The great 20th century architect Le Corbusier believed that architecture is “the art of constructing”.
Many peoples and cultures contributed to the history of architecture. The pioneers were the Greeks, who created three orders, i.e. a special order in the arrangement of the parts of the building: strict — Doric, elegant, Ionian, lush Corinthian. The flowering of Greek architecture dates back to the 5th century, when Athens on the hill of the Acropolis were built by its famous temples.
The heirs of Greek culture the Romans first learned to build stone arches, simple vaults and domes for floors of buildings, began to be used for bonding stones lime mortar. It was a huge step forward in building technology. The most remarkable monuments of Roman architecture belong to the first centuries of our era. Special splendor distinguished buildings designed for entertainment: circuses, amphitheatres, baths. The largest Roman amphitheater, the Colosseum could accommodate 50 thousand spectators. Continue reading
Prosto many masters owning construction professionals as well as entrepreneurs wishing to experience a taste of real hand-made decorating the world – dream about opening your own construction or repair business. Besides the well-known standard lines of business in recent years arise and that their original industry, the demand for which may be large, and the competition is still low.
The startup, which doesn’t need attachment – suitable even for pupils, students, pensioners and, despite its manual repair essence for women. As is known, the fungus in the whitewashed ceilings, bathrooms and toilet rooms, kitchens, and more likely to appear than not appear. And although anti-fungal remedies are cheap and ubiquitous – to apply them on your ceiling you need to take all the excess from the premises and/or to cover the entire area of the oilcloth, rinse and scrape away the old plaster from fungus, after treatment to align and to re-whitewash the ceiling (if you do not plan to install a suspended ceiling). Usually so many machinations for the sake of fungus nobody does – the action is delayed until large of a Grand renovation of the entire premises. Continue reading
Who of us at least once dreamed about a trip to Paris?
The center of Europe, world fashion capital, a city with a rich historical past – the action unfolds immortal Dumas novels, and Druon, whom many of us were read from a young age… In Paris everyone will find something that he likes. But if you’re a fan of mysticism and mysterious phenomena? So, what places is better to visit?
Notre-Dame de Paris (the hunchback of Notre Dame)
Long went the legend that the stone patterns and the ornaments of this building is hidden recipe of the philosopher’s stone. In the late middle Ages, Notre Dame really was a place of alchemical gatherings. After all, its architecture is traditionally correlated with germetikoj, each element – with one or another occult symbol. It is occult and not religious.
So, if you pay attention on ostensibly religious themes stained glass, you’ll find that they are far from Christian tradition. On the Central one – the rose is the virgin Mary dressed in a red cloak, beneath which is seen a green garment when it is traditionally dressed in blue. At the same time, the Freemasons room in the temple, used for initiation rituals in the fifteenth Degree – “Knight of the East and the Sword”, is divided into red and green halves. An accident. Continue reading