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  1. Architecture that captures the spirit of Islam

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... Islamic architecture is a visual expression of the faith of hundreds of millions of Muslims across the globe. And, with a Muslim population surpassing 10 million, Malaysia presents some of the most remarkable examples of Islamic architecture in Southeast Asia. In the heart of Kuala Lumpur stands one of country's 'oldest-modern' buildings, the Dayabumi Complex. ...

  2. Proud heritage built on ice

    Posted Apr 16th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... Much of the architecture, with russet-red and white colouration and a sense of spaciousness, is also clearly Danish, and the legal currency is the Danish krone. It is commonly assumed ... official languages are Greenlandic and Danish. The capital, Nuuk, is an attractive town of about 14,000. Its Danish-style architecture is set against a distinctly un-Danish landscape of craggy ...

  3. Copenhagen has more old world charm than new

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... Reports by Nick Walker This city on the Baltic Sea is steeped in history and offers visitors grand architecture and compelling monuments COPENHAGEN IS A magnificent European capital that, ... Europe's longest pedestrianised shopping street soon yields its charm amid cobblestone alleys, many fine examples of Baroque architecture and elegant shops. The east end, known locally ...

  4. Pole position

    Posted Sep 14th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... the Pomeranian forests: wild berries, edible fungi, white asparagus and smoked boar. The beach resort is culturally and architecturally German, with magnificent Prussian fin de siecle buildings now home to restaurants serving wurst and foaming drafts of lager. The town around the port, however, is resolutely post-war Polish. Here, the architecture is Soviet, old-timers read the papers or play chess ...

  5. Rising from the sand

    Posted Sep 20th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... One company is making an impressive mark on Dubai's skyline, writes Nick Walker THE ARCHITECTURAL titan Aedas, whose major offices are located in London, Hong Kong and New York, has ... in the realm of architecture. Mr Bromberg speaks passionately about his craft. 'I try to do things that are adventurous, that get people excited,' said the executive design director of Aedas ...

  6. Flying solo

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... referring to another perennial non-belonger. 'There's upheaval everywhere- in architecture, culture, technology, people's lives. It's a city in the midst of extraordinary ...

  7. Nyhavn, Copenhagen

    Posted Jan 04th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... Nick Walker A waterfront promenade, Copenhagen's Nyhavn was for centuries the playground of the drunken sailor. Here, most shore-leave needs were catered to along a 500-metre stretch of watering-holes, bordellos and tattoo parlours. These days, bacchanalia has been replaced by gentrification and high-end gastronomy. The Baroque architecture has been preserved and the restaurants all ...

  8. Visit a city laced with canals in a land fizzing with beers

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... Michelin-starred restaurants. Like many Dutch towns, Maastricht is a place of outstanding architecture, with many churches displaying Gothic and Romanesque features. Many of the finest buildings ...

  9. Stockholm glassware

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... some marvellous baroque architecture. There's good Swedish ceramic art here too. From Gamla Stan to Kulturhuset runs Drottninggatan- Stockholm's Nathan Road- the busiest street ...

  10. Top services keep firms out in front

    Posted Sep 20th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... and is regarded as an architectural icon in a city with formidable competition in this field. This elegant office tower will provide more than 500,000 sqft of office space across 51 floors, ...




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