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post updated 2 October 2021

Historic Building Designs

Historical Buildings

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Historic Buildings. We cover completed buildings, renovations and architectural exhibitions across the world.

We have 2 pages of Historical Architecture selections.

Historic Architecture : A-I

Historic Building Designs : J-Z (this page)

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Belgrade Architecture Tours, Serbia
e-architect launch Architectural Walks in Belgrade
Belgrade Architecture - Historic Buildings
photo from guide
Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and with almost 2 million inhabitants in wider city area the biggest city in the region. It has over 2 millenniums of history, and it started a new age life in the 19th century as the capital of Serbia.

Hotel d’Angleterre renovation, Copenhagen, Denmark
Design: C. F. Møller Architects
Hotel d'Angleterre Historic Building
image from architect
Hotel d’Angleterre Building
The main idea of the renovation is to create a hotel that feels like a luxurious private home – and not least a Danish home. “It is a historic building which is part of the city of Copenhagen and embodies a stylish elegance. We will strive to give it a contemporary classic – as well as exclusive – appearance” stated the architect. The new Hotel d’Angleterre will have fewer, but larger rooms: The existing 123 rooms will be reduced to 91 The rooms will have an average size of 50 m2 – the largest suite will be 250 m2 ex. balcony.

Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
Architects: Acanthus Holden
Historic Castle Building
image from architect
Historic Castle Building – 8 Oct 2012
This historic building was purchased with the aim of creating an exclusive corporate retreat in West Wales, fitted out to an unparalleled level of quality. From the outset, the project has been rigorously marshalled by a design philosophy based on the faithful conservation of the medieval fabric contrasting with the crisply engineered interiors appropriate to the building’s new life.

Historical Architecture

Key Historic Architecture + Projects, alphabetical:

Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Design: various architects
Louvre Museum Historic Buildings
photo © IL
Musée du Louvre

Palazzo Barberini, Rome, Italy

Palazzo Barberini Historic Buildings
photo © Isabelle Lomholt
Palazzo Barberini

Palazzo di Quirinale, Rome, Italy

Palazzo di Quirinale Historic architecture
picture © Adrian Welch
Palazzo di Quirinale

Palazzi e Musei Vaticani, Rome, Italy

Palazzi e Musei Vaticani
picture © AW
The Vatican

Palazzo Venezia, Rome, Italy

Palazzo Venezia Historic Buildings
picture © AW
Palazzo Venezia

Palazzo Massimo, Rome, Italy

Palazzo Massimo - Italian Historic Buildings
picture © AW
Palazzo Massimo

Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome, Italy

Piazza del Campidoglio Historic Buildings
photo © IL
Piazza del Campidoglio

Piazza San Pietro, The Vatican, Rome, Italy
Piazza San Pietro
photo © Adrian Welch
Piazza San Pietro : St Peter’s Square

St John Lateran, Rome, Italy

St John Lateran Historic Buildings
image © Adrian Welch
St John Lateran – Santa Giovanni in Laterano

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, Rome, Italy
San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
picture © Isabelle Lomholt
San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane

Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, Italy

Santa Maria Maggiore Historic Buildings
photo © AW
Santa Maria Maggiore – St Mary Major

Sant’ Agostino, Rome, Italy

Sant' Agostino Historic Buildings
picture © IL
Sant’ Agostino – Saint Augustine’s Church

Sant’ Andrea al Quirinale, Rome, Italy
Sant’ Andrea al Quirinale
image © Adrian Welch
Sant’ Andrea al Quirinale

Sant’ Andrea di Valle, Rome, Italy
Carlo Rainaldi
Sant’ Andrea di Valle
photo © AW
Sant’ Andrea di Valle – St Andrew’s church

San Carlo ai Catinari, Rome, Italy

San Carlo ai Catinari Historic Buildings
image © Adrian Welch
San Carlo ai Catinari, Rome, Italy

San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome, Italy

San Luigi dei Francesi
photo © Isabelle Lomholt
San Luigi dei Francesi

Santa Maria degli Angeli, Rome, Italy
Michelangelo; Vanvitelli
Santa Maria degli Angeli Historic Buildings
photo © Isabelle Lomholt
Santa Maria degli Angeli

Santa Maria della Pace, Rome, Italy

Santa Maria della Pace
image © IL
Santa Maria della Pace

Santa Maria di Vittorio, Rome, Italy

Santa Maria di Vittorio
picture © IL
Santa Maria di Vittorio

Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome, Italy

Santa Maria in Cosmedin Historic Buildings Italy
photograph © Adrian Welch
Santa Maria in Cosmedin

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, Rome, Italy

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Italy
picture © AW
Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

SS Nome di Maria, Rome, Italy

SS Nome di Maria Historic Buildings
photo © IL
SS Nome di Maria

Santa Pudenziana, Rome, Italy

Santa Pudenziana
photograph © AW
Santa Pudenziana

Santa Susanna facade, Rome, Italy
Carlo Maderno
Santa Susanna
picture © Isabelle Lomholt
Santa Susanna facade

St Mary Woolnoth, London, UK
Nicholas Hawksmoor, Architect
St Mary Woolnoth Historic Buildings
image © AW
St Mary Woolnoth Building

St Paul’s Cathedral, City of London
Sir Christopher Wren Architect
St Paul's Cathedral Building
picture © Isabelle Lomholt
St Paul’s Cathedral Building

Teatro di Marcello, Rome, Italy

Teatro di Marcello Historic Buildings
photo © Isabelle Lomholt
Teatro di Marcello – Marcellus’ Theatre

Three Graces Buildings, Liverpool
Design: various architects
Three Graces Buildings
buildings photo © Tim Collins
Three Graces Buildings

Trinita dei Monti, Rome, Italy

Trinita dei Monti
image © Adrian Welch
Trinita dei Monti, Rome, Italy

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