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Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic Bridge

The Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic Bridge is a historic bridge in Visegrad, over the Drina River in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was completed in 1577 by the Ottoman court architect Mimar Sinan on the order of the Grand Vizier Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic. ...

Mosque of Atik Behram Bey

The Atik Behrem-begova dzamija, better known as Sarena dzamija, is the oldest mosque in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Stari Grad, Sarajevo

Stari Grad is a municipality of the city of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the oldest and most historically significant part of Sarajevo. At its heart is the Bascarsija, the old town market sector where the city was founded by the Ottoma ...

John Smith Archibald

John Smith Archibald was a Canadian architect. Of Scottish descent, he arrived in Montreal in 1893. He worked as chief architect in Edward Maxwells cabinet. Archibald and his colleague Charles Saxe then started their own firm until 1915. Archibal ...

Architecture of Quebec

The architecture of Quebec, was characterized in the beginning by the settlers of the rural areas along the St. Lawrence who largely came from Normandy. The houses they built echoed their roots. The surroundings forced enough differences that a u ...

Examination for Architects in Canada

The Examination for Architects in Canada, or ExAC, is a professional licensure examination for architects in most of Canada. It has been adopted by all of the Canadian Licensing Authorities. It is an alternative to the Architect Registration Exam ...

Heritage Montreal

Heritage Montreal is a Canadian non-profit organization that is dedicated to the protection of the architectural, historic, natural and cultural heritage of Greater Montreal. It was founded by architectural activist and Canadian Centre for Archit ...

A Sense of Place

The series, hosted by University of Toronto professor James Acland, examined modern Canadian architecture for selected Canadian projects that were built in the mid-1960s. Episodes included commentary by the architects involved in their respective ...

Thompson Berwick and Pratt and Partners

Thompson Berwick and Pratt and Partners is an architectural firm that was founded in 1908 as Sharp and Thompson. The firm played a substantial role in Vancouver and Canadian Architecture and began as a birthplace for several famous Canadian archi ...

Tyndall stone

Tyndall Stone is a registered trademark name by Gillis Quarries Ltd. Tyndall Stone is a dolomitic limestone that is quarried from the Selkirk Member of the Ordovician Red River Formation in the vicinity of Garson and Tyndall, Manitoba, Canada. It ...

Architecture of Upper Canada College

Since its founding in 1829, Upper Canada College, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has occupied a number of sites and various structures on those sites. The school campus has always held a relatively prominent place within the city.

Architecture of Cape Verde

The Architecture of Cape Verde has different architectural styles in the nation. Unlike the African mainland, Cape Verde was uninhabited until 1461 when the Portuguese arrived, most of the other islands were first inhabited after the end of the 1 ...

Funco (architecture)

Funco is a traditional Capeverdean house that originated from Africa. These houses are represented in Guinea-Bissau., founded mainly on the islands of Fogo, Santiago and Maio. Their circular form is made of different kinds of rock. The conical th ...

Architecture of Croatia

The architecture of Croatia has roots in a long history: the Croats have inhabited the area for fourteen centuries, but there are important remnants of earlier periods still preserved in the country.

Shacolas Tower

The Shacolas Tower is a highrise building in Nicosia, Cyprus. It was completed in 1959. It was built by Costas Manglis and was formerly known as the Manglis Tower, which housed the offices of the General Engineering and Hellenic Mining Company. I ...

Architecture of Denmark

The architecture of Denmark has its origins in the Viking period, richly revealed by archaeological finds. It became firmly established in the Middle Ages when first Romanesque, then Gothic churches and cathedrals sprang up throughout the country ...

Flakfortet

Flakfortet, meaning sand-shoal fortress, is a sea fort located on the artificially built island of Saltholmrev, in the Oresund between Copenhagen and Saltholm. The island and fort are simply known as Flakfortet ; the name of the island; Saltholmr ...

Jensen Alvarado Ranch

The Jensen Alvarado Ranch is a historic park and museum in Jurupa Valley, California, USA, and is operated by the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District. It can be accessed from 4350 Riverview Drive, or 4307 Briggs Street. It was ...

Stjerneborg

Stjerneborg was Tycho Brahes underground observatory next to his palace-observatory Uraniborg, located on the island of Hven in Oresund. Tycho Brahe built it circa 1581. He writes: "My purpose was partly to have placed some of the most important ...

The Administrative and Research Centre for the Kurtna Experimental Poultry Farm

The Administrative and Research Centre for the Kurtna Experimental Poultry Farm is one of the major works of Estonian architect Valve Pormeister. Located in Kurtna, Harju County, Estonia and built in 1966, it is the first example of modern archit ...

Embassy of Finland, Canberra

The Embassy of Finland to the Commonwealth of Australia is Finlands diplomatic mission in Canberra, Australia. The mission is also accredited to New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. As it is the only ...

Medieval stone churches in Finland

Medieval stone churches in Finland were built between the 13th and 16th century. The total number of churches was 104, of which 83 have been preserved. Numbers include the sacristies of uncompleted churches. Finnish medieval stone churches are ma ...

Old Rauma

Old Rauma is the wooden city centre of the town of Rauma, Finland. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area of Old Rauma is about 0.3 km², with approximately six hundred buildings counting both proper houses and smaller buildings li ...

SAFA (architecture)

SAFA deals with questions related to benefits in the job market via AKAVA A confederation of trade unions for academic professionals. The SAFA Permanent Committee for Employment Issues is responsible for practical labour-market issues concerning ...

Vyborg railway station

Vyborg is a railway station, located in the town of Vyborg in Leningrad Oblast, Russia. The first wooden station building was built in 1870. The second station building was built in 1913 but was destroyed in the Continuation War. The current stat ...

Church of St. Martin in Valaurie

St. Martins Church in Valaurie is a Romanesque church located in Valaurie in the French department of Drome and the Rhone-Alpes region of France.

Architecture of France

French architecture ranks high among Frances many accomplishments. Indications of the special importance of architecture in France were the founding of the Academy of Architecture in 1671, the first such institution anywhere in Europe, and the es ...

Architecture of Provence

The architecture of Provence includes a rich collection of monuments from the Roman era, Cistercian monasteries from the Romanesque period, medieval castles and fortifications, as well as numerous hilltop villages and fine churches. Provence was ...

Art Nouveau in Paris

The Art Nouveau movement of architecture and design flourished in Paris from about 1895 to 1914, reaching its high point at the 1900 Paris International Exposition. with the Art Nouveau metro stations by designed Hector Guimard. It was characteri ...

Castel Beranger

The Castel Beranger is a residential building with thirty-six apartments located at 14 rue de la Fontaine in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. It was designed by the architect Hector Guimard, and built between 1895 and 1898. It was the first resi ...

Chateau de Jambville

Chateau de Jambville is a French castle located in the town of Jambville in the Yvelines department, 50 km northwest of Paris. The castle was built between the 15th century and the 18th century on the foundations of a medieval castle. The lordshi ...

Chateau des Ducs de La Tremoille

The Chateau des Ducs de La Tremoille is located in Thouars in the Deux-Sevres departement of France and was built in the 17th century. It is located on a strategic defense point -a promontory above the Thouet river- and consists of the main build ...

Chateau-Neuf de Saint-Germain-en-Laye

The Chateau-Neuf de Saint-Germain-en-Laye was a French chateau in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, now mostly demolished, which served as a royal residence from the second half of the 16th century until 1680. It was built on the grounds of the older Chatea ...

Church of Notre-Dame de Louviers

The Church of Notre-Dame de Louviers is a parish church located in Louviers, a town in the Eure department. It is a notable example of Gothic church architecture in northern France. The north façade, and, especially the south façade and porch, ar ...

Coron (house)

In urbanism, a coron is a historical type of working-class housing found in parts of France and Belgium. Emerging during the Industrial Revolution, corons were a form of low-cost dwelling commonly found in coal mining and steelmaking regions of W ...

Les Echelles du Baroque

The project completed in 1985 by the international team Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura was part of a renovation program in Paris 14th arrondissement, near Montparnasse train station. Within this sensitive context the respect to the configu ...

Grands Projets of François Mitterrand

The Grands Projets of François Mitterrand was an architectural program to provide modern monuments in Paris, the city of monuments, symbolizing France’s role in art, politics, and economy at the end of the 20th century. The program was initiated ...

Hotel Belvedere du Rayon Vert

The Belvedere du Rayon Vert is a former hotel in Cerbere, France, designed in the art deco style by the Perpignan architect, Leon Baille, and built between 1928 and 1932. It has the overall appearance of a ship. It had its own cinema and a tennis ...

Imperial Quarter of Metz

The Imperial Quarter of Metz is a district of the city of Metz, in the region of Grand-Est, in eastern France, initially built between 1902 and 1914 by the government of the ruling German Wilhelmine Empire, during the period of annexation of Alsa ...

Notre-Dame de lEpine

The Basilique Notre-Dame de lEpine is a Roman Catholic basilica in the small village of LEpine, Marne, near Chalons-en-Champagne and Verdun. It is a major masterpiece in the Flamboyant Gothic style.

Church of Notre-Dame-des-Arts

The Church of Notre-Dame-des-Arts is a Roman Catholic church in Eure, Upper Normandy, France. It was founded in Pont-de-lArche at the outset of the sixteenth century. A parish church, Notre-Dame-des-Arts is richly decorated, with splendid stained ...

Paris architecture of the Belle Epoque

The architecture of Paris created during the Belle Epoque, between 1871 and the beginning of the First World War in 1914, was notable for its variety of different styles, from neo-Byzantine and neo-Gothic to classicism, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. ...

Sere de Rivieres system

The Sere de Rivieres system was named after Raymond Adolphe Sere de Rivieres, its originator. The system was an ensemble of fortifications built from 1874 along the frontiers and coasts of France. The fortresses were obsolescent by 1914 but were ...

Architecture of Germany

The architecture of Germany has a long, rich and diverse history. Every major European style from Roman to Postmodern is represented, including renowned examples of Carolingian, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Modern and Inte ...

Aussichtsturm Schlossberg

The Schlossbergturm or Castle Hill Tower is a 35 m high observation tower on Castle Hill Schlossberg on the edge of the historic Altstadt of Freiburg im Breisgau. It has 153 steps, its top is located 463 m above sea level and thus 185 m above the ...

Aussiedlerhof

An Aussiedlerhof, also called an Aussiedlung is an agricultural concern in Germany, typically a farm, located outside a village and which has moved away from that village, usually due to a lack of space. Many aussiedlerhofe were established in Ge ...

Church of the Saviour, Baku

The Church of the Saviour is a Lutheran church in Baku, Azerbaijan, built with donations by parishioner Adolf Eichler and consecrated on March 14, 1899. It is now a Ministry of Culture and Tourism-owned concert hall. The Gothic-style church featu ...

William Luelleman House

The William Luelleman House is a historic house in downtown New Bremen, Ohio, United States. Designed by an unknown architect and built in 1837, it is the oldest structure in the village, and it has been ranked as a leading example of German arch ...

Architecture of Munich

At the center of the city is the Marienplatz – a large open square named after the Mariensaule, a Marian column in its centre – with the Old and the New Town Hall. Its tower contains the Rathaus-Glockenspiel, an ornate clock with almost life-size ...

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

Fuensanta Nieto has worked as an architect since graduating from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning at Columbia University in New York in 1981. She is a founding partner of Nieto Sobejano Ar ...