Constructed in 1899, the historic Fayette County Courthouse was once the shining jewel of Lexington, Kentucky, but over the years, it became old and rundown. With the help of fire-rated glass floor systems the courthouse was restored and is once again the centerpiece of the town.
Design proposals are still pouring in for the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris from the architectural community as they reimagine the landmark’s new look. It has been more than a month now since a devastating fire destroyed the spire and collapsed the roof of the gothic church.
On April 15, the world watched as the Notre-Dame in Paris, constructed eight centuries ago, nearly saw its end in the historic fire that devoured its roofs. Now, Belgian ecological architecture firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures (VCA) proposes a design for the cathedral that brings history, science, art, and spirituality together.