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Shizuoka Building
Shizuoka Building
#About the Shizouka Building

Shizuoka Building, located at the edge of Ginza, is an iconic office building builtin 1967. The building, 57 meters high, was designed by Kenzō Tange.

The offices of the various media stations are based in this building, controlled by the Shizuoka Corporation. In the center of the building (which stands on a small triangular piece of land) there is a beautiful spiral staircase.

The dark figure of the tower, covered with black aluminum, makes it one of the most famous towers in Ginza. Many travelers come to visit it from the nearby railway station, where trains from the west arrive in Tokyo.
The building was designed by Kenzō Tange, an architect from a Japanese group of architects, who created in the style of modern international design. He is associated with an architectural movement called "metabolism." This movement has since the 1960's created a style that combined permanent building forms, along with flexible spaces and functions.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/zQrz4IJ-BSc
Chemosphere
Chemosphere
#About the Most Modern Home in the World of the 1960's

The House of the Chemosphere, is without doubt one of the most interesting houses in Los Angeles. It is a futuristic house and it resembles a flying saucer, in a style that looks like a spaceship, or like flying saucers that seem to have come to Earth.

The famous house is built on a hillside, surrounded entirely by glass walls and overlooking the city of Los Angeles.

The house was designed by renowned architect John Lautner during the 1960's. The house is built on top of one pillar on which sits a complete platform, which is the foundation of the house. A brilliant design by Lautner, which cost barely $80,000 to build, but created one of the special structures.

In 1961, the Chemosphere House was declared by the Britannica Encyclopedia as "the most modern house in the world." The film and television world also liked this futuristic house, and it appeared more than once in television series, such as the fascinating series Mystery Within, and in films such as Charlie's Angels and Body Fantasies by director Brian de Palma, as well as in commercials and video clips.


The Chemosphere, In a Clip That Was Made Recently:

https://youtu.be/7uXCFNzK5gw


The House in a Deleted Scene from Charlie's Angels in 2000:

https://youtu.be/ajdsqlRHc5I
Swatch Ginza
Swatch Ginza
#About Swatch's Building in Ginza

Swatch Ginza replaced a previous building in Ginza, whose height was only half of the new and current Swatch Ginza. The building was intended to be the home of the watch manufacturer, which has stirred the world of design in recent decades with the economical and young colored watches that broke the connection between design and luxury. Swatch allowed customers to buy several cheap watches that became an accessory, benefiting their outer looks, without dragging them into dept.

Giving a neutral background to Swatch's colorful watches, the building was painted in a pearly white color. In contrast to this consistent color, the firewall on the left side was designed as a green wall, made of climbing plants and vines that sprawled over it.

Shigeru Ban, who won the design competition for the Swatch Ginza Building, was given another task. He needed to find a way to showcase the company's seven brands and give every one of them the full focus. His solution was fascinating - Ban created an open ground floor, from which seven glass elevators rise. These elevators are, in fact, a way to window shop, showcasing another brand of the watch manufacturer. With that, when you go up to the desired floor, people are exposed to brands that the company is interested in promoting.

These oval elevators are very fast elevators. At 15 meters per second, the hydraulic elevators rise without an elevator shaft, and swiftly escalate visitors straight to the floor of the brand that they are heading up to see.


The Swatch offices in Tokyo, or Swatch Japan, are located on the top floor ofthe building. There is also a customer service center, which occupies another 3 floors. On the next floor, the company launches and unveils new products, alongside press conferences and cultural events sponsored by the company.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/JArvloWy3mM
Mikimoto
Mikimoto
#About the Tower with the Special Bubble Windows

The building in front of you, the Mikimoto Building, is a tower designed by the Japanese architect Toyo Ito. It was built in 2005 and is full of aesthetics and beauty, dotted with windows.

The 56 meter high 9-story tower is narrow and stands on a small plot of land. Inside the tower you will find a large pearl jewelry display. This is because it is the flagship store of the Mikimoto Jewelry Company, which belongs to the building and is named after it. The company’s offices are also here, but on the upper floors.

The construction method here was very interesting. The building has 4 thin steel walls. The interior is hollow and has no support columns, thanks to a unique construction method that succeeds in stabilizing with greatly sophisticated thin walls, also allowing arrangement of the windows, in a
non-contiguous order and in any form and way of design.

The random openings in the building resemble drops, or air bubbles. The architect managed to design and stabilize a structure of lightness and strength, that together resulted in a beautiful and stable job. It is important in Tokyo, which has known severe earthquakes.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/VAgyS1pRVoo

Modern Architecture

De Beers Ginza Tower
De Beers Ginza Tower
#About the De Beers Diamond Mining Tower

The De Beers Ginza Tower located in the city of Ginza is a modern building built between 2005-2008 and designed by the Japanese architect Jun Mistui.

In the center of the building is the flagship store of the
Tokyo Diamond Corporation. Here, De Beers markets its diamonds from mines, mostly from South Africa and Botswana.

De Beers is a global diamond mining and trading corporation that controls most of the world’s diamond market. The corporation which is based in Johannesburg and London, deals with the process of activity in diamonds - from mining, through the sale of rough diamonds, to the production and marketing of the polished diamonds.

De Beers is also known for its establishment of the connection between diamonds and romance in its successful advertising campaign, in the late 1930's. This campaign instilled the message of "a diamond is forever" and set the tradition of giving a diamond as an engagement gift.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/xvI4ug_4lFI



The Well-Known De Beers Commercial:

https://youtu.be/8pU6WQXkiOU
Hong Kong Science Park
Hong Kong Science Park
#About Science Park in Hong Kong

The famous building in the Hong Kong Science Park is without a doubt the Charles K. Kao Auditorium. The alien-like and impressive building of the auditorium turned into an icon in the city a long time ago.

The Hong Kong Science Park, where the museum is located, is a hi-tech area in the city. This is a sort of advanced industrial area, a place where startups and hi-tech companies are based.

The Science Park is located near the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Tolo Harbour. These are located in Chek Lap Kok Park, between the Sha Tin and Tai Po regions, in the New Territories in Hong Kong.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/GM8o6q_0X3Y


A View from Above:

https://youtu.be/NUjtQ7xjzBc
Tanc Dm
Dancing House
#About Prague's Dancing House

The Dancing House (Tančící Dům) is a building in Prague built in a distorted shape, giving it the feeling of a dance move.

This house is also known as "Fred and Ginger Building," for the Hollywood stars Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Another name the building received is "the drunk house."

But the building is most known for its main name, the Dancing House. It's an office building, and the idea for the building came from the President of Czech at the time. He was among the leaders of the revolution in 1989 who brought democracy to the Czech Republic. He worked for the building to symbolize the delicate point in time and it's meaningfulness to the country's history.

This picturesque building was designed by the Czech-Croatian architect Vlado Miluni, and Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. It was built over a destroyed building from the end of World War II by a stray American bomb.



A Video of the Dancing House in Prague:

http://youtu.be/hlZA8bTvpiw



The Inspiration for the Building, the Pair of Dancers Ginger and Fred:

http://youtu.be/MsS7B8nyw5Y?t=59s
Lippo Centre
Lippo Centre
#About the Commercial Trading Center with Two Iconic Towers Above

Lippo Centre is the name of the two towers with the special and interesting shapes, whose construction was completed in 1988. The project, in the past, was called "Bond Centre," is very prominent in the city.

The unique exterior turns the center into an iconic landmark in the city. The taller of the two buildings is called Lippo Centre 2, and reaches the height of 186 meters, while Lippo Centre 1 is "only" 172 meters.

The centre is located at a great location in the city center. From the buildings, a beautiful view can be seen of Hong Kong park nearby.

The post-modern style of the two similar buildings, designed with reflective glass, is the responsibility of the architect Paul Marvin Rudolph, in cooperation with Wong & Ouyang. Rudolph, whose works are known for their brutal, concrete-based style, designed a very modern complex, completely different from the architectural and design style that is usually identified with him.

An interesting fact in the history of the building has to do with the number of companies who collapsed, or were bankrupted, while renting offices in the building. Local advisors Sahi Feng shui conclude that the building has bad Fend Shui. They tied this reason to the C shaped windows, which reminds of a koala climbing a tree. The Feng shui advisors of the builders deny this and say the building was given approval of wellness.

By the way, the shapes of these koalas gave the centres the nickname "koala buildings."



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/PJtqR9M47Go


A Look at the Park:

https://youtu.be/Eyr2aA9wiA0


A Visit:

https://youtu.be/H_YJUZ73lTE


PRADA Aoyama
PRADA Aoyama
#About the Modern Building

The Prada Aoyama store is an expensive branch, one of many in the world, of the high-end fashion seller of the prestigious fashion giant. But the interest in Prada's structure in Tokyo is also architectural, making the Prada fashion house in Tokyo a must-see for modern architectural enthusiasts.

In Prada Tokyo, the Swiss architects Herzog and De Meuron have done an impressive job of designing a modernistic, imposing, almost futuristic building that offers luxury and is a good place to stay.

Around the Prada Tokyo building is a steel mesh filled with "glass diamonds." These give it a glittering and crystal look and turn the building into a huge, impressive urban diamond.

In the inside of the building there are also surprises. There are six floors and five sides, but the deceptive connections between its floors surprise visitors and buyers and move them from floor to floor without paying attention, which certainly can contribute to the overall sales balance of the store.

Prada Tokyo stands out with asymmetric cuttings on top. Its windows are interesting, some of the windows are sunken and some are prominent. If during the day the passersby, can actually "examine the goods" from the outside and look in through the concave windows - at night the entire building becomes bright and beautiful.

Inside, the structure is interesting and original. Its inner space is made up of large, horizontal tubes, shaped like diamonds. Large displays and storage cells have been installed as fitting rooms for the customers.



A Closer Look at the Prada Store in Tokyo:

https://youtu.be/luGzBDGM9Fg



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/Mk2bA8QBbnk
The Shard
#About the Tallest Tower in Western Europe

The Shard Tower, an impressive skyscraper, is also known as the London Bridge Tower, due to its location. The height of the Shard Tower is almost 310 meters and has 95 floors. The interesting building is reminiscent of "a glacier rising from the Thames." It was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, the same architect who designed the Pompidou Center in Paris. This tower is one of the tallest buildings in Britain and the European Union.

Construction of the building began in 2009 and ended in 2012. It was not easy to convince the local residents and activists in the area that it was an environmental building. At one point, even UNESCO warned that the status of the London Bridge as a world heritage site could be damaged in consequence. The space where the building was located was a poor and underprivileged neighborhood.

The Shard Tower was built in an underprivileged area, struck with poverty and unemployment. This was the complete opposite to what this exclusive tower brings to the table: five-star hotel and Michelin star restaurants.

The most interesting part of the tower is its spectacular view, which offers an observation post overlooking London. Take the elevator to the 69th floor where you will find the observation post. The 72nd floor also offers a view, having an external section for visitors..

For souvenir and trinket fans, there is a souvenir shop on the 68th floor.



#Getting Stuck in the Tallest Building Ever

We do not mean to startle or frighten you, especially if you decide to enter the tallest skyscraper in Western Europe, but by 2013 the attraction became a particularly unpleasant event for some visitors. More than 200 tourists who crammed into the building's elevator were stuck at a height of 243 meters above ground, after it stopped working due to fear of a fire. The visitors remained trapped in the building for more than an hour. We can only imagine what the claustrophobics went through. The impressive building, which probably offers the most spectacular vantage point in London, must have been less pleasant that day ...



#About Disputes and Luxury

One of London's known controversies is whether it is right to build skyscrapers or not. Those who support high-rise construction explain that the city must adapt itself to the 21st century, broadcast a modern and innovative vision and let the glass buildings take their place as part of the city's appearance.

Other opinions are that the beauty of the city is found in the shorter, lower houses from different periods, mainly from the Victorian and Georgian periods. Building tall skyscrapers is simply submitting to falling in love with other modern cities around the world.

The Shard Tower is one of the most controversial buildings, mainly because it is blatant excess. The building has impressive offices, a luxury apartment hotel and expensive restaurants. Rumor has it that during the week the most beautiful people in London gather in the bars of the building, those on the 31st and 32nd floors, sipping some quality alcohol while taking in the breathtaking view.



A Closer Look at the Tower:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdgk_de8hrM
The Gherkin
#About the Tower that Became a London Icon

Thanks to its unique shape, the 40-story and 180-meter Swiss Re Tower is one of London's best known towers. But this official name is generally unknown, making way for more amusing nicknames, including names such as "the sour cucumber", the erotic sour cucumber, the "Dick" and the "high hint."

This famous skyscraper was given these amusing nicknames due to its unique shape, reminiscent of something between a cucumber and a vibrator. Designed by architect Norman Foster, one of the world's leading architects who has already built some iconic buildings which are hard to forget.

Since the inauguration of the "Gherkin" tower, or simply the "cucumber," it has become one of London's most prominent symbols. Its location in the city of London, the central business district of the British capital, has made it one of the most sought after office buildings among London businessmen.

The unique building has appeared in several films and television series that have been filmed in London since it was founded. It can be seen in movies like "Harry Potter", "Basic Instinct 2" and "Star Trek."



#History of the Gherkin

The "cucumber" tower was built in the city of London upon the ruins of the Baltic Stock Exchange, an old building destroyed by a bomb planted in 1992 by members of the Irish underground, the IRA. After the stock exchange building was completely destroyed to with no hope of reconstruction, the landowners decided to build an entirely new, modern and environmental building in its place.

Construction began in 2000 and the "cucumber" tower was completed in 2004.



#Architecture of the Building

Shortly after its construction, the "cucumber" was chosen as the world's most prestigious new building by a panel of judges comprised of professional architects in 2004. Currently, the "cucumber" is the second tallest tower in the city of London. The "cucumber" is not only an impressive building in its shape, it is also a "green" building, a structure that optimizes the use of environmental resources and reduces its environmental pollution to a minimum.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/OujTCU6IBWc



Virtual Tour:

https://youtu.be/ug0R_U_6BDU
Lloyd Building
#The Tower of Radical Architecture

The Lloyd building is a relatively old landmark in London, an icon that was opened in 1986, and remains a controversial building to this day. Its futuristic style is rich in glass and metal, mostly silver, cold and metallic, a structure that exposes its pipes and stairwells and preserves its softness and its beautiful rounded columns for its interior.

Richard Rogers, one of Britain's most famous architects and architectural stars planned and designed Lloyd's Building. The style was rightfully named the "Inside Out Architecture", because he took out all the systems that generally lie inside a building – pipes, ventilation ducts, air conditioning systems, power cables, elevators and more.

The debate over what made it one of the most important modern buildings in the world is related to the fact that the building, designed for the Lloyds insurance company in the 1980's, is the London equivalent and ultra-modern version of the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Richard Rogers was a partner in the design of the Pompidou Center as well. This masterpiece of the high-tech style of architecture is followed through the in the Lloyds Building.

There are those who consider the building a masterpiece of high-tech architecture. Others criticize the building’s style saying it reminds one of an oil refinery befalling London. The argument is that the architect forced his ideals and ideas of innovative design on the residents, and didn’t take their basic needs as tenants into account.

The supporters on the other hand, emphasize the advantage of removing the innards, enabling for a large, open interior space once the systems were removed.

Either way, the famous exterior staircases and its strikingly exposed design, despite their stunning visual effect, makes the Lloyds building a difficult and expensive building to maintain. It requires constant (and expensive) maintenance.

Despite its misgivings, this building is easily one of the most architecturally prominent in London. Before the construction of the Gherkin (the "cucumber" building) also located in London, Lloyds was the symbol of modern construction in the rich business district of London. It provoked debates on beauty and perverseness. One thing is certain; this building is not to be overlooked.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/BzFdjRKnR2Y



A Virtual Visit:

https://youtu.be/KVmbq8gTRlM
Humboldt Box
#About the Modern and Impressive Building

Next to the eastern edge of Den Linden Avenue, across from the Museum Island, West Garten and the "Dom," is a hexagon shaped structure with a futuristic appearance, made of metal and glass beams called the Humboldt Box.

The Humboldt Box was supposed to be a temporary building in the city which was designed originally to be deconstructed at the end of its use, but became an attraction for curious architects, and drew interested people from around the city and tourists, and was decided to be permanently kept.

The building, was built with a large investment for money and creativity, was designed by thtee architects, Kruger, Schubert and Oandriich. The project cost over 590 million euros.

It is 28 meters in height, made out of steel and covered in blue glass. It has a variety of spaces, used for events, exhibits and art displays, having to do with the site's planned palace.

The Humboldt-Terasen Restaurant, located in the building, has two external balconies 21 meters above ground. The balconies are a viewpoint of the wonderful view of the city center.



A Closer Look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXCFtUcbY_g
Sony Center
#About the Futuristic and Tourist Shopping Attraction

The Sony Center, the huge glass and steel building at Potsdam Square, is a futuristic tourist attraction for shopping. A few thousand tons of steel and glass were installed here (some of the glass panels are actually electric solar panels). The glass and steel, who shine bright during the day, make this building quite remarkable. During the evening hours the building is lit up with many different color lights.

The building is built on 132,500 square meters and contains a huge amount of stores and offices, a hotel and conference center, movie theater and an impressive film history museum.

The building was designed by architect Helmut Jahn in 2002, and was built for the price of 750 million euros, and it is not difficult to imagine which company it was built...for Sony of course. In 2008 the center was sold for 600 million Euros to investors.

Before World War II the square was a trading area full of people and cars. With the bombings over Berlin, almost the entire area was destroyed. Because of its proximity to the Berlin Wall, the square was abandoned, and only after the Berlin Wall was taken down was the square reopened.

By the way, your kids would be really thankful if you would take them to the Legoland Discovery Center.



A Closer Look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61_FIiuaTwI
Hundertwasser House
#About the Natural and Different Homes from Anything You've Ever Seen

If you are looking for an amazing architectural gem, this residence is a masterpiece of art, attracting a large number of visitors every year, the Hundertwasser House (Hundertwasserhaus). Although it is a private residential building, which can not be entered, visitors continue to visit it and admire its beauty.

The building is the fruit of a painter and sculptor of Jewish origin, Frederscher Hundertwasser, who never studied art but devoted his life to creation. He was also known for his extensive social and environmental activities, and was careful to build the buildings he designed from natural materials, such as ceramics and glass. Hundertwasser was also greatly influenced by the Spanish architect Gaudi and the buildings he built in Barcelona. You see it - right?

The artist's principles were stated: Every wall and window was painted and designed differently, and he always avoided uniformity and straight lines. In fact, the walls, floors, balconies and staircases were all rounded. Hundertwasser’s goal was to illuminate the structure equally, so he chose the lower-floor windows to be larger than those on the upper floors.

Pay attention to the outer walls, which have 250 different types of vines climbing them. This is done in order to incorporate the shrubs that grew on the ground before the construction of the building. This interesting form of construction creates a situation in which the vegetation bursts into the building from the windows and roofs.

Later on, Hundertwasser bought another building, not far from here, to operate it as a museum of his works.



A Closer Look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQjsWzcdlPQ
House of the Black Madonna
#About the Fascinating Cubist House

House of the Black Madonna (Dum u Cerne Matky Bozi) is an excellent example of a cubist building, an architectural style that was influenced by Picasso's and Braque's Cubism.

On the fourth and fifth floor in the House of the Black Madonna you can see the museum dedicated to the Czech Cubism.

The Cubist Houses of Prague are known around the world. Actually, Prague was the only city in the world to build Cubist houses.

There are more houses in this style, the unique Cubist style, located on the river, north of Vyšehrad, in Rossi Novo Square, 6, 8, 10, on Neklanova Street 30, and Livosina Street 3.



A Closer Look at the House of the Black Madonna:

https://youtu.be/wU48lX3s_ME



Building Description in English:

https://youtu.be/5niuHWVOc34
Amsterdam Centre for Architecture ARCAM
#About the Center

The architecture center was built in 1986, with the opening of the Architect Foundation in Amsterdam. The Foundation is open to the public, to stir interest in development of the city and its architecture. The center focuses on architecture, city development and landscapes. It is the largest and oldest of the 40 architecture centers in Holland. The complex building, shaped like a trapezoid, has three floors, and was designed by Renee van Zuck. The building was finished in 2003.

The foundation's work is financed on charitable donations and sponsors, such as the city of Amsterdam, and the Architecture Support Fund. The center has 5 yearly exhibits that showcase the different architecture developments on one hand, and the Dutch architecture development on the other. On a panoramic wall, you can see the history of architecture of Amsterdam for the past 1,200 years.

In the center you can learn about architecture in Amsterdam in different ways: courses and guided tours. The museum has both permanent and temporary exhibits.




A Closer Look at the Amazing Building:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_ocf-Wgpk4


Hechal Yehuda Synagogue
#About the Synagogue for the Jews of Thessaloniki

How fun to discover, in a normal residential neighborhood, a jaw-dropping place as spectacular as this one. The synagogue you are facing is a work of architectural, modernist and fascinating art.

This is the Hechal Yehuda Synagogue, which many call the Recanati Synagogue and is identified with the Jewish community of Salonika in Tel Aviv. The synagogue is located just behind the Tower of the Century, at Menahem Ben Sarok Street 13,Tel Aviv, in the area where the Arab village of Sumail once stood.

The main initiator of the building is businessman Avraham Shmuel Recanati, chairman of the community council and former deputy mayor of Thessaloniki, but the real star of the building is architect Yitzhak Toledano, who designed this impressive building, a structure not typical of synagogues around the world.

Toledano designed the building in the form of an oyster. It symbolizes the seashells from the shores of Salonika, the city of origin of most members of the community who pray there. Oysters are the only objects in nature whose sides converge to one place, which made the shell suitable to represent all the sides of the synagogue, towards the Holy Ark. A beautiful idea and impressive outcome.

The stained-glass windows of the synagogue are decorated with Jewish themes such as Shabbat and Jewish holidays.

The facade of the building is also impressive. It is made of bare concrete and decorated with reliefs and ornaments that present a selection of Jewish symbols such as a menorah, a Star of David and more.
Arab World Institute
#About the Institute

In the 1980's, President Mitterrand initiated the construction of the Arab World Institute (Institut du Monde Arabe) to strengthen France's cultural ties with Arab countries.

Jean Nobel, winner of the prestigious Pritzker Prize for Architecture, was responsible for the design and he used modern materials and advanced technology for the construction and planning of the building.

The southern wall of the building is special because it is built of a mechanism of hundreds of computerized metal squares that open and close according to the amount of light outside. When the sun shines, the shutters close and a smaller amount of light penetrates the building. On rainy days, the opposite process occurs. The mechanism looks like an Arabesque from ancient Muslim paintings and therefore, even if you are not interested in the exhibitions displayed in the building (related to Islamic culture), it is worthwhile to take the elevator to the top floor of the Institute.

If you do not want to enter, but still want to enjoy the spectacular wall carpet, you can sit on a bench in the yard, opposite of the wall.

The northern wall of the building, which faces the Seine River, is slightly rounded.

The building includes a library, research rooms and an auditorium. It also houses a museum that displays archeological findings found in Arab countries and traditional Arabic crafts.

On the ninth floor you will find a spectacular view of the Seine River and its bridges and also a restaurant. The restaurant is a little expensive, but you can wander freely on the terrace and enjoy a great view of the surrounding landscape.



A Closer Look at the Institute:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRmE4WnjdKo&t=87s
Agbar Tower
#About the Building that Looks like a Blue Cigar

The impressive skyscraper of Barcelona is nicknamed by locals, the "Blue Cigar," and you can probably guess why. The shape of the building reminds of a cigar, and the blue lights and emerge from it at night attract the attention of many visitors to Barcelona. Those who arrive at the area where the building is will immediately notice that the entire area is a business, shopping, and tech area in the city. The building was inaugurated on September 2005 by the King of Spain.

The Agbar Tower was planned by the Frech architect Jean Nouvel, known for his architecture in the neo-Gothic style, called Modernism, and characterized by decorations and round lines. The inspiration for the shape of the building came from the clifts of the Montserrat Mountain, located west of Barcelona and the Cathedral towers of La Sagrada Familia in the city.

The building is made of cement and covered in an aluminum and glass cover. There are 38 floors, and the building reaches a height of 145 meters. It is located at the center of Barcelona, and belongs to the international Agbar Group, who has ownership of the water company of Barcelona.

If we mentioned above the blue lights of the building, the truth is that the building is covered with 4,500 LED bulbs, that can switch colors quickly. The light show of Agbar Tower is great in the night hours, and should not be missed.


#What is the Modernism Style?

Modernist style is actually the Catalan version of the style of architecture and plastic art called in French "Art Nouveau." It is characterized by strong vegetation inspiration, an emphasis on colorfulness, natural and rounded lines, and simple and local materials. The most famous Modernist architect is Gaudi, whose style is identified with him. He used style principles over and over again and used motifs like curved walls reminiscent of waves and almost constant avoidance of straight surfaces. He was not the only one to design in the Modernist style - there were other architects who starred in this style in Barcelona, ​​such as Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Lluís Domènech i Montaner.



A Closer Look at the Skyscraper:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHVOReIRBWM
California Science Center
#About the Popular Scientific Center of the State of California

The California Science Center is a free museum that displays hundreds of exhibits that engage visitors to get to know technological innovations and scientific inventions as well as life, space, aviation, and ecology. This is done through a variety of interactive and innovative displays, fascinating both young and old.

Here you can explore the wonders of science with simulations and experiences such as the Hurricane simulator, a 10-minute "flood", biking in the air, exploration of the depths of the sea, the circle of life, lightening and thunder or babies emerging from eggs.

There are also live demos, interactive exhibits and fascinating inspiring 3D movies. In some of the exhibits you will be asked to act and try things, such as exhibitions dealing with different processes that drive the earth, or study scientific principles and inventions that affect our lives dramatically.

At the California Science Center you can explore the forms of survival of the various forms of life in nature, understand the scientific principles of aviation or experiment with the scientific side of spaceflight. All these and many other things make your stay here a perfect refuge and excellent balance for children and parents, from all the Hollywood abundance and theme parks that this city offers in abundance.


#Tips

Admission to the Museum is free throughout the week.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/UT1EMfzFDS0


Kids Having Fun at the Museum:

https://youtu.be/HffU7bhl9ng
Barcelona Pavilion
Warsaw University Library
Crown Building
EYE Film Institute
Rotterdam Cube Houses


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שלום,
נראה שכבר הכרתם את אאוריקה. בטח כבר גיליתם כאן דברים מדהימים, אולי כבר שאלתם שאלות וקיבלתם תשובות טובות.
נשמח לראות משהו מכם בספר האורחים שלנו: איזו מילה טובה, חוות דעת, עצה חכמה לשיפור או כל מה שיש לכם לספר לנו על אאוריקה, כפי שאתם חווים אותה.