Hideo Sasaki and Some Other Wonderful Landscape ArchitectsHideo Sasaki 1919 – 2000Hideo Sasaki was a significant Japanese and American landscape architect. He worked on a massive urban development project, Havana Plan Piloto, with other architects and planners. Hideo Sasaki was honored with the...

30 Famous Architects Around the WorldWorld Famous Architects1. Konstantin Melnikov 1890 - 1974Konstantin Melnikov was a Russian architect influenced by constructivist architecture. Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov was born on 3rd August, 1890 in Moscow, Russia. He studied at the Moscow...

Five Brilliant Indian Architects You Would Love to Know About1. Laurie Baker 1917 – 2007Laurie Baker was an Indian architect, born in Britain. He is known for his environment friendly architecture that employed simplicity yet striking design, natural lighting, ventilation and solar energy. He encouraged...

15 Most Influential & Creative British Architects1. Inigo Jones 1573 – 1652Inigo Jones was one of the first prominent English architects during the early modern era. He was influenced by the principles of Roman architect Vitruvius and implemented them in his projects. He was the first to...

Top Ten Creative American Architects 1918 - 19271. Paul Rudolph 1918 – 1997Paul Rudolph was an American architect and faculty member at the School of Architecture of Yale University. He was influenced by brutalist architecture. He is recognized for his complicated floor planning and usage...

15 Brilliant Architects from United States You’d Love to Know About1. Paul Revere Williams 1894 – 1980Paul Revere Williams was an American architect from Los Angeles, California, US.Early Life & EducationPaul R. Williams was born on 18th February, 1894 in Los Angeles, California. His father was Chester...

15 Amazing American Architects of 18th & 19th Century1. Benjamin Latrobe 1764 – 1820Benjamin Henry Latrobe was a British American architect influenced by neoclassicism during 18th and 19th centuries. He was among the first formally skilled and prominent professional architects in America. He was...

8 Notable German, Belgian & Danish Architects1. Hans Poelzig 1869 – 1936Hans Poelzig was a prominent German architect. He was a set designer as well as a painter. Hans Poelzig is recognized for a remarkable design of an auditorium, Grosses Schauspielhaus that he designed in Berlin,...

14 Wonderful Widely Known French Architects1. Jean Jacques Lequeu 1757 – 1826 Jean Jacques Lequeu was a French architect and draughtsman. He was also a writer.Early Life & EducationJean Jacques Lequeu was born on 14th September, 1757 in Rouen, France. He was honored with a...

8 Best & Renowned Italian & Greek Architects1. Marcus Vitruvius Pollio 80 BC – 70 BCMarcus Vitruvius Pollio was a Roman architect and author in the first century BC. He was a military engineer as well as civil engineer during Roman era. Vitruvius is widely recognized for his piece of...

15 Most Remarkable & Influential European Architects1. Adolf Loos 1870 – 1933Adolf Loos was an influential architect from Austria and among the significant European theorists for modernist architecture in 19th and 20th century. He wrote an essay, ‘Ornament and Crime’ in which he...

Ten Most Remarkable Japanese Architects1. Kunio Maekawa 1905 – 1986Kunio Maekawa was a modern Japanese architect. He was widely acclaimed for the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, a Japanese concert hall project that he designed in Ueno Park, Taito, Japan. He was advocator for modernist Japanese...

Life of an Outstanding Indian Architect Balkrishna DoshiBalkrishna Doshi 1927 – TodayBalkrishna Doshi is an outstanding Indian architect of 20th and 21st century era. He is among the most significant symbols of Indian architecture. He has worked with world’s famed architects, the American...

Influential Architecture by Swiss Architect Peter ZumthorPeter Zumthor, a Swiss architect, is well known for his remarkable architecture, intricate details and vigilant craftsmanship of the projects he designed. He has used a vast majority of materials in his projects including various types of woods,...

Life Journey of a British Iraqi Architect Zaha HadidZaha Hadid was an Iraqi architect and artist well recognized for her design style influenced by deconstructionism and organic architecture. She was among the most remarkable designers of 20th and 21st century architecture. Zaha Hadid buildings are...

Steps of Construction of a House by Architects in Lahore, PakistanHousing is a fundamental component of a society. It is a very significant factor for humanity throughout the world. Housing is a basic human requirement and necessity as everyone of us needs a shelter and a place where we can live in safely and...

Life of a Remarkable Modern Architect Walter GropiusWalter Gropius was a German American architect and an educationist. Walter Adolph Georg Gropius was born in Berlin, Germany. He founded Bauhaus School and served at the institute as its director. He had a significant influence in developing the...

Tomb of Sufi Mystic Shah Rukn-e-AlamMausoleum of Shah Rukn-e-Alam is located in the city of Multan, Pakistan. Multan is an ancient city of the Punjab province, situated along Chenab River and is one of the largest cities of Pakistan. Multan is sometimes known as The City of Saints as...

Top 10 Reasons to Hire an ArchitectConstruction is a complicated process. Not many people understand how complex it is to construct a new building or renovate an existing one. They realize it when they get stuck in the perplexity of design proposals, building rules and regulations,...

Types of Wood Used in Architecture and ConstructionWood has been in use since ancient times for producing fuel, making paper, manufacturing tools, weapons, furnishings, artworks and also as a building material to construct houses. Wood was largely used for making furniture and as a construction...

21 Types of Architectural ArchesThere are many different types of architectural arches employed in the buildings. Arches have been a major part of architecture and construction since antiquity and have developed through historical eras.The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, United States,...

Aak villaThis villa lies in Defence Housing Authority (DHA), a posh housing scheme in the city of Lahore, Pakistan. Client's interest was inclined towards contemporary design scheme. This villa is designed on minimal contemporary architectural...

Abd mosqueThe site for this mosque is located in a housing society of Lahore that is one of the major cities of Pakistan. Main concept of this mosque is derived from the traditional mosque architecture. Traditional Islamic elements are complementing with the...

Kla villaThe site of this residential villa lies at Lahore in Pakistan's eastern province of Punjab. Design of this house has largely been influenced by contemporary modern architecture. Planning of this villa is an innovative step towards holistic approach...

Ahi villaAhi villa is located in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) in Pakistan's cosmopolitan city of Lahore. This villa was commissioned by a small local family. It has been thoughtfully sited emphasizing on the use of natural resources and green architecture...

Five Most Beautiful Mosques of Ottoman Empire by Architect SinanArchitect Sinan Agha was the chief architect and engineer to the Ottoman rulers Sultan Suleiman I, Sultan Selim II and Sultan Murad III. During his life, he constructed and supervised more than 300 great projects including magnificent mosques,...

What is Earthen Architecture | Mud Architecture?Using earthen materials for building is one of the oldest construction technologies in the world. It has been employed in construction since thousands of years by builders. Mud is an eco-friendly material with no harmful impact on the...

What is Renaissance Architecture?The word ‘renaissance’ is a French word that means rebirth. Renaissance architecture is a style of architecture characterized by the rebirth and revival of the Classical Roman and Greek sense of design. It emerged in Florence and Italy...

Beautiful Buildings of Baroque ArchitectureThe word ‘baroque’ came from a Portuguese word ‘barocco’ or a Spanish word ‘barueco’ that means irregularly shaped pearl. Later, the name came to indicate an extravagant style of architecture influenced by rich...

Five Most Beautiful Mosques of the World by Islamic ArchitectAbdel Wahed El Wakil is one of the most influential architects in Islamic architecture. His deep knowledge of Islamic architecture has reawakened an awareness of the value of traditional Islamic heritage. He maintained a deep commitment to the...

Splendid Buildings of a Spanish Architect Antoni Gaudi i CornetAntoni Gaudi, son of a coppersmith, was born in Reus, Spain in 1852. He never married in his life. He studied at Escola Superior d’Arquitectura in Barcelona. Throughout his professional life, he developed a freely flowing curvy, sensuous and...

Elements of Japanese Architecture (Nihon Kenchiku)Japan has a long interesting history of architecture. Although Japanese architecture is heavily influenced by Chinese architecture, it exhibits a variety of differences that are uniquely Japanese.Like modern architecture around the world, Japanese...

Building Materials Used in ConstructionA building material is a substance which is used for the purpose of construction. There is a wide range of construction materials available in the market which a client should be aware of before he starts building his project on site. Using a...

5 Amazing Museums in the Architectural WorldMuseum architecture has always been of great value and interest throughout history. Designing a museum is an exhilarating experience for the architects and other designers. While creating a design for a museum, an architect needs to focus on key...

A Historical Trip to Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, PakistanFew days back, I visited Shah Alam Market or Shah Alami Market in Lahore with one of my uncles to buy some antique artefacts. Shahalmi Market as called by the local people is one of the oldest and largest markets in the city of Lahore, Pakistan. It...

What is Minimalist Architecture?Minimalism is defined as a style of art and architecture that uses very simple design elements, forms and materials. Minimalist architecture tells the story of simplicity. Buildings are designed without unnecessary ornamental elements to create...

Effect of Colors in ArchitectureColor is a key element of the nature as well as architecture. Color plays a prominent role in influencing the human’s experience of architecture. Colors in a space influence how humans feel and they stimulate our senses. Architecture and color...

Five Prominent Architectural Landmarks in Toronto – CanadaArchitecture in Toronto is a merge of different architectural themes from Victorian architecture to postmodern architecture. Eclecticism seems to prevail in the design of the city’s built environment. Toronto has developed some distinct themes...

Ten Different Types of Residential BuildingsDuring ancient times, humans built their domestic houses by using locally available building materials such as mud, wood, sun-dried bricks, thatch etc. With the passage of time, these temporary primitive dwellings evolved into durable strong...

What is Green Architecture | Sustainable ArchitectureGreen architecture is a design approach to architecture that diminishes the adverse impact of buildings on the environment and human health. Green design focuses on the idea of sustainable energy sources. It emphasizes on the conservation of energy,...

Remarkable Architecture of Badshahi Mosque, PakistanOn my trip to Pakistan this time, I planned a visit to one of the historic places in the walled city of Lahore, historic cultural centre of Punjab. Lahore is an old city of Pakistan, with masterpieces of traditional architecture. It was around...


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