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From Rome to Columbia: A Comparison of Jesse Hall and The Pantheon - For much of the last millennia many great architects have looked upon the Pantheon as a staple of classical architecture, as well as a model for many modern day buildings. Created by the Romans, the Pantheon would use many elements better than any other works of architecture to that time. No further than Columbia Missouri is this evident in the construction of what used to be known as the First Academic Building on the University of Missouri campus. The Architects Bell and Binder headed the creation of the new building after the First Academic Building burnt down in 1892....   [tags: Architecture] 1004 words
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Frank Lloyd Wright and American Architecture - Frank Lloyd Wright and American Architecture Architecture can be defined as the art or science of planning and building structures. Architecture is important because it satisfies the basic human need for shelter. Architectural structures serve specific purposes. Examples include: government buildings; other public buildings, such as libraries or museums; commercial buildings, including offices, banks, or shops; buildings for transportation- airline terminals, train stations, etc.; religious buildings; and, of course, residences....   [tags: Biography Wright Architectural Essays] 2060 words
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Sustainable Architecture - Well-recognized cities worldwide have built over the years great buildings with a variety of designs and concepts however consequently too much building has been making grievous decrease on energy efficiency. Now, “Green Architecture” has been popularized and as a result a modicum of energy efficiency has increased and also it has substantiated a new perspective, a new versatile way on architecture. Now days, the world is intended to be in a worst scenario ever imagined. Climates, global warming and furthermore problems....   [tags: climate, global warmimg, echo-house]
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Critical Analysis of the Design of the Guangzhou Opera House - Guangzhou Opera House is a recently completed building by Zaha Hadid Architects. The project is located in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, completed in 2010. The building’s extreme geometry and the spectacular interior have brought about international awareness and appreciations on its design. Followings are two articles that examine and critique the building. One is “L'auditorium asimmetrico (Asymmetrical Auditorium)”from the architecture journal “Abitare”. The other article is “Crazy Angles, Soaring Steel” by Thomas Lane from the architecture Journal “Building”....   [tags: Architecture]
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Modern Architecture - As some critics contended, postmodernism represents a break with the modernist notion that architecture should be technologically rational, austere and functional, discuss the ways in which one postmodern architect has developed strategies which overcome these tendencies. Juxtaposition is seen between the characteristics of early 20th century modern architecture and the artistic endeavours of postmodernism that followed. To represent the ‘Less is More’ (R.Venturi, 1966, pg16) notion the modernist tendencies had adopted, Robert Venturi built a ‘Ghost Structure’ to imply architecture had no longer become an art form and was merely just a ‘spectator’ (Architecturerevived, 2011) in society....   [tags: Modernism, Postmodernism] 2467 words
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Gothic Architecture - I am very glad that this work is dedicated to Gothic Architecture. However strange it may sound; I am passionate about Gothic art since childhood. I grew up in Riga, on the shore of the Baltic Sea, in the atmosphere of mysterious charm of the ancient city where every street, building and numerous churches and cathedrals preserved the memory of a dark and magical world of the Middle Ages. My mother worked as a tour guide with the groups from all over the world. She used to take me on her excursions in the old part of a town....   [tags: gothic style, cathedral, Europe, art, middle ages]
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The Significance of Mies van der Rohe’s Core House - Despite the extensive literature available on the work of Mies van der Rohe, it is still possible to identify significant gaps on the subject. As previously demonstrated, historians have generally overlooked the Core House’s size variations, what becomes evident in the way the project has been commonly named. Despite the possibility of having different sizes, after many decades the Core House did not become a custom house produced, just like a piece of clothing, in small, medium and large sizes....   [tags: architecture] 743 words
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The Parthenon- A Culture in Itself - One of the most impressive accomplishments of Ancient Greece is the remarkable structure of the Parthenon on the Acropolis. The Parthenon is one of the most inspiring works of architecture known to mankind. The project of the extraordinary Acropolis was taken on by one of the most influential leaders of history, Pericles. Pericles influenced not only the building of one of the grandest works but the example of democracy displayed by the Greeks. The architecture was unique for its time, it featured excellent structure,the breathtaking Metopes featuring the epic battles of the gods, the Frieze a detailed sculpture displaying a procession of Greeks, and was built to house the magnificent statu...   [tags: Architecture]
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A White Paper on Building Information Modeling - The future direction for the Architecture and Building industry is clearly BIM. Although there are disadvantages to BIM but this is so with every technology. The question is do the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. In the case of BIM the answer is a clear yes. In the past decade, there has not been any technology, invention or innovation that has had such an impact on the Architecture and building industry as BIM. In 2005, a survey conducted by the American Institute of Architects showed that 85% of architects had never heard of BIM....   [tags: Architecture] 1573 words
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Comparing Bioclimatic Features of Thomas Herzog's House at Regensburg with Two Other Eco-Friendly Houses of the 20th Century - The House at Regensburg was built in 1979 and is located in Regensburg, Germany. It was designed by Thomas Herzog a German architect born in Munich 1941. Many of Herzog’s buildings are associated with bioclimatic architecture and eco-friendly buildings mainly due to the fact Herzog was involved in the concept of solar power technology. During this essay I will analyse Thomas Herzog’s House at Regensburg and explain the themes and principles behind different aspects of the house in comparison to two other bioclimatic or eco-friendly houses in the 20th century....   [tags: architecture] 2285 words
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Greek Architecture - Unit #1 – The Fundamentals Summary #1: The Introduction of Temples and Foreign Influence, and the role of the Architect Upon the end of the Dark Ages, the Hellenic civilization began to form, introducing temples as the main architectural focus of that era (Lawrence, 58). Despite forming after the Hellenic period, temples were influenced by a variety of factors, including the home plans of the Dark Ages (58). Temples served as a home for deities, a structure for them to visit, rather than what we would normally think of as a house of worship (58)....   [tags: History, The Dark Ages, Hellenic Civilization] 711 words
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Renaissance Architecture - Architecture remains an integral topic to discuss when historical shifts in the time periods occur and the many forms of art begin to shift as well. This is especially present during the artistic shift from the medieval period to the Renaissance where proportions and symmetry are reappearing ideas originating from mainly Greek and Roman times. During the Renaissance period, architects such as Bartolommeo Bandinelli were known for the exceptionally designed domes in Florence, which were larger than ever previously encountered....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]
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The Design of Writing and the Writing of Design - When someone thinks about architecture, they usually don’t think about writing. Design and math are the first things that come to mind. But writing is also an important part of an architect’s job; it is used on a daily basis. An architect uses many forms of writing to communicate with the many people involved in a project and to keep track of everything that has to be done, as well as deadlines for these tasks and to whom each task is assigned. Mr. Richard Johnson, an architect in the local firm The East Group, most often communicates through e-mails....   [tags: Architecture]
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Appreciating a Gothic Cathedral: Milan Cathedral - All over the world people still come to admire the beauty of European cathedrals. Many of the cathedrals are fragile due to age, neglect, pollution, and insufficient funds available to restore these historical and beautiful buildings. Nevertheless, visitors to these architectural masterpieces are fascinated by the design and structure of these churches. The cathedral builders using their own ingenuity, expertise, and limited resources were able to defy the laws of gravity and time. (Icher 30) There were two main types of architecture during the middle ages, the Romanesque style and the Gothic style....   [tags: Architecture]
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Roman Architecture - The White House, The Capitol Building, The Lincoln Memorial, all these things have been affected by ancient Roman architecture. This ancient Roman architecture came to be around the time period of the Pax Romana in the Roman Empire. It was a time of great wealth and prosperity for the empire which brought it into a time of a sort of golden age for architecture. This type of architecture was influenced by the ancient Greeks, but it took their ideas and transformed them to better advantage their own empire....   [tags: Pantheon, Colosseum, Roman Empire]
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Contemporary Uses: The Pennsylvania State Capitol - Contemporary Uses: The Pennsylvania State Capitol Pennsylvania has a wide variety of beautiful historical buildings that reflect many different styles of architecture. They include historical homes, unique covered bridges, government buildings, and breathtaking churches. Some of Pennsylvania’s most recognized examples of great architecture are Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Fallingwater” and The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts located in Philadelphia. However, the one building that I think of when it comes to great architecture is The Pennsylvania State Capitol....   [tags: Architecture]
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Contemporary Uses Paper: Duncannon Log Church - In Duncannon Pa at the top of Cemetery Road is the Duncannon Presbyterian Cemetery. The road narrows and bends in between large sections of green lawn filled with gravestones. Follow the most outside road around the cemetery towards the older side where the stones begin to fade, slow down for the sharp bend and at the far corner you'll find where the first log church that was built in Duncannon stood. The one that is standing there now is not that church, but a replica, built to look exactly like the original....   [tags: Architecture]
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A Sustainable Solution to the Process of Procuring Glulam Products - 1.0 Introduction 1.1 Executive Summary The profession of architecture in this country is faced with the reality that much of our industry is supported by practices which cause undeniable harm to the environment. The rapid growth of human activity into sensitive ecosystems; the support of unsustainable resource industries; the continued practice of designing buildings which do not meet sustainable design standards; all of these issues point to a profession unable to control its reliance on unsustainable practices....   [tags: Architecture] 1635 words
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The Rock: The GE Building in Rockefeller Plaza - Tourist. Business people. Shoppers. Television executives. View-seekers. All these people can be found at one place. The GE building, formally the RCA building, is the centerpiece of Rockefeller Plaza in New York, New York and was completed in 1933. The building is now the headquarters of the television network NBC along with being a tourist attraction. Known as 30 Rock, the structure is one of the most prestigious office buildings. Along with being an office building, there are many stores located on the first floor and under the building itself....   [tags: Architecture] 1007 words
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Architect of the Modern Age - Frank Gehry is a world renowned architect known for several important buildings such as the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. He was born in Toronto Canada February 28, 1929 but moved with his family to Los Angeles, California in 1947(1). Gehry attended the University of Southern California and graduated in 1954 with a degree in architecture (1). In 1962, he established his own architectural firm in 1962 now called Gehry Partners, LLP (1). In the beginning, Gehry used the International Style of architecture (1) but it did not suit him well because those type of building had a stark, unornamented appearance so over time he was able to create his own style that greatly...   [tags: Architecture]
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Vernacular Architecture - Mali is an African country. It is located in the hot desert in West Africa. The capital is Bamako .Mali has different type of Climate: tropical climate in the south and arid climate in the north. Droughts are frequent and the rainfall all over the country is negligible. It has two main seasons, the wet season from June to October and the cool and hot dry season the remainder of the year. We find some species of trees such as the doom palm, the baobab, and leguminous fruit bearing plants. History of Mali is very rich because of its very heterogeneous ethnic groups who did a lot in the past....   [tags: Mali, Dogon, Festival]
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Green Architecture - Green Architecture is a method to reduce the impact on our environment by using natural resources like energy, water, and the materials that are used in the structure recycled materials or the fixtures used in the home with energy saving features, as well as making a healthier environment. With high-efficiency windows and high value insulation in the walls and floors you’re your energy would take less too cool or heat up that area. Written by BOB BOB BOB May 2010 “The history of a green building goes back further than the 70’s in the middle of the industrial revolution that Henri Becquerel first witnessed the transformation of solar energy into electrical energy....   [tags: Conservation] 1461 words
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Green Architecture - 1. Introduction: Because of the importance of sustainable technologies in this day and age, I have researched the topic of sustainable technology as it pertains to residential architecture. Many new innovations in this field have surfaced in the last few decades, and many more emerge every day. It is important to note, however that I believe the subject of primary concern in our society is the role of the individual and their responsibility in the home. In other words, I will talk about the role of the homeowner in advancing the availability and frequency of energy efficient systems in the average home ....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Northern Humanism, Renaissance, and Late Mannerism - During the sixteenth century, Europe was undergoing changes and developing two artistic styles, as well as a religious situation. These styles were known as the Northern Renaissance and late mannerism, also encountered by Reformation, which separated religious unity. During the Reformation, hostile groups known as Protestants were formed against the church because they wanted a complete renovation of the church and Roman Catholics. Late mannerism emerged at the end of the century and had little influence on Spanish literature, but overruled Spanish painting....   [tags: Architecture]
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Castle Development In The Middle Ages - Introduction For over 500 years, magnificent castles of all shapes and sizes were built across Western Europe. These strong fortifications were built to defend the many occupants of the castle. The stunning architecture of these structures, continue to amaze people all over the world as the remains of many can still be viewed after thousands of years. Castles were first introduced in England by William the Conqueror in 1066 CE . He and his Norman Lords built castles along the English countryside and claimed England as their own....   [tags: architecture] 933 words
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Simon and Garfunkels Legendary Architect - Simon and Garfunkel’s Legendary Architect You hop out of the car as the driver opens the door for you. You look up and see the stunning Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. It’s your first time traveling abroad since you made your fortune, and you’re very excited. On the outside there are stone collages featuring Mayan architecture with green volcanic rock, terra cotta grillwork, and yellow brick. (An Imperial History)You gasp as you notice the intricate patterns the materials have been placed in....   [tags: Architecture]
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Gothic Arches Versus Romanesque Arches - Thesis, Argument Outline, and Evidence In the late 12th century the Romanesque period of style morphed into the Gothic period of style. The Romanesque period was characterized by the following: thick walls, barrel/round arches, supporting groin vaults, and thick buttresses (Calkins 1998, 110). The Gothic period was characterized by the following: thin walls, pointed arches, stained glass, and flying buttresses (Icher 1998, 20-30). During the early medieval years, the use of thick walls in building a church or cathedral was not only to create a stable monumental building but to help protect the building during wars or battles....   [tags: Architecture]
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Jeffersonian Architecture: The Virginia State Capital - Jeffersonian Architecture: The Virginia State Capital Most people know Thomas Jefferson for his political achievements such as writing the Declaration of Independence or becoming the third President of the United States, however, most people don’t know he was a polymath, or jack-of-all-trades. Jefferson was everything from a political philosopher, diplomat, and mathematician, to a farmer or violinist and everything in between (Howard 10). Even though, in a political sense, he was one of the most influential figures in American history, he influenced American history in other ways as well, including architecture....   [tags: American historic landmarks]
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Trump Hotel and Tower Chicago - With Trumps decision to build a new skyscraper in Chicago, architectural company Skidmore, Owings and Merrill had their work cut out for them. They needed to design a building that matched the expectations of not only Donald Trump but also the city of Chicago. Trump International Hotel and Tower forever changed the Chicago skyline. Trump Tower was the tallest building built in the United States since the Sears Tower also located in Chicago. This luxury building offers only the finest accommodations in order to serve those who invest in renting within the tower....   [tags: Architecture] 1143 words
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The Art Institute of Chicago - The building at 111 South Michigan Avenue, home of the Art Institute of Chicago, was opened in 1893 as the World’s Congress Auxiliary Building for the World’s Columbian Exposition. The building was passed on to the Art Institute after the end of the exposition. Designed in the Beax-Arts style by Boston firm Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge, building has become an icon for chicagoans an tourists alike. The Modern Wing, the Art Institute’s latest and largest addition to date, opened on May 16, 2009, and was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano....   [tags: Architecture] 674 words
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Art and Architecture Steering an Ancient Society - Through the artistic and architectural styles present throughout Rome and attached provinces, Roman art and design was able to improve both cultural and structural matters in the Roman Society over a progression of time. Architecture, and methods of organizational layout were not just artistically configured, they served a larger purpose to make the Roman society better. Through centuries of Roman history, the administration of the cities used its funds to build infrastructure that would help cultivate the lives of its people....   [tags: ancient Roman history]
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Sacred Medieval Architecture - After the fall of the Roman Empire the political atmosphere was transformed in Western Europe. As the West witnessed a change, brought about by the constant invasion of barbarians, the Eastern Roman Empire remained intact and grew incredibly prosperous. The Eastern Empire had much closer ties between the state and the Christian Church. These ties lead to many elaborate Byzantine churches being built in Constantinople, emphasizing the importance of the Eastern Church in everyday life. The Byzantine architecture maintains a sense of well-balanced proportions and favors a more simple approach to the building’s exterior....   [tags: Religion, Buildings] 773 words
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My Reason for Getting a Ph.D in Architecture - I have always had a considerable interest in architecture, ever since studying Fine Arts in Tunisia. Thereafter, I have looked at it in detail through my study in the University of Tripoli (UT); where I spent five years, and gathered a huge amount of architectural knowledge. This interest would suggest that I would be well suited to the job of an architect. I have always believed that it would be a very interesting career for me which needs a lot of imagination, visualization and artistic sense....   [tags: statement of purpose] 836 words
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Architecture: Critical Regionalism - From my opinion off what I have gathered, I came to an understanding that Critical regionalism can be seen as an approach to architecture that tries to stand up for places culture and identifies the identity of a place where Modern Architecture has failed to, by using the building's geographical context and reference of vernacular architecture. The term critical regionalism was first used by Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre and, with a somewhat different meaning, by Kenneth Frampton. Critical regionalism could be considered as a particular kind of post-modern response....   [tags: le corbusier, building types] 2119 words
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Art and Architecture in the Middle Ages and Renaissance - The difference between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance is most visible through art and architecture, demonstrated specifically through an emphasis on religion or classical antiquity, and humanity. During the Middle Ages, art was more religious because it had a very religious influence from the church having such great power in the community. When the Renaissance started, art became more focused on ancient Greece. The Greek influence was because scholars were broadly studying the revival of classical antiquity....   [tags: middle ages, renaissance, giotto]
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The Two Perceptions of Computer Use in Architecture - This paper reviews the two perceptions of computer in architecture. Some criticize computer use because computers—by their nature mechanistic and algorithmic—support only uncreative thinking and production. However, some increasingly view computers as valuable tools of creative production. Educational research indicates that there is no single "effect" of the computer on creativity; technology can support either uncreative drill or creative production. In recent years, contemporary architecture has been changed by the evolution of digital technologies not only as production process and design techniques but also as the way of thinking....   [tags: promote creativity, algorithmic, mechanistic]
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Egyptian Pyramids Architecture - CONTENTS: - INTRODUCTION - BACKGROUND OF ANCIENT EGYPT & PYRAMIDS - THE STEP PYRAMID of Pharaoh Djoser - THE GREAT PYRAMID of Pharaoh Khufu - CONCLUSION - BIBLIOGRAPHY & FOOTNOTES This essay focuses on two different types of pyramids; the Step pyramid which was the first pyramid and the Great pyramid, which was the largest pyramid built in Egypt. The essay investigates the meaning of the selected forms for the Egyptian culture and explains their dialog with the cosmos. The architecture of ancient Egypt is one of the most important civilizations in history, which developed of different structures and great architectural monuments along the River Nile....   [tags: Egyptian Pyramids Forms]
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The Idea of Space - THE IDEA OF SPACE The concept of space is an important architectural feature that distinguishes it from other artistic activities. It is the three dimensional aspect of space that a person can find his or herself within. A painting is simply two dimensional, even if the artist could introduce other dimensions to it, the viewer can only see the painting on a flat canvas. Sculpture is three-dimensional however people can see that from the outside and immediately relate to it. Architecture is very much similar to a large statue that has been simply carved from the inside so that one can live and dwell from within....   [tags: Architecture]
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Art and Architecture in Germany and Czech Republic - My trip to Germany and the Czech Republic was very exciting. At first, I was not sure what to think about it. They are foreign countries and this was my first trip out of the United States. I did however think they would be much different from America. I knew that there would be many older buildings and castles in each country, since they are older than the United States. I also did not expect to see as many skyscrapers in these cities. I expected all of the cities to be beautiful and have a lot of unique architecture....   [tags: Art]
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The Architecture of Ancient Egypt: The Great Pyramid - ... Then he achieved building the first pyramid by placing large series of stone on top of each other. From the earliest 3rd dynasty step pyramids in Egypt that they were built with accreditation walls or layers. (Arnold 1991, p160). In those early pyramids the accreditation layers were tilted inwards at an angle. The tilting was probably done to support temporary ramps from step to step and/or to provide structural stability. Each part of the pyramid between two steps is referred to as a mastaba....   [tags: temples, tombs and pyramids] 997 words
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Porting Embedded Xinu to an Alternative Architecture - ABSTRACT In this paper we discuss porting the Embedded Xinu operating system (OS) to the 8-bit Arduino Mega 1280 due to its ability to meet several constraints. A 64-bit Linux environment and associated tools are used to develop Xinu for the AVR. The steps to port Xinu can be split into several different steps. The final Xinu image for the Arduino is 35 KB in size without any compiler optimizations. We discovered interesting features of the platform such as the division of SRAM and are in a position to improve compatibility with existing Xinu files....   [tags: Information Technology]
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HISTORY OF SINGAPORE’S MODERN ARCHITECTURE - INTRODUCTION Singapore Officially known as the Republic of Singapore, is the world's only sovereign city-state that is also an island country. It lies in Southeast Asia off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and 137 kilometres north of the equator. Made up of the lozenge-shaped main island (widely known as Singapore Island, but also as Pulau Ujong, its native Malay name) and over 60 much smaller islets, it is separated from Peninsular Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south....   [tags: Bungalow Building, British Influence]
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Architecture: Prioritizing The Human Experience in Design - PRIORITISING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE IN DESIGN Table of Contents 1.0 Introduction 3 2.0 Heidegger, Norberg-Shultz and Merleau-Ponty 4 3.0 The Application of Phenomenological Principals in the work of Steven Holl 6 Thoughts 9 Glossary 10 Websites 10 Referenced Images 10 Bibliography 11 Notes 12 Architecture Phenomenology Philosophy Movement Spaces Dwelling Design Experience Theory KEYWORDS 1.0 Introduction Now it is time that gods emerge From things by which we dwell … Rainer Maria Rilke (Insel ed., II, 185) Architects design spaces that are meant to be inhabited, places that are meant to be interacted with....   [tags: modern buildings, steven hall]
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Role of a Structure - Structure is an essential part of any piece of architecture. Frankly, it is a reason buildings do not fall down. Whether it is a house, a bridge or a stadium – it is subjected to a number of loads which have to be resisted in one way or another. Structures serve this purpose of transferring loads from the points at which they are applied to the foundations. No building can possibly exist without this component and quite often architecture is defined by structures rather than the other way around....   [tags: Architecture] 1480 words
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Green School Architecture - Introduction: To know how environmentally friendly architecture helps the environment and student’s education, one will need to know about the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) test results. The PISA test is a nationwide taken test for 15 year olds, and the country is ranked compared to the other countries that took the test. The needed improvement in schools, because you need to know what equipment will help students expand their knowledge, and what learning techniques would help the students understand, and connect their knowledge to the world outside....   [tags: Green Buildings]
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'Great Expectations' of Victorian Architecture Work - The Victorian Period of British History is primarily known as the period of Queen Victoria's reign, which spanned from 1837 to 1901. During the Victorian Period, Britain was under a long period of peace, prosperity, and the nation had great self-confidence. England was under great prosperity with great population increase during this period, in addition, England had also achieved great expectations in architecture. Many great structures were designed and constructed during the Victorian Period, with the architecture movement of Gothic Revival architecture....   [tags: Queen Victoria reign, Charles Dickens] 677 words
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A Study on Testing of Service Oriented Architecture - Abstract Services are combined and then controlled through an orchestration engine for achieving a business process. These services can be internal to the organization or COTS, which raises the question of authenticating the quality of the services. The problem currently being faced by the SOA developers is the lack of a system that guarantees a third-party service. A service provider may provide claims about a service but those claims need to be validated. Even the service provider might not have an idea that his service has degraded over time due to increase in traffic, data or some other elements....   [tags: Information Technology]
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The Revolution in Database Architecture, by Jim Gray - The Revolution in Database Architecture, by Jim Gray, describes the path that Gray thought that the evolution of the Database Architecture would take after 2004. He considers that databases had been stagnated for several years and that, beginning in 2004, the development of several technologies would pave the way into a revolution in the database world. The 14 technologies mentioned as the key for the revolution are: 1. The ability to execute Object Oriented code inside the RDBMS. 2. Databases becoming a web service....   [tags: Predictions, Technology Advances]
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How the Impact on Architecture Modernised Newcastle - Introduction In the 1950s Newcastle was known as a sleep city, Dan described it as “moribund” (1) decades had past and very little economic development had taken place between that time frame and families were left to suffer. In 1959, T. Dan Smith became Leader of Newcastle City Council, he set up his own independent planning department in the council and appointed Wilfred Burns as chief officer in 1960. They both wanted to re-modernise Newcastle for the better by undertaking new road plans to resolve the traffic congestion that plagued the city and breath new life into the city by clearing out the slum areas and rebuilding new homes to help improve peoples living conditions....   [tags: history, infrastructure]
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Personal Experience: My Passion and Enjoyment for The Arhitecture of London - 1. INTRODUCTION 'My passion and great enjoyment for architecture, and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it, is because I believe we - architects - can affect the quality of life of the people.' – Richard Rogers Since the beginning of mankind, architecture was present in human’s life. Building first evolved out of the dynamics between needs (shelter, security, and worship) and means (available building materials and attendant skills). As the cultures developed, human’s knowledge developed and they considered architecture as a craft, which was later found to be a highly respectable version of craft....   [tags: architectural work, tower of london, chapels]
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Johannes Brahms' Cultivation of Musical Architecture - Johannes Brahms, a striking individual of unmistakable character, is defined by his compositions as meticulous and enlightened. His comprehensive grasp on classical and baroque form, with his familiarity of counterpoint and musical development, allowed him to effortlessly traverse and cultivate upon the musical architecture laid out by the likes of Bach and Beethoven. Born in Hamburg in 1833, he was the son of Johann Jacob Brahms, who travelled from North Germany, in which the family name “Brahms(t)” propagated (Musgrave 4)....   [tags: compositions, romantic, progressive] 1966 words
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Understanding the Place - A place is not just a place. It exists at a certain location for a reason; that is, it does not just show up for just any purpose. It is built and designed the way it is for a reason. Landscape architecture, it is not just about the building or architecture, it is about the place, the ecology, and about understanding it in a so much deeper level. According to Patricia Martin in Revisiting Downsview Park Toronto “Landscape architecture is also a conscious shaping of land to accommodate human use and activity.” The two places, Mrak Mall and Olson Bridge over Pathway, are the examples about understanding the place....   [tags: Architecture]
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Architechture of Fredericton - As evidenced by many of its historic buildings, Fredericton was greatly influenced by the neoclassical architectural period that swept Europe and North America during the 18th century (Young 1982, 10). This period was marked by an influx of buildings designed to reflect the architecture of ancient Greece and Rome (Faulkner 2009, Neo-classical architecture). It grew from the burgeoning interest in classical antiquities and antiquarianism, a movement led by Englishmen such as Lord Elgin and William Stukeley, which marked the 1700s (Greene and Moore 2010, 16, 38)....   [tags: antiquarianism, neo-classical, Ionic, Corinthian]
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Project Manager For An Architecture Firm - Project Manager for an Architecture Firm Growing up, I was always the more creative one of my siblings. I always liked drawing and I was always one of the better artists in my class. I also always enjoyed math as I excelled throughout math classes during my schooling. My mom went to school for architecture and I would always go through her different drafts and make my own. My mom told me everyday that I had a knack for it and that I should pursue that as a career one day. I also liked to be a leader and as I went to a smaller school in my elementary years, I was able to be a class leader....   [tags: Careers Jobs] 866 words
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