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The AEG Factory is in Berlin, Germany. It was designed by Peter Behrens and completed in 1909. It is one of the most famous buildings of German industrial architecture. The prevailing decorative styles were neo-Classical and neo-Gothic so this minimalist aesthetic must have been quite a shock. It is still being used as a factory to build turbines.
Photograph by ChicagoGeek.
|Albert Dock |
The Albert Dock is a complex of dock buildings and warehouses in Liverpool, England. Designed by Jesse Hartley and Philip Hardwick, it was opened in 1846, and was the first structure in Britain to be built from cast iron, brick and stone, with no structural wood. As a result, it was the first non-combustible warehouse system in the world.
The Barbican Estate is a residential estate built during the 1960s and the 1970s in the City of London. It contains, or is adjacent to, the Barbican Arts Centre, the Museum of London, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Barbican public library, the City of London School for Girls and a YMCA, forming the Barbican Complex.
The complex was designed by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, whose first work was the earlier, ground-breaking Golden Lane Estate immediately North of Barbican.
Brooklyn Public Library
The Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is the public library system of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. It is the fifth largest public library system in the United States. Like the two other public library systems in New York City, it is an independent nonprofit organization that is funded by the New York City and State governments, the federal government, and private donors. In Fiscal Year 2009, Brooklyn Public Library had the highest program attendance of any public library system in the United States.
Photo by saebaryo.
|Dana Thomas House|
The Dana Thomas House is in Springfield, Illinois, United States. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in 1904. This house was a showcase for Wright's Prairie style. The building was voted the 114th most popular architectural work in America in a 2007 American Institute of Architects poll.
Photograph by Herkie.
78 Derngate (1917) designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh is one of the most important examples of early Modern architecture. A remodelled Georgian rear fascade which pre-dates the Le Corbusier Paris houses.
Photograph from Alan Murray-Rust.
The simple yet amazing 'Great Mosque of Djenné' is the largest mud brick or adobe building in the world. Considered by many to be the best example of the 'Sudano-Sahelian' architectural style.
The mosque is located in the city of Djenné, Mali on the flood plain of the Bani River - one day I would love to visit.
The Fagus Factory (1913) is a shoe factory in Alfeld, Germany designed by Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer. It is an important example of early modern architecture, it embraced the 'machine age' and all the possibilities in construction and design that it encompassed.
|Fournier Street contains some beautiful Huguenots buildings (near Spitalfields in London).|
Hardwick Hall is an Elizabethan country house in Derbyshire, England. It was designed by Robert Smythson for Bess of Hardwick. It was built in the late 16th century. It is famous for the size and number of windows which at the time were considered a statement of wealth - leading to the phrase "Hardwick Hall, more window than wall".
Photograph by Sue H J Hasker.
Hawa Mahal ("Palace of Winds" or “Palace of the Breeze”), is a palace in Jaipur, India. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and designed by Lal Chand Ustad in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. Its unique five-storey exterior is also akin to the honeycomb of the beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokhas that are decorated with intricate latticework.
|Isokon Building |
The Isokon building, Hampstead, London was designed by architect Wells Coates and built between 1933 and 1934. Beautiful art deco lines, a stunning building.
The Longfellow House is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. It was built in the 18th century. Its architectural style is mid-Georgian and it is a national historic landmark. The house was owned or used by many famous people. It was built for John Vassal, used by George Washington as his headquarters as commander of the Continental Army, purchased by Andrew Craigie, and the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow boarded there.
Photograph by Roger4336.
The Plymouth Hotel is in Miami Beach, United States, and was completed in 1940. The architect was Anton Skislewicz. An image of it was used on the first poster for the Art Deco District.
Photograph by Phillip Pessar.
The Queen's House is in Greenwich, London, England. It is a former royal residence. It was completed in 1617 and designed by architect Inigo Jones. This is a very important building in British architectural history being the first in Britain to be of classical style. Jones is said to have brought Palladianism to Britain. It is a Grade I listed building and scheduled monument.
Photograph by Duncan.
|San Miniato al Monte|
San Miniato al Monte is one of the finest Romanesque structures in the world. The basilica stands at one of the highest points of the city of Florence, Italy. Architect unknown.
Photographer: Alaskan Dude
The Steiner House is in Vienna, Austria. It was designed by Adolf Loos and completed in 1910. Loos was a leading architect in Vienna in the early 20th century and one of the forerunners of modern architecture. The Steiner House is an example of how he worked to remove decoration from his architecture.
Photograph by Nina-no.
|Thomas Crane Public Library|
The Thomas Crane Public Library, in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, was built in four stages. The first building, pictured here, was designed by Henry Hobson Richardson and was completed in 1882. The style is called Richardson Romanesque - named after the architect. It is a revival style that incorporates romanesque elements from 11th and 12th century French, Spanish and Italian architecture. The building was voted the 43rd most popular architectural work in America in a 2007 American Institute of Architects poll.
Photograph by joseph a.
Unity Temple is considered by many architects to be the first modern building in the world.
Designed by the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and built between 1905 and 1908. Unity Temple is considered to be one of Wright's most important structures because of its consolidation of aesthetic intent and structure through use of a single material, reinforced concrete.
Photograph by paul goyette
Virupaksha Temple is located in Hampi 350 km from Bangalore, in the state of Karnataka in southern India. Virupaksha Temple is the main center of pilgrimage at Hampi and has been considered the most sacred sanctuary over the centuries. It is fully intact among the surrounding ruins and is still used in worship.
Photograph by KRS
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