11 12, 2017

The Diamond in the crown of the University

2018-09-07T12:58:19+00:00 11 December 2017|Categories: Educational, Infrastructure|

The University of Sheffield was developed from three local institutions, the oldest being founded in 1828 and in 1905 was officially inaugurated by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. In the 21st century, the University implemented an ambitious strategy of growth with construction of several buildings, with emphasis on The Diamond. It is the largest university [...]

8 12, 2017

Brooklyn Bridge: weight and lightness

2018-09-07T12:59:10+00:00 8 December 2017|Categories: Educational, Infrastructure|Tags: , , |

Designed by the German-American Civil Engineer John Augustus Roebling, it was inaugurated in 1883 with the goal of connecting Manhattan to Brooklyn in New York. Six days after its inauguration, a rumor that the bridge would collapse caused tumult and fear. The businessman P. T. Barnum helped to resolve any doubts about his stability when he [...]

29 09, 2017

The Temple of the Holy Family – Barcelona

2018-09-07T12:59:46+00:00 29 September 2017|Categories: Educational, Infrastructure|

The Spanish architect Antoní Gaudí, aged 31, conceives a colossal project: The Temple of the Holy Family.With grandiose numbers: 110 meters long by 45 meters high (15 floors), three facades, with four high towers, each one (12 in total) dedicated to the apostles, four monumental bell towers (one for each Evangelist) and two zimberías colossal dedicated [...]

23 07, 2017

The greatest summit – to this day

2018-09-07T13:00:27+00:00 23 July 2017|Categories: Infrastructure|

The Pantheon is one of the best preserved Roman buildings of antiquity. Originally dedicated to the Roman gods, it has been in continuous use throughout its history, and since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a Roman Catholic church dedicated to the "Holy Mary and Martyrs" (better known as "Holy Maria Rotonda [...]

3 06, 2017

Central Park: a natural-built landscape

2018-09-07T13:02:29+00:00 3 June 2017|Categories: Educational, Infrastructure|

Central Park, the first large public space landscaped in the United States of America, was created in the 1850s as an antidote to social unrest, largely as a result of the country's first wave of immigration, and a serious public health crisis, caused by harmful environmental conditions. Proponents of park creation - especially wealthy merchants [...]

31 07, 2012

FAUP: asymmetry organized by Siza Vieira

2018-09-07T13:03:42+00:00 31 July 2012|Categories: Educational, Infrastructure, Museum|Tags: , , |

The Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto - FAUP, Portugal was designed by the Portuguese architect who won the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Álvaro Siza Vieira, and built between 1986 and 1995. Among the highlights of the work are the rectilinear and asymmetric openings, the design of the slabs, now horizontal, now inclined, borders or [...]

31 07, 2012

The Theater-Museum of the surrealist Salvador Dali

2018-09-07T13:04:17+00:00 31 July 2012|Categories: Educational, Infrastructure|

Inaugurated on September 27, 1974, the Dali Theater Museum in Figueres, near Barcelona, Spain, is the result of the transformation of the old ruins of the Municipal Theater, left by the pumping of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Reflecting not only works of art but also Dalí's own surrealistic behavior ("I am Surrealism itself"), it was [...]