Grotte du Lazaret, France

The Terra Amata Huts

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Unlike clothes, buildings cannot be squeezed into the back of our closet or taken to the local charity shop when no longer in fashion;...
Guarino Guarini

Guarino Guarini: the First ‘Baroque’ architect

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In her contribution to the conference Guarino Guarini e l’internazionalità del barocco of 1968, silvia bordini presented a historical overview of the criticism of...
Architectural Drawings

Architectural Drawings New Uses in the Architectural Design Process

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Architectural drawings role as a source of inspiration as well as a means for interpreting the past has always been key within the architectural...

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Catholic church of St. Hedwig in Berlin

Neoclassicism

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In the last few decades of the 18th century a new attitude to the ancient remains of Greece and Rome began to emerge. Archaeologists...
Kenzo Tange

Dynamism of architecture

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Attempts to catalog all possible variants of planning solutions for individual residential buildings of mass construction have been made repeatedly. In particular, in England in the 1960s, annual catalogues of recommended planning solutions for small residential buildings were published with accompanying schemes that make it possible to understand the features of numerous layouts.

All treatises talk about the need for self-knowledge, reading the "scroll" of one's being and the world. In other words, the process of cognition is presented as a constant search for similarity relations and connections between man and the...
Conquered by the Arabs in 711-713. In the 11th century. the Christian states of northern Spain returned part of the conquered territories, including Toledo, in 1085. 1212 - the defeat of the Moors in the battle of Las Navas...
Soft modernism

Soft modernism

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Before the Second World War, there was a clear distinction between future-oriented and one that expressed "here" and "now". But after 1945, this...
Sun Rock

Sun Rock – self-sufficient energy building in Taiwan

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The MVRDV studio presented the project of a self-sufficient energy building called sun rock. The facility will be built in Changhua coastal industrial park...
Vitruvius and the orders

The orders

Santa Maria Novella station, Florence

Futurism

Composition

Composition

Features of the style of architecture of Russian architecture

Features of the style of architecture of Russian architecture

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What are the features of this style? The traditions of the cross-dome system are preserved. Local limestone is used, from the blocks of which...
The Tower of London

The Tower of London

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The Tower of London has a very interesting story behind it. It was begun by a man who was not even English, William of...

Postmodernism

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is the term used to describe the brash, diverse, witty and colorful that emerged in the late 1960s as a reaction to...

Regionalism

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A number of architects have felt the need to counter the “international” aspect of architecture. They prefer their buildings to express or respect...
Guarino Guarini

Guarino Guarini: the First ‘Baroque’ architect

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In her contribution to the conference Guarino Guarini e l’internazionalità del barocco of 1968, silvia bordini presented a historical overview of the criticism of...
Castle of Porto de Mós

From old to new: the transformation of the Castle of...

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Articulated with the neighbouring villages of ourém and Pombal, Porto de Mós played a strategic role in the defence of the important cities of...
The Great Temple of Tenochtitlan

Architecture and oblivion. The Great Temple of Tenochtitlan

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The majority of the Mayan cities, including those of the Classical period (roughly 250–900 CE) were rather dispersed settlements, adapted to a lowland tropical...