Gallery House

Gallery House


a type of multistory apartment house where open galleries on each floor on one side of the building serve as entrances to the apartment; it is particularly popular at the present time. The galleries are connected by elevators and stairways. Gallery houses are economical because fewer staircases and elevator shafts are needed; another advantage is that apartments face two sides. Gallery houses are best suited to southern regions. Long galleries using protective barriers made of colored panels and patterned railings (and using sun-protective devices in the south) greatly enrich the architectural appearance of these buildings.


Ikonnikov, A. V. Sovremennaia arkhitektura Anglii. Leningrad, 1958. Pages 167-83.

French Vernacular architecture

In America, architecture found primarily in Louisiana and in many early settlements along the Mississippi River; it exhibits the influences of two major French-speaking immigrant populations. The first group, from Canada, the Acadians, whose descendants are now known as Cajuns, settled in the bayou districts of Louisiana during the last half of the 18th century in modest houses known as Cajun cottages. The second major ethnic group consisted of the Creoles, persons of European ancestry born in the Mississippi Valley, the Gulf Coast, or the West Indies, who usually spoke a French patois; their dwellings are known as Creole houses. For specific aspects of this architecture see abat-vent, banquette cottage, barreaux, bluffland house, bonnet roof, bousillage, briquette-entre-poteaux, cabanne, columbage, faux bois, faux marbre, pièce sur pièce construction, pierrotage, pilier, plaunch debout en terre construction, poteaux-en-terre house, poteauxsur-solle house, raised house.
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Funded by Anglo Irish Bank, the three buildings, Fountain House, Phoenix House and Gallery House, total some 72,500 sq ft and have been purchased from Burford Holdings.
ZG's founder and editor was Rosetta Brooks, who in the early '70s had been assistant director of Gallery House, an influential experimental artists' space lodged in a run-down mansion close to London's Albert Hall.
Boy gallery looks at Roald Dahl's school days, while Solo gallery houses his original writing hut and the Story Centre puts your imagination centre-stage with fantabulous activities to inspire the writer in you.
Meanwhile, the first-floor Hancock cafe, which overlooks the landscaped gardens, can be hired for evening entertainment, while the Living Planet gallery houses double height displays of animals, including a full size model of an elephant and a great white shark.
The Ahmedia Art Gallery houses many resident artists and constantly offers support to local artists as well.
The gallery houses several hundred limited editions, giclées, lithographs, oil paintings, and engravings.
With locations in downtown Halifax and Yarmouth, the Gallery houses the Province's art collection and offers a range of exceptional exhibitions, education and public programming.
The gallery houses historical adidas boots which Messi has worn throughout his career.
The museum's Prefontaine Memorial Gallery houses a large collection of the late runner's awards and memorabilia, as well as numerous photographs highlighting his running career.
The National Gallery houses one of the most stunning collections of art in Scotland and is well worth your time for a wee wander around the halls, either before lunch or as the perfect way to help your fine feast settle down.
The Gallery houses the nation's collection of Western European paintings of all schools of art from the late 13th to the early 20th century.
The gallery houses one of the most extensive and varied collections of Islamic art in the world and features an annual art prize of 25,000 [pounds sterling], the latest being won by Algerian-born Rachid Koraichi this September.