Het Loo Garden the “Versailles of Holland”
Garden and Landscapes / International / Netherlands

Het Loo Garden the “Versailles of Holland”


After the emense success of Vaux-le-Vicomte and Versailles in France, inspiration of great magnitude spread through Europe. The french formal garden became the obsession of garden designers – they coveted it’s size, fame and it’s ability to manipulate nature. So sprung a series of gardens throughout the continent that would mimic formal vocabulary. This included … Continue reading

Manufacturers Hanover Trust – 510 Fifth Avenue
Historic Preservation / Interior Preservation / Landmark Preservation Committee / New York City

Manufacturers Hanover Trust – 510 Fifth Avenue


Interior of Fifth Ave. Bank Building Is Named a Landmark By Andy Newman. Article Here. In February of this year the Landmarks Preservations Committee gave landmark status to the midcentury modern interior of 510 Fifth Avenue, Manufacturers Hanover Trust building designed by Skidmore, Ownings and Merrill LLP in 1954— the squat, transparent former Manufacturers Trust Bank Building … Continue reading

The Crystal Palace: Home to the Great Exhibition of 1851
England / History / International

The Crystal Palace: Home to the Great Exhibition of 1851


Crystal Palace, Joseph Paxton, London, 1851 As I had discussed in my post concerning suspension bridges from the nineteenth century, new materials were starting to gain popularity amongst construction of the newer architectural designs. In London, architects experimented with the implementation of a structure made entirely of iron and glass – the Crystal Palace. It’s main function was to … Continue reading