08/04/2022 · Architect Alfred Waterhouse and his iconic Natural History Museum building By Kerry Lotzof 16 Waterhouse created an extraordinary menagerie of terracotta designs worthy of a 'cathedral to nature'. From the imposing gargoyles on the façade to the most delicate interior detail, every element of his design pays homage to the natural world.
The College asked the famous architect Alfred Waterhouse to design a museum building, which was opened to the public in 1890. Waterhouse also designed Manchester's Town Hall and the Natural History Museum in London. Now known as the 'Manchester Museum', the collections were used by many people, from Owens College professors to schoolchildren.
14/06/2022 · There was little room for them, but Ancient Egypt became very popular, and when Howarth offered money for a new gallery, the museum agreed. This first, two-storey extension was designed by Paul Waterhouse, son of Alfred, and opened in 1912. The taxidermist Harry Brazenor sits atop a whale skeleton, 1898
Financially speaking, Waterhouse was probably the most successful of all Victorian architects. He designed some of the most expensive buildings of the Victorian age. The three most costly were Manchester Town Hall, Eaton Hall and the Natural History Museum all under construction during the 1870s.
The college commissioned Alfred Waterhouse, architect of London's Natural History Museum, to design a museum to house the collections for the benefit of students and the public on a site in Oxford Road (then Oxford Street). The Manchester Museum was opened to the public in 1888.
Alfred Waterhouse. Alfred Waterhouse ( Liverpool, 19 de julio de 1830 - Yattendon, Berkshire, 22 de agosto de 1905) fue un arquitecto inglés, asociado particularmente con el estilo neogótico victoriano. Se le recuerda sobre todo por haber concebido el edificio central del Museo de Historia Natural de Londres, aunque también concibió una ...
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