Antoni Gaudí

VikingLifeBlog

Billedresultat for Casa Milà

Casa Milà

Relateret billede

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet (Catalan pronunciation: [ənˈtɔni ɣəwˈði]; 25 June 1852 – 10 June 1926) was a Catalan architect from Reus and the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Gaudí’s works reflect an individualized and distinctive style. Most are located in Barcelona, including his magnum opus, the Sagrada Família.

Billedresultat for Casa Milà

Under the influence of neo-Gothic art and Oriental techniques, Gaudí became part of the Modernista movement which was reaching its peak in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His work transcended mainstream Modernisme, culminating in an organic style inspired by natural forms. Gaudí rarely drew detailed plans of his works, instead preferring to create them as three-dimensionalscale models and molding the details as he conceived them.

Sagrada Família

Billedresultat for Sagrada Família

Gaudí’s work enjoys global popularity and continuing admiration and study by architects. His masterpiece, the still-incomplete Sagrada Família, is the most-visited monument…

Ver la entrada original 391 palabras más

Københavns Frihavn

VikingLifeBlog

Image result for vikinglifeblog

The Free Port of Copenhagen is a bonded area in the northern part of Harbour of Copenhagen, Denmark. Created to consolidate Copenhagen’s position as an important maritime hub in Northern Europe, it was established in the area just north of the fortress Kastellet and later expanded northwards several times. The original grounds, now known as Søndre Frihavn (English: South Free Port), has since been released for other uses. It comprised Amerika Plads, a modern mixed-use development, America Quay, India Quay, Langelinie and Marble Pier, the four quays which bounded the harbour, and Midtermolen, a pier which divides it into an east and west basin.

The free port is now located in Nordhavnen and is part of Copenhagen Malmö Port.

Related image

History

Planning and construction

The Freeport under construction

In the middle of the 19th century, Copenhagen’s growth and the increasing industrialization made…

Ver la entrada original 1.095 palabras más

Schloss Herdringen

VikingLifeBlog

Related image

Herdringen Castle (German: Schloss Herdringen) is a castle in the Ortsteil Herdringen of the town of Arnsberg, Germany. It is the seat of the Fürstenberg-Herdringen family and the present building (built from 1844 to 1853 to designs by Ernst Friedrich Zwirner) is one of the most notable secular Gothic revival buildings in Westphalia.

Image result for Schloss Herdringen

In 1963, Herdringen Castle and its park were used as “Chelford Manor” during the filming of the German crime movie The Black Abbot.

Image result for Schloss Herdringen
Related image
Related image
Related image

Ver la entrada original

Schloss Eckartsau

VikingLifeBlog

Schloss Eckartsau is a building converted from a castle into a hunting lodge in Eckartsau not far from the Danube in the lower Austrian Marchfield. In the history books, it was the last domestic residence of Emperor Charles I after his renunciation of any portion of the state business of 11 November 1918.
Related image
The original castle was a four-sided water castle. 
Related image
In the course of time around the castle, the noble family acquired market rights, land and other castles. In the Minoritenkirche in Vienna, where the most prestigious of the land was buried, the Lords of Eckartsau also built a crypt.
Related image
Since Konrad von Eckartsau supported the Austrian Duke Albrecht V to take over the regency as a 14-year-old, he was generously promoted by him. Under Emperor Frederick III, the Eckartsauer were robbed again and again, and their castle was plundered, and on the other hand Georg von Eckartsau himself…

Ver la entrada original 457 palabras más

Munich Rathaus

VikingLifeBlog

Image result for Munich Neues Rathaus

The New Town Hall (German: Neues Rathaus) is a town hall at the northern part of Marienplatz in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It hosts the city government including the city council, offices of the mayors and part of the administration. In 1874 the municipality had left the Old Town Hall for its new domicile.

Related image

The decision to constructed a new building came due to the lack of space in the Old Town Hall and the small Town Hall on Petersbergl (destroyed in 1944). In memory of the bourgeois high season during the Gothic period, the choice fell upon a neo-gothic design, which allowed an implement an independent architectural accent in contrast to the buildings of the royal family.

The North side of the Marienplatz was chosen as the building site, where the house of the Landstände still stood which had been erected by the Bavarian Duke…

Ver la entrada original 818 palabras más

Munich Residenz

VikingLifeBlog

Ver la entrada original 3.167 palabras más