The first building analysed is the Mukteshvara temple was built between the years 950 and 975 in the sacred city of Bhubaneshwar. Bhubaneshwar is the artistic and religious capital of Orissa. Orissa has a great and valuable heritage of Indian temples in particular of northern-style temple architecture of which the Mukteshvara temple is an example. In this case the temple is dedicated to Siva. The second temple discussed is the Airavatesvara temple, which was built in the town of Darasuram in the 12th century.
The building is with the height of 205.5 m and there are 47 floors above ground and 3 floors below ground. And, the building was awarded the HKIA Silver Medal 1994. 1. Structure Citibank Plaza is made of concrete; silver mirrored glass, aluminium cladding and flamed granite. The reinforced concrete allowing a floor loading of 5kN/m2 with raised flooring height of 140 mm, raised flooring loading
Introduction and history of Oceanographic Museum and Monte Carlo Harbor The Oceanographic Museum was inaugurated in 1910 by Prince Albert I. Jacques-Yves Cousteau was director from 1957 to 1988. It is the oldest oceanographic museum in the world. This monumental architectural work of art has an impressive façade above the sea, raising over the sheer cliff face to a height of almost 90 meters. It has the length of 100 meters and three floors including the underground floor. On its second floor, in front there is an eight meters height white pillar carved by a huge stone.
Yangon, Myanmar The largest city in Myanmar is Yangon (formerly Rangoon). This is an interesting city with a mix of colonial architecture, modern high-rises and many gilded Buddhist pagodas. Shwedagon Paya is one of Buddhism’s most sacred sites. This 325 ft. zedi is adorned with 27 meteric tons of gold leaf, along with thousands of diamonds and other kinds of gems. It is believed that it enshrines eight hairs of the Gautama Buddha and other relics of three former Buddhas.
Nepal as a tourist destination: According to UNESCO the world heritage sights of Nepal, they have declared seven world heritage sites which is located in Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. These world heritage sites are all man-made and some of them are 2500 years old. So here are the name and locations of seven world heritage sites. 1.
Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia which is built by Suryavarman II that is known as one of the largest religious monument in it is now being preserved by UNESCO to guard its symbolic site and surroundings. Angkor Wat is built during Khmer Empire which is originally constructed to be as a Hindu temple of god Vishnu. Gradually, the function of the temple transform into a Buddhist temple toward the end of the 12th century. Angkor Wat is located about six kilometres north of Siem Reap. Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture which is the temple-mountain and the galleried temple.
Tikal is a city “located in the north of the Petén region of Guatemala, [and] was a major city which flourished between 300 and 850 CE”(Cartwright). While the city is located on ground level, the urban planning of Tikal shows much forethought as it “consists of nine different plazas and courts connected by causeways and ramps and has, in all, over 3,000 structures” (Cartwright). The towering structures are mammoth in size, but are given room to breath because “the buildings are spread over some 15 square kilometres, and so the city was relatively low in density”(Cartwright). Though the Maya and the Inca practiced different religions, they both had animal worship and reverence through art. The religious aspects of mayan culture is easily seen in the architecture of the great city as many stones are inscribed with messages describing or paying homage to their gods (the Maya had a written language).
Even if the Royal Ballet of Cambodia is presumed to be originated in Megalithic culture, it was most certainly at its zenith during the Angkor era. Hence, the remains of the temples of Angkor are one of the most important tangible evidences for this ancient tradition of Cambodia. Thousands of apsara dancers and many inscriptions can still be found on the ancient temple walls. Yet, they are not solely a testimony for its ancientness but further illustrate the Royal Ballet’s persistent significance for Khmer culture. Therefore, it is crucial to study the impact of the Khmer Rouge on the remains of Angkor (Cravath 1985).
9. Shanghai World Financial Centre, China - 1614 feet The Shanghai World Financial Centre was completed in 2008 and has a height of 1,614 feet with 101 floors. It is located in Shanghai's skyscraper-laden Pudding district and acts as an international finance and trade center. It is home to hotel rooms, offices, conferences, observation decks and shopping malls. Its tower has a trapezoid aperture towards the peak and has an air controlling feature called Variable Air Volume (VAV), and it is designed with a diagonal frame to mitigate bending and compressive forces from
The magnificent edifice of Rashtrapati Bhavan, i.e. the official Residence of the President of India, is one of the largest buildings of its kind in the world. This structure of red and cream sandstone which was designed to be the the home of the Viceroys of India, took eight years- 1921-1929- to build and cost about 14 million rupees. This building, which was designed by the British Architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, is a mixture of Indian and Western schools of architecture. The stately columns after the Roman and Greek Style, the Dome adopted from Buddhist stupas, the symmetry typical of Mughal architecture and the broad courts characteristic of English houses, have all been fused to create a new style of architecture, simple and yet imposing.