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The Kailasa Temple: the world’s largest monolithic structure carved from one piece of rock

The Kailasa Temple: the world’s largest monolithic structure carved from one piece of rock

We see ancient edifices around the globe, like thе pyramids in Egypt, Borobudur in Indonesia, and the Pyramid of the Sun in the Valley of Mexico, and we ask ourselves,…

How Jeremy Irons Rescued and Restored a 15th-Century Irish Castle

How Jeremy Irons Rescued and Restored a 15th-Century Irish Castle

Somewhere between Ballydehob and Skibbereen, the G.P.S. directed me down a narrow country road toward an indentation in the southwestern Irish coast called Roaringwater Bay. The castle I was looking…

How Alexandria laid foundations for the modern world

How Alexandria laid foundations for the modern world

The secret to Alexandria, if classical historians are to be believed, lies in a golden casket. Studded with jewels and small enough to hold in one’s hands, the casket was…

Saving America’s most architecturally stunning homes

Saving America’s most architecturally stunning homes

On 21 February, the George Sturges house in Brentwood, California, was put on the block at Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA). It is the only example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s…

First look: inside the Switch House – Tate Modern’s power pyramid

First look: inside the Switch House – Tate Modern’s power pyramid

Among the shafts of luxury flats sprouting up along the south bank of the Thames, from Battersea to Bermondsey, there is one new tower unlike the others. It is made…

11 Dazzling Buildings by Jean Nouvel

11 Dazzling Buildings by Jean Nouvel

While many architects develop a unique style that allows their buildings to be instantly identified, Jean Nouvel continually defies easy classification. Nouvel studied at Paris’s École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts…

Daniel Libeskind: “I never had a goal”

Daniel Libeskind: “I never had a goal”

Mr. Libeskind, Goethe compared architecture to frozen music and said that “the tone of mind produced by architecture approaches the effect of music.” Do you agree? Oh, absolutely! Architecture is…

Unique homes in Japan: Woodcraft shelf house inspired by islamic architecture

Unique homes in Japan: Woodcraft shelf house inspired by islamic architecture

In this installment of the Unique Homes in Japan series, we feature a home in Osaka prefecture, Japan whose structure and design is a harmonious blend of traditional Japanese woodcraft, storehouse building…

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