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Enterprise Architecture - ... This tool has the capacity of implementing enterprise systems that are made known by the enterprise architecture process. Therefore, it provides a broad loom to the development and management of IT environments (Buchanan, 2002). META Group considers enterprise architecture as a process as opposed to an object, thereby referring to it as enterprise architecture process. Its enterprise architecture describes the systematic linkages between the enterprise business, technical architectures, information and enterprise solution architecture....   [tags: Architecture] 920 words
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The Psychology of Architecture - ... According to the dictionary design is a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is built or made. (Merriam Webster) Cortese also stated, “…design buildings that mimic natural systems and have the capacity to reconnect people to the spirit of nature…” (Cortese 10). This means that all architects need to keep updated on current trends and design, and what styles can influence certain feelings. Overall all architects must have some style and aspects for design to make buildings looking sharp and attractive....   [tags: Architecture]
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Roman Architecture - When one thinks of Roman architecture, many things come to mind, such as arches, columns, statues, and richly covered surfaces in marbles. One must stop to think that this empire, which gained power and influence in the first century BC, must have been influenced from the thousands of years of cultures preceding them in order to create their masterpieces of ingenuity. This phenomenon can be seen in our borrowing of ideas of ancient Greece and Rome for the construction of our capitol buildings in the United States....   [tags: Architecture] 1441 words
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Enterprise IT Architecture - Zachman was one of the pioneers of enterprise IT architecture. His article, "Business Systems Planning and Business Information Control Study: A comparison”, was an early effort to suggest that businesses should think more carefully about how they integrated systems and data. He used the analogy of architecture, since, as Hurley and Tompkins summarise, “each stage in the building of a house requires different levels of detail. At each stage, decisions need to be made about what materials compromise the product, how it will work, where the components are located, who is involved, when tasks need to be completed, and why they are important” (Hurley and Tompkins, 1999:76)....   [tags: Architecture]
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Renaissance Architecture - ... While the decorations added the universality to the space, the structure of the church was important as well. The Basilica of San Marco’s structure is an interesting design as well because the purpose of the design is clearly apparent to architectural historians. In this church, the design of this church seems to be emanating from a single focal point in the church, which was in the center where the Doge was seated. He would have been the funding and power behind the project, so the architect, Jacopo Sansovino, possibly designed his seat for the performances to be the best seat in the church....   [tags: Architecture]
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Vernacular architecture - ... All of these factors alter the orientation, plan and spacial arrangements of the buildings. Therefore it is important to discuss to what extent did these influences shape the form and functionality of certain regional architecture. Malay House Peninsular Malaysia is located in central Southeast Asia along the equator and the majority of the inhabitants of the region live in small rural villages consisting of various units of Malay houses constructed according to their culture. Throughout the year, the tropical climatic conditions are stable with little variation; warm and humid with daily heavy rains....   [tags: Architecture] 1147 words
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Vernacular Architecture - ... Felt is very practical in a continental climate as it acts as a great insulation and is also effective in providing shelter when it rains or snows since it dries quickly. When the weather gets colder an extra layer of felt is tied to the house thus doubling the thickness of the insulation. However, when it snows the house is supported by two central posts to ensure its stability. This is the main reason why it is forbidden by local tradition to touch or rest against these poles. “Moreover they symbolize a link with Heaven, with the past-present-future axis which supposedly passes through them” (Wright, 2005)....   [tags: Architecture]
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The Contrast between Gothic Architecture and Romanesque Architecture - ... Early Gothic architecture tried to apply ideas of unity and wanted to break up the wall mass on the interior and exterior. During the 13th century, cathedrals used more dramatic features like the colorful stained glass, sculpted portals, sculptures, as well as beautiful façade towers. The use of such ornate features became characteristics associated with this period in architectural history known as the High Gothic style. Builders from the High Gothic period refined architectural proportions to allow even more apparent height....   [tags: Architecture]
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Data Warehouse Architecture - In order to store something, data should be collected first. Conducting interviews and distributing questionnaires are the most common and simplest techniques in collecting data. These techniques are useful in investigating a specific subject especially if there are no original data available. This is generally known as the collection of primary data. Before data can be used, data needs to be transformed to fit the present needs (TimeWeb, 2010). Checking for errors, making critical summary and accurate analysis is necessary in gathering and reporting data because a simple mistake in the process could lead to the distortion of the meaning and value of its original form....   [tags: Architecture] 569 words
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Does Black Architecture Exist? - ... I will use information about Booker T. Washington, the Tuskegee Institute, the city's rich architectural character, and pictures. There architectural projects included anti-bellum homes, a federal road, and buildings. This article will help me with information on architects and architecture from my African-American culture. The article “Profile: Pioneer African American Architect, Planner, Developer, Visionary Albert I. Cassell, AIA, 1895 – 1969” will obviously profile an extraordinary architect and his work....   [tags: Architecture]
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Architecture, Power, and National Identity - ... (Papanek, 1995). The different approaches Western and Asian countries take to architecture can be whittled down to these differences: In Thailand, to the contrary, where historical preservation has not had broad acceptance, according to Alexander (1986), this is due largely to Buddhist views of the world, in which buildings, like people, are not meant to survive for ever. Orientalizing, rather than Oriental is a phenomenon that is worth looking into in Western countries. The United States is undeniably multicultural, what with the in-stream of first-generation and preceding second-generation of immigrants....   [tags: Architecture]
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Modern and Post-Modernism Architecture - There is often some confusion when people start talking about the post-modernism and modernism in architecture in terms of  their philosophical terminology differences. Modern architecture is known for its minimalism (Linder, 2004); buildings were functional and economical rather than comfortable and beautifully decorated. The post-modernism architecture, however, is called a “neo-eclectic, significantly assuming the role of a regeneration of period styles for designing houses, and a never-ending variety of forms and characteristics, asymmetrical designs for commercial buildings” (Fullerton Heritage, 2008)....   [tags: Architecture ]
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Gothic Architecture in Europe - The research paper, shall be concerned with discussion Gothic architecture in Europe-namely England, France, Germany, and Italy starting from 12th to the 16th Centuries. Architecture was the most original and lasting form of art during the Gothic Period, which lasted for four centuries starting from the mid 12th century. The impetus for this architecture was the Roman Catholic Church, which sought to portray their houses of worship as something which transcended the realm of mankind. It is interesting to note that many of the Northern European areas were predominately pagan, and only recently brought into the Church....   [tags: Architecture] 1888 words
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Modern vs. Postmodern Architecture - ... Annex levels along the spiral gallery provide additional exhibition space, while the open rotunda offers viewers the unique possibility of seeing several bays of work on different levels simultaneously. “The galleries are divided like the membranes in citrus fruit, with self-contained yet interdependent sections. The spiral design recalls a nautilus shell, with continuous spaces flowing freely one into another” (Drutt). The exterior of the museum with its unique appearance as a white ribbon curled into an inverted conusoidal stack represents a dramatic contrast to the architectural environment dominated by the rigidly square-shaped Manhattan buildings....   [tags: Architecture]
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Renaissance and Medieval Architecture - ... The western façade seems to be symmetrical but little details make this a unique example of the Gothic Architecture ideals. The west entrance and a fairly sized rose window are set between two 69 meter high towers. The magnitude of power the church set is felt even before one steps in the cathedral. Like traditional Gothic Cathedrals a relic was in placed to be honored and to attract followers, in Notre-Dame was a piece of the Crown of Thorns. Another great example of the symbolic architecture seen in the era is Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, France....   [tags: Architecture]
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The History of Gothic Architecture in Italy - Abbott Suger wanted to make Saint Denis a magnificent showplace as the royal Abbey church of France and burial place of French kings. Ribbed vault which were capable of spanning large areas was designed to make gothic churches larger. These Gothic Churches were characterized by enlarged clerestory zone, windows enormous size with inserted new zone and triforium below the ribbed vaults and supporting of an arcade of high piers lining of the nave. These characteristics ensured the support of the greater stress of taller, broader interiors and to create larger window areas as well as the external supports....   [tags: Architecture] 1723 words
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Baroque Architecture: Incorrectly Applied - ... As a canonized figure with such venerable qualities, there is no doubt that a man like Yves deserves a church being dedicated to his sanctity, but as a man also renowned for being a generous donor to and strong advocate for the poor, immortalizing his dedication in a church of the baroque style, with its magnificence and splendor, entirely ignored his teachings and reverence. Borromini first failed to ethically utilize architecture in design by ignoring this critical element in his design of Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza as a cathedral that respectfully pays homage to this admired figure....   [tags: Architecture]
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Origins of Gothic Architecture - The origins of Gothic Architecture are credited to Abbot Suger and the renovation of The Cathedral Basilica of Saint-Denis. The “Church” was largely defined by the Gothic Style during the Middle Ages. This style was an amalgamation of earlier styles, and prior to being recognized as “Gothic”, was not necessarily popular nor was it not part of the original program of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint-Denis. This soon changed and it became commonplace for cathedrals to utilize pointed arches, rose windows, and flying buttresses during their conception- all of which were incredibly distinctive to and indicative of the Gothic style of architecture....   [tags: Architecture] 1006 words
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Architecture Career bound - ... Tough I think that a lot of the work should be fun and challenging, I am not sure about how much fun is document preparations and reviews of detailed work and specifications. I guess after all the hard work this career would put me through, it should be full of joy since I would receive so much utility after delivering a final product and one that is appreciated and really liked. It would make me really happy to achieve this goal and access this career in my many more years to come and offer great looking homes and businesses that satisfy my clients and their needs and expectations....   [tags: Architecture]
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Shigeru Ban's Architecture - Shigeru Ban Shigeru Ban is an architect born in Tokyo, Japan. Ban was formed in California. He is usually regarded as a traditional Japanese architect although he did not studied in his country. His work is characterized by the use of unconventional recycled materials. In 1986, Artek.Inc came to Ban and asked him to design a chair with a particular material named UPM. This material is created from the industrial waste of paper and plastic. Shigeru said, “They asked me to design some chair out of this material, then I use this, made out of this system a very unique system....   [tags: Architecture] 785 words
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The Architecture of Daniel H. Burnham - ... The “White City” was a huge success and it became the central inspiration for Burnham’s plan to transform Chicago in 1909 (Gale Encyclopedia). Shortly after returning to Chicago, Daniel had become a draftsman for famous civil engineer and architect William Le Baron Jenney. Daniel wrote an aspiring, dreaming letter to his mother about how he would become the greatest architect in the world, but before that could happen he quit his job with Jenney in order to seek his fortune in Nevada. While in Nevada Burnham ran for the state senate also tried mining....   [tags: Architecture]
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Classical Architecture: An Everlasting Imprint - ... The columns to both edifices have vertical hollow grooves known as flutes. The colonnades support a pediment decorated with dentils that surround the outer surface of the pediment. Both edifices have Corinthian capitals that are adorned with acanthus leaves and wide porticos. The similarities of both of these buildings are quite astonishing and the architectural style of the Maison Carree must have had a significant influence on the construction of the high school and many other buildings. For instance Thomas Jefferson found that the Maison Carree “gave inspiration to the design of the Virginia State House in Richmond, Virginia.[1] Aside from the physical appearances both of these buildings serve different purposes for the public....   [tags: Architecture]
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The Architecture of Moshe Safde - ... (Arc Space) Marina Bay Sands is a 845,000 square meter area and a $5.7 billion build cost project that was constructed in Singapore. It consists of a hotel, casino, shops and restaurants, a convention center, the Museum of ArtScience, and topped 55 stories up with a 9,941 square meter "SkyPark". The SkyPark is also the world's largest cantilever stretching 65 meters (213 feet) beyond the roof of the last skyscraper. It also contains seven site-specific works of public art handpicked by Safdie....   [tags: Architecture]
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Victorian Architecture - Victorian Architecture During the Victorian period, there was a revival of classical (Greek and Roman), Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Romantic architects replicated Greek and Roman buildings, which were revered as the ultimate examples of beauty (Sporre 487; Tansey 932). Increased nationalism in England also sparked a revival of Gothic architecture. After the Houses of Parliament burnt down in London (1834), the task of redesign the new building was assigned to Charles A. Barry and Augustus W....   [tags: Architecture]
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Traditional vs. Modern Architecture in China - Question: Traditional culture in architecture is being eroded by modernity of the present architecture in China. Analyze the causes and effects of this problem and possible solutions. In China, urbanization is at dramatic pace but in static patterns. This leads to the Chinese cities losing their own styles, and being built in the static architecture modes which are introduced from developed countries. Moreover, the traditional architecture cultures are being eroded by the static modern architecture patterns....   [tags: Architecture] 1940 words
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Architecture of the 1920s - ARCHITECTURE IN THE TWENTIES For the United States the Twenties was a time to flourish and enjoy the common wealth, but unlike everything else, architecture was in a creative slump. many artists were having difficulty in depicting a "style" for the new era. Many new technological advances were occuring through the steel industry and the discovery of glass. The architects of this period wanted to incorporate those advances in their designs, thus bringing forth an experimental period. With architects from different backgrounds and cultures working to produce a masterpiece the International Style was created....   [tags: Architecture]
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The Use of Traditional Styles in Contemporary Architecture - Abstract: Contemporary architects have a wide variety of sources to gain inspiration from, but this has not always been the case. How did modernism effect sources of inspiration. What did post-modernism do to liberate the choice of influences. Now that Contemporary architects have the freedom of choice, how are they using “traditional” styles and materials to inspire them. Even after modernism why are traditional styles still around. Through the modern era technologies evolved and avant garde was not just a matter of being ahead in you design concepts,....   [tags: architecture]
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Scottish Architecture. - ... The School of Art was Mackintosh’s first and largest commission, and he was awarded it in 1896. Work on the School of Art began in 1897 and extended until 1899, when it was halted, until it was eventually resumed in 1909 and finished. While designing the Glasgow School of Art, Lethaby’s Architecture, Mysticism and Myth was to be an important source of principles for Mackintosh, due to its connecting of the Arts and Crafts movement with the Celtic beliefs and Mysticism that greatly interested him....   [tags: Architecture]
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Vernacular Architecture: Hebridean Black House - ... Although this construction is highly durable, it is contrasted by the roof structure. The weak roof structure is the result of scarcity of wood on the islands; the only timber readily to hand is wood washed ashore by the ocean. Its design is of thin rafters tied together, or nailed whenever heavier timbers are available depending on what the Atlantic provides, simply placed on the inner masonry wall. A heavier roof structure is unnecessary because the rafters only have to withstand the weight of the light grass thatching, held down by hay ropes, wires or fish nets firmly weighted at the ends by pieces of stone....   [tags: Architecture]
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Ottoman Architecture - ... Ottoman architecture is considered a blend of Islamic Mamluk traditions, Byzantine architecture as well as Iranian architecture. Building techniques at that time were very advanced, architects were able to balance between inner and outer spaces in a beautiful way. Most buildings at that era consisted of immense inner spaces and huge domes. Ottomans were famous for their luxurious palaces, magnificent mosques, hammams and mausoleums. The main building materials used in Ottoman architecture were baked brick, tiles, plaster, stained glass and clear glass, cut limestone, marble and wood....   [tags: Art, Islamic Architecture] 1013 words
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European Gothic Architecture “Los Angeles Adaptation” - ... The stained glass windows were ecclesiastic windows that allow light from the highest points of the building. Some of the complex decoration refers to the amount of detail such as statues, paints, and scripts on the walls. All of the above are the characteristics that the Gothic Architecture presented during that period. Now days, some of the main concepts are being taken and applied to modern buildings such as the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels, also known as the Cathedral of Los Angeles....   [tags: Architecture]
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Comparing Ancient Greek and Ancient Roman Architecture - The two ancient civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome were the best of the best during their time periods. Ancient Greece began around 2000 B.C. by the inhabitants known as the Mycenaean’s, followed by the Minoans. The Minoans built the foundation of Greece. The Roman Empire was founded around 753 B.C. by the two twins, Romulus and Remus. Romulus ended up killing Remus and built the city of Rome on one of seven rolling hills. Architecture was very important to both civilizations and they were always trying to out due the other....   [tags: Architecture]
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The Australian Style of Architecture and Harry Seidler’s Influence - ... 12). E.S.C.A. Warehouse in Brisbane was the resulting new warehouse style. It had precise geometric form, flat pier and glass without the traditional ornamentation. Different treatments of facades, depending on their orientation, became a characteristic of Australian architecture. Though it was difficult for architects to accept the new, it became a catalyst, something to cause unity and at the same time to induce action – perhaps an idea or, more pragmatically, something almost tangible which would promote material response and promise new and real in the Australian context....   [tags: Architecture]
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The Dominance of Gothic Architecture in The High Middle Ages - ... To create that space his goal was to eliminate walls in his monastery where possible. Starting in 1140, Suger opened up a vast amount of room by using pointed arches and ribbed vaults. These techniques in themselves were not new or unique. “St. Denis didn't mark the debut of either feature; the ribbed vault shows up in a few earlier European churches, and the pointed arch is widespread in Islamic architecture” (Columbia 1). However, Suger was the first to combine all of those qualities with a new and daring element: light....   [tags: Architecture]
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Essay Outline on African Architecture - The reason I choose this title is that African Architecture has a close connection to nature, and the two cannot be separated. - African Architecture is an extension of Nature because it does not attempt to disturb or separate itself from nature. Instead, it attempts to complement nature and employ natural resources to accomplish its purpose. Context/Connection to Class: Context- The purpose of this presentation is to inform my fellow classmates about the main concepts that inspire African Architecture and to show how these concepts can have effective applications in modern society....   [tags: Architecture] 440 words
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Renaissance and Nineteenth Century Architecture - Renaissance and Nineteenth Century Architecture There are many different styles of architecture. All these styles depend on the time period, and the architecture. Today, many architects incorporate many styles into one building, giving it uniqueness. Introduction The dictionary defines architecture as the "art and science of designing and erecting buildings" (dictionary.com). Since the beginning of civilization, architects have been designing structures and buildings. They are sometimes conventional, and at other times, they are not....   [tags: Architecture] 762 words
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Geometry in Gothic Architecture - Introduction The 12th Century saw the move away from the Romanesque architecture which had typified the preceding centuries to the era of the great Gothic cathedrals which were to become the architectural symbol of the middle ages. The transformation was not simply one of size or scope but a manifestation of the cultural shifts which were occurring as the medieval age commenced. By this time, numbers and geometry had acquired a metaphysical significance and were believed to have occult symbolism and power....   [tags: Architecture] 3562 words
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Design and Architecture of Art Galleries - In what ways and for what reasons have the architecture and designs of art museums and galleries evolved since the mid-twentieth century. In exploring and understanding this subject, one must study the history and development of individual museums and galleries, observing the exterior architecture as well as the internal design, and the reasons behind any developments or renovations done to the buildings. In addition to this the location of the museum must be considered, to see if the surrounding architecture influences any modernisation or extensions taken out on the buildings, as well as considering the expectations and ideas of different cultures, and how they might manipulate the evolution of such places over the past fifty years....   [tags: Architecture] 1586 words
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Commercial Architecture and Globalization - ... The build was accomplished on a large scale (168 metres tall). Theoretically, the company may have wanted construction to demonstrate their expansion in the global economic market and the building to boast about their widespread growth in wealth and influence. Fig 1.1: Beetham Tower dominating Manchester’s skyline. http://www.storm-lightningprotection.co.uk/html/portfolio.html ‘Heading up a new generation of skyscrapers that are regenerating Britain's post-industrial cities, Beetham is at the heart of a battle between traditionalists and modernists’ (Ian Simpson, the vertical city, Channel 4, 2009)....   [tags: Architecture Essays]
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Comparisons of the Zachman Framework with Other Frameworks for Enterprise Architecture Development - ... This framework is six rows by six columns and there needs to be an artifact in every cell. If columns and or rows are left out, then this is no long a Zachman Framework (Zachman, 2004). Shah and Kourdi (2007) states, “These frameworks simplify the architecture’s development and ensure complete coverage of the architectural dimensions of the designed solution through a common terminology” (p.37). The Zachman Framework consists of 36 cells that collect non-redundant primitive artifacts into each one of the cells....   [tags: Architecture]
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Metal And Architecture - Metal and architecture has evolved over centuries, with successive eras opening up new technical and elegant possibilities through the development of different types of metals. Metals are dense, lustrous materials that are highly conductive of heat and electricity. Some facts about metals are that they are generally ductile, meaning that they can be hammered thin or drawn into wires. Metals can also be liquified by heating and then resolidified by cooling. Presently metals are the strongest building materials in common use....   [tags: Architecture History] 1138 words
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Architecture of the "Food Street" in Lahore, Pakistan - The alley known as the "FOOD STREET" in Lahore, Pakistan, is lined with partly defaced, multi-storey houses build in the first half of the nineteenth century. Most of the houses are in a depleted and worn-out state. When one really observes the building closely, only then can you imagine, the state of these buildings at its prime. A private citizens committee with donations and government help has tried to restore the pre-independence architecture, but it has been a really poor effort. Since the Food Street comes to life at night, the defaced buildings and the really bad renovation work is hidden, in the darkness....   [tags: Architecture] 367 words
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Earthquakes and Architectures - ... This is due to liquefaction, “A phenomenon that occurs when the surface waves cause the ground to act like a liquid” (Force of Nature). During an earthquake, landfill behaves as quicksand, sucking the structure into the ground. In an article written by Kevin Boson called, How Quicksand Works, he says that the sand becomes saturated with so much water that there is less friction between the sand particles which cause a moving object to be sucked down. Landfills work the same way during an earthquake and since there is no way to stop the building from vibrating the building continues to be sucked down into the landfill, until the earthquake stops....   [tags: Architecture]
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Renaissance Architechture Final Draft - RUNNING HEAD: RENAISSANCE ARCHITECTTURE Renaissance Architecture May 23, 2010 Influential Renaissance Architecture As one begins to delve into the history of modern architecture one quickly realizes the influence that Renaissance architects such as Donato Bramante, Raphael, and Michelangelo had on modern architecture. Simply look around a city at the business district and one will see bits and pieces of the Renaissance architecture. The Renaissance architecture has had an influence on architecture throughout the ages....   [tags: Architecture]
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Deconstruction in Architecture - Deconstruction in Architecture Deconstruction is first developed by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida. The definition for deconstruction is not easy to understand, and Derrida and his interpreters actually intend it to be difficult. It was first meant a method of interpretation and analysis of a text or a speech. He introduced the concept of deconstruction in connection with his linguistic philosophy and grammatology. When deconstruct a text or a speech, it is to draw out conflicting logics of sense and implication, with the object of showing that the text never exactly means what it ways or says what it means ....   [tags: Architects Architecture Physics Essays]
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How Hundertwasserhaus and Architecture Excites Me - “Get out. This is a private property!” A woman screamed at me when she caught me trying to sneak inside her building. I apologized and explained to her how exciting it was for me to find this place, after being lost in Vienna for two hours. I asked her politely if I can take a quick look at the inside of the building. Even though she was loud and clear when she told me to stay out in English, she acted as if she didn’t understand a word I was saying. She thought I was crazy, and instead of letting me enter she called security....   [tags: Hundertwasserhaus, Architecture,] 830 words
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Roman Architecture - Roman Architecture Many centuries before the birth of Christ, the city of Rome grew, prospered, and developed into a thriving Republic. As in most cultures, Rome's buildings became more elaborate and impressive. They developed fantastic building technologies and ideas. The feats of Roman engineers were groundbreaking, and many structures built by this culture still stand today. With knowledge borrowed from the Greeks, Rome made impressive architectural achievements, these were namely major attributes of buildings, colossal structures, and a legacy that would influence later buildings (Cornell and Matthews 11)....   [tags: Ancient Architecture History]
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Zaha Hadid: Making Utopia a Reality in Architecture - "Utopia: n .an impractical idealistic scheme for social and political reform" - The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition For over twenty years the Iraqi-born, English educated architect Zaha Hadid has symbolized the vanguard of contemporary architecture. She has pushed back the boundaries of built form to forge a highly individualist architectonic language that is at once thrillingly dynamic and intensely thoughtful, and as a result now has an enormous following of students, practitioners and builders....   [tags: Architecture] 1655 words
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A Critical Comparison of Gothic Architecture in Italy, France and Germany - Gothic was first used as a term of contempt during the late renaissance. The Goth's were barbarians- which leads to many theories as to why "Goth" was the chosen title for a style that required extreme engineering as well as technical and artistic know how. Since then vast efforts have been made to rename the style with a term that better encompasses the idea of gothic style. The Gothic style was an over exaggerated, awe-inspiring attempt to become closer to God. The worshipper was not only drawn to the altar, but experienced an ascent to heaven at the same time.1 These artistic gems are a grand testament to historical technology and the imaginative approach and vision of skilled craftsmen....   [tags: Architecture] 1093 words
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Gothic Architecture During the Middle Ages - Gothic architecture a new style developing from an old style of architecture with similar characteristics and in a way different. Architects wanted to build bigger buildings with stronger walls something that could not be found elsewhere. The old buildings did not have windows they were dark places that in order to get light they needed many candles. Not even the candles could give the right amount of light the buildings needed. The middle ages architects wanted big windows on the buildings and this new style made their wish come true....   [tags: architecture, world history]
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Into Architecture - INTO ARCHITECTURE My reasons for choosing the path that I choose were very simple. Ever since my childhood I was always involved in art, I found amusement in drawing, and painting pictures of cars, homes, and cartoons. I always imagined myself to become an animator, or a painter, but I got really interested in construction in a very odd way. When I was 10, my parent’s house was demolished, and so my father was looking for a designer to plan out our new house. One day I overheard the conversation between my father and the designer, and I curiously went over the table to see what they were discussing, as I approached the table, there were many white sheets of blank paper with sketches on them, they were simply beautiful, I was so amazed with the sketches and drawing that I started coping them every time I had a piece of paper in front of me....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 587 words
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The Life of Filippo Brunelleschi and his Contributions in the Field of Architecture - In Florence, Italy a cathedral stands over the grave of its architect, Filippo Brunelleschi. The Cathedral of Florence that now serves as his monument was one of his largest architectural developments. Little is known about Filippo’s childhood because he was not very famous; however, later in life he made huge accomplishments in the field of architecture. Filippo Brunelleschi’s structures were considered glorious at the time and are still standing today. Filippo Brunelleschi was born in 1377 in Florence, Italy....   [tags: architecture, biography] 959 words
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The Purpose and Nature of Architecture - The Purpose and Nature of Architecture What is it that we mean when we say ‘the architecture of the city’. What are cities planned to be. Why should we plan anything. When we plan ahead, we perhaps have a goal in mind. What is this goal, for an architect or an urban designer. Simply putting it, their goal is to make environments in which man can live in ways better than he could before. Right from the early times, when shelter meant only a roof over ones head, or when taking shelter meant seeking protection inside a cave or getting under the tree cover, man sought to improve his living conditions....   [tags: Design Architecture] 1222 words
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Sustainable Architecture: Meeting the Needs of this Generation while Preserving the Needs of Future Generations - Sustainable architecture is a specific kind of design which focuses on meeting the needs of these generations without compromising the needs of those generations to come. Architects from around the world have become aware of the impact that society has on the environment, and have created sustainable architecture in order to help preserve the environment, but at the same time, create comfortable spaces that are ideal for living and are aesthetically pleasing. This innovative architecture has attracted many architects from all over the world, in order to implement these new structures into every day life....   [tags: Sustainable, architecture, future,] 1323 words
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How Islamic Architecture in Spain Changed from the Seventh Century to the Mid-sixteenth Century - ... These features included the prayer niches and prayer hall, each characterized by its unique design. These elements became essential to be held by each and every mosque in the world. A mosque must have these features in order to let religious practices take place. Each element in the Great Mosque of Córdoba represented the task to be done. These elements were the Gibla, Mihrab, Minbar, and the Minarat (The tower). The Gibla wall specifies the direction that the Imaam should face and prayers should face as well and do their prayer, the direction where the Gibla points must be the Kaaba (House of God), where all the prayers are dedicated....   [tags: Architecture, Islam, Spain]
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