The Finalists for the Archaeological Museum of Athens in Pictures
On Monday, the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport released conceptual images of the nine other architectural proposals for the design of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Ultimately, the winning design belongs to the architectural offices of David Chipperfield...
Six Architectural Landmarks of Modern Athens Lost Forever
Some of Athens's architectural landmarks were destroyed in the post-World War II years to make way for modern buildings that epitomized the rapid economic development of the country. Athens was the youngest capital city in Europe in the nineteenth century...
Iannis Xenakis, the Greek Composer Who Revolutionized Music
Greek composer Iannis Xenakis has an enduring legacy as one of the foremost composers of avant-garde music in the twentieth century.
Biophilic Skyscraper With Over 80,000 Plants Opens in Singapore
A biophilic skyscraper with over eighty thousand plants and trees spread out over 8,361 square meters has just opened its doors in Singapore. CapitaSpring, located in Singapore’s financial district, took four years to build and is now one of...
The Zappeion: A Neoclassical Landmark in Athens
One hundred and thirty-two years ago, in October of 1888, Athens' iconic Zappeion Megaron first opened its doors to the public.
Majestic, Traditional Greek 18th Century Mansion Restored in Thessaly
Exquisite decorations adorning a Greek traditional 18th century mansion in Central Greece are restored to their old glory.
Aris Konstantinidis: The Architect Who Helped Bring Modernism to Greece
His quote "I believe in dreams, not fantasy," marked the life and work of famed Greek architect Aris Konstantinidis (1913-1993).
The Story of the Austrian Parliament Building’s Greek Character
One of the most beautiful and impressive Parliament buildings anywhere in Europe is in the Austrian capital of Vienna, which has a distinct Greek flavor. Standing in the city's center since the nineteenth century, the Austrian Parliament impresses visitors to...
The Academy of Athens: A Neoclassical Masterpiece
The Academy of Athens is lauded around the world as a marvelous example of neoclassical architecture, or architecture that draws on themes and aesthetics from antiquity, as filtered through a nineteenth-century eye. Located in the center of the city and...
Ernst Ziller, The Architect Who Designed Modern Athens
German architect Ernst Ziller left his own eternal, and magnificent, imprint on Athens by designing some of the city's most iconic buildings.