Hi everyone! We're hard at work trying to keep our community clean, so if you see any spam, please report it here and we'll review ASAP!  Thanks a million!
6,004 Users Online
  • 1,696,349 Wallpapers
  • 1,565,068 Members
  • 12,971,712 Votes
  • 5,965,287 Favorites

Gothic Architecture

Gothic architecture (or pointed architecture) is an architectural style that was particularly popular in Europe from the late 12th century to the 16th century, during the High and Late Middle Ages, surviving into the 17th and 18th centuries in some areas.
The defining design element of Gothic architecture is the pointed or ogival arch. The primary engineering innovation and one of the other characteristic design components is the flying buttress. The use of the pointed arch in turn led to the development of the pointed rib vault and flying buttresses, combined with elaborate tracery and stained glass windows.

Group Information

Last Activity: 5 Days Ago
Group Leader: gundega
Moderators: None
Submissions: Open
Group Visitors: 2,068
Founded: July 26th, 2021

Top Contributors

Recently Active Members

Recently Joined Members

+4 Added This Week

Recently Added Wallpapers

Uppsala Cathedral, Sweden
Uppsala Cathedral, SwedenUploaded by: gundega
Date Uploaded: 5/19/22
Resolution: 1440x900
Downloads: 3
Comments: 0
Favorited: 2
Points: +3
Church in Krakow, Poland
Church in Krakow, PolandUploaded by: gundega
Date Uploaded: 5/19/22
Resolution: 1440x900
Downloads: 3
Comments: 0
Favorited: 2
Points: +3
St Patric's cathedral
St Patric's cathedralUploaded by: emma999
Date Uploaded: 5/19/22
Resolution: 3000x1686
Downloads: 5
Comments: 3
Favorited: 2
Points: +5
Castle landscape
Castle landscapeUploaded by: emma999
Date Uploaded: 5/18/22
Resolution: 1920x1200
Downloads: 131
Comments: 16
Favorited: 12
Points: +14
Česky Krumlov, Czechia
Česky Krumlov, CzechiaUploaded by: gundega
Date Uploaded: 5/10/22
Resolution: 1920x1200
Downloads: 8
Comments: 0
Favorited: 1
Points: +1
Cathedral in Australia
Cathedral in AustraliaUploaded by: gundega
Date Uploaded: 5/7/22
Resolution: 1920x1200
Downloads: 8
Comments: 0
Favorited: 0
Points: +2

Recent Discussions

No discussion threads have been created in this group yet!

Group Details

Common examples are found in Christian ecclesiastical architecture, and Gothic cathedrals and churches, as well as abbeys, and parish churches. It is also the architecture of many castlespalacestown hallsguildhalls, universities and, less prominently today, private dwellings. Many of the finest examples of medieval Gothic architecture are listed with UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.

Welcome to other my building groups: 


This is Desktop Nexus Group, independently organized and operated by members of our community, focused around a specific theme or topic.   Find more groups!
Group Rank