Architecture

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Architecture
Architecture - the art and science of designing and erecting buildings! Different styles of Architecture takes us through a fascinating journey across thousands of years of British history.

The different styles of Architecture act as distinctive landmarks on the English landscape which clearly indicate the era that the structure was built.

Learning about the different periods of architecture will enable an immediate recognition of when a building was built and who built the structure. This is particularly important for anyone who has an interest in Castles - which is why the 'Architecture' section has been featured on a Castles website!

 
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Any journey across Great Britain will afford opportunities to look at all the various forms of Architecture across the centuries!

British architecture dates back over thousands of years providing a fascinating insight into cultural, economic and social change through the ages!

Architecture - Time
Time is an important factor in Architecture:

  • Social and cultural change?
  • Changing needs of the population
  • What materials were readily available?
  • Were the materials easily accessible?
  • How would the materials be transported?
  • What technology, in terms of the building tools, were available?
  • New building techniques, construction methods and ideas
  • The Skills available? The Workforce?
  • How would labour be deployed?

The answers to these basic questions relating to Architecture provide a historical doorway into the cultures of past cultures and eras.

Architecture - Location
The location is an extremely crucial aspect of Architecture. Deciding where a building should be situated was a major consideration:

  • Political?
  • Defensive and offensive advantages?
  • Located close to a river or the sea?
  • Symbolic reasons for castle location?

Architecture - Design
The design of Architecture had to be a combination of practical use and the aesthetic design! Architecture styles and design had to take the following into consideration:

  • What did the architecture want to convey? Fear, Awe, Domination, Envy, Submission, Respect, Power, Wealth
    Ornamentation?
  • Symbolic designs in the style of architecture?
  • Economy - How much would the building cost?

Architecture - Summary
The different periods of Architecture reflect the great monuments and feats of engineering that have endured centuries of time. Understanding the different periods of Architecture provides a fascinating insight into the historical, cultural, economic and social changes through the ages!

Castle Architecture
Neolithic Architecture
Iron and Bronze Age Architecture
Roman Architecture
Ancient Roman Architecture in England
                           Roman Roads
                           Roman Temples
                           Hadrians Wall
                           Londinium                          
Romanesque / Norman Architecture
Gothic Architecture
Medieval Castle Architecture

Architecture

Architecture

  • Neolithic
  • Iron and Bronze Age
  • Roman Architecture - Roman Forts - Roads - Temples - Hadrian's Wall
  • The Dark Ages - the Burhs
  • Romanesque  - Motte and Bailey - Norman Castle Keeps
  • Gothic
  • Medieval
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