Linke Wienzeile 40 & 38
Otto Wagner architect and owner designed one single urban block that cemented the Jugendstil movement with Linke Wienzeile 40 and Linke Wienzeile 38 in 1899. The project composed of three buildings, Linke Wienzeile 40 and 38 which turn the corner to Köstlergasse 3. Wagner dismissed classical decoration and introduced a new architectural simplicity, with flat exterior walls and plain,…
December in Paris
Notre-Dame Cathedral & Pont au Double bridge Eiffel Tower & Canal Saint-Martin
The Queensboro Bridge
The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, also know as the 59th Street Bridge is a two-level double cantilever bridge over the East River in New York City. Designed by architect Henry Hornbostel and completed in 1909, it connects the borough of Queens with Manhattan, passing over Roosevelt Island. The bridge is flanked on its northern side…
Prague, A Cubist lineage
Czech Cubists – sharp points, slicing planes, and crystalline shapes. The Grand Café Orient is the only cubist-designed space of its kind in the world, designed in 1912 by modernist architect Josef Gočár for the House of the Black Madonna building, the first Cubist building in Europe.
Prague, City With a Thousand Years of Architecture
Prague, the Czech capital on the Vltava River with the spirit of a new Bohemia Europe. The history of architecture in Prague: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, Art Nouveau & Cubist, Functionalist, and Communist.
The Augarten is a public park in the Leopoldstadt, the second district of Vienna. It is the city’s oldest Baroque park in the French Baroque style with elaborate flower gardens and shady avenues of chestnut, lime, ash and maple trees. The Augarten is surrounded by the Palais Augarten, the performance hall and home of the Vienna Boys’ Choir and the porcelain…
150 Years Ringstrasse by Olga Georgieva
The Ringstrasse (Ring Street) in Vienna celebrates its 150 anniversary in 2015. The street was built to replace the city walls, which had been built during the 13th century. In 1857, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria issued the decree ordering the demolition of the city walls and moats. In his decree, he laid out the…