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Sar Yazd Castle in Yazd, Iran wins the grand prize for the 2014 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Cultural Heritage

The grand prize for the 2014 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Cultural Heritage went to Sar Yazd Castle in Yazd, Iran.

In June 2014, a panel of judges composed of international experts in conservation and restoration evaluated 46 projects from countries in the Asia-Pacific Region. 152 more words


...Week One...Christo

CHRISTO (and Jeanne-Claude)

Christo is an artist from New York who is known to have created, along with his wife Jeanne-Claude, several works of art on a huge scale using the environments of certain countries around the world as his canvas. 304 more words


More Berlin Brutalism - Institut für Hygiene und Umweltmedizin

If the Institut für Hygiene und Umweltmedizin was anywhere else in the world but opposite the Forschungseinrichtungen für experimentelle Medizin on Krahmerstraße in Steglitz, Berlin, it would dominate its surroundings. 175 more words


Vancouver: The Highrise Myth - 2

Frances Bula has jumped into the deep end of the pool on one of the city’s hottest arguments – the scale of new development – both in her blog ( 175 more words

Urban Planning

Decision, decisions, decisions...

As architects, one of our main responsibilities is to assist the client in making the best decisions for their project. In most cases this involves narrowing the field of options down from a few thousand to a handful or so of different variations that we supply to the owner. 408 more words


Inside Geneva's St. Pierre Cathedral

In modern times Geneva is probably best known for its association with the United Nations and the Swiss banking industry. But back in the 1500’s it was considered the “Protestant Rome”, the unofficial capital of the Reformation. 115 more words