The Famous Architect


This is Arab World Institute building. Inspiring architecture, isn’t it? This building has function as museum, library, and also culture centre. Jean Nouvel designed the whole of the museum, including the showcases, seating, and display furniture.

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Mario Gooden knew he wanted to be an architect ever since he was a child, but the way he realized his calling also was a harbinger of his unusual approach.

“It wasn’t playing with blocks,” he says.

Instead, his focus on architecture blossomed as he analyzed the spaces presented on television shows and as he pored through books during Saturday visits to his local public library.

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“I particularly became interested in architecture because it offered what I didn’t see every day in Orangeburg. I didn’t see houses designed by Richard Meier or Michael Graves,” he says.

He received a drafting board in the sixth grade and still remembers one of the first things he drew on it: a dome-shaped house of the future. “I was trying to think beyond the limits of the house I grew up in,” he says. “My parents probably still have that drawing somewhere.”

That beyond-the-limits thinking has come to define his professional approach, both in the classroom and in practice. In a sense, this interest in the modern and experimental may be one reason why much of his work, and the work of his colleague, architect Ray Huff, lies well beyond the tradition-loving Lowcountry. (more…)

Architects who leave an indelible mark on their projects are fre- quently the ones who garner fame. There’s I.M. Pei’s Pyramid du Louvre, Frank Gehry’s Stata Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and almost anything by Frank Lloyd Wright.

But Frank Shirley, an award-winning Cambridge architect who has worked on several Cape and Islands homes, takes a completely different approach to renovation projects. He makes every effort to make it “seem as though I wasn’t there.”

Old Home’s Design

Old Home’s Design

Shirley, whose projects have been featured on PBS’s “This Old House” and who received first prize last year in the national Traditional Building Design Challenge, has focused much of his career on restoring and renovating old homes while staying true to the original designs. He shares his techniques, ideas and secrets in a coffee-table book, “New Rooms for Old Houses – Beautiful Additions for the Traditional Home,” published last fall, which includes a Cape home and styles similar to those seen throughout the area as examples. (more…)

We sure that he not yet go and see paradise, like us that read this now. But Bill Bensley is very enthusiast to show “paradise” through his architecture creation and landscape design.

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Amarvilas Resort at Agra, India and Terengganu Sultanate Palace that very exotic maybe example of representation of his obsession of paradise beautifulness, and brought in his book’s title Paradise by Design.

Bill Bensley is from USA, grown up in North East California called Time Magazine as The King of Exotic Luxury Resort. Those two architecture masterpiece only example of about 60 pieces of his beautiful creation that spread in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, China, Japan, Mauritius, USA, until Dubai. His firm recorded as one of 45 architects that specially design exotic luxurious resort in the world. (more…)