Architect overlays famous modern buildings on Iran’s UNESCO sites

Architect Mohammad Hassan Forouzanfar has imagined extensions for UNESCO sites in Iran that are buildings by Zaha Hadid, Daniel Liebskind and Norman Foster. His conceptual project, called Expanding Iranian Ancient Architecture, is the third instalment of a series exploring the style of retrofuturism. Daniel Libeskind’s Royal Ontario Museum extension over Rostam Castle Famous existing buildings […]

Eight Frank Lloyd Wright buildings added to UNESCO World Heritage List

The US has had eight buildings by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright inscribed on UNESCO‘s World Heritage List after 15 years of campaigning. New York’s Guggenheim Museum and the Fallingwater house are two of the structures awarded heritage status by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee at a meeting on July 7 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The six […]

Valerio Olgiati creates huge red concrete canopy at entrance to Bahrain’s Pearling Path

A coloured concrete canopy supported by large columns forms this gateway designed by Swiss architect Valerio Olgiati for the Pearling Path, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bahrain. Valerio Olgiati designed to structure to mark the start of the Pearling Path, a 2.2 mile trail situated close to the historic market buildings on Muharraq Island. It connects oyster beds and a […]

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