1896 in architecture
The year 1896 in architecture involved some significant events.
- April 16 - The National Trust in England acquires its first building for preservation, Alfriston Clergy House, a 14th century Wealden hall house.
- A History of Architecture by Sir Banister Fletcher is published.
- Construction of Gasometer, Vienna, begins.
- The Arts and Crafts movement house Munstead Wood in Surrey, England, is designed by architect Edwin Lutyens for garden designer Gertrude Jekyll, his first major commission and the start of an influential partnership.
- Millennial exhibition commemorating the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin in Budapest: Vajdahunyad Castle is built in City Park by Ignác Alpár, incorporating architectural styles of the Kingdom of Hungary; it is subsequently reconstructed as a permanent building.
- April 16 - 1896 Summer Olympics, the first modern international Olympic Games, open at the Panathinaiko Stadium, Athens, reconstructed to designs by architects Anastasios Metaxas and Ernst Ziller.
- May 14 - Garth Pier, Bangor, Wales, designed by J. J. Webster.
- October 1 - Theater des Westens, Berlin, designed by Bernhard Sehrings.
- Annesley Lodge, Hampstead, designed by Charles Voysey.
- Church of Sant'Anselmo all'Aventino, Rome, Italy, by Francesco Vespignani.
- Marseille Cathedral, France, principally by Léon Vaudoyer and Henri-Jacques Espérendieu.
- National Gallery of Slovenia, Ljubljana, designed by František Škabrout.
- Temple Building (Toronto), Canada, designed by George W. Gouinlock (demolished 1970)
- Temple of Human Passions, Cinquantenaire Park, Brussels, Belgium, designed by Victor Horta.
- July 15 - Alfred Albini, Croatian architect and urban planner (died 1978)
- Nugent Cachemaille-Day, English ecclesiastical architect (died 1976)
- October 3 - William Morris, socialist artist, interior designer and writer, associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement (born 1834)
- "Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna". Twisted Sifter. 2009-10-06. Archived from the original on 2012-02-26. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
- 1896 Summer Olympics official report (PDF). 2. pp. 31–49.
- Sieg, Caroline; Anderson, Christopher J; Anderson, Christopher N. (2 November 2011). Frommer's Germany. John Wiley & Sons. p. 131. ISBN 978-1-118-16905-6. Retrieved 31 January 2012.