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Alpha Game 152 - At the Movies   Fun and Games

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Quoin (are masonry blocks at the corner of a wall. Some are structural, providing strength for a wall made with inferior stone or rubble, while others merely add aesthetic detail to a corner. These imply strength, permanence, and expense, all reinforcing the onlooker's sense of a structure's presence)

PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Sep-28

A  revolving door typically consists of three or four doors that hang on a central shaft and rotate around a vertical axis within a cylindrical enclosure.

Revolving door makes public service self serving | Europe| News and current  affairs from around the continent | DW | 09.01.2014

The Seven Lamps of Architecture (is an extended essay, first published in May 1849 and written by the English art critic and theorist John Ruskin. The 'lamps' of the title are Ruskin's principles of architecture, which he later enlarged upon in the three-volume The Stones of Venice. To an extent, they codified some of the contemporary thinking behind the Gothic Revival. At the time of its publication, A. W. N. Pugin and others had already advanced the ideas of the Revival and it was well under way in practice. Ruskin offered little new to the debate, but the book helped to capture and summarise the thoughts of the movement. The Seven Lamps also proved a great popular success, and received the approval of the ecclesiologists typified by the Cambridge Camden Society, who criticised in their publication The Ecclesiologist lapses committed by modern architects in ecclesiastical commissions)

Calling it a night.....................................

PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Sep-28

Timber Frame building

Is the method of creating structures using heavy timbers jointed by pegged Mortise and tenon joints

Undercroft (is traditionally a cellar or storage room, often brick-lined and vaulted, and used for storage in buildings since medieval times. In modern usage, an undercroft is generally a ground (street-level) area which is relatively open to the sides, but covered by the building above)

PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Sep-28

Veste Oberhaus is a fortress that was founded in 1219 and, for most of its time, served as the stronghold of the Bishop of Passau, Germany. It is currently the site of a museum, a youth hostel, and a restaurant, as well as an open-air theatre dating to 1934.

Experience history at the Veste Oberhaus in Passau | Aristocratic Bavaria

Western False Front (or false front commercial architecture is a type of commercial architecture used in the Old West of the United States. Often used on two-story buildings, the style includes a vertical facade with a square top, often hiding a gable roof.
The goal for the architecture is to project an image of stability and success, while in fact a business owner may not have invested much in a building that might be temporary)

PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Sep-28

Xie Shan roofs (??? xieshanding), with two curving sides, were second in importance to hip roofs. They were mainly used for important halls, temples, gardens, and other official buildings. There were two styles of Xie Shan roof: mono-eave and double-eave.

Traditional Chinese Roofs, China's Roof Architecture

Yaodong (or "house cave" is a particular form of earth shelter dwelling common in the Loess Plateau in China's north. They are generally carved out of a hillside or excavated horizontally from a central "sunken courtyard")

Off to work...........................

PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Sep-28

A zigguratis a type of massive structure built in ancient Mesopotamia. It has the form of a terraced compound of successively receding stories or levels

ziggurat | Definition, History, & Facts | Britannica

Ziggurats

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