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Incredible Russian Orthodox Churches

Posted by // January 1st, 2013 // Architecture

The Russian Orthodox Church is renown for its places of worship which have easily recognisable architectural features. As eastern and western forms of Christianity diverged from each other, so did the appearance of churches depending on location. In Eastern Europe, orthodox churches evolved to feature a large central dome symbolising heaven with some also having…


The Best Buildings in Sheffield, England – #1

Posted by // December 28th, 2012 // Architecture

At the top of our list of best buildings in the city of Sheffield is the iconic Arts Tower, owned by the University of Sheffield and previously the tallest building in the city until 2010. Standing at seventy-eight metres with twenty storeys, it is the tallest university building in the country. Like Park Hill, it…


The Best Buildings in Sheffield, England – #3

Posted by // December 26th, 2012 // Architecture

At number three is the Sheffield Winter Gardens, a temperate glasshouse measuring over 1,500 square metres which is the largest urban glasshouse in Europe. It was build between 1996 – 2002 and was officially opened in May 2003 at a cost of £5.5 million. Designed by Pringle Richards Sharratt Architects, the building is made of…


The Best Buildings in Sheffield, England – #4

Posted by // December 25th, 2012 // Architecture

Fourth on our list of best buildings in Sheffield is the Charles Street Car Park, a ten storey facility with over five-hundred parking spaces located in the city centre. It was designed by London-based Allies and Morrison Architects at a cost of sixteen million pounds. It opened in 2008. Source: marksweb Its unique façade is…


The Best Buildings in Sheffield, England – #5

Posted by // December 24th, 2012 // Architecture

Sheffield is an English city of 552,700 people located in South Yorkshire. It was traditionally known as a global steel hub but the industry declined dramatically towards the late twentieth century. Since then the city has redeveloped and diversified its economy with strong growth in technology, professional services and retail. There is also a large…