At a time when a new architectural style had conquered Europe, the major characteristics of the new style dictated that it would mostly serve sacral purposes. Gothic Cathedrals were designed to bring the faithful closer to God through visual experience. The indoor and outdoor support system helped Gothic buildings to reach to great heights while delivering light at ground level. The supporting system served at the same time a decorative function. This unique performance in combination with ornamental vaults, and last but not least the colour effects of stained-glass windows, were fascinating then and continue to charm us today.
During the Christmas hustle, please accept our invitation to view architectural gems from all over the world that look so fragile that they remind the viewer of exquisite pieces of porcelain.
We have visited the most stunning metro stations in one of our previous articles. Today we will tour some of the most charming train stations. Traveling is experiencing a big boom and having the opportunity to admire old fashion architecture along the way is a bonus.
Architecture can be limitless. Given a big budget and ideas that are crazy enough, the result can be practically anything from art to kitsch. Do you fancy traditional housing or atypical or even outlandish buildings? Have a look at some of the most bizarre architecture in the world.