Flying Buttress

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Milan Cathedral is the cathedral church of Milan, Lombardy, Italy. Dedicated to St Mary of the Nativity, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Archbishop Mario Delpini. The cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. Cathedral Architecture, Baroque Architecture, Sacred Architecture, Classical Architecture, Beautiful Architecture, Beautiful Buildings, Architecture Details, Monumental Architecture, Italy Architecture


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Gothic influence in German architecture. This photo captures the imposing nature of Gothic cathedrals, meant to impress worshippers with its majesty and divine power. in gothic lit. Art Et Architecture, Beautiful Architecture, Beautiful Buildings, Beautiful Places, Architecture Definition, Cathedral Architecture, Architecture Portfolio, Classical Architecture, Gothic Art


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Close of of the complex bracketing system (dougong) often found in traditional… Ancient Chinese Architecture, Chinese Buildings, Asian Architecture, Unique Buildings, Architecture Details, Chinese Style, Chinese Art, Traditional Chinese, Chinese Element

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Close of of the complex bracketing system (dougong) often found in traditional Chinese Architecture. Similar to flying buttresses, in addition to being decorative, they have an important structural function in helping to support and extend the size of the heavy tile roofs and distributing the weight more evenly onto the vertical column, since walls (with their large door/windows and thin latticework) in traditional Chinese building, were usually non-load-bearing.

Astronomical clock in the Cathedral de Notre Dame de Strasbourg. Everything about this cathedral is amazing, from the front door to the flying buttresses to all the layers of texture. Thought the clock was very interesting. Strasbourg Cathedral, Flying Buttress, Rhine River Cruise, Unusual Clocks, Time In The World, Antique Clocks, Chapelle, Kirchen, France Travel

ENVIRONMENTS: From 1352–1354, the Strasbourg Cathedral (better known as Notre-Dame)’s first astronomical clock, L’horloge de Trois Rois, was built. It had several details that were rare during that time, like a calendar and astrolabe, and every hour statues representing the three Kings stepped out of their chambers in front of the statue of Virgin Mary and baby Jesus, music accompanying them. It stopped working in the early 16th century, and has since been replaced twice (current one…

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The St Denis Basilica in France is known as the original Gothic cathedral. It ha… La basilique Saint-Denis en France … Gothic Style Architecture, Cathedral Architecture, Historical Architecture, Beautiful Architecture, Beautiful Buildings, Environmental Architecture, 3d Architecture, Ribbed Vault, Gothic Interior

The St Denis Basilica in France is known as the original Gothic cathedral. It has combined architectural elements such as vaulted ceilings, flying buttress and pointed arches.

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The Flying Buttress

The flying buttresses of the apse at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres. A buttress is an architectural element which is built agains...

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MARCH of HISTORY by Richard Wall

As Cathedrals got bigger, especially taller, a technique to strength the wall to hold the additional weight was needed. The builders of the Middle Ages came up with a unique design to meet this difficulty, the Flying Buttress. The Flying buttress was an additional arch support that was "free standing" outside the main walls of the building. This additional support allowed the walls to be thinner and rise to here to fore unknown heights.