I'm here to provide you with a variety of different architectural styles, and information. (Remember: There were pirates in most countries, if not all)
I will not only be showing you architectural design, but also different ship designs. You do not need to copy (unless you want) but this will give you plenty of ideas.
Here is a painting of how the 1850s was invisioned.
The history of architecture traces the changes in architecture through various traditionsons, regions, overarching stylistic trends, and dates. The branches of architecture are civil, sacred, naval, military, and landscape architecture.
Neolithic architecture is the architecture of the
Neolithic period. In Southwest Asia, Neolithic cultures appear soon after 10000 BC.
The Romans widely employed, and further developed, the [/color]arch, vault and dome (see the Roman Architectural Revolution), all of which were little used before, particularly in Europe. Their innovative use of Roman concrete facilitated the building of the many public buildings of often unprecedented size throughout the empire. These include Roman temples, Roman baths, Roman bridges, Roman aqueducts, Roman harbours, triumphal arches, Roman amphitheatres, Roman circusespalaces, mausolea and in the late empire also churches.
Pirates invaded many parts of Africa, because there were lots of trade routes for cargo ships. (no pics sorry)
Southern Asia (Indian) ,
During the Kushan Empire and Mauryan Empire, Indian architecture and civil engineering reached regions like Baluchistan andAfghanistan. Statues of Buddha were cut out, covering entire mountain cliffs, like in Buddhas of Bamyan, Afghanistan. Over a period of time, ancient Indian art of construction blended with Greek styles and spread to Central Asia. It includes the architecture of various dynasties, such as Hoysala architecture, Vijayanagara Architecture and Western Chalukya Architecture.
There were certain architectural features that were reserved solely for buildings built for the Emperor of China. One example is the use of yellow roof tiles; yellow having been the Imperial color, yellow roof tiles still adorn most of the buildings within the Forbidden City. The Temple of Heaven, however, uses blue roof tiles to symbolize the sky. The roofs are almost invariably supported by brackets, a feature shared only with the largest of religious buildings. The wooden columns of the buildings, as well as the surface of the walls, tend to be red in colour.Many current Chinese architectural designs follow post-modern and western styles.
Korean architecture has a long history of 8,000 years. It has its own cultural identity different from Chinese or Japanese architecture. The basic construction form is more or less similar to Eastern Asian building system. From a technical point of view, buildings are structured vertically and horizontally. A construction usually rises from a stone subfoundation to a curved roof covered with tiles, held by a console structure and supported on posts; walls are made of earth (adobe) or are sometimes totally composed of movable wooden doors. Architecture is built according to the k'an unit, the distance between two posts (about 3.7 meters), and is designed so that there is always a transitional space between the "inside" and the "outside."
Japanese architecture has as long a history as any other aspect of Japanese culture. Influenced heavily by Chinese and Korean architecture, it also shows a number of important differences and aspects which are uniquely Japanese.Two new forms of architecture were developed in medieval Japan in response to the militaristic climate of the times: the castle, a defensive structure built to house a feudal lord and his soldiers in times of trouble; and the shoin, a reception hall and private study area designed to reflect the relationships of lord and vassal within a feudal society.
Mesoamerican architecture is the set of architectural traditions produced by pre-Columbian cultures and civilizations of Mesoamerica, (such as the Olmec, Maya, and Aztec) traditions which are best known in the form of public, ceremonial and urban monumental buildings and structures. The distinctive features of Mesoamerican architecture encompass a number of different regional and historical styles, which however are significantly interrelated. These styles developed throughout the different phases of Mesoamerican history as a result of the intensive cultural exchange between the different cultures of the Mesoamerican culture area through thousands of years. Mesoamerican architecture is mostly notes for its pyramidswhich are the largest such estrutures outside of Ancient Egypt. Besides the pyramids, some other common structures were palaces and ballcourts. The most used construction material was limestone.Incan,
Thats it for architecture!
Now for the ships.
Here is a good resource for many different styles of pirate ships.
Enjoy, and happy building :)