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1. Taj Mahal, India

A tear on the face of Eternity. A symbolic love located at the west side of the Yamuna river, TAJ GANJI, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Represents a  revolutionary example of Mughal architecture Recognised as 'the jewel of Muslim art in India', the Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Often mistaken for a palace, this famous landmark was actually built as a coffin for the Emperor's wife after she died giving birth to their 14th child.

Including five main canon Darwaza(main gate) ), Bageecha (gardens), Masjid (mosque), Naqqar Khana (rest house) and Rauza (main mausoleum).construction was started in 1631 and was completed in 1648, it took another five years to complete the work of garden and buildings. In feature organization –The Taj involved is ordered by the framework, in involving symmetry and geometric played an important role. the ranking use of red sandstone and white marble contributes manifold symbolic significance GRID AND GOLDEN SECTION IN TAJ MAHAL. It is situated 6 meters high platform, the actual coffin is in the basement.conquer by a twisting arcade which is 60m long on both side, height is over 60m at its peak, platform covers 94 sqm area.

Miraculous section of the coffin is white onion-shaped dome crowning the tomb, situated at the center.

2.Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin

This famous art treasure is an architectural milestone, which involves three buildings. Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen has constructed this battled memorial center in 1957. It was traditional in 1882, at 700 N.Art museum drive. It has an assemblage of 25,000 works of art. It is the first art gallery of Milwaukee's 

It contains a movable, wing-like brise soleil that opens up for a wingspan which is 217 feet (66 m) during the day, folding over the tall, arched structure at night or during inclement weather. The pavilion was awarded for Outstanding Structure in 2004 from the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering. This archetypal often referred to as "the Calatrava", is used in the museum logo. Reiman Bridge provides plodding access to downtown Milwaukee

3.The Kaaba, Mecca

A trip to a holy site is a basic principle of almost all faiths. A square building gorgeously draped in a silk and cotton veil, content cube Arabic the Kaaba, the Ka'ba has been also mentioned as "al-Bayt". Located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, it is the holiest shrine in Islam. Around 1.8 million Muslims perform the Hajj every year.

Including Hajj permits for 1,389,053 international pilgrims and 63,375 for residents, This holy place is a primal stone structure made of granite. It is approximately 13.1 m (43 ft) high (some claim 12.03 m (39.5 ft)), with sides measuring 11.03 m (36.2 ft) by 12.86 m (42.2 ft). Inside the Kaaba, the floor is made of marble and limestone. The interior walls, measuring 13 m (43 ft) by 9 m (30 ft), are clad with tiled, white marble halfway to the roof, with darker trimmings along the floor. The floor of the interior stands about 2.2 m (7.2 ft) above the ground area where tawaf is performed. There are three pillars   (some erroneously report two) stand inside the Kaaba, with a small altar set between one and the other two. From the ceiling, a lamp like an object is hanged. The ceiling itself is of a darker color, similar in hue to the lower trimming. A golden door—the bāb al-tawbah on the right wall opens to an enclosed staircase that leads to a hatch, which itself opens to the roof. A stainless steel-capped teak wood is used for roof and ceiling.

4.Villa Savoye, France

One of the top-billed blinkers at France this year was the opening of Villa Savoye in Paris, France. The home was designed and built between in1928 by Italian design Swiss architects Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret.Its a usual example of international style a major architectural style that emerged in the 1920s and '30s.

Half a million Francs was costed approximately in February 1929 despite the fact including the cost of the lodge and the landscaping elements (almost twice the original budget). It was awarded in March 1929 and offered in February Changes made to the design whilst the project was being built including an amendment to the story height and the exclusion and then re-introduction of the chauffeur's accommodation led to the costs rising to approximately 900,000 Francs. At the time the project started on site no design work had been done on the lodge and the final design was only presented to the client in June 1929. The design was for a double lodge but this was reduced to a single lodge as the costs were too high. Although construction of the whole house was complete within a year, it was not habitable until 1931.

5.Lloyds Building, London

The award-winning Lloyds building was designed by Italian-born architect Richard Rogers. It was the youngest structure ever to obtain this status. Situated on the former site of East India House in Lime Street, in London's main financial district, the City of London.The best example of radical Bowellism architecture, the home of the insurance institution Lloyd's of London.

Three main towers and three service towers around a central, rectangular space. Its core is the large Underwriting Room on the ground floor, which houses the Lutine Bell within the Rostrum. Also on the first floor is loss book which for 300 years has had entries of significant losses entered by quill. The construction was started in 1978 and was completed in 1986, costing around £75,000,000. The height of the Antenna spire is 95.1 m (312 ft) and the roof is 88 m (289 ft). It has 14floor counting and 12external and 2 interior lifts. In 2011 it was granted this status.




About Shriya Trivedi

Sharon Davis Founder and principal of Sharon Davis Design, she is an award-winning practitioner whose work is driven by her belief in the transformative power of design. She believes that the success of the designs are measured by the degree to which they expand access to the fundamental human right to social justice, economic empowerment and a healthy sustainable environment. Her vision of architecture is buildings that can alter the future of communities.

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