The Rotunda of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 largely as a result of his disdain for the religiosity of his alma mater, William and Mary, which required students to recite catechism and actively discouraged the study of Science, UVA was conceived as an "Academical Village" with the Library being housed in the central building shown here referred to as the Rotunda. Modeled after the Pantheon, which Jefferson knew through Palladio's Four Books of Architecture, the Rotunda housed the campus Library, a temple to knowledge. Jefferson's buildings at UVA and his home, Monticello, were jointly listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1987.
When the sun casts long shadows on classical architecture it’s a beautiful thing. This is a French Chateau Manor that we designed with a strong focus on the special details that resonate harmonically from outside to inside. Robust classical profiles carry inwards to walls, ceilings and panelled openings and custom railings that accent French doors were designed to imbue old world charm. Design by Regina Sturrock Design Inc. @reginasturrock #homedesign#frenchchateau#beautifularchitecture
New Country House granted Planning Permission under NPPF paragraph 55
Francis Terry and Associates have been granted planning permission to build a new country house in Hampshire. The permission was passed by making use of the NPPF exception, which allows new truly outstanding houses to be built in open countryside if they are deemed to be 'exceptional' works of architecture. It is a high bar for any architect to achieve and would not have happened without an excellent planning team headed up by Rural Solutions with Colson Stone for garden design.
This is the second country house proposal which as gained planning permission under NPPF paragraph 55 by Francis Terry and Associates within the last six months #classicalarchitecture#classical#francisterryandassociates
These are the railings for the ‘B’ listed Pollokshields Primary School formerly Albert Road Academy - a school so classy it even had its own purpose designed observatory (I’ve no idea if it’s functional these days). The school was designed by Hugh and David Barclay, who were members of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s circle, as an Italian palazzo. Though the building has just under gone comprehensive repair the rather wonderful cast iron railings were omitted from the works making them look rather unhappy and neglected. The railings were by George Smith & Company who had the Sun Foundry in Port Dundas and were characteristic of the exuberant railings in Pollokshields many of which were sadly lost to the war effort. How wonderful it would be to see them restored as an example of Glasgow’s heritage. @glasgowheritage @historicscotland @historygirlsaye @pauljsweeneymp @glasgowcc @selttek @gemjow #glasgow#architecture#classicalarchitecture#railings#castiron
I took this photo back in 2013 when @heavyd79 and I were last in Rome. I’m going to be visiting this beautiful city again this year and was wondering if any of you had any suggestions on things to do and see? We hit up the main tourist sites last time we were there, but if anyone knows of any awesome hidden gems worth checking out I would love to hear about them! Comment below 👇
Visited the @buildingartscollege today with some friends. What an incredible school that teaches the trades in Charleston SC.
#keepcraftalive is happening at this place. 7 different courses are available to study.
This book was printed in 1905 is available to view in a very extensive library specific to construction. It advertises a set of construction plans you could purchase for $5.00 and construction costs ranging a few thousand dollars to build.
Check out #toh as it showcases this school in an upcoming episode.
A beautiful photo of the Octagon Library at Edgewater -- part of the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust -- featured in today's @ArchDigest piece (link in bio). Of course, Margize Howell and Peter Kenny, Co-Presidents of the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust and The Richard Hampton Jenrette Foundation, were also named 2018 ICAA Arthur Ross Award winners in the Patronage category! @classicist_org @classicalamericanhomes #classicalarchitecture#classicaldesign#classicism#classical#archdigest
A picture (also from today's @ArchDigest feature) with the very talented landscape designer Arne Maynard, who delivered a lecture on 'Formality and Informality' in his garden designs at a lecture co-hosted by the ICAA and @ArchDigest last Fall. It's an honor to be part of an organization that features some of the world's leading design practitioners at lectures here in NY and through our 15 Chapters across the country. @classicist_org #classicalarchitecture#classicaldesign#classicism#classical#archdigest (photo: PMC / Sean Zanni)
A detail shot of the General Society Building on 44th Street, which serves as the home of the ICAA's National Office, and the numerous educational courses and public program events that we plan for local members. Of course we're up to many other programs outside this building and at our regional Chapters across the nation! Click the link in my bio to read today's @ArchDigest piece shadowing a typical day in my shoes and the many initiatives we're working on at the ICAA. @classicist_org #classicalarchitecture#classicaldesign#classicism#classical#archdigest
Delighted for the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) to be featured in @ArchDigest today! The piece, which follows a 'day in the life' of yours truly highlights the range of programming and initiatives the ICAA is taking on as part of our important mission! Click the link in our bio to read the full article. @classicist_org #classicalarchitecture#classicaldesign#classicism#classical#archdigest
The addition of the latest in new one-over-one windows means the windows’ meeting rails need not be at eye level. Greek key banding just beyond the cove in the ceiling and luxurious painted lacquer walls are among the architecture and design details that make this family room memorable. .
Interior Design: @CullmanKravis. Photo Credit: @DurstonSaylor. #familyroom#greekkey#lacquerwalls#nyc#manhattan#classicalarhitecture#jbmarchtect
A modest yet fanciful French Norman inspired summer cottage by Harrie T. Lindeberg (1928) with multi-dimensional roofline and subtle medieval references accentuated by a steeply pitched roof tiled in a deep reddish brown and, inside, a turreted stair hall. This special house has been in the same family since 1929. | photo: @jon.wallen #harrietlindeberg#lakeforest#historichouse#countryhouse
There was a beautiful sunset in Glasgow yesterday evening and I was particularly drawn to the way the light glowed on both the City Chambers and College of Building and Printing as they loomed over the relative gloom of South Frederick Street. While People may make Glasgow, these two great buildings are products of that. Both are characteristic of Europe’s influence on Glasgow’s architectural culture and what makes Glasgow a great European city even while the city centre has this intense American flavour. Ensuring this kind of moment, and that rich culture, is saved for future generations of Glaswegians and visitors to our city is exactly what Glasgow City Heritage Trust stands for @glasgowheritage @historicscotland @historygirlsaye @pauljsweeneymp @glasgowcc @selttek @gemjow #glasgow#architecture#sunset#classicalarchitecture#modernarchitecture
Ballroom of the Aiken-Rhett House, Charleston. Built in 1817, the Adam style house was renovated in 1836 by Governor William Aiken and his wife. Their family occupied the house for 142 years before selling it to the Charleston Museum in 1975. The exterior of the house was completely restored in 2006, but the interior remains in their original states surviving untouched since the 1850s. The Aiken-Rhett house is one of the most intact and comprehensive antebellum house museums offering a view of life of both the Aiken family and the enslaved people who also lived on the property.