Jacob Perkins

Jacob Perkins (9 July 1766 – 30 July 1849) was an American inventor, mechanical engineer and physicist. Continue reading

Palace of Westminster Had The First Patented Cooling System

Palace of Westminster, Houses of Parliament in London, England was the first building with a patented cooling system installed in 1834. Continue reading

Abbot Suger

Suger's family origins are unknown. Several times in his writings he suggests that his was a humble background, though this may just be a topos or convention of autobiographical writing. Continue reading

Abbey of St-Denis Built in Gothic Style

Abbey of St-Denis in Paris, France was built in the Gothic style as founded by King Dagobert I in 7th Century and rebuilt by Abbot Suger in 1144. Continue reading

Rectangular Houses

The first rectangular shaped houses were in the city of Jericho (now Palestine) built circa 7000 BCE. Continue reading

Filippo Brunelleschi

Filippo Brunelleschi (Italian: [fiˈlippo brunelˈleski]; 1377 – April 15, 1446) was an Italian designer and a key figure in architecture, recognized to be the first modern engineer, planner and sole construction supervisor. He was one of the founding fathers of the Renaissance. Continue reading

First Iron-Framed Library Built in Paris

Bibliotheque Sainte-Genevieve was the first iron-frame building built in Paris, France between 1843 to 1850 by architect Henri Labrouste. Continue reading

Roman Architectural Principles Applied to Building Techniques

Renaissance architect, Filippo Brunelleschi of Florence, Italy first applied principle building techniques of classical Roman architecture to Gothic form by adding a dome to the unfinished Florence Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore. Continue reading

Archaeologists Discover Houses in Anatolia

Archaeologists discover houses in the village of Zawi Chenui, south-eastern Anatolia along the Turkish-Iranian border dating back to 9000 BCE. Continue reading

Townhomes Developed in Iraq

Inhabitants of the Mesopotamian city of Ur, Iraq began constructing two-storey mud brick townhomes in 2025 BCE. Continue reading