Friday, September 2, 2011

Bank Office – Hannover, Germany

Bank Office – Hannover, Germany


Baj Pomorski Theatre – Torun, Poland

Baj Pomorski Theatre – Torun, Poland


Azadi Tower – Tehran, Iran

Azadi Tower – Tehran, Iran


Atomium – Brussels, Belgium

Atomium – Brussels, Belgium

Art School – Singapore

Art School – Singapore

Apeiron Hotel – Dubai, UAE

Apeiron Hotel – Dubai, UAE


Air Force Academy Chapel – Colorado, USA

Agora Theatre – Lelystad, Netherlands

Agora Theatre – Lelystad, Netherlands

ACME UN Memorial dubai

ACME UN Memorial

Dubai Ovel Tower

As you can see from the graphic, (supplied courtesy of Gulf News), there are six towers that will hover above 100 floors, Burj Dubai (130 Floors), Marina 101 (101 floors), Al Burj (180 floors?), Burj Al Alam (108 floors), Princess Tower (107 floors) and Pentominium (120 storeys) will complete the six.
BUT, Dubai is not all about the biggest and the largest. Dubai is becoming iconic as you can see from the recent announcement of the Oval, which only boasts 19 floors, however, it is set to become just as iconic as Dubai’s big booming towers!

World's Most Famous Buildings

Tower Bridge

The Ren Building

This is the Ren Building, proposed to be built for the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. I'm not sure if they have actually started building it. My guess is they have, and it's probably in the Pudong district where it will beat other iconic buildings such as the Jin Mao (where Grnd Hyatt is) and the Pearl Tower buildings. I'm told the skyline of Pudong changes every month or so with the completion of yet another futuristic building.

'Ren' means people in Chinese and the shape of the building is the Chinese character for people. I'm sure one day they can even build a building in the shape of the Chinese character for love, or any character they want. Structural engineers will have to stretch their innovative and creative limits to keep up with the architects.

I was in Beijing 7 years ago and that's a city I want to visit again. The historic palaces and structures are simply awesome, and made me so proud of my Chinese roots. Now there's even more reason to visit Beijing, with several iconic buildings up for the Olympics. The most famous building is of course the 2008 Olympics Stadium, better known as the Bird's Nest. I'm told by an architect that despite the experts contributing to the fantastic design and structure, the building has a major 'flaw'. With all the twists and turns, it would be a huge challenge for TV crews to film the activities in the stadium because when the sun is overhead, there are shadows everywhere in the stadium. I suppose one way to overcome it is to not hold any event around mid day. Whatever the problems, I think most of us will be awed by the buildings in Beijing come 8.8.2008. I'm already counting down: 27 days to go!

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Perhaps the further one is from the building, the better it looks.

The World's Most Famous Buildings, in LEGO

The Smithsonian National Building Museum is currently exhibiting LEGO Architecture: Towering Ambition, a collection of scale models of famous buildings and structures out of Lego bricks. Curated/built by former architect Adam Reed Tucker. "Piece by piece, brick by brick, this LEGO Certified Professional (one of 11 worldwide) creates large-scale artistic models of some of the world's most famous structures including the Empire State Building, St. Louis' Gateway Arch, and Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece Fallingwater. The simplicity and nostalgic quality of LEGO affords viewers a new, detailed look at familiar buildings. Visitors can lean in close to see the complexity of a building's intricate design and engineering or take a step back to appreciate its stunning sculptural form in full."

Commercial cityscapes in the world

For most, the Old West conjures images of towering sandstone buttes, deep red rocks jutting out over vast chasms and of course the inevitable cowboys that complete the scene. What gap year in the USA would be complete without experiencing that childhood dream of the Old West, solid beneath your feed and in front of your eyes?
Adventure tours across Western America can capture all the most stunning scenes the country has to offer, from massive sandy dunes to stop-offs in some of the most brightly-lit commercial cityscapes in the world.
Perhaps the most iconic landscape in our minds when we picture the Old West, Monument Valley embodies the essence of cowboy films. Sandstone buttes looming over the valley create the atmosphere so sought after not only by directors of Westerns, but scene-hunters from other film genres seeking a dramatic landscape to give their picture the edge.
This makes Monument Valley an ideal place to begin your adventure travel across America. Walking tours are available throughout the valley; however, only one route – the Wildcat Trail – can be walked without the aid of a Navajo guide. For those who want to experience the Monument Valley of the movies, horseback tours are also available to give you that cowboy feeling.
Not content with just offering breathtaking tours, it also gives you the opportunity to spend the night gazing at the stars and sleeping in a rustic Hogan – the traditional housing of the Navajo people. The option of a hot air balloon trip can complete your dream-like visit.
If you love aerial tours, a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon should be next on your list. This wonder of the world is an essential stop on any gap year in the USA and is perhaps the most iconic landmark in America. The magic and sheer awe of your visit can be enhanced by the time of day you visit – travel gurus often recommend an early start to view the sunrise, or staying a bit later to catch the sunset.
The city of Tucson, known as the Old Pueblo, in Arizona boasts four mountain ranges surrounding its metropolis. Visiting this blend of ancient and modern, it’s hard not to feel that the sense of the Old West lives on here, melding with contemporary living. Exploring the outskirts of this city can be an exhilarating adventure; perfect for mountain biking, the landscape is home to cactuses as well as its mountains.
National parks, although on the face of it not the raw wilderness of the valleys and canyons, are also a great way to experience the West. These actually often comprise vast areas designated wilderness, parks only in that they are protected as heritage sites.
Once such park is Death Valley, infamous for its seemingly endless stretches of desert, the driest, lowest and hottest area of Northern America. Equally impressive but incredibly different is Yosemite Park – over 90 per cent wilderness consisting of granite cliffs and waterfalls galore. Its striking views attract hordes of visitors year on year, making it another essential to add to your adventure tour.
Tours of the Old West allow you to experience more than the cowboy scene of so-called Real America, so if you are looking for some culture to contrast the rocky planes, why not stop off in some America’s most vibrant cities?
Las Vegas will catapult you back into the modern world with a vengeance. This neon metropolis boasts some of the most dazzling sights in America – a city seemingly made of light and glamour. You can indulge in a helicopter tour completely contrasting the scenes of the Grand Canyon, or delight in the array of shows and infamous casinos.
Not to be outdone by its dazzling counterpart, San Diego also offers itself as an amazing city to explore at the end of your Old West tour. Its beautiful weather complements the gorgeous Mission Beach perfectly – a great place to relax and recharge your batteries before a night out in the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter.
Travel across America really feels complete when it incorporates Monument Valley and the Old West. While modern American cities are iconic in their own right, it’s often the rocky scenes and desert horseback rides that capture the imagination of the nation’s visitors. Incorporating vibrant Western cities into your adventure tour means a more complete experience of this wonderful area of America, allowing you to experience the country’s contrasts back to back in all their glory.

The most important monuments in Lyon

This ancient amphitheatre is one of the most important monuments in Lyon and every tourist wants to visit this place. Believed to be built around 19 AD under King Tiberius, an inscription found in 1958 is can be seen in the Gallo-Roman Museum. The amphitheatre was meant for entertainment, special sports activity such as Gladiator fights, federal activities and many other social purposes. It was originally built for staging and tragic fights and plays and it had a capacity of approx 11,500 people. This amphitheatre was also used for early martyrs as sacrificial site.
Fort Saint-Jean (Rue de la Poudrière)
It is an old and beautiful fort built in 1660 by Louis XIV in Marseille. This fort was used as a prison during the French Revolution. This fort guards the entrance of the port and we can see another fort on the other side as well. This fortification was done mainly to protect the old town. There are regular exhibitions and visits to the Roy Rene tower now a days.
Jardin archeologique St-Jean (Rue Mandelot)
This is an old church built around 4th century (early Christian era) and it was uncovered during the excavations work done between 1973 – 1977. One of the oldest parts of the Church building is Manécanterie.
Parc archeologique de Fourviere (rue Cléberg)
This monumental building called Fourvière hill is favourite for all tourists. Various archeological remains have been found in the past and the park near the Gallo Roman Museum has Odeon theatre as well. It is believed that many treasures have been found on this spot and has been a refuse for many years now.
Place Antonin Poncet (Quai de docteur Gailleton)
Place Antonin Poncet is a beautiful public square tucked between place Bellecour and the Rhone banks, which is a new addition to the Lyon’s urbanisation. This park has lot of greenery, benches and water fountains. In 1934 Hospital de la Charite was demolished to make the building of the post office.
Place Bellecour (Lyon Center exit)
There are few Royal Squares left in France and Place Bellecour is one of them. The statue of Desjardins erected in 1691 was destroyed during French Revolution that took at this square. The statue of Louis XIV was made by sculptor Lemot in 1828. This square is huge measuring 310 by 200 meters. Various rallies or public demonstrations start from this square.
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Taj Mahal is a very obvious one

India is a beautiful, big and a diverse country. The rich culture, heritage, natural beauty, historical buildings and the yummy food are some of the reasons why this country is becoming a very popular tourist destination.
There are way too many places you must see in India. In this post I am going to write about the top places for a history buff. Here are top 6 must see places in India (history focused ones):
1. Taj Mahal: This is a very obvious one. It is an absolutely captivating monument and make sure Taj Mahal is on your list – It is one of the natural wonders of the world and so do I need to say more…
2. Khajuraho Temples : These temples are located in Central India. There are around 85 temples and were built around 950 AD. The architecture is simply superb. Khajuraho is a World Heritage site. The fascinating temples of Khajuraho is India’s unique gift of love to the world,

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Sagrada Família, Barcelona

Visionary Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí spent more than 40 years of his life on this glorious, chaotically complex, and still unfinished Gothic-Art Nouveau cathedral. After his untimely death in 1926 (he was hit by a streetcar), his associates continued his sculptural masterwork, and despite the fact that the original drawings were destroyed during the Spanish Civil War, construction continues today. Completion is scheduled for sometime between 2017 and 2026.

Tower, Egg , Sang Buildings

Anara Tower, arguably the most beautiful building in the world

Dubai is already housing some of the most fascinating skyscrapers ever built on our planet. Be it Burj Dubai or Burj Al Arab, all the skyscrapers built in this part of the world are the best ever built by anyone. Here is another skyscraper, which too like some others in Dubai, will be ranked among the tallest man-made structures on Earth. Called the Anara Tower, it’s scheduled to be built next year.
Tameer unveils design of 'Anara' after intensive global design competition. Leading realty developer, Tameer Holding, will be unveiling the design of its 600 meter-plus, Sheikh Zayed Road skyscraper during this year's Cityscape in Dubai, following an intensive global design competition that brought several global offices of design firm, Atkins into competition against each other for the privilege of designing the landmark project.

Friday, July 22, 2011


There‘s more to it. And even less of it.

Two cameras for FaceTime and HD video recording. The dual-core A5 chip. The same 10-hour battery life.1 All in a thinner, lighter design. Now iPad is even more amazing. And even less like anything else.

Thinner, lighter, and
full of great ideas.

Once you pick up iPad 2, it’ll be hard to put down. That’s the idea behind the all-new design. It’s 33 percent thinner and up to 15 percent lighter, so it feels even more comfortable in your hands.2 And it makes surfing the web, checking email, watching movies, and reading books so natural, you might forget there’s incredible technology under your fingers.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hotels in Dubai

The long 9 years it took to be built has turned the Dubai seven star hotel into an architectural wonder. The Burj Al Arab's imposing structure reaches a height of 321 meters, unquestionably dominating the Dubai skyline. It's designed in the shape of a billowing sail, resembling that of a famous Arabian ship. Burj Al Arab also houses the tallest atrium in the world. The foundation of this seven star hotel rests on an artificial island, and from a distance it is the most magnificent mast and unfurled sail a ship ever had!

7 Star Hotels in Dubai

7 Star Hotels in Dubai

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Six star [6 Star] hotels
Some members of the hospitality industry have claimed a six star rating for their operation. One example is the Crown Macau casino, on Taipa Island in the Chinese territory of Macau. Another is the St. Regis Shanghai Hotel in China. The only American six star hotel is South Beach's Setai. The Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast in Australia is described by Australian Traveller magazine as meriting "six star" rating though level of rating is not used in Australia.[2]

Seven star [7 Star] hotels
Although the Burj Al Arab characterizes itself as the world's only 7-Star Hotel, several "7-Star" hotels are under construction. These include the Morgan Plaza to be finished in Beijing (China) in March 2008, the Flower of the East under construction in Kish, Iran, The Centaurus Complex under construction in Islamabad, Pakistan and the Pentominium, a complex planned for Metro Manila and The Royalties Castle for Davao City in the Philippines.

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The Burj Al Arab - Dubai - Jumeirah - One of the World's Best Hotels
The Burj Al Arab (Arabic: برج العرب, "Tower of the Arabs") is a luxury hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates managed by the Jumeirah Group and built by Said Khalil. It was designed by Tom Wright of WS Atkins PLC. At 321 metres, it is the tallest building used exclusively as a hotel. However, the Rose Tower, also in Dubai, which has already topped Burj Al Arab's height, will take away this title upon its opening in April 2008. The Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 metres out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. It is an iconic structure, designed to symbolize Dubai's urban transformation and to mimic the sail of a boat.

Dubai 7 Star Hotel
The Dubai 7 Star Hotel - The Burj Al Arab has become a Dubai landmark and is consistently rated as one of the finest hotels in the world. This Dubai 7 Star Hotel is located on the premier Jumeirah Beach area in Dubai. The Dubai 7 Star Hotel includes all types of facilities and services with the privacy and security required for the international elite. The 7 Star hotel only caters to those discreet travelers that demand only the best and have the highest expectations.

Dubai accommodation has improved dramatically and this 7 Star hotel has set a benchmark that all other hotels try to achieve. The hotel also provides premium retail options and include all sporting activities including sailing, surfing, kayaking, paragliding and windsurfing with other facilities such as deep sea fishing and all tours being available via their concierge service. The hotel includes luxury chauffeur limousine with airport transfers in a Rolls Royce and moves guests around the adjacent properties in a private golf cart. It also offers a private butler service for all rooms, excellent dining facilities and the privacy, security and discretion associated with a hotel of this caliber and well used to dealing with the International Elite.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Dubai Night Envoirement

Tourism and retail

Tourism is an important part of the Dubai government’s strategy to maintain the flow of foreign cash into the emirate. Dubai’s lure for tourists is based mainly on shopping, but also on its possession of other ancient and modern attractions. As of 2007, Dubai was the 8th most visited city of the world. Dubai is expected to accommodate over 15 million tourists by 2015. Dubai is the most populous emirate of the seven emirates of United Arab Emirates. It is distinct from other members of the UAE in that a large part of the emirate’s revenues are from tourism.

Dubai has been called the “shopping capital of the Middle East”. Dubai alone has more than 70 shopping malls, including the world’s 7th largest shopping mall, Dubai Mall. The city draws large numbers of shopping tourists from countries within the region and from as far as Eastern Europe, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent. While boutiques, some electronics shops, department stores and supermarkets operate on a fixed-price basis, most other outlets consider friendly negotiation a way of life.

dubai city pictures

Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and has the largest population with the second-largest land territory by area of all the emirates, after Abu Dhabi. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country’s legislature.

Dubai Sports City

Dubai Sport City

We present a groundbreaking opportunity to experience and be a part of what can only be described as the world’s premier venue for sporting events and lifestyle. It is destined to become renowned for the only place in the world where legends from every sporting discipline are born, nurtured and live in harmony with one another and their less active neighbours! If you

are looking to buy in this development we can be contacted on the link at the top of the page. Not just for the sports lovers out there, Dubai Sports City has plenty to offer all types of buyers and investors in Dubai property, as well being a destination likely to attract Dubai's large tourist population! Sports City is just one on many themed areas located in the ongoing theme park development that is Dubailand. Dubailand is a key component is Dubai's plan of targeting the mantle as the worlds top tourist destination. Although Dubailand won't be fully complete until around 2012, it is opening on a gradual basis, zone by zone. Looking to attract over 15 million visitors to Dubai by 2015, this is going to the place to own a freehold property in Dubai. And with all that’s going on here, Sport City in going to be one of the most appealing areas to own a residential freehold property in the Emirate.

Ernie Els has designed an 18-hole golf course here, and this is where one will find the luxury villa development Victory Heights, with the homes all set around the course. Offering 935 villas in European, Spanish and Mediterranean styles throughout the 25 million Sq Ft sub development, Victory Heights really is in an idyllic location. For those looking for an apartment here,

then don’t miss out on the opportunity to own a home at Canal Residence West which is now close to being totally sold out and only available on the secondary market. This high end apartment complex aims to create an environment based on the Riviera life style, only in Dubai of course! Set on the edge of Dubai Sports City's canals and offering many differing building styles, Canal Residence West offers studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments that don’t disappoint inside or out. Dubai Sport City is in the headlines and news constantly these days as the p

roject continues to move to completion and the apartments and towers begin to take shape from the various developers.

And for those searching for somewhere to live that’s truly different then look no further than The Cube Dubai. This condo residence will be run as serviced apartments, offering on the highest standards of service, all within a property that features truly jaw dropping external architecture!

As somewhere that features a number of academies from the biggest names in their respective sports, Dubai Sports City is an area that is already well and truly on the map, and it's not even complete yet! Its focus on a healthy and relaxed life style has proven very popular with investors, and as a result living here clearly has an appeal beyond just sports enthusiasts.

At its heart lies the very essence of sport. Located in Dubailand and set within 50 million square foot lies an overwhelming collection of sporting facilities, academies, cultural experiences and retail outlets. The Dubai Sports City property development is set to be completed in 2010. Playing host to two truly amazing stadiums, an indoor arena, field hockey venue and 18 hole champion golf course, it will provide endless entertainment for avid spectators and professional sportspersons alike. Fundamental to its inception lies the goal of becoming the foremost venue for the academic training and grooming of young and talented sportspersons. Providing this world class training will be the first purpose-built Manchester United Soccer School, the Global Cricket Academy founded by the ICC, a David Lloyd Tennis Academy and the first Butch Harmon School of Golf outside the US. To top it all, the academies area will also provide a 3,000 square metre gymnasium and an Olympic-length swimming pool. Dubai Sports City is truly destined to become the world leading centre for sporting excellence.

You will also find some truly remarkable residential and commercial buildings available within the project with superb golf course or water views, most of the apartments come with facilities such as parking, swimming pool, gymnasiums and the like. The units start from studios at under Dhs 500,000 though to 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom and duplex all at very affordable prices compared to other residential Dubai real estate projects. Some of the more renowned developments are Canal Residence, Rufi Towers, Champions Tower, Elite Residence, The Cube and German Sports Tower.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The World most amazing buildings

The World most amazing buildings

In the late 20th century many new concept was included in the compass of both Architecture and design. As it is transparent that Architectural works are perceived as cultural and political symbols and work of art. Many cities, regions and cultures continue to identify themselves with their architectural monuments around the world. Below are the most amazing building on the globe.

The most crazy buildings of the world – part 1

Whether you want to see the world’s most unusual exhibits, learn about the world’s most intriguing people, or see them all face to face, Branson’s famous Ripley’s Believe It or Not is the place for you! The building itself is one of the most photographed buildings in the world. Why? Because it is cracked. It was built this way to represent the strongest earthquake in the United States, which occurred in 1812 here in Missouri. Inside, you will find displays of the weird and unusual findings of Robert Ripley, who scoured the world for strange places, people and events. This is the one place in the world that you have to see to believe and sometimes still you don’t believe it. Go and see for yourself and dare to be a “believer”.

The Astra House – Hamburg, Germany

The Astra House building is actually a brewery in Hamburg, Germany. The floors can move up or down on it’s skinny column core. Although the unique building has been destroyed now. One of it’s more famous beer brands was recently bought by a big refreshment corporation. And that beer brand was called Astra.

Dancing House – Prague, Czech Republic

the design of the building looks very modern and becomes the controversial in its time. But Czech president, Václav Havel, really liked it and hope that this building will become the center of cultural activities will be. The building was named “Fred and Ginger”, which is the name of famous singers and dancers from the U.S for a glimpse of this building is similar to a pair of dancers.


One of the most prominent feature of this building is the main building structure that looks like five trapezoidal piles that ended with the tower which located on the top side of the building. the bedrooms in hotel looks like the branches of trees directly tied to the victim without the corridors and trapeziums are the units of the bedrooms in the hotel.

As a part of beautiful landscape, flower clock brings us pleasant feeling

A symbol of the Geneva, Switzerland, watch industry of world renown, the famous flower clock, located at the edge of the Jardin Anglais (English Garden), was created in 1955. It is a masterpiece of technology and floral art. The Flower Clock is the pride and glory of the city, honouring the importance of the watchmaking industry as well as the skilfulness of its gardening team. It changes every year to accommodate the seasonal colours and requires around 6500 flowers, trimmed to the millimetre by horticultural specialists. Formerly only decorative with its sole dial comprising over 6,500 flowers, the new millennium provided it with decisive artistic dimensions thanks to the ingenuity of the gardeners of the Service of Green Spaces and the Environment.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Museum of Contemporary Art in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Museum of Contemporary Art in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói — MAC) is situated in the city of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is one of the city’s main landmarks.

Designed by Oscar Niemeyer with the assistance of structural engineer Bruno Contarini, who had worked with Niemeyer on earlier projects, the MAC-Niterói is 16 meters high; its cupola has a diameter of 50 meters with three floors. The museum projects itself over Boa Viagem (“Bon Voyage,” “Good Journey”), the 817-square meter reflecting pool that surrounds the cylindrical base “like a flower,” in the words of Niemeyer.

A wide access slope leads to a Hall of Expositions, which has a capacity for sixty people. Two doors lead to the viewing gallery, through which can be seen the Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, and Sugarloaf Mountain. The saucer-shaped modernist structure, which has been likened to a UFO, is set on a cliffside, at the bottom of which is a beach. In the film Oscar Niemeyer, an architect committed to his century (Marc Henri Wajnberg, 2000), Niemeyer is seen flying over Rio de Janeiro in a UFO, which then lands on the site, suggesting this as the origin of the museum.

Wonderworks in Pigeon Forge, TN, United States.

Wonderworks in Pigeon Forge, TN, United States.

(Image credits: jkaty27)

WonderWorks began as a Top Secret facility on a remote island, in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle. As legend has it one experiment went awry, in an attempt to harness the power of a man-made tornado, the entire laboratory was hurtled skyward, hundreds of miles away, it landed upside down in the heart of Pigeon Forge TN. When you enter the building, everything will be upside down, so in order to participate in the fun, you must be inverted. Once you're properly aligned for your adventure, Family Fun awaits with more than 120 interactive, hands-on exhibits. As the Building hurtled skyward it encountered what can only be described as a time portal.

Late in the 1900's a traveling Troop the Hoot N'Holler Players and their Cook Scraps were on a steamer ship headed for Europe and their big break. The Ill fated Steamer chose a course thru the Bermuda triangle where it disappeared and was never heard
from again.

As the Building Emerged from the time portal, it had 5 new occupants, that's right Scrapps and the Hoot N' Holler players are here for you. Their mission, each night is to entertain you and your family and create memories that will last a life time. As you attend the Funniest Dinner Show in the Smoky Mountains you will enjoy a Hilarious evening of Fun. The cast sings & dances and Scraps tries to make his way into the show each night.

Habitat 67 in Montreal, Canada.

Habitat 67 in Montreal, Canada.

(Image credits: ken ratcliff)

Expo 67 was nicknamed "Man and his World", taken from Antoine de Saint Exupéry's memoir Terre des hommes, (literally "Land of Men"), translated as Wind, Sand and Stars. Housing was one of the main themes of Expo 67. Habitat 67 then became a thematic pavilion visited by thousands of visitors who came from around the world. During Expo 67 it was also the temporary residence of the many dignitaries coming to Montreal.

It was designed to integrate the variety and diversity of scattered private homes with the economics and density of a modern apartment building. Modular, interlocking concrete forms define the space. The project was designed to create affordable housing with close but private quarters, each equipped with a garden. The building was believed to illustrate the new lifestyle people would live in increasingly crowded cities around the world.

The complex was originally meant to be vastly larger. Ironically, the building's units are now quite expensive rather than "affordable" due to its architectural cachet. It is owned by its tenants who formed a limited partnership that purchased the building from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation in 1985.

Edificio Mirador in Madrid, Spain

Edificio Mirador in Madrid, Spain

It’s a building developed by Dutch architects MVRDV. The building reaches 63.4 meters in height with 21 stories. The highlight of this building is the large central hole which is 36.8 meters above the ground. It’s the large lookout area that provides inhabitants with a community garden and a space from where they can contemplate the skyline.Different colors represent different blocks with its own planning, which offer at least 9 different types of apartments.

Turning Turso in Molmo, Sweden

Turning Turso in Molmo, Sweden

HSB Turning Torso is a skyscraper in Malmö, Sweden, located on the Swedish side of the Öresund strait. It was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and officially opened on 27 August 2005. The tower reaches a height of 190 metres (623 feet) with 54 stories. Upon completion, it was the tallest building in Scandinavia, the tallest residential building in the EU and the second tallest residential building in Europe, after the 264-metre (870 ft)-high Triumph-Palace in Moscow. A similar, taller skyscraper featuring the 90° twist is the Infinity Tower, currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The 86-metre (280 ft)-high Kronprinsen was the tallest building in Malmö before Turning Torso.

The design is based on a sculpture by Calatrava called Twisting Torso. It uses nine segments of five-story pentagons that twist as it rises; the topmost segment is twisted ninety degrees clockwise with respect to the ground floor. Each floor consists of an irregular pentagonal shape rotating around the vertical core, which is supported by an exterior steel framework. The two bottom segments are intended as office space. Segments three to nine house 147 luxury apartments.

The Twisting Torso sculpture is a white marble piece based on the form of a twisting human being. Johnny Örbäck, former CEO of the Turning Torso contractor and Board Chairman of the Malmö branch of the co-operative housing association HSB, saw the sculpture in 1999 and contacted Calatrava to ask him to design a building using the same concept. Construction started in the summer of 2001.

One reason for the building of Turning Torso was to re-establish a recognizable skyline for Malmö since the removal of the Kockums Crane in 2002, which was located less than a kilometre from Turning Torso. The local politicians deemed it important for the inhabitants to have a symbol for Malmö — Kockumskranen, which was a large crane that had been used for shipbuilding and somewhat symbolised the city's blue collar roots.

As Turning Torso is a private residential building there is no access for the general public.

Universal Science Center in Bremen, Germany

Universal Science Center in Bremen, Germany

(Image credits: Bogdan Morar)

The Universum Bremen opened in September 2000 near to the University of Bremen, Germany. Covering over 4,000 m² the exhibition contains exhibits related to one of the three topics: mankind, earth and the cosmos. The science center building, with its 40,000 stainless steel scales, resembles a mixture between a whale and mussel. It was designed by the Bremen architect Thomas Klumpp.

The company Universum Managementges. mbH runs the science center as a private enterprise. About 3.4 million people visited the Universum in the first seven years since it opened.

In 2007 the Universum opened a large outdoor area, the EntdeckerPark, and a new building, the SchauBox. In contrast to the curved metallic older building, the SchauBox, developed by Haslob Kruse and Partner, is cubic with a rust-red exterior. It is used for additional exhibitions, which change annually.

The EntdeckerPark, the 5,000 m² outdoor area developed by Planungsguppe Grün, offers a number of hands-on exhibits, landscape elements and a 27m-high tower, called the Turm der Lüfte.