Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid: 1950-2016

Architect Dame Zaha Hadid died on March 31, aged 65. Her subsequent obituaries have generated as much controversy as did her life works. Royal Institute...

The bridges of Møre og Romsdal County

  Tourists come from across the globe just to drive it. Popularly, it has been dubbed “The Road to Nowhere”. It is Norway’s Atlantic Ocean Road....

Christchurch’s Hagley Oval Pavilion

A southern-style stoush had been sparked when New Zealand was chosen, along with Australia, as host for the 2015 World Cricket Cup. Post-quake Christchurch...

Australia’s Parliament House turns 25

In 2013, our Aussie neighbours are celebrating more anniversaries than you can poke a stick at. A number of bicentenaries relate to the opening...

Dwelling with Gaia

The primary concern here is with so-called earth houses, aka earth berms, as opposed to rammed-earth or earth-sheltered homes. Earth homes are set...

Our Parliament’s library

It provides the research hub for our MPs and their staff, with its thousands of books, vast stacks of newspapers and more documents relevant...

Cologne’s convivial mosque

In 2007, German Muslims commissioned the building of a large central mosque in Cologne. About 12% of the population of Germany’s fourth largest city...

The Louisiana Superdome

No building came to make us so aware of the human misery caused by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath than did the Louisiana Superdome....

If you seek his monument, look around

This is no mere superb construction — it is a work of art and is most easy on the eye. The good burghers...

That awesome wall of China

The Great Wall of China is the world’s longest man-made structure. It runs for over 6350km more or less along the border between northern...