Archtrove travels to Greece – sun, sea and sand

Architecture in Greece The architecture of ancient Greece is the architecture produced by the Greeks, best known for its temples, many of which are found throughout the region, mostly as ruins but many substantially intact. The second important type of building that survives all over the Hellenic world is the open-air theatre, with the earliest dating…

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Archtrove travels to Pakistan – vast land and crammed cities

Architecture in Pakistan Pakistan is a country abundant with natural beauty and stunning historical architecture but plagued with corrupt politics. Its architecture has been inflicted by its difficulties through its various time periods and rulings. Its styles range from Mughal to Modern, from British to Greek. Its building range from government buildings to mausoleums and…

Santorini

Archtrove travels to Santorini – the jewel of the aegean

Architecture in Santorini Santorini, the jewel of the Aegean, is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. As a result of its volcanic eruption, Santorini has developed a rugged landscape causing the windy paths up the mountain on which most of its architecture sit on, especially, in its 2 principal towns, Fira and…

Archtrove travels to Qatar – hidden in the sand

Architecture in Qatar Qatar, the rise from the desert, is a peninsular Arab country, its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. An arm of the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island country of Bahrain. Comprising of mostly sand…

Archtrove travels to Malacca

Architecture in Malacca Malacca is Malaysia’s Historical City. Culturally and socially. Malacca boasts a history of port settlement and the result of some 600 years history has made Malacca a multicultural society and their presence is still very visible through the building heritage that is still standing. It is here in Malacca that one can…

Archtrove travels to Solihull

Architecture in Solihull Solihull is a town in the West Midlands of England, historically in Warwickshire, it is a part of the West Midlands conurbation. The motto of Solihull is Urbs in Rure (Town in Country). The architecture in Solihull is most commonly noted for its historic architecture, includes examples of timber-framed Tudor style houses and…

Library of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham, Birmingham – the cities jewels

The Library of Birmingham is the largest public library in Europe, designed by Dutch studio Mecanoo, including a circular courtyard, rooftop gardens and a facade clad with interlocking metal rings coloured in silver and gold. The library itself is used by users of all backgrounds and ages, connecting Birmingham.It provides a cafe, reading space, chill…

Archtrove travels to Stratford-Upon-Avon – the tudors and shakespeare

Architecture in Stratford-Upon-Avon Comprising of a small market town in Warwickshire located on the beautifully peaceful River Avon. Stratford-Upon-Avon was originally a village and later gained its market town status. Resulting in trade and commerce as well as urban expansion. The town is a popular tourist destination owing to its status as birthplace of English…

Warwickshire

Archtrove travels to Warwickshire – rolling hills and market towns

Architecture in Warwickshire Warwickshire, a landlocked county in West Midlands, known for its rolling hills and market towns. However, it is most notably know for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare and the major draw for tourists from across the globe. Equally famous is the impressive Warwick Castle known for its history and majestic cliff…