Category: Architecture

Petra Bjelica

The Art Deco movement is one of the most popular styles of design, architecture and visual arts, and one of the first truly international movements in the history of design. It began in 1910 as a reaction of French manufacturers to the simple and clean-lined German Biedermeier style they witnessed when the president of the […]

Verica Sitnik

Hidden tunnels and secret passages are hidden routes which sometimes lead to secret rooms or another way to exit a building. Secret passages were built in the houses of castles of individuals of high rank, such as royalty, aristocrats and the rich, including criminals. The passages and tunnels were mostly for escape, stealthy travel or the […]

Verica Sitnik

Classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Quinta da Regaleira is an estate located in Portugal, near the historic center of Sintra. On the property, there are numerous constructions such as grottos, benches, and wells around the romantic palace and chapel, plus a splendid park that features lakes and fountains. With its elegant creations, this place is […]

Verica Sitnik

Buildings such as the Viking Longhouse and Icelandic turf houses, and their religious buildings and boathouses too, all found a unique expression in medieval Scandinavian architecture. Boathouses were usually built back from the waterline, dug into the ground. Their purpose was to hold Viking Ships, in the times they were not sailing, especially during the winter. […]

Milica Sterjova

The Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a former Roman-Catholic church, that is privately owned today and it is used as a wedding chapel and a museum. The most remarkable part of the chapel is definitely its spiral staircase. The construction of the chapel began in 1873. Renowned French architect Antoine Mouly was […]

Verica Sitnik

The most famous  house in Salem, Massachusetts was once the home of the Judge Jonathan Corwin (1640–1718), and it is now called The Witch House. It is the only building still standing that dates from the 17th century, and it is directly connected to the Salem witch trials of 1692. It is believed that the […]