10 Achitectural Quotes From 10 Architect

(1) There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one? - Zaha Hadid 2) “Less is more” – Mies Van Der Rohe   @respectthearchitect 3) “But building’s identity resided in the ornament” - Louis Sullivan @tylernagai (4) “Not many Architects have the luxury to reject significant things” – Rem Koolhaus (5) “You have got to…

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Archtrove Travels To Nottingham – Famous Faces and Thier Facades

The city of Nottingham is famous for being the home of legendary outlaw Robin Hood. Although only being an hours drive from Birmingham and accessible by train, it is the first time I have been to the city centre. Previously my visit to Nottinghamshire has included going to Wollaton Hall (Batman fans go here) however…

Archtrove Travels To Bidford-Upon-Avon – lost and located

Do you ever have that day when you are travelling to a location and when you get there, it is either closed or not open to the public. Well that was what happened when I stumbled upon Bidford. I had gone to visit another stately home and when I found out it was by appointment…

Archtrove Travels To Bristol – Blissful Balloons

Where: Bristol What To See: - lots of street art - M Shed -the coloured houses - Bristol Cathedrale - the harbourside industrial warehouses turned shops and restaurants Although it is one of the largest cities in England and I have lived here all my life and it is only an hour and a half…

Archtrove Travels To Bilbao – The Quiet Spain

Where: Bilbao, Spain Buildings to See: Guggenheim Museum Azkuna Zentroa Market Hall As someone who studied architecture, the Guggenheim in Bilbao has ALWAYS been one of those buildings. It constant mention and its unique sculptured design have put it top of my list. But I never managed to get there due to one thing or…

Archtrove Travels To Dubai – Decadence and Desire

In 2010 the worlds tallest building was built and the city of Dubai was put on the map. Before little was known about the city or country perhaps due to the fact that it didn't exist up until 20 years ago. Since then it has taken the world by storm with its mo of diversity…

Archtrove Travels To Majestic Madrid – Time for the Capital

I have been to Spain a few times, the first being to Barcelona during a university trip. A beautiful coastal city with ample architecture delights to showcase. And as a university trip, it was. After that was a family trip to Malaga, the opposite of the Barcelona holiday. A leisurely traipsing around a city trip…

Archtrove Travels To Spain – The Iberian Peninsula

Spanish architecture was once only limited to Spain, bit nowadays it is spread across the world taking influence from the Mediterranean and Northern Africa. First came the Romans, then the Moors. First the Christians, then the Muslims. Each, pulling Spain in a different direction and thus changing the landscape of the country, cities and people.…

Archtrove Travels To The East End – London’s Hipster Quarter

London's East End is known for its quirky finds. It diversity has helped with its street-food, its eye-popping street art and its general shabby chic street decorations. However London changes, Brick Lane and surrounding areas still have a old school charm of brickclad, cobbled street and ethnic street signs. Due to area being "cheaper" than…