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.

The Architecture of Windsor Castle

By |2018-05-21T10:13:07+00:00May 15th, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

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

Architect Spotlight: Zaha Hadid

By |2018-05-21T10:16:40+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

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

Colourful Buildings Part 2

By |2018-05-21T10:58:13+00:00April 27th, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

Colourful Buildings Part 2 Article By: Francesca Burke We've found 4 more beautiful, colourful buildings dotted across the globe. Which is your favourite? Striped House, Kensington, London Despite opposition from local residents, this house in Kensington, West London, was allowed to remain a bright candy-striped red [...]

Unknown Inventors

By |2018-04-16T10:55:21+00:00April 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+00:00April 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 |2018-05-25T09:58:31+00:00April 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 |2018-06-18T08:55:53+00:00March 29th, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

The Engineering of Stonehenge Article By: Francesca Burke Learn about the engineering and architecture of Stonehenge, Britain's most famous prehistoric monument. Stonehenge, a ring of standing stones in Wiltshire, England, is one of Britain's most famous prehistoric monuments and a World Heritage Site. Located about 90 [...]

Architecture of the Burj Khalifa

By |2018-04-23T09:47:08+00:00March 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 |2018-07-20T11:57:01+00:00March 11th, 2018|Famous Buildings & Architects|

Architecture of Buckingham Palace Originally a town house, Buckingham Palace is now one of the most famous buildings in Britain, if not the world. Article By: Francesca Burke Last Update: July 2018 Early History The site of Buckingham Palace has a long history. It has [...]