Reinforced concrete house built in Paris, France

Francois Coignet embedded wrought-iron, I-beams, into the concrete of the roof and the floors of a house he built in Paris, France, in 1862. Continue reading

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (aka Michelangelo)

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (Italian: [mikeˈlandʒelo di lodoˈviːko ˌbwɔnarˈrɔːti siˈmoːni]; 6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564) was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Continue reading

Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (born c. 80–70 BC, died after c. 15 BC), commonly known as Vitruvius or Vitruvi or Vitruvio, was a Roman author, architect, civil engineer and military engineer during the 1st century BC, Continue reading

Apartment Houses for Workers

Apartment houses were built of mud bricks for the purpose of housing labourers in Rome and its Port City of Ostia (now modern Italy). Continue reading

Freight Elevators of a Different Kind

When you hear the words "Freight Elevators", you may invasion the larger than normal elevators moving skids of product from one floor to the next, come to mind. Continue reading

Building Taller 1500 feet

The World Financial Center in Shanghai, China, on its planned completion date in 2001, was to be 1,507 feet (460 meters) high. Continue reading

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