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 |August 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: December 2018 Margaret Hamilton (b. 17th August 1936), Computer Scientist and Software Engineer A professor of mathematics, Margaret [...]

The Architecture of Windsor Castle

By |May 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: November 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 |May 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: December 2018 Two Towers of Bologna, Italy Bologna is home [...]

Colourful Buildings Part 2: London, Brazil & Poland

By |April 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: November 2018 Striped House, Kensington, London Despite opposition from local residents, this house in Kensington, West London, [...]

5 Unknown Inventors & Their Creations

By |April 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: December 2018 Stephanie Kwolek: Kevlar Stephanie Kwolek was a Polish-American chemist whose career at [...]

Famous Buildings Used in Film & TV

By |April 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: November 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. [...]

The Engineering of Stonehenge

By |March 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: November 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 |March 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: December 2018 At 828m (2,717 feet), the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is the tallest [...]