Similar to the growing verticality of another major island city – New York – the Chinese sky scrapers offer inhabitable spaces for the country’s growing population, but displaying a different collection of cultural and design elements.
Michael Wolf captured in his works the extreme density of the city’s buildings, every once in a while interrupted by laundry left out to dry or scaffolding promising a revised facade.
Early Eastern Orthodox churches were mainly built from wood, with their simplest form known as a cell church.
Major cathedrals often featured many small domes, which has led some art historians to infer how the pagan Slavic temples may have appeared.
The great churches of Kievan Rus', built after the adoption of Christianity in 988, were the first examples of monumental architecture in the East Slavic region.
The architectural style of the Kievan state, which quickly established itself, was strongly influenced by Byzantine architecture.
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One of the world’s most recognizable vertical city – Hong Kong – became subject to an interesting artistic endeavor.