Architecture Bucket List

The idea is to have an Architecture Bucket List made mostly of submissions: is there any project(s) you have always wanted to visit? is there a local project that you think everyone should see when they visit your city? Submit it and we will publish it!
Contributing Authors
Recent Tweets @

via janimalia:

Green Ghost by masonmarsh on Flickr.

via prettyarchitecture:

Bank of China Tower (SPECIAL)

WITH PAPER MODEL

The Bank of China Tower (abbreviated BOC Tower) is one of the most recognisable skyscrapers in Admiralty,Hong Kong. It houses the headquarters for the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited. The building is located at 1 Garden Road, in Central and Western District on Hong Kong Island.

Designed by I. M. Pei and L.C Pei of I.M Pei and Partners, the building is 315.0 m (1,033.5 ft) high with two masts reaching 367.4 m (1,205.4 ft) high. It was the tallest building in Hong Kong and Asia from 1989 to 1992, and it was the first building outside the United States to break the 305 m (1,000 ft) mark. It is now the fourth tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong, after International Commerce Centre, Two International Finance Centre and Central Plaza.

Tekst source: wiki

via arpeggia:

The Bauhaus Building, Dessau designed by Walter Gropius, 1925, photographed by Carlos Castro, 2010

via atreide:

Tetrapylon in Aphrodisias, Turkey.

Aphrodisias is a greek, roman and finally byzantine ancient city located in Turkey (map localization). Built near an important marble quarry in an instable zone, Aphrodisias faced many earthquakes between the 4th and the 7th century A.D. During the 7th century, the city lived a bigger earthquake, possibly connected with a flood. Serevely damaged, the city was abandoned.

As Aphrodisias wasn’t located near another major urban center, her ruins weren’t looted for marble, columns or statues reuse. Slowly, the ruins faded away under the surface. She was rediscovered during the 20th century.

The tetrapylon (four gates in greek) was the monumental gate of Aphrodite’s sanctuary. Such monuments were widely used in eastern roman empire cities, instead of triumphal arches.

As Aphrodisias was located near an important marble quarry, the aphrodisian sculptors were famous for their skills and many public building reflected this reputation.

Photos personnelles

Cutty Sark, Greenwich

Grimshaw

Photographed by Jarrad.

via bigmommachampagne:

Pennzoil Place Philip Johnson

When Phillip Johnson was asked to design a new building for Pennzoil, their only request was they didn’t want it to look like 1 Shell Plaza. Little did they know he would design a Pulitzer prize winning building that broke the current trend of modernism and international style of the 70’s and usher in Post Modernism to the stage of world architecture.

He would ride in a limo on I-45 continuously looking at his creation. Less then a decade later he would design Nations Bank Center (now Bank of America Plaza), which over shadowed Pennzoil Place I & II from the signature western view of the Skyline.

He considered the city his playground, before the oil busts of 82’ and 84’.

Rokko Housing Tadao Ando

"Ando’s housing complex at Rokko, just outside Kobe, is a complex warren of terraces and balconies, atriums and shafts. The designs for Rokko Housing One (1983) and for Rokko Housing Two (1993) illustrate a range of issues in traditional architectural vocabulary—the interplay of solid and void, the alternatives of open and closed, the contrasts of light and darkness.” [via]

Sante Marie de La Tourette Le Corbusier and Iannis Xenakisand

Images by guen-k

Sainte Marie de La Tourette is a Dominican Order priory in a valley near LyonFrance designed by architects Le Corbusier and Iannis Xenakisand constructed between 1956 and 1960. Le Corbusier’s design of the building began in May, 1953 with sketches drawn at Arbresle, France outlining the basic shape of the building and terrain of the site. La Tourette is considered one of the more important buildings of the late Modernist style.