Travel and Architecture are complementary to each other. Travel gives your perspective the wings and broadens your horizon.
When you travel and see the best of artefacts around the world, everything in you changes. You think broader, you dream bigger and you become a storyteller.
Before you actually draw out sketches for buildings and hotels and lawns and what not, we recommend that you go to these places and explore the some breathtaking architectural sights.
After all, without enough experience you are fit for no role. In the field of architecture as well, without the travel experience, your sketches won’t be as effective. Yes, believe me!
Chandigarh, also known as the dream city of India, boasts of exceptional city structure and natural beauty.
From Nek Chand’s labour of love – the Rock Garden to the well-planned streets, the city would never fail to surprise you.
If you wish to witness a city so well-planned and well-organized, Chandigarh it is.
As an architect, a visit to the city will be one great learning experience. The famous French architect Le Corbusier had planned this city situated at the foothills of the Shivaliks.
During the 18th century, France witnessed the Rococo movement which was a way to fight against the strict Baroque style.
This movement is known for its *decorated* architecture styles which included pale colours, light-hearted themes and fairy-tale like structures.
The movement spread across other European countries and St. Petersburg in Russia. Beautifully designed palaces, a-treat-to-the-eye churches and the street design is all strikingly alluring.
Rome, Italy: Baroque
Talk of the eye-soothing destinations around the world and Rome is, without a doubt, an inevitable part of it. The Romans are known for their adaptability to pretty much every architectural style that comes around the world.
Known for its grandiosity and contrast between light and shadow, Rome is home to the 17th century Baroque architecture. Visit places like Santi Luca e Martina, Coliseum, St. Peter’s Square, Trevi Fountain (pictured) to see the dramatic style in person.
Auroville, located in the city of Pondicherry is the perfect example of the most striking architecture ever seen. The place is an international community of around 2500 people living near the hippie city of Pondicherry which also offers several volunteering opportunities.
Go there, observe the beautiful township and experience an alternate lifestyle. The beautiful township has a well maintained grass trail along with various workshops that keep the people out there busy throughout the day.
Moreover, a drive to Pondicherry, the charming French colonial city, is only 8 km away. Also known as mini France, the city of Pondicherry has France-like buildings, clean roads and breathtaking architecture that is a treat for architecture aspirants.
Are you well-travelled?
Travel, as they say, changes your perception towards anything and everything. As a successful architect, it is all the more important to be a well-travelled person.
The architectural marvels of the world like Burj Khalifa, the Palm Jumeirah, the Taj Mahal, the Tokyo sky tree and so forth are a delight to the eye.
If you are an architecture aspirant and wish to make the best of best buildings in the world, then, you can thank us for the list later. Travel to the most amazing places in the world and gaze at some stupendous buildings that are sure to leave you awestruck.