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

Thermostat patented

Andrew Ure of Glasgow, Scotland, a chemist, patented his thermostat in 1830. Continue reading

Leon Battista Alberti

Leon Battista Alberti (Italian: [leˈom batˈtista alˈbɛrti]; February 18, 1404 – April 25, 1472) was an Italian humanist author, artist, architect, poet, priest, linguist, philosopher and cryptographer; he epitomised the Renaissance Man. Continue reading

The Electric elevator

At the 1880 Mannheim Industrial Exhibition at Mannheim, Germany, Siemens and Halske Company installed an electric elevator, which transported passengers to the top of an observation tower. Continue reading

Treatise on the theory of architecture

The Italian Renaissance master Leon Battista Alberti, published in 1485, a treatise on the theory of architecture called De reaedificatoria (On the Art of Building). Continue reading

Angled fortifications to protect against bombardment

The Italian Humanist polymath Leon Battista Alberti published the concept for Angled Fortifications to protect against bombardment. Continue reading