Archive for August, 2008

Beijing 2008 Olympics Stadium: The Bird's Nest

The Bird’s Nest is the more popular name for the Beijing National Stadium. It is a stadium that is located in the Olympic Green in Beijing, China and is so called because of its unique architecture that resembles a large bird’s nest. The Bird’s Nest was also the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. It was also the venue for the track and field competitions as well as the men’s soccer finals match during the said Games. The planning for the Bird’s N…

Sam Kee Building

When you talk about notable buildings, it is not usually just its architecture and design that can be their main attractive points. Although this might be true to most buildings, there are also such things as uniqueness and its history that makes some buildings to be considered as landmarks. Take the Sam Kee Building for example. If ever you find yourself in Vancouver, British Columbia and you head along 8 West Pender Street, you might just miss out the Sam Kee Building. On the outside, it looks…

Sandro Boticelli

Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni di Filipepi, more popularly known as Sandro Boticelli was one of the more notable painter of the Florentine school during the Early Renaissance. Boticelli was born on March 1, 1445 in Florence, Italy. His nickname, “Il Boticelli” or “Little Barrel” was given to him by his brother, Giovanni. Little has been known about the early life of Boticelli. But history records indicated that he may have become an apprentice when he was about fourteen years old, quite an early…

United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel

The United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel is a striking form of architecture that is quite a visually interesting sight. It looks more like a sculpture rather than a conventional place of worship. It has been regarded as one of the prime examples of modernist architecture. The Cadet Chapel is located at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is a striking feature in the Cadet Area of the Academy. It was designed by noted architect Walter Netsch, Jr. and was…