If Lisbon’s place in world history is impressive, the city is by no means focused on its past, fully embracing the present. The city is also changing. Lisbon offers a mixture of styles with a unique flavor.
Seen from the Tagus river, the urban panorama of old Lisbon set across a number of hilltops holds some gems of contemporary architecture. The city is inventing its future here. Buildings with subtle lines and elegant curves stretch out like a rosary along the river, from the Vasco da Gama bridge to the end point of Belém and then the ocean. T
From Banyalbufar to Sa Calobra, from Valldemossa to Cala d’Or or the peninsula of Formentor, the island resumes a rhythm that lies somewhere between nonchalance and neglect. The melancholy feeling of time that freezes and stops.
Using primary colors and geometric lines as their only tools and arguments, they create a balanced, subtle space that suggests a deep harmony. In a limited area, they implement a language that dispels all the conditioning and conventions of previous eras.
The 3 sisters ME at the mosque Kaleidoscope Whiter than white The new Louvre Playing with light Escape movement Following the path The future of the desert Minimalist Masdar The mirror vegetation Floral arabesque Golden talks Curve Light and sky Yas Viceroy Abu…
Abu Dhabi balances on a knife edge, between being anchored in a centuries-old tradition and a future yet to be built, and the two are not always compatible. Sitting on oil wealth that has its limits, the attraction exercised by imported international standards, the desert as a backdrop; the capital of the United Arab Emirates is located on a chessboard comprised of contradictions and juxtapositions that are to varying degrees both radical and unique. Five stops in the city show the main outlines and question the city in transition.
The imperial or princely residences, such as the Hofburg and Albertina in the city center, the Belvedere Palace that lies further out, or Schönbrunn Palace on the city’s outskirts, are all representative of a political use of architecture. They have a dual function: to be an incarnation of the established order and to symbolize the cultural model of the dynastic and absolutist Europe of the 17th and 18th centuries. An elitist culture which is in complete opposition to popular culture.
If you follow us on Instagram, you noticed that we take a lot of architecture photographies. Here is a selection of our favorite Instagram accounts, where we find inspiration and travel ideas.
Si vous nous suivez sur Instagram, vous aurez remarqué que nous prenons beaucoup de photographies d’architecture. Voici une sélection de nos comptes Instagram préférés, où nous trouvons une source d’inspiration ainsi que des idées de voyage.