Modular construction: innovation or well forgotten old?
Today foreign professional media are literally full of information on a broad introduction into the practice of modular construction technology. Even at the recent Moscow forum "Cement. Concrete. Dry mixtures"…

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The winter Palace
The winter Palace was built for Empress Elisabeth on the project of Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754-1762 years and until 1917 it remained the main Imperial residence. This fourth stone…

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Svirzh Castle

Svirzh of Zamakshari to see in the archival documents of 1530, when it belonged to the noble family of SvirZ. But the modern form it has acquired from the mid-seventeenth century, since the transition in the property of count A. Zetner (name given to a whole district — Cetnarski and Botanical garden in Lviv). Earl ordered to rebuild and significantly strengthen the castle.

There are suggestions that the idea of Cetera to strengthen the Svirzh castle was made famous fortifier, General of artillery Paul Rozycki. Work on reconstruction of the castle was carried out around the same time, when General Rozycki built in Lviv just two Arsenal — Royal and Senyavsky.

Despite its favorable defensive location (the castle is located on mount Belz and was surrounded by impassable marshes, ponds, at the foot of the walls — moats and a drawbridge), Continue reading

Unique temples of the world

Churches all over the world have a remarkable architectural variety.
The architecture of temples has a very rich and controversial history, which, however, shows that with the construction of temples and spread all the architectural innovation, new styles and trends around the world. To this day preserved majestic places of worship of the great civilizations of the ancient world. But there are also many modern examples of amazing architecture of religious buildings.
Hallgrímskirkja

Lutheran Church in Reykjavik, is the fourth tallest building in Iceland. The design of the Church was designed in 1937 by architect Hudiono Samuelson. For the construction of the Church took 38 years. The Church is in the center of Reykjavík, and is visible from any part of the city. She became one of the main attractions of the city, and is also used as an observation tower. Continue reading

Architecture Rococo

Rococo, architecture rokokosaal (Rococo) style in art and architecture that originated in France during the Regency (1715-1723) and reached its climax during the reign of Louis XV, moved to other countries of Europe and dominated it until the 1780s.

The Rococo style of architecture was a continuation of the Baroque or, more precisely, its modification, corresponding to the Cutesy, frilly time.

He made the architecture of any new structural elements, but had used the old, not constraining themselves when consumed by any tradition and having in mind, principally, the achievement of decorative showiness. Distinguished by gracefulness, ease, intimate and flirtatious character.

Replacing heavy Baroque, Rococo was both a logical result of its development, and its artistic antipode. Baroque Rococo combines the aspiration to perfection of forms, however, if Baroque tends to the monumental solemnity, Rococo prefer grace and ease. Continue reading

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