Seven Names of the Ancient Wonders in the World (Part 3)

Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Iraq)

Babylon Hanging Gardens is a work built by King Nebuchadrezzar II in 603 BC to satisfy his wife’s nostalgia for the homeland of Medes. In the hanging garden there is a system of fountains consisting of two large wheels connected by chains with wooden barrels.

As the wheel spins, the chain and the water tank move as well, bringing the water from a tank below up high to water the plants. To water the garden’s flowers and plants, the slaves had to take turns bringing water from the river Euphrates to the garden.

Temple of Artemis (Turkey)

The wonderful marble temple dedicated to the Greek goddess Artemis was completed around 550 BC in Ephesus, near the present day town of Selçuk in Turkey.

The 115m long temple, 55m wide, consists of 120 stone columns, each 20m high is said to hold many delicate works of art, including the bronze statue of Amazon.

In 356 B.C.E., a man named Herostratus burned the temple, hoping to become immortal. In 262, the Goths burned the temple for a second time, and in 401 the temple was disrupted by the Christians. Only the foundation and some other parts of the second temple still exist to this day.

New Seven Wonders of the World

Statue of Christ the Redeemer (Brazil)

38m high Christ the Redeemer statue stands atop Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro city of Brazil. The statue was erected in 1931 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the independence of Brazil.

30m high statue standing on a 7m pedestal. The head of the statue weighs 35.6 tons, is 3.7m high. Each arm weighs 9.1 tons. The distance between the fingers of the left and right hand is 23m.

This is the most famous statue of Jesus Christ and also the largest Art Deco monument in the world. With outstretched arms as if to embrace the entire city of Rio de Janeiro, the statue has become a symbol of peace and hospitality of the Brazilian people.

Great Wall (China)

This new world wonder was located along China’s northern border for centuries to prevent Mongol invasion. Built from the 5th century BC to the 16th century, it is the longest man-made project in the world, spanning 6,400km.

The most famous part can be mentioned at the Great Wall is the wall of the first Emperor of China – Qin Shihuang ordered to build around 200 BC. The Chinese have a famous saying: ” If you haven’t gone to the Great Wall, you won’t be a real man .”

Seven Names of the Ancient Wonders in the World (Part 2)

4. Mausoleum (Turkey)

The tomb was built by Queen Artemisia II for her husband, King Mausolus of Caria (the area in southwestern Turkey today) between 370 and 350 BC.

This massive 40m long, 45m high work with the contribution of 1,200 workers, worked hard for 17 years. Many people admire the beauty of the architecture and the magnificence of the tomb.

The central burial room is decorated with gold, while the outside is adorned with elaborate stone pillars and sculptures. By the fifteenth century, the knight of the Crusade – Christian Crusaders dismantled a block of marble in the tomb to build a new castle quite close to the tomb of King Mausolus.

5. Lighthouse of Alexandria (Egypt)

The lighthouse is the only ancient wonder used as a beacon for ships in the dangerous waters out of the Egyptian port city of Alexandria. Built on a small island of Pharos between 285 and 247 BC with a height of 117m, this lighthouse is one of the tallest structures in the world for centuries. The lighthouse is located at the entrance to the port of Alexandria, including 3 floors, a height of about 135 m. The bottom step is square, consisting of several rooms for the permanent lighthouse guard, livestock and food.

The entrance is exalted, entering by a steep path that starts from the base surrounding the tower. Inside the lower square step is a wall supporting the upper sections of the lighthouse, reaching this upper part by a spiraling inner ramp. The middle step is octagonal, above this step is a circular part with Zeus statue.

The lighthouse is operated using fire at night and polished copper mirrors to reflect the Sun during the day. It is said that the light from the lighthouse can be seen from a distance of 50km offshore.

This giant structure stood on the Mediterranean coast for more than 1,500 years before being severely damaged by earthquakes in 1303 and 1323.

What is the most beautiful architectural landscape in the world? (Part 3)

Looking at an interesting scene

The skyline of both Janeiro and Cape Town are remarkably striking for their impressive natural terrain with beaches and mountains, while Manhattan’s skyscrapers rise from a narrow rocky island like the granite mountains. . No matter how familiar, the landscape in central Manhattan, with the Empire State-owned building, still stirred imagination.

Some of the city’s architectural landscapes include ungainly skyscrapers. For example, the Pudong area. This area is the east coast of Shanghai across the Huangpu River from New Classical and Art Deco Bund, the city’s most famous street. An SEZ since 1993, Pudong has been growing extremely fast. The skyscrapers have a strange shape, rising like fireworks to create a glittering skyline at night. In the daylight, no matter how tall, these buildings look nothing special.

The captivating architectural landscapes, without the high elevation and performance lighting that are found in Pudong and Hong Kong, rely on true architectural inspiration. The landscape of Venice, for millions of visitors a day and the huge tourist train, is still a miracle in the city. Here the medieval bell tower replaces the skyscrapers, while in the right light, the architectural landscape is reflected in the canal.

Like Venice, Helsinki is also another city that looks very beautiful from the sea, its essential low architectural outline highlighting the neoclassical white building, designed by Carl Ludwig Engel, on the side of which is The house is very beautiful, and in the middle of winter, there is a sea view of freezing water. Here you can immerse yourself in one of Europe’s most beautiful architectural landscapes while standing in the Baltic Sea. Fortunately, a ridiculous, costly and unwanted gallery will not be built here, saving the beloved view and preserving the spirit of the city in this North.

Knowing that the architectural landscape will change over time, some cities like Helsinki, Venice and Edinburgh always have to be more cautious than others. But even cities, like London, are changing so unnoticed that we can nurture the ideal images of these buildings, these faces of the city, deep in the subconscious.

5 The most famous landscape architecture in the world

With the rapid urbanization process today, the space for garden landscapes gradually narrows. But there are still landscape designs that create unique gardens with poetic landscapes, in which the plants and flowers fascinate the heart.

1. The garden in the castle of Versailles.

The garden in Versailles castle is considered the symbol of France. The garden is uniquely designed with curving lines, and this is also the path to the inner maze.

2. Keukenhof Garden, Lisse, Netherlands

Holland is the country of Tuy Lip flowers, Keukenhof Garden, Lisse, the Netherlands with all colors of this flower. Keukenhof Garden, Lisse, The Netherlands is only open to visitors from March to the end of May, this is also the time when these flowers blooming shimmering.

3. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is located in Le Cap South Africa, right next to the famous Table Mountain range. The garden is a collection of many rare plants and beautiful landscapes. Therefore, this garden is very popular with tourists in South Africa.

4. Majorelle Garden, Marrakech, Morocco

Majorelle Gardens, Marrakech, Morocco have a lot of rare plants around the villas here. The cacti create intense vitality for gardens and landscapes.

5. The garden in front of the Taj Mahal

Outside the famous Taj Mahal in India is a garden decorated with tiled paths and planted with trees on both sides leading to the tomb of Mumatz Mahal. This is also considered a beautiful monument and is frequently visited by tourists whenever coming to this country.

6. Big Ben clock tower

The name of the Big Ben clock tower that we have long been familiar with is called Elizabeth Tower. Big Ben is a nickname for the large bells of the watch and it is also often used as a proper nickname for everyone. It was built as part of Charles Barry’s architectural design for a new palace to replace the old Palace of Westminster that was destroyed by fire in 1834.

What is the most beautiful architectural landscape in the world? (Part 2)

Initially towns were often built on high ground for easy defense. Surrounded by generals and adorned with towers, they look like fairy tales. 

Although the town of Carcassonne, in southern France, was primarily rebuilt in the 19th century (by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French Gothic architect, and theorist), the architectural landscape is one of The most romantic things. When looking at it through the fields and vineyards, it is easy to imagine the Round Table Knights galloping through the gates of the European continent. Looking closely, Carcassonne is an illusion, on the cobblestone streets are tourists wearing baseball caps, long-sleeved shirts and leggings than wearing old-style helmet armor.

Sự biến đổi của Hong Kong trong nửa sau của thế kỷ 20 là đáng ngạc nhiên nếu nghĩ rằng những năm 1800 nó chỉ là một khu định cư nhỏ bé

A sense of medieval warriors and sacred religion also exudes in Durham, especially when one glimpses of the outstanding Romanesque and the Norman castle soaring through the window of the bullet train between Edinburgh and King’s Cross. And if the ancient city of Durham is clearly proud, Edinburgh remains one of the most beautiful cities even when advisers, planners and architects have tried, in recent decades, to do reducing the value of an unrivaled beautiful architectural landscape.

Located between hills, bays and the sea, this stone city grows and stretches along the terrain with impressive architectural folds, the horizon is daring towers, rising spiers and monuments neoclassical. Yet this city has no skyscrapers, it must be said that this is good for it.

It seems to make sense that on any website that talks about architectural landscapes, it’s for skyscrapers as if they were the only sure way to identify a city, even though more skyscrapers were.

Những sắc lệnh của thành phố Edinburgh cấm việc xây dựng những nhà mới mà chúng làm hỏng cảnh quan kiến trúc hình tượng kiểu Gothic

Telephoto photography captures the beautiful views of sunlit skyscrapers on the mountains (like Vancouver, Seattle and even downtown Los Angeles), but when we go to those cities In search of these beautiful scenes, they disappeared. Our eyes cannot see what cameras and professional photographers see.

But a few skyscraper cities don’t disappoint when viewed up close. The bustling architectural landscape of Hong Kong, especially at night, is really interesting, whether viewed from the second floor of the tram, from the ferry, when taking a public walk or looking at the hotel bedroom window. However, what is important here is not the separate buildings of some famous architects (such as the case of Chicago’s architectural landscape by the lake) because of the way clusters of tall buildings sprout from within the boundary. The world is cramped with rocks as if they were a more natural part of the Chinese islands’ topography. In a certain light, they look more like geological formations than buildings.

What is the most beautiful architectural landscape in the world? (Part 1)

Hundred-year-old Yemeni city sits beside Hong Kong’s shiny towers, some of the most beautiful architectural landscapes in the world, according to Jonathan Glancey.

A skyline of a city is its face. And like the faces of loved ones, we keep this landscape in memory even when we are away from it or long without looking. Because, once seen, who could forget the skyline of Edinburgh, Manhattan, Hong Kong or Helsinki?

Nhiều người còn nhớ Dubai là một thị trấn đánh cá, không phải một thủ đô đầy nhà chọc trời như nó đã trở thành trong nhiều thập kỷ từ khi Các tiểu Vương Quốc Ả Rập Thống Nhất hình thành năm 1971

However, just like the face of people, the landscape changes with the years, although the older the commercially successful cities are, the younger they become, the taller they become, the more glamorous they are. No tiny little wrinkled. Look at the skyline of London today, the new skyscrapers vie with each other like famous artists on the concert night.

How could this be like the famous London scene in the image of St Paul’s Cathedral taken during the German bombing? Or the post-war scene when Wren’s work was still the tallest building in the region and surrounded by cluttered church churches and built of red bricks and Portland stone?

Many people remember when Shenzhen in South China was a small market town overlooking the bay in the southern sea rather than remember a sea of ​​indifferent high-rise buildings. Others remember Dubai as a small fishing village in the Persian Gulf, better known for their pearl rollers than for their ambitious tall towers and glass door cleaning teams.

Dizzying tall buildings have changed the face of cities around the world in the past 30 years. Yet even the medieval towns and cities boast when there are tall buildings. The architectural landscape of San Gimignano, a hill town in Tuscan, dotted with 14 medieval towers left. From afar, or when squinted, these tall and rugged houses make San Gimignano look like miniature Manhattan.

Shibam ở Yemen gồm rải rác các công trình tháp bằng gạch đất xây từ những năm 1500

That’s even more true when it comes to the fascinating town of Shibam in Yemen. Despite a population of less than 2,000, this desert settlement, with a backdrop of mountains, has many houses taller than 10 stories. Constructed of earthen bricks, repaired or rebuilt, many houses date back to the 16th century. Built to combat Bedouin bandits, these messy tower buildings look really like a modern city when viewed from afar or near, especially when the sun causes hot air to cause an illusion. It is not for no reason that Shibam is called ‘Chicago of the desert’ or ‘Manhattan of the Middle East’.

Top 6 Patio Furniture Design Trends of 2019 (Part 1)

Patio furniture doesn’t go in and out of style as quickly as other home decor items. There are some aspects of patio furniture design which always remain popular such as high-quality materials and comfy cushions.

Patio furniture trends tend to not only follow interior design trends but also allow for the special circumstance that the furniture is used for an outdoor space. In terms of an indoor patio or screened-in patio, you don’t need to worry too much about wet weather, like snow or rain. Meanwhile, an outdoor patio that stays exposed to the elements will require different considerations in terms of its furniture. These are some top patio furniture trends for 2019:

  1. Mixed Materials

This is a trend that started to become popular in 2018 and in 2019, mixed material patio furniture remains shining. You’ll see a variety of wicker, teak, aluminum, and cast iron patio furniture, all of which look great. What makes your outdoor living space stand out must be unique patio furniture pieces utilizing a mix of materials.

Why is mixed materials trend becoming more popular? Because it is a great way to find high-quality patio furniture items while also stand out from the crowd. Having the same boring beige plastic patio furniture might cost less, but it’s not cool or fun.

2. Dual-Purpose Patio Furniture

Dual-purpose furniture has become more and more popular when being used as an effective way to deal with a lack of space. You can see dual purpose patio furniture that is utilized on balconies and smaller patios, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use them for larger ones.

A common purpose of using dual-purpose patio furniture is for storing cushions under bad weather. However, it can also be used in many other space-saving capacities. Dual-purpose patio furniture goes well with the general design theme of 2019 that is simple and functional. Although extravagant patio furniture pieces look amazing and cool, you should consider how often you will use it to its full potential.

FOUR AMAZINGLY DESIGNED CASINOS IN THE WORLD (PART 2)

The Bellagio, Las Vegas

The Bellagio, owned by MGM Resorts International, is featured all manner of well-known films, TV shows, and music videos. It’s also shown on the big screen very often because it’s a simply stunning feat of architecture.

The most impressing thing of the Bellagio is its sprawling 14,000 square-foot garden which is updated and changed regularly by a team of expert landscape designers and horticulturalists. The casino offers several tables games including baccarat, three-card poker, and Vegas favourite – craps.

There is an interesting fact about the Bellagio is that it has no clocks on the wall. That’s to make sure players don’t keep eyes on the time and keep playing for longer. It’s one of intriguing secrets that architects use to persuade people to gamble.

The Venetian, Las Vegas

The design of stunning Venetian Casino, as the name would suggest, is inspired by the floating Italian city of Venice.

The Venetian, owned and operated by Las Vegas Sands since 1999, is absolutely huge, and really stands out in the Las Vegas landscape. Guests can take a gondola ride around the casino when circumnavigating the enormous venue to have the true feeling of Venice home. It’s also a smart move by the designers to make it much harder for guests to leave the casino with a fully-functioning gondola service. In terms of the gaming itself, the Venetian has Poker, baccarat, slots all in its huge 120,000 square foot interior.

Casino De Monte Carlo, Monaco

Despite their best efforts of imitation, the US’s casinos will never be able to recreate the beauty of the 19th-century venue Casino De Monte Carlo. Princess Caroline is the first person to have the idea of opening a dedicated casino in Monaco in an attempt to avoid financial ruin for the ailing Monegasque economy.

Casino De Monte Carlo is one of the world’s most famous gambling resorts, having featured in several James Bond’s incarnations and Ocean’s 12 to name but a few. This casino offers Texas Hold’Em Poker, roulette, blackjack, and one of the most breathtaking views across the Riviera.

Top Influential Landscape Architects of the World (part 3)

7. Thomas Church (1902-1978)

American landscaper Thomas Church was well-known for developing the modern movement in landscape architecture by mixing innovative principles of modern style with these following four design principles:

  • He considered the garden and the house as a whole and the garden is an extra living room.
  • He focused on the function of the site and respecting its beauty.
  • He connected the place with the surrounding space.
  • He advocated a project’s simplicity for aesthetic reasons.

He designed many projects, among the best known may be the icon of modern style Donnell Gardens. Above all, Thomas Church is the father of a whole generation of American landscape architects that have made their mark on the American landscape.

Donnell Gardens

8. Pechère René (1908-2002)

Pechère René, a Belgian landscape architect, participated in the outdoor facilities design for the Universal Exhibition of 1958. He was internationally known by the gardens of the Congo and the Four Seasons that he made for this event. During his career, Pechère designed about 900 public and private gardens in Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

His philosophy was to design the garden contributing to the joy of living. His designs also highlighted the importance of the knowledge of many froms of art like sculpture, drawing, history, etc. His work used plants and architectural elements, taking into account sunlight, shadows, and colors. Besides the Mont des Arts or Botany Park in Brussels, Pechère is also known to have collected countless books about garden art, which are now gathered at the René Pechère Library.

9. Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994)

Brazil landscaper, artist, ecologist, naturalist, musician, and painter Burle Marx has been widely recognized for his parks and gardens. Before creating his first garden at a private residence, he studied the fine arts long. He also created a collection of plants which is kept in Guaratiba, presently owned by the state and considered a national monument. Some plants also bear his name, for example, Calathea “Burle Marx”.

Top Influential Landscape Architects of the World (part 2)

  1. Peter Joseph Lenné (1789-1866)

Prussian landscaper Peter Joseph Lenné was born in a family of castle gardeners. Learned from big names in early 19th century landscape architecture, he became a fine connoisseur of plants. Lenné created Park Klosterberge in Magdeburg, one of the first public parks in Germany. However, his major works were to redesign the park at Sanssouci in Potsdam and the Tiergarten in Berlin. Lenné has the ability of mixxing utility and beauty as well as extensive botanical knowledge. Up to now, he still remains as a source of inspiration for many artists and landscape architects.

  1. Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903)

When thinking of the iconic American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, most of us think of the Central Park of New York City. But in fact, he was a man of many passions and studied engineering, agronomy, and journalism. Olmsted was passionate about nature as well as its preservation. He played an important role in the protection of nature. He created the Niagara Reservation in association with Calvert Vaux (1824-1895). Besides the Central Park, Olmsted left his footprint on many parks and urban projects such as the grounds of the U.S. Capitol.

  1. Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932)

English landscape architect Gertrude Jekyll was one of the first famous women in the profession with most contribution residing mainly in the publication of many articles and books that focused on her research into landscape compositions. Her creations showed the importance of color balance, proportion, and the use of textures and fragrances in plantations. During her career, she created up to 400 gardens in England, and some in America and Europe, but few have been preserved. She was also passionate about creepers and roses and Rosa Gertrude Jekyll was named in her honor.

  1. Geoffrey Jellicoe (1900-1996)

Geoffrey Jellicoe is an English landscape architect and theoretician, who had a vast knowledge of landscape history. In 1948, he became the founding president of IFLA – the International Federation of Landscape Architects. Some of his projects such as the Kennedy Memorial at Runnymede are significant works of landscape architecture.