Whitehaven Mansions – The fictional residence of Hercule Poirot in London

Built in 1936 by Guy Morgan and Partners. The walls were built with beige bricks, specially made by Williamson Cliff Ltd, and placed over a steel frame. Florin Court is one of the most well known Art Deco mansion blocks in Central London. The building has been used as Whitehaven Mansions, the fictional London residence of Agatha […]

Henrik Ibsen – The last home of the playwright in Oslo

Norwegian playwright and theatre director. As one of the founders of modernism in theatre, Ibsen is often referred to as “the father of realism” and one of the most influential playwrights of his time. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll’s House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild […]

Elbphilharmonie – One of the largest concert halls in the world in Hamburg

The new glassy construction resembles a, water wave, resting on top of an old brick warehouse (Kaispeicher A, built) near the historical Speicherstadt. The project is the result of a private initiative by the architect and real estate developer Alexander Gérard and his wife Jana Marko, an art historian. It is the key project of the new […]

Kasteel van Beersel – One of Belgium best-preserved castles in Beersel

A fortified residence at the site was attested as early as 1292. In 1300, however, Godefroid of Hellebeke, the first known Seigneur of Beersel, received permission from Jean II, Duke of Brabant, to build a fortification on the present site near his residence. The castle’s present configuration dates to 1357. It was twice sacked and was subject […]

American Gothic – The Dibble House in Eldon

The house, designed in the Carpenter Gothic style with a distinctive upper window. It was the backdrop of the 1930 painting American Gothic by Grant Wood, generally considered Wood’s most famous work and among the most recognized paintings in twentieth century American art. Grant Wood, who observed the house only twice in his lifetime, made only an […]

The Bridge on the River Kwai – The original bridge in Kanchanaburi

The Burma Railway, is a 415-kilometre railway between Ban Pong, Thailand, and Thanbyuzayat, Burma, built by the Empire of Japan from 1940–1944 to supply troops and weapons in the Burma campaign of World War II. This railway completed the rail link between Bangkok, Thailand, and Rangoon, Burma. The Thai portion of the railway continues to exist. Most […]

Grüne Zitadelle – The last project of Hundertwasser in Magdeburg

A building designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. It was completed in 2005. It is the last project that Hundertwasser worked on before his death. With the Hundertwasser School in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, he artistically designed another building in Saxony-Anhalt. The house is located in the city center in the immediate vicinity of the Domplatz and the Landtag. Until the […]