The Stairs of Giants

Details: The Scala dei Giganti (Stairs of Giants) is a staircase designed by Antonio Rizzo and is located in the Doge’s Palace in Venice, Italy. Information: After a fire in 1483 destroyed sections of the Ducal Palace, the building underwent decades of renovations where renaissance architecture was injected into the gothic palace. In 1485 the decision Read more about The Stairs of Giants[…]

Reina Sofia Palace of the Arts

Details: The  Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (Reina Sofia Palace of the Arts) is an opera house and cultural centre located in the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain. Information: The opera house was opened by the Queen of Spain, Reina Sophia, in 2005. The building was designed by the Valencian born Read more about Reina Sofia Palace of the Arts[…]

Sagrada Família

Details: The Sagrada Família was designed by Antoni Gaudí and is located in Barcelona. Information: The building’s full name is Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (Basilica and Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family). Construction began in 1882 and was under the supervision of architect Francisco Paula de Villar. However Francisco stepped down in 1883 and Read more about Sagrada Família[…]

The Holocaust Memorial

Details: The Holocaust Memorial, or the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, is located on the Cora-Berliner Straße in Berlin.  Information: The memorial was designed by the American architect Peter Eisenman and the British engineering firm BuroHappold. The memorial was first proposed in 1988 but only approved in 1999 and built in 2003-4. It Read more about The Holocaust Memorial[…]