Architecture

ArcelorMittal Orbit in London, the sculpture with the slide

The ArcelorMittal Orbit tower is a sculpture of 90, 5 meters high and a observation tower in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which is the Olympic park. A few meters away from the Olympic stadium, it is a permanent legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in London of 2012. Now famous for being …

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The flagship M&S store in Oxford Street might be demolished

The M&S department store on Oxford Street is expected to be demolished, but national heritage and conservation leaders have called for the execution to be suspended before it is torn down. Heads of planning meet on Tuesday evening to decide if Marks & Spencer can send the bulldozers to tear down the building of Marble …

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Chiaravalle, the first 800 years of the Medieval Abbey in Milan

2021 is the 800th anniversary of the consecration of the Abbey of Chiaravalle, in 1221. It is also important as one of the first Gothic buildings in Italy. The centuries have passed and have left few traces of their passage: the splendid colours frescoed on the walls are ageless. For those coming from “outside”, coming …

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Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire, a truly unique Tudor home

It’s called Little Moreton Hall, a well-known Tudor house that you can find in the historic town of Congleton in Cheshire at about 50 km south of Manchester. It’s difficult to believe, looking at it now, that the building is still here. It was built on marshy land and never designed for anything other than …

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Open House Roma 2021, discover the architecture of the Eternal City

I remember when Open House London was a novelty, but now so many cities organise the same kind of event. Next weekend is Rome’s turn after last year forced stop. It is actually called  Open House Roma ,the event that literally opens the doors of private houses, historical buildings, and contemporary architecture in the city: …

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The London Underground as you’ve never seen it before

His name is Luke Agbaimoni and he is a London photographer. For four years he has been photographing the London Underground and being a professional he shows it to us as we have never seen it before. While traveling on the tube, we rarely notice the symmetrical passages, historic architecture and new projects. There is …

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