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Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia (532-537) was constructed in Istanbul as a basilica church but was later transformed into a mosque. It was built on an unprecedented scale, with a structural system that concentrated loads at critical points, hidden in the design. The massive size, symmetry, and geometric design contribute to the immense beauty and harmony of the structure, which all paved way to the influence on later architectural designs.

I found this article really informative on the history of Hagia Sophia, and I think it can be helpful for future architects to see the influence that structures like this have on architecture, as well as understand why this structure is so celebrated and revered in history.

Link: https://www.worldhistory.org/Hagia_Sophia/

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