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Modernist Architecture in Manchester

This is an introduction to some of the finest examples of modernist architecture in Manchester from the peak 'modernism' period of the 1960s. At various times, these buildings have been derided for their ugliness; but in recent years, there has been a growing fondness for them and their stories.


Top 10 Brutalist Buildings Still Standing in the UK

Here, we take a look at some of the finest examples of brutalist architecture built in the UK during the mid-20th-century modernist period. We'll examine 10 iconic buildings that span two decades between 1958 and 1978 which have managed to escape the fate of the wrecking ball and still stand proud.


Five Roof Types for Home Architecture

When it comes to designing your home, one of the major steps is to decide on the roof style and material you want for your house. Here are five shapes of roof to consider, as well as some considerations for the materials you can use.


Balinese Architecture - Gates and Gardens

Balinese architecture is strongly influenced by traditional Balinese Hinduism beliefs. This photo gallery shows a collection of gates and gardens found in homes and temples across the island. The photos were taken by the author in Sanur, Ubud, and Nusa Lembongan in Bali, Indonesia.


Best Modern Architecture in Manchester, UK

A look at some excellent examples of modern contemporary architecture in Manchester, England focusing on the architectural styles of the 21st century. We take a look at some of the finest new buildings that have gone up in the city since the turn of the century.


Architect of Disaster: Minoru Yamasaki

No other major architect in history has had so many prominent buildings fall to disaster as Minoru Yamasaki, the designer of the World Trade Center, the Pruitt-Igoe Public Housing Project, and several other ill-fated buildings. Was it due to his vision and design principles, working during a period of architectural design changes, or just very bad luck?