History and architecture have always been a blend of lush goodness. This is because, evidently, most of the astonishing architectural edifices have been those constructed way back when.
It is easy to get inspired by these buildings as some of them have gone on to become really famous. Also, these designs in their own little way, exist as reminders and record keepers for specific moments in time.
Here are some of the most iconic designs from all around the world.
Forbidden City, Beijing:
These Edifice, constructed between 1460AD to 1420AD, contains about 989 buildings. It has served as home to various Emperors, from the Ming to the Qing dynasty. The place now houses a palace museum and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987. UNESCO also lists this edifice as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world, with at least 40,000 visitors per day.
Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin:
This landmark comprises of 3 buildings. Namely, the War Memorial Center (1957), the Kahler Building (1975), and the Quadracci Pavilion (2001), designed by a Finnish-American architect, Eero Saarinen, David Kahler and Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava; respectively. This edifice, overlooks Lake Michigan and is directly linked to Wisconsin avenue.
Great Mosque of Djenné:
Rumor has it that this mosque has been in existence since the 1200’s. However, the current structure was created in 1907 and was influenced by French architecture. The mosque, which even features on Mali’s coat of arms, is said to have been constructed from dried earth bricks and a smooth surface plaster. A ritual is held here once a year by the people of Mali, where collective effort is put in to repair all damages around the mosque.
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. مسجد بزرگ دجنه، شهر دجنه، مالی بزرگترین ساختمان گلی در جهان Great Mosque of Djenné, Djenné City, Mali The largest mud building in the world ====================== Tag your pictures with #ancient_iran_and_world The Great Mosque of Djenné (French: Grande mosquée de Djenné, Arabic: الجامع الكبير في جينيه) is a large banco or adobe building that is considered by many architects to be one of the greatest achievements of the Sudano-Sahelian architectural style. The mosque is located in the city of #Djenné, #Mali, on the flood plain of the Bani River. The first mosque on the site was built around the 13th century, but the current structure dates from 1907. As well as being the centre of the community of Djenné, it is one of the most famous landmarks in Africa. Along with the "Old Towns of Djenné" it was designated a World Heritage Site by #UNESCO in 1988. مسجد جامع دجنه (فرانسوی: Grande mosquée de Djenné عربی: الجامع الکبیر فی جینیه) ساختمانی بزرگ ساخته شده از بانکو یا خشت خام است که توسط بسیاری از معماران به عنوان یکی از بزرگترین دستاوردهای سبک معماری سودانی-ساحلی شناخته میشود. این مسجد واقع در شهر دجنه در مالی، در مسیل رودخانه بانی است. مسجد اولیه در قرن 13 میلادی ساخته شده بود اما ساختار فعلی آن متعلق به سال 1907 میلادی است. این مسجد علاوه بر این مرکز اجتماعی شهر جنه است، یکی از معروفترین نشانهها در آفریقا است. همراه با «بافت تاریخی دجنه»، این مسجد به عنوان یک سایت میراث جهانی توسط #یونسکو در سال 1988 برگزیده شد.
Cologne Cathedral, Cologne:
This structure, took several decades to develop. From 1248-1473, developments went on, on the site. It was paused and activities did not resume until the 1800s. The construction was completed in 1880. This gothic masterpiece also houses the Shrine of the 3Kings.
Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur:
This structure, once held the title of the tallest building in the world, between 1998-2004. The building stands at about 451. 9metres tall. It comprises of two twin skyscrapers in Kuala, Lumpur and serves as an iconic landmark of Malaysia’s capital. Created by architects Cesar Peli and Achmad Murdijat, the Engineering was pioneered by Deejay Cerico, under the auspices of consultancy of JC Guinto.
Las Lajas Sanctuary, Nariño:
This church, built inside a canyon that connects one side of it to the other, is located in Southern Colombia. The building also has an air of mystery attached to it. Sometime in 1754, a woman and her daughter saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary on the site and the daughter, previously deaf and mute was able to speak.
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Between the Andean mountains, a gothic church is waiting for one of your best experiences in Colombia. Have you visited 'Las Lajas at Nariño? #VisitColombia 📸 @eyeofshe 📍'Las Lajas' Sanctuary – Ipiales, Nariño, . . #Church #Nariño #Colombia #Travel #ColombiaTravel #PhotoOfTheDay #Friday #Travelgram #World . . Entre las montañas de los Andes, una iglesia gótica está esperando para una de las mejores experiencias que tendrás en Colombia. ¿La has visitado? #VisitaColombia 📸 @eyeofshe 📍Santuario de 'Las Lajas' – Ipiales, Nariño.
This landmark which stands at about 184m high, was built for the 1962 World’s fair. This structure came through a collaboration between Architects Edward E. Carlson and John Graham. The build was constructed to withstand earthquakes of up to 9.1 magnitude and wind velocities of up to 200mph.