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Monuments of England

Posted by on November 3, 2018 – 09:45 pm

Monuments of England

Application for Scheduled Monument Consent (SMC) must be made to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport before any work can be carried out which might affect a monument either above or below ground level. Some change may also require planning permission, which will should be obtained from the Local Planning Authority. Historic England gives advice to the government on each application and administers the consent system. In assessing applications, the Secretary of State will aim to ensure that the significance of protected sites is safeguarded…

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Baroque architecture in England

Posted by on September 8, 2018 – 08:34 pm

Baroque architecture in England

What characterises Baroque as an architectural style? Baroque utilizes bold masses of curved shapes, strong lines, and rich colours. Above all, Baroque is sensual; decorative elements appeal almost viscerally to the senses in a way no other style can match. Yet that appeal is theatrical, intensely three-dimensional, almost grotesque in its lavish use of curves and embellishment. Little attention is paid to proportion, indeed it could be said that the only proportion observed is one of overwhelming the viewer with exaggeration. Inside the Dome at…

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New England Colonial architecture

Posted by on June 24, 2018 – 06:09 pm

New England Colonial architecture

Architecture for Kids The most popular architectural style in the United States from its development in the early 18th century up to and including the present is what is called ìColonial, î because it evolved during the Colonial period of our history. The first colonists to New England built primarily one room deep two story houses with a central chimney although single story hall-parlor houses were built as well. By the early 1700s, they have begun adding to the rear to give more interior space. The result was the one and a half room deep saltbox…

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Architectural House designs

Posted by on June 8, 2018 – 05:14 pm

Architectural House designs

The Chicago office of WATG’s Urban Architecture Studio has conceived what it hopes will be the world’s first free-form 3D-printed house. The proposal won first prize in a competition organized by an entrepreneurial firm in Chattanooga, Tennessee, called Branch Technology, which solicited plans for a single-story, 600- to 800-square-foot residence to be constructed using its proprietary 3D printing process. WATG’s design, dubbed Curve Appeal, calls for an amorphic structure that would wrap around a mostly glass-walled core containing a living room…

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Parr Architects

Posted by on May 19, 2018 – 02:01 pm

Parr Architects

Architects Location Pezo von von Ellrichshausen Architects - Mauricio Pezo, Sofia von Ellrichshausen Models Juan Mellado, Carolina Merino, Maria Paz Palma Structure Claudio Sepúlveda Construction Claudio Bravo Model Photography Ana Crovetto Sanitary Project Marcelo Valenzuela Electrical Project Juan Aroca Heating Project Mauricio Comas Constructive System Reinforced concrete, wooden beams Plot area 2.835 m2 Area 532.0 sqm From the architect. This is both a huge and a small house. It doesn’t have extended rooms but instead a series of rooms that…

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Historical Sites in England

Posted by on March 20, 2018 – 11:18 am

Historical Sites in England

Welcome to England, the largest of the four home nations of the United Kingdom and by far the most visited. The Kingdom of England has existed in its current form since Æthelstan of Wessex drove the Vikings out of Northumbria in 927, although its history dates back much further. For those interested in ancient history, there s world famous Stonehenge and Maiden Castle, not to mention the hundreds of Roman remains scattered across the land. For those more interested in the little-known Dark Ages there are a handful of Anglo-Saxon and Viking sites…

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Architecture Events

Posted by on November 28, 2017 – 06:53 am

Architecture Events

When Gordon Matta-Clark assembled the titles to and documentation of a dozen-odd small, vacant parcels of New York property between 1974 and 1977 (later assembled and exhibited as Reality Properties: Fake Estates in 1992), it was with no well-formed agenda—other than his view that “the availability of vacant and underutilized parcels [was] a direct reminder of the fallacy of renewal through modernization.” Since 1977, the development and proliferation of information-based spatial tools have made the discovery of thousands of such parcels possible…

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Architectural periods

Posted by on September 11, 2017 – 07:18 pm

Architectural periods

Beaux Arts PERIOD OF POPULARITY: 1893 – 1929 (Between the Chicago Columbian Exposition and the Great Depression) INTRODUCTION TO REVIVAL STYLES: Each revival style identifies specifically with an architecture of an earlier time and place, especially those related to early American or European precedents. Several popular revival styles are included on this blog, though other, less popular revival styles also appeared. To classify this grouping of architectural styles presents a challenge, as one could argue that many earlier Victorian styles were…

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Romanesque architecture in England

Posted by on July 12, 2017 – 02:26 pm

Romanesque architecture in England

Quick facts ~The Romanesque period in English architecture can be roughly dated to the years 1066-1180 ~ The style is also known asNormanThe most obvious characteristic of the Norman Romanesque is its reliance on sheer bulk. Everything is larger, more solid, and carries with it an air of permanence very much at odds with earlier Saxon work. Cathedral and castle walls were as thick as 24 feet at the base. A Norman pier Although the piers which carry the weight of Romanesque buildings may be rounded, polygonal, or compound, they utilize mass to do…

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Historical places in England

Posted by on May 7, 2017 – 10:15 am

Historical places in England

Search - enter a valid place name to start your search (for instance use Denby for Denby Dale). You can t search by postcode. Results - if there are lots of boxes for your chosen place, click to expand the list of subjects to choose from. Click on open the box to open the gallery. Gallery - a gallery of clickable images. Browse this to find one or more images to look at more closely, then click to see the card detail. Card detail - this makes it easier to see the image and handwritten information on the front of cards and on the back of each print…

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