Eden Project Cornwall

[caption id="attachment_51269" align="alignleft" width="300"] Abandoned clay pit: the site of the Eden Project[/caption] [caption id="attachment_51270" align="alignleft" width="175"] Tim Smit the creator of the project[/caption] [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="dashed" width="" thickness="" up="10" down=""] FORERUNNERS OF THE EDEN PROJECT[vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="dashed" width="" thickness="1" up="" down=""][caption id="attachment_51265" align="alignleft" width="300"] Great conservatory, Syon Park by Charles Fowler (1629-33) planned in a Palladian manner[/caption] [caption id="attachment_51264" align="alignleft" width="300"] he Great Stove, the palmhouse at Kew Gardens by Decimus Burton (1845-6)[/caption][vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="dashed" width="" thickness="" up="10" down=""] THE EDEN PROJECT, NEAR...

Asamhaus Munich

Baroque ecstasy in the Asamkirche, Munich

The brothers Asam, leading architects of late Baroque Bavaria, bequeathed this church (1833-46) to the city of Vienna. It stands right next to the family residence of Egid Quirin Asam, built in 1733-4 on the Sendingerstrasse. The church occupies a narrower street frontage than the architect's house, but what the religious building lacks in width, it makes up in interior height and drama. The voluptuous figures flanking its doorway to the house, echoed by sculpture in lower relief on the walls above, show the florid...

Hundertwasserhaus Vienna

Hundertwasserhaus Vienna

Vienna is a gray-white city, lacking the warmth and variety of Prague and Krakow. The regular, symmetrical architecture of the Habsburg era was challenged at the end of the 19th century by secessionist architects like Otto Wagner, but their predominantly white buildings were planned as rectilinear blocks too.[vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="dashed" width="" thickness="" up="20" down=""] So the wild, colorful forms of Friedensreich Hundertwasser appear extraordinary in the Viennese cityscape. At first sight they may recall the work of Antonio Gaudi in Barcelona, for some of...