Poundbury is a new urban development on the outskirts of Dorchester, Dorset, England owned by the Duchy of Cornwall and envisioned by the Prince of Wales, who wanted to create a traditional village with all the benefits of 21st century living.
Adolf Hitler ordered the construction of a massive holiday resort on Rügen Island called Prora. Between 1936 to 1939, workers built a 3-mile long brick and concrete structure capable of accommodating 20,000 residents.
The Athletes Village of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil comprises of 31 buildings, 3,604 apartments with a total of 18,000 beds. The village hosts more than 17,000 athletes and officials during its peak times.
Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China was designed to be a futuristic vision of a cultural, economic and political center boasting modern infrastructure and real estate. The Chinese government poured over $1 billion into the development of this Utopian dream intended to accommodate over one million residents. Construction began in 2004 and continued until around 2012.
Taking the subway in Moscow is a lesson in Russia’s history and architecture. The extravagant beauty of the underground train stations range in design from Baroque to Art Deco to Futurism, with marble and granite structures to modern iron and glass.
Les Espaces d’Abraxas is a housing estate in the commune of Noisy-le-Grand, part of the new town Marne-la Vallée, in the Paris suburb Seine-Saint-Denis in France. The imposing postmodern neoclassical complex was designed by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill and was constructed between 1978 and 1983.