Though our expertise here at Love Constructions lies within the home improvement sector, from loft conversions to conservatories tailored to your exact needs, we still stand in awe at architectural wonders from around the world. It’s true that the UK is home to its own impressive constructions, but this is just a slice of what can be seen the world over.
Whether you’re keen to learn more about the history of these architectural marvels or you’re a bit of a photography lover, seeing these wonders in the flesh (or mortar) is an experience like no other.
So, if you fancy yourself a bit of a traveller, read on to see just three architectural phenomena that deserve an award, for their place in history and inspiring aesthetics.
With a dominant, crisp white palette and a design seemingly inspired by the world-renowned Taj Mahal, the Royal Pavilion is one of England’s greatest structures. Though its pristine outer shell may be seen as somewhat deceptive, rest assured, the interior of this impressive architectural wonder is equally rich, in both design and aesthetics. Entering the Royal Pavilion, you can expect to see an incredible collection of dragons, including one that has been embellished with a chandelier between its claws.
This structure isn’t just famous for its beauty and grace though, as it is also known for being the location of choice for numerous events, year on year.
There’s nothing we love more than culture brought to life, and the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, situated in India, is a perfect example of our natural curiosity for ancient tales and history. Consisting of a pyramid-like foundation, the temple is adorned with intricate statues of everything you can possibly imagine – from deities to demons.
The temple is made larger than life with an array of vibrant shades too. All this and more makes this architectural marvel a must-see.
Perhaps one of, if not the most famous architectural wonders on this shortlist, the Colosseum in Rome is more than spectacular, and not just because of its aesthetics. Though timeworn, this simply adds an age of beauty to the entire structure, and the history behind it is more than fascinating, bringing out the dark side to this otherwise stunning structure.
It has to be seen to be believed, and whilst you’re in Italy gazing at this mighty piece of architecture, don’t forget to take the time to learn more about its background, for the full picture all rolled into one trip.
These are just three architectural phenomena that we believe deserve a trophy; one that is completely bespoke to their distinctions and accolades.