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Architecture

Chris Langley | Abandoned Church of St George, Parish of Isle of Portland and The Royal Manor

Abandoned Church of St George, Parish of Isle of Portland and The Royal Manor

The old disused church and graveyard was handed over for restoration and preservation to a trust in 1971and is open to the public. The design is most unusual.
Chris Langley | Cotswold Tithe Barn - 15th Century

Cotswold Tithe Barn - 15th Century

Historical Cotswold stone tithe barn is about the same size as a Church on the outside and has that same feeling inside, with massive timbers supporting the roof.
Chris Langley | Main Library and Campanile, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Main Library and Campanile, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Only the old central block of the original Gothic styled Library at the University of British Columbia remains in the 21st century, the two old stone wings having been demolished and replaced with modern facilities designed by Arthur Erickson, along with further extensions. The Campanile was retained and houses a wonderful carillon. UBC is known as much for its outdoor spaces as its buildings.
Chris Langley | 1700's Water Mill at Börringe Kloster, Skåne, Sweden

1700's Water Mill at Börringe Kloster, Skåne, Sweden

This old water mill is built in a manner distinctive to Skåne, using timber frame infilled with brick. The mill is built over the stream.
Chris Langley | Cloister at Agapia Monastery, Bucovina, Romania

Cloister at Agapia Monastery, Bucovina, Romania

Agapia Monastery is an Orthodox nunnery, one of the fortified church monasteries found in this area of north Eastern Romania just south of the Ukrainian border. The walled compound with its service and accommodation buildings around the inside of the walls face into a lavish garden with a basilica at its centre,
Chris Langley | The Erikson Building, False Creek, Vancouver, Canada

The Erikson Building, False Creek, Vancouver, Canada

This building really was built the way you see it. There is no clever warping here. Its lines are emphasized by the masts of yachts anchored on the near shore of Granville Island in Vancouver, Canada. The building was the last one conceived by the world famous Canadian architect Arthur Erikson before his passing. Other buildings include the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC, Simon Fraser University in Burnaby and a lifetime of other landmarks.
Chris Langley | The old Staircase - artistic impression

The old Staircase - artistic impression

This painted rendering is of the beautiful old wooden staircase built in 1912 on the oceanfront mansion known as Brock House in Vancouver. Used for decades as a residence by several families it has changed use a few times more recently, having become a police headquarters and these days is a senior's community centre, and used for weddings and small conferences. The design, by McClure, a respected architect in 1911 is quite timeless yet speaks of its age. The house is a formal Tudor design.