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Guess the Architecture! for 6/6/2017

Posted June 06, 2017 2:00 PM

Do you recognize this building?

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06/06/2017 6:13 PM

The gazebo by the pool at the Pope's summer house....?

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06/07/2017 4:24 AM

Castle Howard Yorkshire

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06/07/2017 6:45 AM

GA

Took me a while to find "the temple of four winds" on the google satellite view of castle Howard.

Far right in this image.

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06/07/2017 7:54 AM

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06/07/2017 10:06 AM

SE,

where is the 5th photo taken from? The 4th shows what looks to be the underside of the dome (with the octagonal windows). The 5th photo shows the underside of a dome with rounded top-rectangular windows and the interior of the building looks considerably larger and higher.

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06/07/2017 1:43 PM

That explains it! Thanks! Looks like a restoration of the murals took place.

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06/07/2017 8:46 AM

Yeesh.. I wonder what such an ostentatious glorified gazebo like that would cost if built today.

Looks like a nice place to hold an event, but I'm​ guessing there's not much for facilities?

Way to dolled up for my taste.. maybe it's more tcm's.

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06/07/2017 9:05 AM

I always enjoyed the fact that the British would refer to these sorts of pointless edifices as "follies".

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06/08/2017 4:59 PM

Main building at University of Ohio.

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06/12/2017 11:23 AM

As Pj3ns3n and Randall indicated this week, the sketch above is of the Temple of the Four Winds, which is located on the grounds of Castle Howard in North Yorkshire, England. Considered a garden building, the temple was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh, who also designed the main building of Castle Howard. Vanbrugh presented the designs to the owner of the house, Lord Carlisle, in 1724, but it wasn’t until after Vanbrugh’s death that the interiors were completely completed in 1738.

The temple was originally known as the Temple of Diana, and it was modeled after Andrea Palladio’s “famous 16th century Villa Rotunda." Beneath the temple is a cellar where food would have been stored and prepared before serving it on the main floor of the temple.

The images above depict Castle Howard (left), the Temple of the Four Winds (center), and Palladio’s La Rotonda (right).

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