Never stops, beautiful, inspiring, crowdy, fashion, food ,business and architecture – these are the words that can define Milan in all its perspectives. As one architect said that ” Milan was build for business, but Rome for people”, you could actually feel it when you are there. Even though the city is filled with loads of local and individual businesses, it makes it in a way special and you start loving it when you walk on it’s roads. Architecture has its own chic and uniqueness that makes it shine even more.
Having a two week workshop in Pavia within an Architectural Competition, and having the chance travelling to Milan it was a huge experience and just wonderful days. Milan rises into you some kind of wildness or child that is kept inside you. Me and my friends escaped from the whole group for a bit and run away to see the main square. We knew there is something more to see there. Just for the record, those weeks we were in Milan, were very special because of the Carnival and Fashion Weeks. So you could only imagine how many people were attending fashion weeks and you can get the feeling. Getting back to our escape plan : reaching the main square we got amazed by the amount of fashionable people sitting eating Italian ice cream and enjoying sun and themselves. In that rush hours, time stopped for everybody and everyone was the same under the sun, loving it. It was magical. It was it – Milan. Love from the first sight.
NY never stop impressing us. Check out the design idea on Super Bowl of Winter Sports!
5 fabulous locations of Beijing everyone should see are shown in this article. I collected some pictures to show. Beijing adventure was a phenomenal experience that I wish everyone would ones try it.
1: The Great Wall
Great Wall of China is great for it’s construction but much more for it’s history and past. Wonderful place to visit in Beijing.
2: Temple of Heaven
A place to open your mind and heart and to start listen to them. A magical place of happiness and miracles.
So much glass on there buildings. The construction is different than in Europe but definitely a good one for a city having that much of population.
4: Art Zone 789
Where Art never ends… Zone for all designers, architects, and people looking for inspiration in art and sculpture.
5: City of Beijing at Night
Night brings all the color and sparkles of the city. China is famous and well known for it’s lighting system of the building, which transform them in great ones.
This was 5 listed places that I recommend everyone should visit in Beijing for now. Coming soon Suitcase to Beijing #5Day Nature must see in China.
The Nest is one brilliant construction that take your breathe away. You wanna shout, jump, run and feel it on your skin when seeing it. Only taking a minute and thinking how many great moments in Olympic history did happen there, and what a massive structure needed to be build for it – levels it to one of the most wonderful buildings in the world.
The platform area where The Nest is situated has a great view to Swimming Pool,Beijing. You can walk on the platform for several minutes and enjoy the sunset, people and the awesomeness of architects and urban planner of that place.
Never Stop exploring new places in this world… Enjoy every second and minute of it!
Visiting Beijing you must consider having a list with all the places you want to visit, because they are really a lot of them and you cannot get enough of them every day. So here are my favorite touristic building that I was impressed about, Opera House in Beijing. Looking at it from outside is fantastic, but going inside , your heart stops and your breathe slows down. The effect of water above on the ceiling is splendid, and you could never stop staring at it. The great design of the facade as well as huge glass partition of the opera house, gives the building a posh look and raise the meaning of the building even higher.
OPERA HOUSE, BEIJING
Whenever you are passing by Opera House, take a minute and admire it… Xoxo
Leaving for Beijing this November was the most exciting thing what Autumn could ever bring. Always was a runner in whole meaning of this word and I decided that I had to try out Asia too. After 8 hours flight from Denmark to Beijing, and a night of non sleeping on the plane, China was waiting for new adventures and exploration.
First impression of China seen from the airport views was amazing. Beijing Airport, from architect perspective, is a massive construction and has an amazing structure and design. Speaking about tidiness, with marble tiles floor – the airport looked just gorgeous and sparkling.
First Day got to be long but ending in an Chinese Restaurant and with a enormous cup of jasmine tea, which China is famous with, made the whole day be the best. Here I am gonna come with a series of China trip adventures that you don’t want to miss out. Stay tuned what you should take consideration when going in China, what are the best places to eat and visit, best touristic places and nature that China amaze.
When coming to reading for architects, certainly a book has a major impact, but never put aside the importance of a good architectural or designing website/blog.
I listed my top 5 Architectural Digest that I check and love reading and getting inspired from. Click on the pictures and get directly to it’s website or get the website under the title and enjoy.
One of the famous ones. Arch-Daily provides with competitions going on, or future projects from all around the world that widen your knowledge and gives you a lot of projects and architects to read about.
What I love about this website is the variety of projects and description of its exterior as its fascinating interior. Also, there are projects that provides house plans, so is easy to see the big picture of the project and surprisingly easy to get.
3: Architecture Lover
It is one amazing website that includes projects in there development as well as finished. Finding the architectural international schools in the whole world, having tours in Europe and knowing the latest competitions, makes this website very readable and interesting.
This website inspires me for the future existing projects that great architects are working on. There is a standard building and architecture, but there is something like E-Volo that shows another side of the story.
5: Flip Board
Mostly this is an application for mobile phones and a great one. It has all the news from the world but also includes a rich digest in design and architecture, graphical design and technical part. So, whenever you are bored or tired, this is a good app for a quick refresh.
Hope you liked my personal Top 5 Architectural must read Websites and waiting for you to share yours.
There is never late to have a look at the warm places on this globe and to enjoy good memories of Italy diary, even in Winter season.
Italy is one amazing country that catches you from the first sight…and makes sure it stays there in your mind for a long long time. I always was wandering is that because of delicious food, fabulous people or warm colors on the buildings. But maybe all together creates that aura around it that you get fascinated and fall in love.
In the pictures I collected there is shown in its brilliant way – Giglio Island in Italy and Porto Santo Stefano. Starting from different tastes of ice-cream, various pizzas and ending with houses and flowers, in Italy everything is very very colorful and joyful. Sometime we are afraid to play with color and to put more color on the buildings but keep it standard. As sunny is the country, as more color you see on the buildings… You can find any type of brick buildings in North part of Europe, but also a variety of painted houses in warm and sunny countries.
Island of Giglio is a smal populated island on winter time, being app. 400 population, but summer filled with tourists and ice-cream shops. The urban structure of the cities close to ports are really concentrated, but than you have to climb a whole hill or mountain to get to another haven place with sandy beaches and cute personal houses that you can only dream about.
Wish you a joyful time and most colorful life to all…
Green Building & Remodeling For Dummies by Eric Corey Freed
This book is an amazing book for all those interested in remodeling and going green. What I love about this book is authors simple way of explaining and bringing up the ideas. Eric Corey wrote this book for his wife, that was interested in having and using green materials and machines in her own house.
Starting from your kitchen materials and units to bathroom and living room, this book helps to pick the right green furniture in the house. Also, helping to use the sun energy correctly will make your house reach to Passive House Standards.
This amazing book has it’s own way of sharing the information and helping to see the big picture of the materials used in the building and construction, and show the thinking behind recycling it.
“It is Wiser to find out than to suppose” Mark Twain
He is a dreamer, he is a creator, and he is my inspiration. Everyone needs inspiration and people to get inspired from. Whether you are doing IT, Marketing or Engineering, you will find people that gives you power and strenght to keep working in your field with all your heart.
I decided to share thins link about Bjarke Ingels, a Danish Architect of our time, to everybody because he is a great person that gives you motivation to try things out.
What makes him extraordinary, that he is not just and brilliant architect with bold new design ideas, but as a person, his energy and his sense of excitement about the world is completely inspiring to be around, and that would make him successful in anything he is doing.
And taking a minute to think about his accomplishments in life, and that he has the same amount of hours we all have, makes me stronger believe that all is possible, and we can do better all the time.
Have a look on the link here… Bjarke Ingels