Armenian Architectural Heritage

 

                                                                                                                                                                          "...There is no other land in the world so full of wonders as the land of Armenians..."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               George Gordon, Lord Byron

Armenia is a country rich with historical, architectural and cultural monuments dating back to the 4th millennium BC and is often referred to as an open air museum with vast heritage of more than 40,000 monuments representing all periods of human development.
We are happy with the opportunity to introduce you the masterpieces of the Armenian Architectural Heritage and will refer to each of them sequentially through regular updates on our website.

Opposite the House-Museum of Khachatur Abovian, in the part of the street where some open space slightly falls behind the private houses of the neighbourhood, two almost identical silhouettes of walls stand, reflecting each other like a mirror. T...
After World War II, the Japanese started building structures of reinforced concrete, which was very rational and of universal use although it was highly criticised as being inappropriate for the climatic conditions of the country; besides, it was...
A Japanese architect built a low hotel at the seaside. Strange as it is, it had no view of the sea, which was hidden from sight through ramparts of straw, a long, band-like sink extending all along their circumference. A foreign tourist staying a...
The Monuments of Aparan, Hajn and Mount Musa, which commemorate heroic events from the history of the Armenian nation, were designed by Raphael Israelian in the last stage of his activities.Although very different, these monuments share certain c...
The view that culture is the state ideology of the epoch is only one side of the reality. The history shows that ideology is often interpreted by the artist’s individual principal thinking. The Armenian culture of 20th century had in all the sphe...
“Renaissance” is a unique structure that has not been repeated in the Armenian architecture and statues. Through its drawing brought up to perfection, it completes and impersonates in a common mass three great historical episodes: the “Mets Egher...

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