Great Urban Design: Piazza Navona, Rome

Great Urban Design: Piazza Navona, Rome

What brings hundreds of people to Piazza Navona in Rome every day? Is it the history that dates back to the Roman empire? Is it great urban design that celebrates human existence by offering places to shop, worship and play? Perhaps the answer lies in all of the above and more.

Buddhist Architecture of Borobudur, Indonesia

Buddhist Architecture of Borobudur, Indonesia

The Buddhist Architecture of Borobudur displays how an ancient Mandala diagram can evolve into a three-dimensional work of architecture. In order to experience this transformation your journey begins at the foot of the stepped pyramid and takes you on a magical ride through countless Buddha statues in deep mediation overlooking the scenic landscape.

A Glimpse of Modern Architecture: Panch Mahal, India

A Glimpse of Modern Architecture: Panch Mahal, India

Panch Mahal at Fatehpur Sikri In India was built in the sixteenth century by Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is the earliest known example of a multistory frame structure akin to Le Corbusier’s Maison Dom-Ino designed in 1914–1915. Architect Le Corbusier is known as the father of modern architecture, however, Panch Mahal offered a glimpse of modern architecture before its time.