Akbar’s Architecture is one of the most appreciated and important part of the study of Mughal Architecture. Akbar invited guilds of indigenous artisans from the Jamuna-Chambal region and from Malwa, Rajasthan, Gujarat and other provinces, and commissioned them into service on his architectural projects at Agra and FatehpurSikri. Red sandstone was abundantly available in the vicinity and it was this material that his buildings were made. He had no taboos and no reservations, and he granted … [Read more...]
History of Architecture
History in general speaks of all that has been done, it speaks of all that the human race has accomplished and accumulated during it's brief existence; and the same goes for the history of architecture in particular. We, as architects and designers, have experienced an immense change in the field of architecture in last many years.
One might perceive the changes that have been made to the field in any sense, be it the design methodology used, the construction materials and practices, the way in which drawings are prepared (as we have moved from having a paper-driven approach to almost completely digitalising the field of architecture) or even the types of buildings prepared for the general public.
While history of architecture helps us to understand these changes that have occurred over time in an organised and documented way, it also helps us to realise the other side of architecture, i.e., how politics, religion, design ideologies and needs of the masses have changed the public face of architectural practice as well.
We, on our website 9architecture.com have tried to document important historical events, buildings, architects and design ideologies that have had a significant impact on the world of design. Happy Reading!
The Royal Pavilion or Brighton Pavilion is a formal royal residence and is an exotic palace located at the center of Burlington, England. The building was built in three stages as a seaside retreat for George who later became the Prince Regent in 1811. It took more than 35 years to transform from a simple lodging house to a spectacular and beautifully constructed oriental palace. The architecture of the palace was given by architect John Nash and was built in the Indo-Saracenic style which is … [Read more...]
Robert Adam was a British neoclassical architect born on 3rd July 1728. His father "William Adam" was also a renowned architect of 18th-century. Apart from being an architect, he was also a mason, interior designer, and furniture designer. He trained under his father William Adam. William's son John and Robert took on the family business after William's death. In 1754, Robert left for Rome, spending nearly five years there and studying architecture under French architectural draughtsman and … [Read more...]
The Grange located in Northington, Hampshire is country house mansion. The English Heritage is listed on the Grade I listed buildings. The Grange is currently owned by the Ashburton family. The Grange Park Opera company has organized opera at this place every summer for almost 18 years from 1998-2016. The Grange is built in Greek Revival style of architecture, and the mansion's present look was given to it by the Scottish architect William Wilkins, who transformed a 17th-century brick house into … [Read more...]
Floors Castle is a country house rather than a fortress situated in Roxburghe, southeast of Scotland and is the seat of Duke of Roxburghe. The architecture and design of the Castle were given by architect William Adam. It was built in 1702 for Duke John, possibly incorporating an earlier townhouse. Located at the west of Kelso, on the banks of river Tweed Floors Castle is a largest inhabited castle in Scotland. Having a lavish and theatrical exterior, this house is associated with both … [Read more...]