10 most difficult architecture riddlesArchitecture quiz
Which royal palace is that?
Palacio Real (Madrid)
Palace of Versailles
Royal Palace of Stockholm
Whit 162,000 sq meters of floor area, the Palacio Real is more than twice as large as Versailles, Buckingham Palace or Royal Palace in Stockholm. It is the largest functioning palace in Europe (however, king of Spain doesn't live here any more).
Which Japanese artist is famous for making paintings with flower patterns?
Takashi Murakami (村上 隆 Murakami Takashi, born February 1, 1962) is a Japanese contemporary artist. He works in fine arts media (such as painting and sculpture) as well as commercial media (such as fashion, merchandise, and animation) and is known for blurring the line between high and low arts.
What material was the dome of Rome Pantheon made from?
The temple - 43 meter in diameter - was built by emperor Hadrian. Its dome with 8-meter wide oculus was built of unreinforced concrete that has been a mystery for ages. The weight of Roman concrete used to build the monolitic structure is merely 1/5 of common concrete. Such effect was achieved by mixing in of volcanic tuff and pumice.
In which city is the largest basilica in the world?
The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace is a Catholic minor basilica dedicated to Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, the administrative capital of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Guinness World Records lists it as the largest "church" in the world, having surpassed the previous record holder, St. Peter's Basilica, upon completion. It can accommodate 18,000 worshippers.
Which of the architectural orders was developed last?
The Corinthian order is the last developed of the three principal classical orders of ancient Greek and Roman architecture. It is the most ornate of the orders. Its style is characterized by slender fluted columns and elaborate capitals decorated with acanthus leaves and scrolls. The oldest known example of a Corinthian column is in the Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae in Arcadia, c. 450–420 BC.
Where is this monument located?
The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes also known as the Kastello, is a medieval castle in the city of Rhodes, on the island of Rhodes in Greece. It is one of the few examples of Gothic architecture in Greece. The site was previously a citadel of the Knights Hospitaller that functioned as a palace, headquarters, and a fortress.
What mosque is that?
The Selimiye Mosque in Edirne
The Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul
The Yeni Mosque in Istanbul
The Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque in Istanbul
The Selimiye Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque, which is located in the city of Edirne, Turkey. The mosque was commissioned by Sultan Selim II, and was built by architect Mimar Sinan between 1569 and 1575. It was considered by Sinan to be his masterpiece and is one of the highest achievements of Islamic architecture.
The first shrine building at Ise Grand Shrine in Japan was erected in the 7th century. All the buildings are wooden, yet still standing. How is that possible?
it was built with black spruce
the wood is protected using resins
the wood is petrified
it is being rebuilt every 20 years
The shrine buildings are rebuilt every 20 years as a part of the Shinto belief of the death and renewal of nature. The architectural style of the Ise shrine pre-date the introduction of Buddhist architecture in Japan. Thanks to constant rebuilding, ancient building techniques are passed from one generation to the next.
In which Colombian canyon is the sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de las Lajas?
Las Lajas Sanctuary is a basilica church located in the southern Colombian, and built inside the canyon of the Guáitara River. The present church was built in Gothic Revival style between 1916 and 1949. The name Laja comes from the name of a type of flat sedimentary rock similar to shale and slate.It rises 100 metres high from the bottom of the canyon and is connected to the opposite side of the canyon by a 50 metres tall bridge.