What Style Of Architecture Is This?
Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:04 PM
I can see the windows are Georgian inspired (sash), but what about the fascias? And what about the door? I see this approach a lot in up-market areas of London, but I've never known how such designs are categorised.
Thanks in advance.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:31 PM
Most buildings, however, are influenced by the style of the day, but modified by local building traditions and materials. Judging by the sash windows, this building could be anything from 18th century to early 19th, but probably early to mid 18th. The best way to describe the appearance is English Renaissance, ultimately inspired by the work of Palladio in Italy. However, there is always this strong vernacular tradition in English building, when fashionable foreign ideas blend with our natural way of building (having regard to climate, materials, social customs etc) which make these buildings uniquely English.
Remember also that most of these older buildings have been altered to a greater or lesser extent over time, due to the changing fashions of the day. It's not always easy to detect what is original and what has been added or modified. Ultimately that doesn't matter because it's all part of the history of the building. This could even be just a smart facade applied to the fontage of a much older building, as frequently happened.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:53 PM
glazing bars intact.
Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:49 AM
Of course there are some 'improvers' out there who would do just that.
Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:51 PM
Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:10 PM
In Edwardian times they started employing oversized bars!! Fashion eh?
Incidentally I have heard it suggested that windows divided by glazing bars, cames etc create the same interest in the window and the associated view as a fine thigh covered with fishnets!! This was on 'Start the week'...I'll run with that explanation.
However Gothic...viz St Pancras (if you've come across that!) is very asymmetrical, both in the overall picture, hotel and detail. OK the train-shed is symmetrical but that's engineers for you. LOL
Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:43 PM
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:57 PM