Lotus Temple
Lotus temple – the most sacred in the world of original construction: it is built in the form of a white blossoming flower and is not a straight line. This…

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Gothic architectural style
This trend first appeared in France in the mid 12th century, so for a long time the Gothic style was called French. One of the main impressions, which covers at…

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Top 10 tallest buildings in the world
"Burj Khalifa tower" is a skyscraper height of 828 meters in Dubai, the tallest building in the world. The shape of the building resembles a stalagmite. The opening ceremony was…

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Industrial landscapes of antiquity

Many of the “old” buildings, careful consideration, be… parts of the “industrial buildings” and not temples, minarets or other frills. We present you some colorful and overwhelming evidence.

In January of this year in the journal discussed the question of what are numerous ancient tower. The towers are varied and scattered across the globe, in all different shapes, single or multiple, round or square. There was a wide variety of versions up to the most fantastic. but never come to a consensus. I assumed that since these towers are very similar to the minarets and their purpose is the same – to call people to prayer and to give top tips. Oh how wrong I was.

The reality was so simple and at the same time, amazingly I dug all day in search of photos to confirm his hypothesis.

But first I’ll let the photos of these mysterious towers of antiquity.

Note any Windows and are located on different levels and often quite high off the ground and definitely on the top. Continue reading

The medieval Church as a modelling space

The medieval period is a sufficiently long time period — from V to XIV century, i.e., about a Millennium. The term “middle ages” arose in the Renaissance. Thinkers of the Italian Renaissance understood it as a dark “middle” age in the development of European culture, a time of universal decline, lying midway between the brilliant epoch of antiquity and the Renaissance, a new flowering of European culture, a revival of ancient ideals. And though later, in the era of romanticism, there was “light the way” of the middle ages, both the middle ages created a very one-sided and false images this crucial stage in the development of Western culture. Actually everything was much more difficult. It was a complex, diverse, contradictory culture.

Architecture, like every art, has an inherent professional language – the language of architectural forms, is inextricably linked with the human world, with his spiritual dispensation. That is why the meaning and value of architectural forms of the medieval Church can be understood by considering the Church in his idea – as a way of modeling the world picture.

In the symbolism of architectural parts and decorative elements of the temple are disclosed the main features of the respective religion. Continue reading

NEO-GOTHIC, GOTHIC REVIVAL

The GOTHIC revival, the GOTHIC REVIVAL (Gothic Revival) architectural style, draw inspiration from medieval architecture and the opposing neo-classical revival in the United States and great Britain; on the continent it is possible to find only separate examples of this style. The earliest example of the Renaissance of elements of Gothic architecture is the house of the English writer Horace Walpole — strawberry hill. As in many other buildings of early Gothic was primarily used for its picturesque and romantic qualities, with little consideration for structural deficiencies or unsuitability of the building for its functions. Another ancient example of the trend toward the use of ornament and decorations is built by James Health, the Abbey of Fonte hill — farmhouse with tower height of 82 meters there are Few things more brighter to illustrate both the impracticality of usage and the romantic associations with the middle ages.

The earliest manifestations of nostalgia for the architecture of the Gothic in respect of private buildings, but by 1820 the years, public buildings in England are also beginning to be designed in the Gothic style. Perhaps the most famous example of this architecture — new houses of Parliament (1840), designed by sir Continue reading

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Nagoya castle
Ancient Nagoya castle was built in 1612 as the main residence of the famous family of rulers of the Tokugawa shoguns. Until 1871 he was the main political and administrative…

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The Island Of St. Faith
There is a beautiful legend, rather, of historical hypothesis. Our lake Turgoyak — 15 million years, people have settled in the bowl of Golden valley since time immemorial. And the…

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