Top 10 architecture facts Selected as the most interesting among architecture related questions in Architecture quiz How is this architectural style called?Chicago school. The distinguishing features of the Chicago School are the use of steel-frame buildings with masonry cladding, large plate-glass window areas and limiting the amount of exterior ornamentation. Many Chicago School skyscrapers contain the three parts of a classical column.Created by: globalquiz.orgskyscrapers facts » Where is this castle?In Anaheim, California. Opened July 17, 1955, the Sleeping Beauty Castle is the oldest of all Disney castles. Though it reaches a height of only 77 feet (23 m), it was designed to appear taller through a process known as forced perspective; design elements are larger at the foundation and smaller at the turretsCreated by: globalquiz.orgUnited States facts » Which city is known for its cave-like subway stations?Stockholm. Many stations on the Stockholm metro use organic architecture, which leaves the bedrock exposed and unsculptured, appearing to be based on natural cave systems.Created by: globalquiz.orgmetro facts » What are the holes in this Buddha statue for?Windows. The Laykyun Setkyar in Myanmar is the second tallest statue in the world at 116 meters (381 ft), plus 13.5 m (44 ft) for the throne. All top three tallest statues in the world depict Buddha.Created by: globalquiz.orgBuddha facts » Which architect designed the famous cathedral in Brasilia?Oscar Niemeyer. In 1956, Juscelino Kubitschek, newly elected Brazilian president, visited Niemeyer: ‘I am going to build a new capital for this country and I want you to help me’. Niemeyer organized a competition for the lay-out of Brasília, the new capital, and the winner was the project of his old master and great friend, Lúcio Costa. Niemeyer would design the buildings, Lucio the plan of the city. Created by: globalquiz.orgcathedrals facts » 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 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.Created by: globalquiz.orgJapan facts » What is Taj Mahal?Mausoleum. It was built by emperor Shah Jahan in memory of favorite wife, Arjumand Banu, widely known by the epithet Mumtaz Mahal ("the chosen one of the palace"). She died during the birth of their fourteenth child. While the white marble mausoleum is the best known component of the Taj Mahal, it is actually a large complex of structures.Created by: globalquiz.orglandmarks facts » What does Notre Dame mean?"Our lady". Notre Dame (Our Lady) is a French title for the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Notre Dame de Paris is the most famous church named so, there are however many other Notre Dame churches, including Notre Dame cathedral in Phnom Penh, Notre Dame d'Afrique in Algiers and Church of Notre Dame in New York City.Created by: ex-terminatorChristianity facts » This castle, known as "African Camelot", is inscribed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Where is it?In Ethiopia. Fasil Ghebbi is a fortress-enclosure located in Gondar, Ethiopia. It was built in 1636 by Emperor Fasilidies, who broke with the old tradition of the Ethiopian Emperors to travel around their possessions, living off the produce of the peasants and dwelling in tents. The unique architecture of Fasil Ghebbi shows diverse influences including Nubian, Arab, and Baroque styles.Created by: Hitter smasherEthiopia facts » Where was this photo taken?In Bilbao. One of the most admired works of contemporary architecture, The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was opened in 1997. Computer simulations of the building's structure made it feasible to build shapes that architects of earlier eras would have found nearly impossible to constructCreated by: Kasiamuseums facts » Play architecture quiz and see all the questions.