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Buildings in the Middle Ages

Posted by on June 23, 2019 – 11:04 am

Buildings in the Middle Ages

The construction of a cathedral was often led and financed to a large extent by the Cathedral Chapter (the senior clergy), while bishops tended to contribute at their own free will. However, at Durham, the bishops contribution - both intellectual and financial, was substantial. Cathedral chapters financed the construction by actively raising money from their congregations, by creating systems of fining clerics for transgressions such as tardiness, and by arranging for relics to go on tour. Taking relics on tour was a very lucrative means of fund-raising…

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Famous Historic buildings

Posted by on April 8, 2019 – 09:09 am

Famous Historic buildings

The world is filled with mind-blowing to things to see, both natural and man-made. There are so many breathtaking and incredible historical sites built by ancient civilizations, it’s sometimes hard to narrow down which are the best. Think of all the lists of historical wonders out there and how different they are sometimes. Everyone has their own, including me. Below are my favorite historical sites that I think every traveler should try to visit at some point (or don’t. That’s up to you but I think you should). The story these ruins tell is part…

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Important buildings in a city

Posted by on February 19, 2019 – 08:10 am

Important buildings in a city

The buildings range from a modest cottage built around 1850 to a 1950 s house with an uncanny likeness to a UFO; from a bungalow ordered out of a Sears catalogue circa 1920 to the mansions of some of Urbana s founding fathers. The list includes many of the historic buildings in our downtown - the library, the county courthouse, and many of the buildings on the 100-block of West Main Street - as well as many of the impressive fraternities and sororities that were typically built prior to World War II in eclectic styles and designed by well-known…

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Birmingham Architecture firms

Posted by on January 21, 2019 – 05:50 am

Birmingham Architecture firms

Our newest List takes a look at the architecture firms behind some of the most eye-catching buildings in the Magic City. To rank the top architecture firms in Birmingham, we gathered the latest employment data from company representatives. The List ranks firms by number of architects in local offices. JoSon Firms on the List have added new employees in Birmingham over the past year, according to employment figures on the List. The number of local architects among the top companies grew by nearly 6 percent, and total employment jumped by nearly 9…

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Famous Irish buildings

Posted by on January 2, 2019 – 11:26 pm

Famous Irish buildings

By Tom Deignan, Contributor James Hoban, Architect of the White House. In 1785, a newspaper in Philadelphia carried this advertisement: “Any gentleman who wishes to build in an elegant style, may hear of a person properly calculated for that purpose who can execute the Joining and Carpenter’s business in the modern taste. James Hoban. Hoban was an Irishman, born in Kilkenny. George Washington never did see Hoban’s ad. But he did choose the Irishman in 1792 when it came time to build the White House. All in all, it is easy to see Hoban as the ultimate…

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Important buildings

Posted by on November 23, 2018 – 10:11 pm

Important buildings

Urbanisation is one of the main trends shaping our world today. As cities grow and new buildings appear across the globe, we must look closely at the places where we live, work, and play. It is in these spaces that some of the biggest energy challenges can be seen… and answered. Energy efficiency is one. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, energy consumed by buildings has grown to around 40% of total consumption. Should this trend continue, buildings may soon become the biggest consumer of energy worldwide. In light of these figures…

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Famous Victorian buildings

Posted by on September 28, 2018 – 08:51 pm

Famous Victorian buildings

The term Victorian architecture describes several - predominantly revival - architectural styles that were popular from the mid- to the end of the 19th century; this period largely corresponds to the so-called Victorian era or the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901) after whom it was named. Though the leading Victorian architects were more or less guided by architectural styles of past periods, some of the world s most iconic buildings have been constructed during the Victorian era. Examples include: Palace of Westminster Home to the Houses of Parliament…

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Berlin buildings

Posted by on March 12, 2018 – 11:06 am

Berlin buildings

“Between the Lines”: Daniel Libeskind and His Design Plans Architect Daniel Libeskind’s “Between the Lines” design won the competition in 1989 for the “Extension of the Berlin Museum with a Jewish Museum Department.” It was the first time that one of his designs was actually built. The Libeskind building is outwardly freestanding and independent. To reach the permanent exhibition, visitors must walk through an underground passageway from the entry area in the adjacent baroque Old Building. Daniel Libeskind designed the floor plan based on two lines:…

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Building and Waste

Posted by on April 17, 2017 – 08:15 am

Building and Waste

We are modern people. Sometimes, we are moving with too high speed, forgetting about all the consequences. Just look at modern cities and you will see how much the world changed with the short period of time. We build skyscrapers, we conquer more and more space and, at the same time, we produce a lot of waste. Every conscious citizen of our planet tries to learn more about the ways to keep it safer. This article is created to show you that when it comes to construction waste, each attempt to minimize the harm it can cause matters

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Famous buildings in Glasgow

Posted by on February 22, 2017 – 03:21 am

Famous buildings in Glasgow

The Glasgow School of Art is often considered to be Charles Rennie Mackintosh s finest work and is now one of Glasgow s most famous buildings. Colin Bisset takes a look inside and finds a building full of contradictions: spare but ornamented, distinctly Scottish but also international. Like many great designers, Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an outsider, and a Scottish one at that. Perhaps that explains why he was appreciated more by Europeans than the British. He was influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement and their reverence for natural forms…

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