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BUILDINGS AROUND THE WORLD

Find out more about some iconic buildings from around the world. When were they built? Who built them? Were there any difficulties along the way? How are they used today?

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Building Hallgrímskirkja Church

Hallgrímskirkja Church

On top of a hilltop site in the centre of Reykjavik is the Hallgrímskirkja Church, the largest in Iceland.

Story The Architecture of Railway Stations

The Architecture of Railway Stations

How the railways and their architecture developed, from their revolutionary beginnings in the 19th century to their recent renaissance.

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Peak Tower

The Peak Tower is a leisure and shopping complex located at Victoria Gap, near the summit of Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. Designed by…

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Victoria Terminus

Servicing trains into Mumbai since 1888, Victoria Terminus is a Neo-Gothic legacy of Britain's time in India. Here, British architectural design and I…

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ARCHITECTURAL STYLES

Across history, buildings have been pushed, pulled, poured and stretched into all sorts of shapes and styles. Architecture is a living reminder of our…

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BUILDINGS BY BRITS

Explore some of the key projects that put British architecture back on the world map

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Charing Cross railway station

Having celebrated it's 150th anniversary, Charing Cross railway station is a true historic London landmark.

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LOCATIONS

What makes up the areas in which we inhabit?

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Qutb Minar

This tower is one of the most remarkable ancient monuments in India and part of Delhi's skyline since 1192.

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Chilehaus

Fritz Höger's brick masterpiece near the banks of the Elbe is one of the great examples of Expressionist architecture.

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Palazzo Tursi

Giovanni Ponzello's palazzo was to have an impact beyond Genoa and appear in Ruben's only book on architecture.

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Berkeley Library, Trinity College

Ahrends Burton & Koralek's Brutalist library building represents the 20th century's contribution to the architecture of Trinity College, Dublin.

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Centre Pompidou

Out of the 681 entries to a 1971 international competition for a new cultural building in Paris, the radical winners Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers we…

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Eden Project

Inspired in part by the geodesic structures of Buckminster Fuller, Nicholas Grimshaw's series of interlinked light-weight domes transformed a former q…

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Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation

The "best bank building in the world" was built from parts transported from the across the globe. The spaces and components making up this High-Tech o…

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Peace Palace

The Peace Palace opened a year before the World War I, but it's lasting importance came after the conflict.

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Reichstag

Foster + Partners was invited in 1992 to take part in the competition to redesign the Reichstag building as the new home of the government of Germany,…

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The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace, one of the most influential pieces of architecture, was designed not by an architect but by a gardener, Joseph Paxton, with the as…

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University of Ibadan

Modernist architects Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew, with their knowledge of designing buildings for tropical climates, transformed an undeveloped site of …

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TOP BRITISH BUILDINGS

A look at some of Britain's favourite buildings, from private houses to power stations.

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