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In 1914, designed by Edward Foulkes, on forty-six acres and nearly one thousand feet above the Portland, Oregon skyline, Henry and Georgiana Burton Pittock completed Pittock Mansion their incredible castle home. The immense sweeping view of mountains and city, beautiful architecture, art and antiques, capture the eyes of tourists and Portland residents alike.
Published by Michele Cameron Drew 88 months ago in Architecture | +11 votes | 8 comments
Corvin Castle, a Gothic castle in Hunedoara, Romania. Home of Ioan de Hunedoara and Matei Corvin.
Published by Florin Cosma 88 months ago in Architecture | +7 votes | 6 comments
The pyramids of Egypt are amongst the seven wonders of world. Historians and architects are still struggling to find that how such great structures were built 4000 years ago in the absence of latest machinery and technology available today.
Published by Zulqarnain Arabian 89 months ago in Architecture | +2 votes | 0 comments
The Newcastle branch of the Prudential Assurance Company was designed by the company architect, Alfred Waterhouse in 1891-7. Waterhouse developed a distinctive visual identity for the Prudential, a veritable house style based on red brick and red sandstone construction with a spiky profusion of terracotta ornament. In recent years, the building has been converted into an Italian restaurant named Portofino, and remains one of the most ornate interiors in Newcastle.
Published by MJ5446 89 months ago in Architecture | +17 votes | 3 comments
The nationalistic atmosphere of the early twentieth century in Egypt affected peopleÂ’s thinking and was the impetus behind their search for cultural identity in all different aspects of life including literature, music, art, and architecture.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 89 months ago in Architecture | +6 votes | 4 comments
Named after the delicately carved fountain at its center, the Court of the Lions at the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain is an exceptional illustration of the Hispano-Moorish architecture. The fountain, mounted at the back of twelve figurative lions is surrounded by pavilions and neat columns.
Published by Mark 89 months ago in Architecture | +5 votes | 1 comments
An interdisciplinary approach is necessary to study the evolution of human settlements from the most primitive phase to megalopolis and Ecumenopolis (city of the future).
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 89 months ago in Architecture | +7 votes | 1 comments
One of the more short-lived stylistic affectations to impinge upon architecture in England was that of the French Renaissance, which had a sporadic influence in the 1870s and 80s. The Builder published a series of illustrated articles on the subject in 1884. The style figured prominently in the North East, with both the Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle (begun 1869) and Sunderland Museum and Library (1877-9) invoking the image of the French château.
Published by MJ5446 90 months ago in Architecture | +16 votes | 9 comments
Newcastle architecture is dominated by the Neo-Classical tradition introduced to the city by the speculative builder Richard Grainger. The General Post Office (1871-4) on St. NicholasÂ’s Street responds directly to GraingerÂ’s legacy.
Published by MJ5446 91 months ago in Architecture | +10 votes | 4 comments
In studying the architecture of a particular city it is important to address the issue of distinctiveness and how this can be determined. The nineteenth century was a transitional phase in British architecture. The output of the High Victorian period (c.1850-1870) had been confident and strident; BritainÂ’s economy was buoyant and the spirit of Muscular Christianity provided a tremendous moral conviction.
Published by MJ5446 92 months ago in Architecture | +8 votes | 1 comments
Victorian architecture was characterised by contentious debates over which style was most appropriate for the industrial age.
Published by MJ5446 94 months ago in Architecture | +7 votes | 2 comments
Facts about traditional barns.
Published by Dione Morrison 95 months ago in Architecture | +7 votes | 2 comments
The Labour government of 1948 founded the Welfare State, a new political philosophy which held that the state should look after every individual in society. As part of this ethos, the government devised the New Town programme.
Published by MJ5446 96 months ago in Architecture | +3 votes | 1 comments
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