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A Secret Of Gothic Architecture Could Revolutionize Buildings Today

By Diana Budds Concrete is typically the default building material for tall structures, thanks to its strength and cost-effectiveness. But there’s one big trade-off: Heft. Conventional concrete construction requires significant mass and steel reinforcement, which takes up space...
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Chartres Cathedral, Eure-et-Loir, Centre, France. The north façade. Photo by Tango7174

Amazing Gothic and Gothic Revival Architecture | Architectural Digest

Known for its pointed arches, flying buttresses, and detailed tracery, Gothic architecture emerged in 12th-century northern France and the style continued into the 16th century. One of the earliest examples is the Basilica of St. Denis, which was rebuilt in the Gothic style by...
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