Blog 2018-09-07T12:31:46+00:00
1112, 2017

The Diamond in the crown of the University

11 December 2017|Categories: Educational, Infrastructure|

The University of Sheffield was developed from three local institutions, the oldest being founded in 1828 and in 1905 was officially inaugurated by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. In the 21st century, the University implemented an ambitious strategy of growth with construction of several buildings, with emphasis on The Diamond. It is the largest university investment (£ 81 million), [...]

812, 2017

Brooklyn Bridge: weight and lightness

8 December 2017|Categories: Educational, Infrastructure|Tags: , , |

Designed by the German-American Civil Engineer John Augustus Roebling, it was inaugurated in 1883 with the goal of connecting Manhattan to Brooklyn in New York. Six days after its inauguration, a rumor that the bridge would collapse caused tumult and fear. The businessman P. T. Barnum helped to resolve any doubts about his stability when he paraded with 21 elephants [...]

2909, 2017

The Temple of the Holy Family – Barcelona

29 September 2017|Categories: Educational, Infrastructure|

The Spanish architect Antoní Gaudí, aged 31, conceives a colossal project: The Temple of the Holy Family.With grandiose numbers: 110 meters long by 45 meters high (15 floors), three facades, with four high towers, each one (12 in total) dedicated to the apostles, four monumental bell towers (one for each Evangelist) and two zimberías colossal dedicated to the Virgin and [...]

2307, 2017

The greatest summit – to this day

23 July 2017|Categories: Infrastructure|

The Pantheon is one of the best preserved Roman buildings of antiquity. Originally dedicated to the Roman gods, it has been in continuous use throughout its history, and since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a Roman Catholic church dedicated to the "Holy Mary and Martyrs" (better known as "Holy Maria Rotonda "). In 1892 the [...]

207, 2017

Schroder House: A manifesto of the DeStijl movement

2 July 2017|Categories: Without category|

The Rietveld Schroderhuis house in Utrecht in the Netherlands was commissioned by Mr. Truus Schröder-Schrader to the architect Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, and built in 1924. This small single-family residence, with its spatially flexible interior, and its visual and formal qualities , was a manifesto of the ideals of the DeStijl group of artists and architects in the Netherlands in [...]

1706, 2017

Bramante’s Tempietto and St. Peter’s Crucifixion

17 June 2017|Categories: Without category|

The cloister next to St. Peter's Church in Montorio contains one of the most beautiful architectural creations in the world, the Tempietto of Bramante, probably built between 1502 and 1507, with later modifications such as the access to the crypt through a double staircase, designed by Bernini. The Tempietto marks the spot where it was believed to be the [...]