Malaysia – Indonesia – Thailand – Singapore – Hong Kong – China – England – Scotland – Spain – Denmark – UAE – Belgium – Luxembourg – Turkey – Italy – Vatican City – France – Monaco – Cyprus – Wales – Finland – Estonia – Sweden – Norway – Cambodia – India
New Delhi , Feb 2019
Phnom Penh , April 2018
Siem Riep , May 2018
Oslo , July 2016
Oslo – Bergen Railways , July 2016
Odda , August 2016
Trolltunga trail , August 2016
Trolltunga , August 2016
Stockholm , July 2016
Tallinn , July 2016
Helsinki , July 2016
The Aalto House and Studio Aalto
_went there at the wrong time . The tours inside of the house and the studio start in the next 5 hours . Well, it was quite unfortunate ,and a peek through the windows was all that i can do to see what’s inside. That, of course , calls for a new visit in the future .
People of that time (1935-1936) , finds the house a bit weird , in comparison with other houses in the same neighbourhood of Munkkiniemi
“Architectural art can not be created in an office-like environment” – Alvar Aalto
The blocks of the building conceals this amphitheatre in the courtyard area. With the harsh brick white wall rendered soft by the climbing plants.
Greeted by the chirps of the birds , the whistle of summer wind and timeless beauty of Aalto’s home.
The Aalto House (1936)
The Temppeliaukio church was designed by the Suomalainen brothers in 1968. Concrete ribs surrounded and supported the copper central dome , whilst allowing the natural sunlight to lit up the interior of the church through the skylights. The interiors were built straight out of solid rock , hence the name , Church of the Rock
_kiasma by Steven Holl
Llwyn-on , July 2016
Paris, April 2016
October 2015 – November 2015
Italy – Vatican City – Monaco – France -Spain
August 2015-September 2015
London-Perugia-Florence-Rome-Vatican City-Cinque Terre- Genova- Ventimiglia – Monte Carlo – Nice – Marseille – Valencia – Granada – Seville – Madrid – London
6 countries , 15 cities .
Of dozen of train-rides , passing through Italian countrysides, enjoying the breathtaking Italian Riviera, solo excitement of hopping on and off the coastal cities along the French Riviera, spending the cold night at Marseille Airport with strangers to catch a 6 am flight to Valencia the day after ( i could barely sleep ) , mistakenly booked a Riomaggiore guest house in 2016, worn out and lost in Rome in the middle of the night, witnessing the billionaires’ playground of Monte Carlo, to stand upon the great artworks by Michelangelo and Bernini in Vatican City, climbing hundreds of stairs while carrying 65l of backpack in Riomaggiore ( oooh i can still remember the exhaustion and the pain ) ,’joyful’ night bus ride from Valencia to Granada and certainly drooling over architecture marvels.
And to have one bunch of great people around , it was priceless.
Madrid, Spain . September 2015
Seville, Spain . September 2015
Alhambra, Granada, Andalusia , Spain. September 2015
Sierra Nevada, Andalusia , Spain. September 2015
Valencia, Spain . August 2015
Marseille, France . August 2015
Nice, France . August 2015
Monte-Carlo. August 2015
Ventimiglia,Italy. August 2015
Genova, Italy. August 2015
Cinque Terre, Italy. August 2015
Vatican City. August 2015
Rome, Italy. August 2015
Florence, Italy. August 2015
Perugia, Italy. August 2015
Kota Bharu, Kelantan,Malaysia. July 2015
Cappadocia, Turkey . June 2015
Istanbul , Turkey . June 2015
Brighton, England . June 2015
Seven Sisters Country Park, East Sussex , England . June 2015
Bruges, Belgium . April 2015
Brussels, Belgium. April 2015
Sonian Forest, Belgium. April 2015
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg . April 2015
Copenhagen, Denmark. Jan 2015
Barcelona , Dec 2014 .
Modernisme in Barcelona
Barcelona is famously known for its architectural gift to the world , the Modernisme movement that erupted in the late 19th century .
It was almost impossible to just walk straight without admiring every single buildings on the street.Exquisite details in ceramics, irons and stained glass with shimmering mosaics , and sculptural elements gracing across the city of Barcelona . This Modernisme (Catalan modernism) was an art and literature movement in Barcelona. This movement was expressed in architecture and the decorative arts, which were particularly important, especially in their role as support to architecture .
In 1869, an architect, Ildefons Cerdà was responsible to design a new district that was called L’Eixample, where he drew large boulevards on a gridlike layout and envisioned plenty of green space in the neighbourhoods. With overwhelmed interest from upper-class residents , the architects were in demand to personified the properties in that new district.
( Candyland 🍬, 2014 ) It was a perfect sunset; Golden sunlight glistening over the candy-like hue clouds , before bidding farewell to this mesmerising city and heads back to London tomorrow .Till we meet again Barcelona
Scotland , Dec 2014 .