Sunday, April 3, 2011
The Pyramid of Peace, designed by Lord Norman Foster, to be built in Astana Kazakhstan. This city in the middle of the Asian continent is home to numerous massive structures that rise out of the desert. Though I don't particularly love this building, it gets my attention for its size and design. I will definitely post more buildings from this city.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
One of my favorite buildings, the Oslo Opera House, was designed by the Norwegian firm Snohetta, who were also the architects of the Library of Alexandria in Egypt. Finished in 2007, the building is a beautiful example of contemporary architecture, and reminds me of an iceberg sitting in the harbor.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
The Millennium Library in Downtown Winnipeg, in my opinion, is a building that is severely under appreciated in this city. Far too many in this city are even aware of existence, let alone the fact that it is really a striking building. The interior terraced reading area (pictured right) is really a great space. It reminds me somewhat of Alexandria Egypt’s new library (left and bottom). Although not quite as distinguishable as the library in Alexandria, with its location along the coast, slanting glass roof, impressive collection, and the historic library of the ancient Alexandria, Winnipeg’s main library is an impressive space. Now if only the outdoor courtyard were to be fixed and become more useable.