Famous Buildings and Architects

We look at some of the most famous buildings on the planet, from ancient times until the 21st century, and some of the world’s most influential architects.

5 Influential Women in STEM

By |2018-08-17T14:39:30+00:00August 19th, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

5 Influential Women in STEM We look at some of the most influential women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics industries. Article By: Francesca Burke Last Update: August 2018 Margaret Hamilton (b. 17th August 1936), Computer Scientist and Software Engineer A professor of mathematics, Margaret [...]

The Architecture of Windsor Castle

By |2018-07-27T15:36:21+00:00May 15th, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

The Architecture of Windsor Castle We look at the long history and spectacular architecture of Windsor Castle. Article By: Francesca Burke Last Update: July 2018 Windsor Castle in Berkshire is the longest-occupied palace in Europe and, at almost 1,000 years old, is something of an icon [...]

The Causes Behind Famous Lopsided Buildings

By |2018-08-03T09:37:54+00:00May 10th, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

The Causes Behind Famous Lopsided Buildings The Leaning Tower of Pisa is definitely not the only lopsided building around... in this post, we explore the issues behind lopsided structures. Article By: Francesca Burke Last Update: August 2018 Two Towers of Bologna, Italy Bologna is home [...]

Architect Spotlight: Zaha Hadid

By |2018-08-03T10:11:32+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

Architect Spotlight: Zaha Hadid One of Britain's most famous architects, Zaha Hadid was known as 'the Queen of the Curve' Article By: Francesca Burke Last Update: August 2018 Early Life Zaha Hadid was born in Bagdhad, Iraq, in 1950. She received an education at boarding [...]

Colourful Buildings Part 2: London, Brazil & Poland

By |2018-08-03T10:07:22+00:00April 27th, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

Colourful Buildings Part 2: London, Brazil & Poland We've found 4 more beautiful, colourful buildings dotted across the globe. Which is your favourite? Article By: Francesca Burke Last Update: August 2018 Striped House, Kensington, London Despite opposition from local residents, this house in Kensington, West London, [...]

5 Unknown Inventors & Their Creations

By |2018-08-03T09:38:45+00:00April 20th, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

5 Unknown Inventors & Their Creations We look at some unknown inventors whose designs contributed to our everyday lives, from Roald Dahl to Hedy Lamarr. Article By: Francesca Burke Last Update: August 2018 Stephanie Kwolek: Kevlar Stephanie Kwolek was a Polish-American chemist whose career at [...]

Famous Buildings Used in Film & TV

By |2018-08-03T10:53:14+00:00April 12th, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

Famous Buildings Used in Film & TV Measured surveys are often crucial parts of property development planning. Article By: Francesca Burke Last Update: August 2018 St Paul’s Cathedral, London St Paul’s Cathedral has been used in films including Harry Potter, the original Mary Poppins, Lawrence of Arabia and Sherlock Holmes. [...]

Famous Buildings in Australia

By |2018-07-27T15:02:40+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

Famous Buildings in Australia Australia's most famous buildings are an eclectic mix of architectural styles and ideas. Article By: Francesca Burke Last Update: July 2018 Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, New South Wales Known as the 'Paper Bag Building', the Dr. Chau Chak Wing [...]

The Engineering of Stonehenge

By |2018-08-03T09:47:43+00:00March 29th, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

The Engineering of Stonehenge Learn about the engineering and architecture of Stonehenge, Britain's most famous prehistoric monument. Article By: Francesca Burke Last Update: August 2018 Stonehenge, a ring of standing stones in Wiltshire, England, is one of Britain's most famous prehistoric monuments and a World Heritage [...]

Architecture of the Burj Khalifa

By |2018-08-03T11:17:16+00:00March 16th, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

Architecture of the Burj Khalifa The tallest building in the world, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is a feat of modern architecture and engineering. Article By: Francesca Burke Last Update: August 2018 At 828m (2,717 feet), the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is the tallest [...]