tower), Dubai, UAE 2010 162 828 2,717 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China 2015 128 632 2,073 Gensler Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel,Mecca, Saudi Arabia 2012 120 601 1,971 Dar Al-Handasah …