The other day one of the oldest and most influential Newspapers in the world The Observer has published a modest overview of the most beautiful skyscrapers in the world authored by architecture critic edition of Rowan Moore (Rowan Moore).
The opinion of a famous expert, set out on the pages of The Observer, in turn, was committed for particular criticism on the Internet, making extravagant TOP Moore became one of the hits of the discussions in the English-speaking segment of the Network.
Skyscrapers and what you would call the most beautiful from an architectural point of view?
The Chrysler building, new York
According to British architectural critic, in principle, the TOP could easily be from skyscrapers in Manhattan. Although it would be too easy.
In this regard, in my TOP 10 Mr. Moore chose the same one of the main symbols of new York, and part-time “simply elegant building that combines notes of elegance and fantasy” – the Chrysler building.
By the way, today the famous skyscraper, built in 1930 and recognized over time, the highest architectural expression of the age 20-ies, no longer belongs to Continue reading
The House Of Gamper
This extraordinary mansion . which ends sharp Gothic roof, emerges out of the lush color of the acacia trees. The house, situated on the descent to the sea, is a local landmark and a favorite place of tourists who visit the city of Mariupol .
The walls of the building are made of red brick, and brick patterns and arched Windows beautifully decorated with the ancient building. Wonderful and quite original addition is an extension in the form of a tower of a medieval castle . On the second floor of this house in pre-war years lived a famous doctor, a former Mariupol therapist – Sergey Fedorovich hamper . Therefore, the slope that leads to his house, still called Gembarowski or Doctoral.
Originally a two-storey building was the size of eight by eight meters. In subsequent years over it was built the third floor, finished building part of a wing with spacious room inside, in which the doctor and patients. Later was built the extension with a peaked roof, which is very confusing for some visitors, suggesting that it was a cult building. Close to home Gamper several unattractive buildings with dilapidated Lodge. Although the Gothic structure adjacent to the garden and large courtyard. The courtyard that housed the pool with fabulous swans Continue reading
The architecture of Gothic cathedrals
The architecture of Gothic cathedrals makes a double impression. With one hand of a person striking virtuosity of stone designs, a bold idea engineer, a wonderful sense of statics, according to P. L. Nervi, an almost unthinkable combination of experience and skills for the building in kind. On the other hand, an impassioned religious feeling of the unusual, mysterious transformation of bulky heavy stone in a visually light and airy lace.
The main source of information of Gothic architecture becomes a structural and thematic plastic. Monumental, impregnable walls enclosed, confined spaces Romanesque buildings give way to the dismembered elements of the stone frame of the surface, not having, as the internal space, clear material boundaries.
Changing figurative language — statics, stability do not meet the thoughts loose from feudal dependence of citizens. Increasing the public value of the free cities, awakening the feeling of human dignity, opportunity, individual personality dynamics more consistent looks to the sky, spires, spirituality, emotionality, inconsistency like dissolving Continue reading