7 Architecture Facts pt.43 | Victorian, Texas, Chrysler & Art Deco

This is a video about 7 facts in architecture. They are as follows; El Castillo is a Mayan temple in Yucatan, Mexico. It was built between the 9th and 12th centuries. The pyramid has four sides, 91 steps, and one large step at the top, which matches the days in an annual solar cycle and adds up to our solar year of 365; Foster and Partners won the competition to reconstruct the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany. The original parliament building was constructed in 1894. The reconstruction includes a dramatic glass dome with a mirrored tornado-like structure and 360-degree views of the city; The Chrysler Building in New York City was designed by William Van Allen in the Art Deco style for Walter Chrysler. The building was completed in 1930. The top of the building is well known for its terraced semi-circular groin vaults and metal cladding; The Victorian era is associated with Queen Victoria’s reign in the United Kingdom. Stylistic features of these buildings include towers, large cornices, intricate woodwork, protruding gables, and mansard roofs and pediments at windows and doors; Tadao Ando was a boxer when he left high school. He eventually taught himself architecture—and successfully so. One of his many projects is the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas. The building features a delicate balance of materials such as water, glass, metal, and concrete; H.H. Richardson designed the Watts Sherman House in Newport, Rhode Island. The house marks the beginning of what was termed the Shingle style. This style became popular in the latter part of the 19th century, at the end of the Victorian era; Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The tower’s floors are cantilevered from a central elevator core. The 19-story tower is concrete, with aluminum windows and doors, and decorative exterior copper panels.

This is a video series about facts in architecture. The 15 second videos featured in the series are created by Doug and posted every day on his Instagram account @dougpatt.



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