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Early English architecture

Posted by on October 5, 2019 – 02:50 pm

Early English architecture

York Minster, West Facade. An excellent example of English Decorated Gothic architecture. Note the elaborate tracery on the main window. Gloucester Cathedral - a typical example of Perpendicular Gothic architecture. Architectural Terminology For a guide, see: Architecture Glossary. Summary In England during late 12th century, the old style of Romanesque architecture (known as Norman architecture ) was gradually replaced with a new style known as Gothic architecture, emanating from France. This new Gothic style flourished in England from about 1180…

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Art of School

Posted by on September 3, 2019 – 01:55 pm

Art of School

In recent years, school curricula in the United States have shifted heavily toward common core subjects of reading and math, but what about the arts? Although some may regard art education as a luxury, simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development. Learning to create and appreciate visual aesthetics may be more important than ever to the development of the next generation of children as they grow up. Developmental Benefits of Art Motor Skills : Many of the motions involved in making art, such as holding a paintbrush…

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New England architecture

Posted by on August 22, 2019 – 12:51 pm

New England architecture

New England Chapter/Society of Architectural Historians ANNIE M. COBB ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOUR Newton Highlands, MA Saturday, April 16 at 2PM Meet at the corner of Forest Street and Chester Street, Newton Highlands, MA Please join us on Saturday, April 16th for a tour led by architectural designer Laura Fitzmaurice of houses designed by Annie M. Cobb (1830-1911). Cobb was a real estate speculator who made the crucial transition from building homes from carpenter books to designing houses herself and thus becoming, it can be argued, America’s first…

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Art College in England

Posted by on June 11, 2019 – 10:40 am

Art College in England

Perhaps our next literary star, the next Ralph Waldo Emerson, might be walking among us in the Boston Area? PEN New England and The New England Institute of Art joined forces for the third year to motivate and inspire young literary writers in the community through the Naked Truth Magazine Literary Contest. The contest was open to high school students in the Boston area, and winners were chosen this March by a panel of judges at The New England Institute of Art. The winners of the contest were celebrated in a public reading on May 31st at the school…

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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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