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COLEGIUL NAIONAL VASILE ALECSANDRI GALAI

ARCHITECTURE OF THE
UNITED KINGDOM
Coordonator: Prof. Silviana Giurc
Absolvent:
Paraschiv Gabriela

Anul
2015

Contents

Foreword..4
General presentation of the historical evolution of architecture of the
United Kingdom5
Representative architectural compositions in England .8
Representative architectural compositions in Northern Ireland ..11
Representative architectural compositions in Scotland .........13
Representative architectural compositions in Wales ..15
Influence of British architecture towards other countries .....16
Conclusion ...17
Appendix .....18
References ...21

Architecture is about evolution,


not revolution.

Architecture evolved along with the


use of materials and the social and
political necessities.
Architecture becomes evidence.
It offers information about lifestyle and
mentalities.
Architecture
of
the
UK
is
representative for any period of time
and
for
worldwide
circulation
architectural styles.

Hadrians Wall dating back to the Roman rule


in Britain

All Saints' Church,


Brixworth
One of the Medieval
Aglo-Saxon Churches

Dunfermline Abbey
Fife, Scotland
Gothic
Romanesque

The Palace of
Westminster
London
Perpendicular Gothic

The building that most enshrines Britains national and imperial pretensions.

York Minster, England


Gothic style

The Crystal Palace


Lloyds Building

onehenge

Durham Cathedral

Crown Liquor Saloon, Belfast

Bank of Ireland

Carrickfergus Castle

Anglican Saint Patrick


Cathedral

Carrickfergus Castle

Greyfriars Kirk

Skara Brae

Pernhyn Castle

Bryn Celli Ddu

Victoria Memorial,
Calcutta

Saint Andrews Kirk,


Madras

Conclusions

Evolution of architecture is linked to:


The materials people were able to exploit
The mindset people from particular periods

of time had

British architectural landmarks keep


between their walls the story of the
evolution of a long living civilization,
proving
the
statement
that
architecture is about evolution rather
than revolution