Wotruba Church: Brutalist architecture in Vienna

Wotruba Church: Brutalist architecture in Vienna

Wotruba Church is quite surprising to see! A harsh structure of raw concrete blocks, put together like a wrong Lego game. Beautiful doesn’t come to mind at first glance. Startling is more likely to. The Wotruba Church is a Brutalist construction in Vienna. B...

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Art Nouveau architecture DIY Tour in Brussels, the city where it all started!

Art Nouveau architecture DIY Tour in Brussels, the city where it all started!

There was no way we were going to Brussels and not take an Art Nouveau tour! Right there, where it all started, where the Art Nouveau architectural style was invented when the Belgian architect Victor Horta designed Hotel Tassel in 1894! Art Nouveau is a total...

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Reading Between the Lines – the church that dissolves into the landscape

Reading Between the Lines – the church that dissolves into the landscape

Once we read about this amazing art work in Belgium, we desperately wanted to see it with our own eyes. One Belgian road trip later, we found ourselves in front of it! Reading Between the Lines is a piece of art in a rural landscape that is based on the design...

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The Dome of Brunelleschi in Florence, an architectural and engineering masterwork

The Dome of Brunelleschi in Florence, an architectural and engineering masterwork

The Dome of Brunelleschi, that dominates the skyline of Florence on top of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, is truly an architectural and engineering masterwork! Its construction took 16 years, it was completed in 1436, and to this day it’s the largest m...

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How gothic is the Barri Gothic in Barcelona?

How gothic is the Barri Gothic in Barcelona?

Ohh Barri Gothic, the ever so romantic neighborhood next to La Rambla, a labyrinth of backstreets where you can wander all day aimlessly. It has a special flavor to it, it’s a huge part of Barcelona’s spirit and inspires a life of long ago, calm in spite o...

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The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, an architectural masterpiece

The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, an architectural masterpiece

The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, or Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, is really an architectural masterpiece! It looks like something from a futuristic dream, and it’s hard to believe it’s real! There are several different buildings, e...

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