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Phra Asada Maha Chedi, Grand Palace, Bangkok: one of the eight prangs each representing a Buddhist concept

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NOTES: Construction on this complex of buildings began in 1772 and it has since served as the official residence of the Kings of Thailand.

Designs for buildings at what is now the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, for Augusta, Dowager Princess of Wales: ground, first and upper floor plans of the Pagoda (as intended)

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Chambers, Sir William (1723-1796)
SOURCE: Sir William Chambers. Plans, elevations, sections, and perspective views of the gardens and buildings at Kew in Surry (London, 1763), pl. 22

Designs for buildings at what is now the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, for Augusta, Dowager Princess of Wales: elevation of the Pagoda (as intended)

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Chambers, Sir William (1723-1796)
SOURCE: Sir William Chambers. Plans, elevations, sections, and perspective views of the gardens and buildings at Kew in Surry (London, 1763), pl. 23

Designs for buildings at what is now the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, for Augusta, Dowager Princess of Wales: section of the Pagoda (as intended)

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Chambers, Sir William (1723-1796)
SOURCE: Sir William Chambers. Plans, elevations, sections, and perspective views of the gardens and buildings at Kew in Surry (London, 1763), pl. 24

Designs for buildings at what is now the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, for Augusta, Dowager Princess of Wales: elevation of the Pagoda (as built)

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Chambers, Sir William (1723-1796)
SOURCE: Sir William Chambers. Plans, elevations, sections, and perspective views of the gardens and buildings at Kew in Surry (London, 1763), pl. 25

Designs for buildings at what is now the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, for Augusta, Dowager Princess of Wales: perspective showing the Temples of Arethusa and Victory, the Pagoda and the Palladian bridge around the lake as seen from the Lawn

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Chambers, Sir William (1723-1796)
SOURCE: Sir William Chambers. Plans, elevations, sections, and perspective views of the gardens and buildings at Kew in Surry (London, 1763), pl. 38

Designs for buildings at what is now the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, for Augusta, Dowager Princess of Wales: perspective of the Wilderness with the Alhambra, the Pagoda and the Mosque

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Chambers, Sir William (1723-1796)
SOURCE: Sir William Chambers. Plans, elevations, sections, and perspective views of the gardens and buildings at Kew in Surry (London, 1763), pl. 43

'The Professor's Dream': a symposium of the principal architectural monuments of ancient & modern times, drawn to the same scale

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NOTES: This is the preliminary pencil study of a collection of buildings of the world drawn to scale which was later the basis for a chromolithographic print entitled 'The Most Famous Buildings in the World' published by the Boy's Own Paper (see RIBA31368).

Examples of Indian Architectural features: plans, sections, elevations and diagrams

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SOURCE: J. C. Palmes (ed.). Sir Banister Fletcher's A History of architecture, 18th ed. (London: Athlone Press, 1975), p. 105 NOTES: A) North gateway of Sanchi stupa (Buddhist); B) roof construction; C-D) Black Pagoda, Kanarak, Orissa; E) rail round Sanchi stupa and timber forms in stone; F) compound pillar (Dravidian); G-H) Temple at Brinda-Ban, Agra; J) Great Temple, Bellur; K) compound pillar, Vellore (Dravidian); L-P) stone ornaments

Horyu-ji Temple, Horyu-ji Sannai, Ikaruga-cho, Nara Prefecture: the western precinct seen from the Great South Gate with the pagoda (Goju-no-To) on the left, the main hall (Kondo) on the right and the Great Lecture hall (Daikodo) in the centre

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NOTES: Founded in the 7th century the Horyu-ji Buddhist Temple is considered to be one of the oldest extant wooden buildings in the world. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site. A massive restoration programme was begun in 1934 and not completed until 1985. The temple complex is made of two areas, the Sai-in in the west and the To-in in the east. It also encompasses a five-storey pagoda and the main hall, known as the Kondo, both located in the western half of the complex.
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