In classical architecture, a hypostyle hall is characterised by columns which support a roof. The name means ‘under pillars’ and it was used as a means of constructing large spaces in buildings such as temples, palaces and public buildings.
One of the finest examples of hypostyle mosque is the Great Mosque of Kairouan in Tunisia (see image above).
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Medway Council seeks heritage interpretation strategy and delivery on HLF project, closing 1 September, valued £97,000.
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The Department for Communities and Local Government guidance supports permission in principle and brownfield registers of land suitable for housing.
At least half the new homes built on public land in London will have to be affordable to benefit from faster planning permission under a new approach to development.
Built Environment Forum Scotland has submitted its response to the Scottish Government’s position paper on the planning review.
The High Court grants permission to challenge the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government over refusal to call in Paddington Cube proposals for public inquiry.
Work has begun, as a result of campaigners fight, on the reconstruction of a beloved pub the Carlton Tavern, Maida Vale which was knocked down illegally by its owners.
A Scottish tour operator has set up a national ‘history police’ forum, allowing the public to report misleading or inaccurate information at museums and local information boards.