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44 articles tagged as architect

The Olympic Games is the world’s largest sporting event, attended by thousands of competitors and watched by millions across the globe. An event of this magnitude requires intensive planning and a huge financial investment in both infrastructure and buildings. The centerpiece of the event is a stadium large enough to host the opening and closing ceremonies, the track and field events and accommodate the huge crowds the Olympics attract.

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Pieter Bruegel’s Tower of Babel, image by Kunsthistorisches Museum

The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna presents its masterpieces in public. In Vienna, on about 29 busy locations – subway stations, railway stations, house walls – the museum is showing treasures from the collection: Pieter Bruegel’s Tower of Babel, Raffael, Lucas Cranach and much more. The campaign should bring the museum back to the people’s mind.

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Tropical Arches, Green garden

An interesting title appeared recently in a reputable newspaper. The title was ‘Beautiful and Smart,” an intriguing and confusing title choice considering the article appeared in the real estate section of the newspaper. The article described a green architectural house that was both aesthetically beautiful and eco ‘smart.’

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Fired clay bricks remain one of the most enduring building materials known to the world wide building industry. Some might argue that it is also one of the most beautiful and that it adds character to any building with its color, strength and texture. Clay brick dates as far back as the Egyptian age and connects us with the history of our ancestors. Being such a versatile building material and because of its very good climatic characteristics, it remains the material of choice for residential architecture in South Africa.

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