Tokyo Displays First Computerized House

Japanese architect Ken Sakamura built the first computerized house of Nishi-Azabu Continue reading

Early Neoclassical Architecture Style Used in Europe

Neoclassical architecture spread from France and Britain and into the Americas after 1750, a decorative excess of the Rococo style. Continue reading

Greek Design Caryatid Columns

The Treasury of the Cnidians in Delphi, Greece was built circa 550 BCE with Greek design Caryatid columns. Continue reading

Exhibition Catalog First Used Term International Style

The term ‘international style’ was first used in an exhibition catalog, The International Style: Architecture Since 1922 in 1932. Continue reading

Italian Fortress Used Bastions of Fire

The papal artillery fortress Civitavecchia near Rome, Italy was outfitted in 1515 Continue reading

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