Archinect - News 2014-09-02T11:02:01-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/107094585/great-mistakes-in-english-medieval-architecture Great Mistakes in English Medieval architecture Archinect 2014-08-21T13:17:00-04:00 >2014-08-21T19:51:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sk/skxzgbe4q16bx17g.jpg" width="514" height="774" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the great things about medieval art and architecture is that people just went in and did things. They didn&rsquo;t build models and scale them up, building great cathedrals and abbeys was a learning process as much as anything else. This means many of these apparently perfect aspirations to the Heavenly Jerusalem have some often quite comical mistakes, corrections and bodge-jobs that once you see, you can&rsquo;t unnotice.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/62793956/18th-century-french-chateau-razed-by-mistake 18th-Century French Chateau Razed 'By Mistake' Archinect 2012-12-05T11:45:00-05:00 >2012-12-05T11:46:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/19/190u1k896bzscsdy.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The mayor's office in Yvrac said Wednesday that workers who were hired to renovate the grand 13,000-square-meter (140,000-square-foot) manor and raze a small building on the same estate in southwest France mixed them up. "The Chateau de Bellevue was Yvrac's pride and joy," said former owner Juliette Marmie. "The whole village is in shock. How can this construction firm make such a mistake?"</p></em><br /><br /><p> Via rfuller in the Forum: <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/62791137/chateau-de-bellevue-destroyed-by-idiots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chateau de Bellevue destroyed by idiots.</a></p>