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Victorian Architecture: facts and philosophy

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Written by Dhrubajyoti Roy

If we go through the history of Great Britain there are some architecture styles that made a great impact in the history of Britain and the world itself, like the Georgian architecture which came after kings of Britain George I, II  and II, the Victorian-style came after the very famous Queen Victoria.

England had a great taste and always hold their royal in anything which resembles Britain, the Victorian architecture to is a royal in itself, the architecture is a cocktail of many forms and styles around the western countries and influenced various architectural philosophies from Romanesque to Georgian.

From the period of mid 18th century to 19th and above the Victorian did great artwork and also reshaped the buildings of England into something wonderful, the Victorian-style refers to the architectures which were constructed during the 18th to 19th century, it had most of the Georgian architectural features like symmetry and box-shaped structure.

Victorian architecture is more of a restoration of its previous architecture styles and had a response to remodeling it, the usage of advanced technology and steel made Victorian style to stand against all other architectures at the time, it created stunning visuals and even today anybody will get awestruck while seeing the Victorian-style buildings.

Architecture philosophy:

The usage of iron in the architecture was something new at the Victorian era and it made a clear impact with peoples but most of the Victorian architectures are either public, educational or official buildings, Victorian-style seems more royal than any other architecture at the time even Georgian seemed very simple while comparing to the mighty Victorian architecture.

The iron made Victorian stronger and wider with more elements of Georgian it created something new with fewer bricks and stunning visuals, the geometry played a very important role, though Victorian influenced various architectural styles it had its own characteristics like columns, bay windows, turrets, dormers and cornices which made it unique in style and design.

victorian architecture

Like Georgian, a Victorian architectural style emerged from England but as people started to move around the world the architecture too moved along with architects of England to the world like united states, Australia and Italy, for the mighty and stunning visuals of Victorian-style the world soon adapted to Victorian while constructing important buildings like educational and official buildings.

Some core purpose of Victorian is to reestablish the former architectures, most of the churches were reconstructed and restored during the Victorian era this created a great impact of Victorian architecture in churches and palaces.

Works to look at:

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Victorian played a very important role in the history of architecture and most of the amazing works are made in the red carpet of England London itself, if you ever go to London you get amazed by a lot of things around London and the Palace of Westminster “ the house of the lord” will surely amaze you, it is one of the most beautiful works done in the Victorian style, Augustus Pugin takes all the credit for being the architect and also an admirer of both gothic and Victorian architectural style.

Royal Albert Hall, Victorian school of art and science, the gilbert Scott building (University of Glasgow), and balmoral castle are other wonderful works of Victorian architecture.

About the author

Dhrubajyoti Roy

I am a 5th-year student pursuing a bachelor's course in Architecture. I partake in freelancing work in the field of Architecture range from buildings in Autocad to 3D Rendering and work through in Lumion.

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