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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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Bank of England architecture

Posted by on May 5, 2017 – 10:09 am

Bank of England architecture

“Many of the most serious disappointments that attend those who build would be avoided if models were previously made of the edifices proposed to be raised, ” he said in a lecture at the Royal Academy in 1815. “No building – at least none of considerable size or consequence – should be begun until a correct and detailed model of all its parts has been made.” Soane, a neoclassicist, had his office in his home at Lincoln’s Inn Fields near Holborn, which is now a museum of his work. But the room on the second floor of the building where he displayed…

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England Historical Sites

Posted by on April 1, 2017 – 06:12 am

England Historical Sites

Very few buildings on the Register are for sale. Where it is known that a building is on the market, it is noted in the building s details (search sale or market in the keyword search). If you are particularly interested in a building at risk and would like to find out more, a contact is given for each entry. The contact is an Historic England member of staff except for grade II buildings in London. For these, a local authority contact is given (indicated by LPA after the contact s name). The summary and priority categories (see Key to the…

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Architectural Conservation

Posted by on March 26, 2017 – 05:51 am

Architectural Conservation

The MSc is composed of four taught modules (two modules per term full-time, one module per term part-time) and a dissertation on the topic of your own choice. The programme has a varied curriculum which reflects the multidisciplinary nature of conservation. The autumn term cultivates a critical understanding of historic buildings and provides an introduction to conservation philosophy and policy. The acquisition of a strong theoretical background is the basis for the study of practical techniques for the survey and preservation of architectural…

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Architecture Schools in England

Posted by on March 20, 2017 – 05:25 am

Architecture Schools in England

First of all, thank you for considering Kent School of Architecture for your studies. Coming to study in a new university is very exciting; however, coming to study in a new country can seem a little daunting. Don t worry, we are here to help you find all the information that you will need in order to make that all important decision! Visas Need advice on applying for a visa to study in the UK? Please find below a video posted by We Are International: Other useful websites to visit that can give advice on visas are: Qualifications We run several…

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Medieval architecture in England

Posted by on January 31, 2017 – 01:40 am

Medieval architecture in England

The White Tower seen at the Tower of London. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images Round churches were something of a fad following the first crusade in the late 11th century. They were modelled on the original Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, built by Constantine over Jesus s tomb in the fourth century. The Normans translated it into their own style in Cambridge, with thick pillars and supporting round arches, and rainbow-like concentric bands of dog-tooth carving. 02 2. Boothby Pagnell Manor, Lincolnshire More a country pied…

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Architectural Studio

Posted by on January 17, 2017 – 12:30 am

Architectural Studio

The Columbus Architectural Studio will be led by Dan Hanes, a designer of projects in the Arena District, and other former employees of the 360 Architecture firm that was acquired by HOK. Hanes likened the evolution to going from a little bluegrass band (360 Architecture) to a world class symphony (HOK) and then back to a bluegrass band (Columbus Architectural Studio). “They (HOK) go after a lot of large-scale projects, in town and nationally, ” he told me. “But we wanted to kind of focus in on a different kind of client, focus a little bit closer…

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Bath, England architecture

Posted by on January 13, 2017 – 12:10 am

Bath, England architecture

Outstanding Universal Value Brief synthesis The city of Bath in South West England was founded in the 1st century AD by the Romans who used the natural hot springs as a thermal spa. It became an important centre for the wool industry in the Middle Ages but in the 18th century under the reigns of George l, ll and it developed into an elegant spa city, famed in literature and art. The City of Bath is of Outstanding Universal Value for the following cultural attributes: The Roman remains, especially the Temple of Sulis Minerva and the baths complex…

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