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Architecture: The Groundbreaking Moments – Isabel Kuhl

April 14, 2016

ATGM 2(It goes from The Great Pyramids, to The First Domes. How the Basilica became a Church

The pyramids were homes to last an eternity; the castle gave way to the palace as the borders of Europe were settled and rulers opted for ostentation at the price of defensibility; the elevator encouraged urban density. The book emphasizes how movements develop untidily over time and amply shows that the most beautiful architecture, from Roman basilicas to Santiago Calatrava’s rail stations, has come into the world in eras of change, when one idea is fitfully yielding to another.

ATGM‘Every building is based on an idea.’

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