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.

Unknown Inventors

By | 2018-04-16T10:55:21+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

Unknown Inventors Article By: Francesca Burke We look at some unknown inventors whose designs contributed to our everyday lives, from Roald Dahl to Hedy Lamarr. Stephanie Kwolek: Kevlar Stephanie Kwolek was a Polish-American chemist whose career at chemical company DuPont spanned 40 years. In the [...]

Famous Buildings Used in Film & TV

By | 2018-04-16T08:58:52+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

Famous Buildings Used in Film & TV Article By: Francesca Burke We look at some of the famous buildings used in films and television programmes. 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 | 2018-04-16T08:59:36+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

Famous Buildings in Australia Article By: Francesca Burke With the start of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, we thought we'd look at Australia's most famous buildings. Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, New South Wales Known as the 'Paper Bag Building', the Dr. Chau [...]

The Engineering of Stonehenge

By | 2018-04-16T09:00:44+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

Learn about the engineering and architecture of Stonehenge, Britain's most famous prehistoric monument. The Engineering of Stonehenge Stonehenge is one of Britain's most famous prehistoric monuments and is a World Heritage Site. As well as being an icon of the British countryside, Stonehenge is a spectacular feat of engineering and the only [...]

Architecture of the Burj Khalifa

By | 2018-04-23T09:47:08+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

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

Architecture of Buckingham Palace

By | 2018-04-16T10:07:11+00:00 March 11th, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

Architecture of Buckingham Palace Article By: Francesca Burke Originally a town house, Buckingham Palace is now one of the most famous buildings in Britain, if not the world. Early History The site of Buckingham Palace has a long history. It has been owned by Edward the [...]

The Architecture of Westminster Abbey

By | 2018-04-23T09:57:54+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

Architecture of Westminster Abbey Article By: Francesca Burke A church has been on the site of Westminster Abbey for over 1,000 years. Origins of Westminster Abbey There seems to have been a church community on the site of Westminster Abbey since about 785CE. In fact, it [...]

The Most Famous Buildings in Paris

By | 2018-04-23T10:44:32+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

The Most Famous Buildings in Paris Article By: Francesca Burke We look at the history and architecture of some of the most famous buildings in Paris, France, from the Palace of Versailles to the Eiffel Tower. The Palace of Versailles The Palace of Versailles was [...]

Famous Buildings: Kursaal Southend

By | 2018-04-16T10:30:39+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

Famous Buildings: Kursaal Southend Article By: Francesca Burke Everyone who lives in Southend knows the Kursaal, but there’s more to its history than meets the eye… Early History First opened in 1894 as Marine Park and Gardens, the Kursaal was one of the world's first [...]