Architecture

Tin Tabernacle – a type of prefabricated ecclesiastical building

Tin Tabernacle – a type of prefabricated ecclesiastical building

Tin tabernacle is a temporary church of galvanized iron erected by any denomination. It is also known as an iron church, is a type of prefabricated ecclesiastical building made from corrugated galvanized iron. The very rapid growth in urban population during the Victorian era caused a new wave of.....

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Great Mosque of Kairouan, Tunisia

Great Mosque of Kairouan, Tunisia

In the historic walled district of Medina, between Rue de la Kasbah and Rue el Farabi, the Great Mosque of Kairouan (Arabic: جامع القيروان الأكبر‎), also known as the Mosque of Uqba (جامع عقبة بن نافع), is located. It is a mosque located in Kairouan, Tunisia, a U.....

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Dyson sphere – a hypothetical megastructure

Dyson sphere – a hypothetical megastructure

A Dyson sphere is a theoretical mega-engineering project that encircles a star with platforms orbiting in tight formation. It is a hypothetical megastructure that completely encompasses a star and captures a large percentage of its power output. It is the ultimate solution for living space and en.....

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Domed City – a hypothetical structure

Domed City – a hypothetical structure

A domed city is a hypothetical structure that encloses a large urban area under a single roof. Domed cities were cities that were contained within a bio-dome. In most descriptions, the dome is airtight and pressurized, creating a habitat that can be controlled for air temperature, composition, an.....

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Beni Hammad Fort, Algeria

Beni Hammad Fort, Algeria

Beni Hammad Fort, also known as Beni Hammad’s Al Qal’a (Arabic: قلعة بني حماد‎), is an imperial Islamic city, now ruined, founded in central Algeria during the eleventh century CE (fourth century AH). It served as the first capital of the Hammadid dynasty in the 11th cent.....

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Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatta, Pakistan

Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatta, Pakistan

The Shah Jahan Mosque (Urdu: شاہ جہاں مسجد‎), also known as the Jamia Masjid of Thatta, is a building from the 17th century that serves as the central mosque for Thatta town, in the Sindh province of Pakistan. Since 1993, it has been on the tentative UNESCO World Heritage list. Durin.....

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Responsive Architecture – an evolving field of architectural practice and research

Responsive Architecture – an evolving field of architectural practice and research

Responsive architecture is an evolving field of architectural practice and research. It is a design field that has arisen in recent decades at the intersection of architecture and computer science, invokes a material response to digital information, and implies the capacity of the building to res.....

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Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

The Wazir Khan Mosque (Punjabi and Urdu: مسجد وزیر خان ; Masjid Wazīr Khān) is the most intricately decorated mosque of the Mughal period of the 17th century which retained its position as the main place of worship in the old town of Lahore, the capital of the Punjab province of Paki.....

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Royal Palace Of Caserta, Italy

Royal Palace Of Caserta, Italy

The Royal Palace of Caserta (Italian: Reggia di Caserta (ˈrɛddʒa di kaˈzɛrta)) was built on the orders of Charles III of Bourbon, the genius of Luigi Vanvitelli, who wanted an icon to show the influence of the Bourbon dynasty. It is a former royal residence in Caserta, Southern Italy, establ.....

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Begum Shahi Mosque, Pakistan

Begum Shahi Mosque, Pakistan

Begum Shahi Mosque (Urdu: بیگم شاہی مسجد‎), officially The Mosque of Mariyam Zamani Begum (Urdu: مریم زمانی بیگم کی مسجد‎), is the Mughal era’s oldest surviving monument and is also regarded as the Mother of all Mosques. Located in the Walled City of Lahor.....

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Badshahi Mosque, Pakistan

Badshahi Mosque, Pakistan

One of the few important architectural monuments constructed during the long rule of Emperor Aurangzeb from 1658 to 1707 is the Badshahi Mosque (Punjabi and Urdu: بادشاہی مسجد‎, or “Imperial Mosque“). It is the mosque of the Mughal period in Lahore, the capital Pakistani .....

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Topkapı Palace Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Topkapı Palace Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

The Topkapı Palace (Turkish: Topkapı Sarayı; Ottoman Turkish: طوپقپو سرايى‎, Ṭopḳapu Sarāyı; meaning –Cannon Gate Palace), a museum in Istanbul, Turkey, which displays the Ottoman Empire’s imperial collections and houses in its library an extensive collection of .....

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