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Antoni Gaudi's Works and Their Influence on Modern Spanish Architecture - The well-known Spanish architect, Antoni Gaudi, once said, “Originality consists of returning to the origin. Thus, originality means returning, through one’s resources, to the simplicity of the early solutions.” (qtd. in Craven n.p.) This quote is a great reflection of Gaudi’s unique style and works. Barcelonian architecture in the time of Gaudi was characterised by the Catalan Modernisme movement. Gaudi, being one of the movement’s representatives, showed his creativity and his individuality though his works which were inspired by nature....   [tags: Art History]
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The Different Ideologies of Both Roman and Greek Architecture - The different ideologies of both roman and Greek architecture have been disputed for many decades. These great feats such as the Flavian Amphitheater and the Parthenon help distinguish the two cultures. The amphitheater was built for the roman people’s entertainment. The Parthenon was built to appease the Greek goddess Athena. Just by looking at their purposes it is easy to see how their cultures varied. However, it is important to also look into the architectural components to further analyze. The Flavian amphitheater and the Parthenon are both examples of classic roman and Greek architecture....   [tags: The Parthenon, The amphitheater ] 1685 words
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Analysis of Architecture in Photography - Analysis of Architecture in Photography I have decided to look at architecture for my next genre in photography. I have chosen architecture as it is very different to fashion photography and looks at totally different materials and includes different characteristics. In the early years of photography, few if any photographers were specialists in any area other than commercial portraiture, which was the main area in which a living could be made from the new medium. Early photographers did fairly often photograph buildings, often working from the window of a convenient room rather than at street level....   [tags: Papers] 1060 words
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Amsterdam's Architecture Over The Ages - Amsterdam's Architecture Over The Ages Amsterdam has witnessed many architectural changes during its existence as a capital. From its earliest canal houses to its recent "modernisation", it is a widespread array of fascinating design and architecture. Throughout this short guide, I wish to take you through these ages, demonstrating the designs, the reasons for them, the way of living and the way the architecture developed around the community. This guide focuses mainly on the last one hundred years, looking in depth at the gradual changes made to this great city, and its surrounding areas....   [tags: European Europe History] 1911 words
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Report on the Art and Architecture of the Cathedral of St. Stephen in Australia - 1.0 Introduction The purpose of this report is to outline the art and architecture of the Cathedral of St. Stephen and compare it to other churches around the world. It is also designed to analyse the aspects of St. Stephen’s architecture and its attempts to capture some of the unique experiences of people in Australia. Also analysed was how a Catholic community can impact the identity of its parishioner as well as the importance of belonging to a Catholic parish. The report finally concludes by looking at different universal understandings on the meaning what is a church....   [tags: Churches, Australian] 2009 words
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Comparing Islamic and Arabic Architecture - Comparing Islamic and Arabic Architecture Works Cited Missing The Hagia Sophia church and the Suleymaniye mosque are separated by a thousand years but are tied together eternally. One representing the achievement of the Christian-Byzantine empire and the other representing the ability of the Islamic-Ottoman empire and its architect Sinan. Two empires that had very little in common other than their architecture and region. In earlier history the Dome of the Rock represented the Islamic empire's attempt to rival the newly defeated Byzantine empire and its architectural achievements such as the Holy Sepulchre....   [tags: Compare Contrast] 1004 words
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Architecture of Kirkbride Buildings; Lunatic Asylums in the 19th Century - Can architecture and layout of a building really “cure” mental illness. Dr. Thomas Story Kirkbride thought so. Before 1844 the mentally ill were stashed away in prisons, jails, private homes and basements of public buildings. There were a lot of reasons people did get diagnosed with mental illness but many of which were not reality as we know it today. People were diagnosed with mental illness because of disagreements, lack of knowing a language and the weirdest thing I found was that women would be deemed insane from menstruation and teenage boys because of masturbation....   [tags: Mental Illness ]
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Collaborative Leanrning And Architecture Education - Collaborative Leanrning And Architecture Education Introduction Two major questions that education faces nowadays are how adequate it is to use group dynamics in class to permit students achieve specific goals and if the efficiency of this technique is acceptable for all the branches of knowledge. Architecture, because of its most important qualities (professional work in teams, practical skills and creativity) appears to be an area in which it is likely that the teamwork technique can demonstrate its most important strengths....   [tags: Learning Education Essays]
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High Performance Architecture for IP Based Multihop Networks - High performance Architecture for IP based multihop 802.11 Networks The concept of a forwarding node, which receives packets from upstream nodes and then transmits these packets to downstream nodes, is a key element of any multihop network, wired or wireless. While high-speed IP router architectures have been extensively studied for wired networks, the concept of a “wireless IP router” has not been addressed so far. This article provides all the problems and methods for increasing the throughput in multihop networks by changing the MAC layer and enhancing it with IP packet forwarding and routing....   [tags: computer technology]
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Architecture and Design: Antonio Gaudi and Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Throughout this essay I am going to talk about the main works of Antonio Gaudi and Charles Rennie Mackintosh whilst comparing and contrasting them, with singular reference to the respective influences and examples used in their approach to design. Antonio Gaudí, (1852, Reus, Spain—1926, Barcelona) Antonio Gaudi was an outstanding character of Spanish architecture in the nineteenth century and was one of the most original architects of the period Art Nouveau was Antonio Gaudi. [1] Antonio Gaudi was a Catalan architect, with a distinctive style that is branded through the means of freedom of form, through voluptuous colour, texture and organic harmony....   [tags: Hill House, church of the holy family, Casa Batllo]
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The United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture: A Tool or an Obstacle to Coordination? - The United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture: A Tool or an Obstacle to Greater Coordination. I. Introduction Peacebuilding is the phenomenon in which an array of international and national actors collaborate within various support structures in order to address the fundamental/root causes of violence, solidify peace, and avoid a relapse into conflict in fragile states. With the rise of globalization and increased interdependence among states has brought about economic growth and development; however, greater interconnectivity has also created a volatile environment for renewed violence and conflict to occur, particularly in fragile and post-war states....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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Art: Classical Greece- Greek Temples Architecture - All civilizations that have ever existed in the world have had their own unique forms of art that distinguish each from the other. This has been evident in trends such as culture, religion, economics and even art and architecture. Art and architecture to a huge extent bring out the cultures of these civilizations in a way that it makes it easier for the current generation to understand the past. Some of these civilizations that have made history include classical Greece, Hellenistic Greece, Etruscan civilization, Roman Republic and the Roman Empire....   [tags: hellenistic greece, roman empire]
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AutoCAD vs. ArchiCAD in Architecture - AutoCAD vs. ArchiCAD in Architecture Architectural design today has moved from designing by hand to designing with several different software programs that have made the job much easier. Two of the main programs in many architectural firms today are AutoCAD2000 and ArchiCAD 6.5. Both are very productive design tools but each has its own defects in certain areas of the design process. Design processes today have been reversed from designing from the inside to the outside, to designing from the outside to the inside....   [tags: Papers] 745 words
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The Ancient Roman Architectural Style - Lord Byron once stated, “While stands the Colosseum, Rome shall stand;/ When falls the Colosseum, Rome shall fall;/ And when Rome falls- the World.” The Colosseum not only depicted the incredible architectural skill of the Romans, but also their superiority to others across the globe. Influencing most of the culture and traditions that has been integrated into our modern society, the Roman Empire is a stimulating model of how a single cultural group could shift the architectural world forever. Although inspired by the Greeks, the Roman style is entirely independent and distinct from all others; the Colosseum is only one of many of their historical masterpieces....   [tags: Roman engineering and architecture] 734 words
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The Intelligence and National Security Architecture of the Republic of Korea - This essay will detail the intelligence and national security architecture of the Republic of Korea (ROK - South Korea). It will discuss how the current structures were developed and the effectiveness the ROK services and agencies, and thirdly it will look at key events that have led to reforms and restructuring of the system, and if those changes have produced better outcomes. In 1905 Korea became a protectorate of Imperial Japan following the Russo-Japanese war and in 1910 Japan annexed Korea as a colony....   [tags: International Government]
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The Importance of Architectural Engineering in Today's Society - With the help of architectural engineers, our world has become very civilized and advanced over the past decades. Like all other engineers, architectural engineers use logic and creativity to solve problems. They come up with effective designs to assist people in their everyday tasks. In our daily lives we are surrounded by buildings. Places that were once a dessert are turned into cities that now hold amazing buildings. When we think of big, tall, and creative buildings, we think of places like New York, for example....   [tags: architecture, buildings, designers]
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Architecture and Design of Gas Stations Prior to 1970 - Gas Stations Before 1970 Building design, scale, and location for a commercial store can have a great effect on its consumer. Having a roadside structure that makes it easy to access and purchase a product is something that is very important, especially when it is trying to market a very common and indispensable product like gasoline. In the early 1920s, companies advertised their gas stations by using distinctive logos, colors, slogans, and building shapes. A very common vernacular gas station style that used these methods of advertisement was the house style....   [tags: Cars, Oil, Construction] 1290 words
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Design Trends In Architecture - Design Trends In Architecture The more things change, the more they stay the same. While art has always been an ever changing form, it has deep roots in traditionalism; whether an artist or designer looks at the art that came before him and is inspired to follow that form, is inspired to do something completely opposite, or sees the flaws which, if corrected, could make that work of art perfect, he is ultimately quite influenced by what came before him. Nowhere is this more evident than in the design styles found not only in art, but in architecture and interior design....   [tags: essays papers]
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Dopamine's role in the Psychological Architecture of Pleasure and Reward - Dopamine's role in the psychological architecture of pleasure and reward indicates that it is a major element in the determination of reinforcement (Arias-Carrión & Pöppel, 2007, p. 484). This role was postulated from the discovery of dopamine in reward pathways that are found originating from the midbrain (2). From these discoveries, it has been shown that dopamine has a profound impact upon the existence of “reward-seeking behaviors” (Arias-Carrión & Pöppel, 2007, p. 481). A 2006 study done by Mathias Pessiglione and his colleagues demonstrated that subjects given L-DOPA, a precursor to dopamine, were more likely to remember decisions that led to rewards and continue to make those decision...   [tags: Anatomy, The Brain, Midbrain] 1608 words
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Client And Server Architecture - Most organization today are moving to client server architectures. Client server attempt to balance the processing between the client and the server by having both do some of the logic. In these networks, the client is responsible for the presentation logic, while the server is responsible for the data access logic and data storage. The application logic may reside on the client on the client or on the server, or it may be split between both. These are many ways in which the application logic can be partitioned between the client and the server....   [tags: Networks Telecommunications] 911 words
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Greek and Japanese Architecture - Greek and Japanese Architecture For a great many years, architecture has been a breaking point for different artisticeras in history. Some of the most famous “works of art” have been chapels, temples, and tombs. Among the most dominant and influential eras of great architecture are the sophisticated, stoic Greeco-Roman periods and the more mystical, elemental Japanese eras. These two very distinct and very different eras have more in common than you may realize. When work began on the Parthenon in 447 BC, the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power....   [tags: Essays Papers] 859 words
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Traditional Building Materials in Contemporary Chinese Architecture - In traditional culture, Naxi people, who are the minorities live in the region, believe that mountains are the backbone of their culture, while water is the soul. The design honors this belief, the walls are built with stones from surrounding mountains and a reflecting pool is included in the community center courtyard. Li also believes that the design should be sustainable and respecting the nature. Therefore, he maximizes the use of local materials. Most of the local buildings are built with a type of clay-rich stone, known as “monkey-head” shown in Figure 4....   [tags: community centers,china,li xiaodong atelier]
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Ancient Egyptian Religious Architecture - Ancient Egyptian Religious Architecture One of the greatest cultural achievements of Ancient Egypt was undoubtedly in their architecture associated with religion. "Temples, tombs and pyramids - all have witnessed this earth for thousands of years. What better than to say that these architectural achievements show us that Egypt's greatest virtue lay in its architecture" (Fumeaux:11, 1964) When one travels to Egypt, what does he/she see - pyramid after temple after tomb, each standing the test of time....   [tags: Ancient Egypt Egyptian History] 1288 words
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Trends in Computer Architecture - Trends in Computer Architecture Since the introduction of the first computer, the search for computer architecture that is faster, smaller, and more efficient has been a constant goal of the computer industry. The first computers were large, heavy machines composed of thousands of vacuum tubes. The development of the transistor created the next evolution in computer architecture, the microchip. This is the architecture used in the current generation of computers. Like its vacuum tube predecessor, this architecture of utilizing transistors, can only go so far....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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African Art and Architecture - African Art and Architecture The history of art in Africa goes back to prehistoric times. Among the most ancient African art forms are the rock paintings and engravings from Tassili and Ennedi in the Sahara (6000 BC-1st century AD). Other examples of early art include the terracotta sculptures modelled by Nok artists in central Nigeria between 500 BC and AD 200, the decorative bronze works of Igbo Ukwu (9th-10th century AD), and the extraordinary bronze and terracotta sculptures from Ife (12th-15th century AD)....   [tags: Papers] 857 words
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The Avant-garde Architecture O - The Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei (I.M) is known as one of the greatest architects of the Twentieth Century. His long, brilliant career was highlighted by several internationally famous structures. While many of Pei’s buildings were generally accepted by the public, some of them precipitated fair amounts of controversy. The most notable of these controversial structures is his Glass Pyramid at the entrance of the Louvre in Paris. For these reasons, I.M. Pei seems to be an architect who exhibits interest in the avant-garde through both the creative design and aestheticism of his architecture....   [tags: essays research papers] 1290 words
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Persian Art and Architecture - Persian Art and Architecture Persian art and architecture works of art and structures produced in the region of Asia traditionally known as Persia */ce5/CE040345.html* and now called Iran. Bounded by fierce mountains and deserts, the high plateau of Iran has seen the flow of many migrations and the development of many cultures, all of which have added distinctive features to the many styles of Persian art and architecture. There are excellent collections of Persian art in Tehran; the Metropolitan Museum; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Victoria and Albert Museum....   [tags: Papers] 1088 words
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Greek and Roman Architecture - Greek and Roman Architecture Greek and Roman architecture is truly amazing. They each had great ideas, and fabulous productions. It is said that the Pantheon is to Italy what the Parthenon is to Greece. Both are tremendous monuments that reek of culture and history. Each had a purpose which was displayed by the design and construction of each. There are such great meanings behind each of these architecural structures. The Romans and the Greeks alike worshipped and dedicated their structures and designs to the Gods and Goddess they believed in....   [tags: Papers Culture History Greece Italy Essays]
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Egyptian Art and Architecture - Egyptian Art and Architecture Egyptian Art and Architecture, the buildings, paintings, sculpture, and allied arts of ancient Egypt, from prehistoric times to its conquest by the Romans in 30 bc. Egypt had the longest unified history of any civilization in the ancient Mediterranean, extending with few interruptions from about 3000 bc to the 4th century ad. The nature of the country, fertilized and united by the Nile, and its semi-isolation from outside cultural influences, produced an artistic style that changed little during this long period....   [tags: Egypt Paintings Sculptures Buildings Essays] 4122 words
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Architecture Set In Motion - 1. Bouffrand: Salon de la Princess, hotel de Soubise, Paris, France, begun 1730’s Salon de la Princess, is a many sided cylindrical interior room and is part of the Rococo style that incorporates minimal architectural features and light airy decor, that develops into a profession of interior design. Rococo is the revolt against complicated Baroque that decorated the interior of Versailles, in revolt against the palace and after the death of Louis XIV, French women who had city houses in Paris inspired a new lightened airy style of decor and architecture....   [tags: essays research papers] 1569 words
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Ancient Sculpture And Architecture - Ziggurats were used in ancient times for purposes of worship and to fulfill spiritual needs. One example, The Pyramid of the Magician, has a legend attached to it depicting the god Itzamna who had single-handedly built it in one night. The Pyramid of the Magician is, by 100 feet, the tallest architectural structure in the city of Uxmal on the Yucatan peninsula. Interestingly enough, the pyramid has a stairwell that faces the setting sun on summer solstice. Also of note, the whole city is perfectly aligned to mimic how the planets were thought to lie in the solar system at the time....   [tags: essays research papers] 1141 words
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Cloud-Based Energy-Saving Datacentre Architecture - 5 Cloud-based Energy-Saving Architecture for HE 5.1 Cloud-based University IT datacentre Infrastructure University IT datacentre Infrastructure requires a high degree of automation. The orchestration of automation and management of the University IT requirements is achieved by enabling virtualization techniques in order to satisfy the requirements of storage, service, network, and compute operations of the datacentres. Virtualization is the key to achieve energy, performance and space efficiency in the datacenters....   [tags: applying technology to design & functionality]
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A Model-Driven Architecture Approach to the Efficient Identigication of Services on Service-orientated Enterprise Architecture - Abstract—Service-Oriented Enterprise Architecture requires the efficient development of loosely-coupled and interoperable sets of services. Existing design approaches do not always take full advantage of the value and importance of the engineering invested in existing legacy systems. This paper proposes an approach to define the key services from such legacy systems effectively. The approach focuses on defining these services based on a Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) approach supported by guidelines over a wide range of possible service types....   [tags: Business Analysis] 1492 words
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Gothic Architecture - Gothic and Romanesque Style Arch. Represented primarily through cathedrals, Romanesque and Gothic styles of architecture were some of the few symbols of civilization in the poverty stricken and often depressing Middle Ages. These cathedrals represented faith, dedication, and cooperation; a sane place in a world of anarchy. Gothic and Romanesque styles of architecture were related in various ways, yet they also contrasted in style in some ways. Romanesque and Gothic architecture, although having many similarities, also have many differences....   [tags: essays research papers] 362 words
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Enterprise Architecture - BACKGROUND There is a strong need and business case for standardization of technologies and requirements used to design, build, and implement solutions for the 24 Presidential Priority E-Gov initiatives. Without standardization and the recommendation of technologies, agencies risk building and deploying solutions that use proprietary technologies, are not aligned to the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) and isolate themselves from other initiatives and cross-agency business functions. To mitigate these risks, the FEAProgram Management Office (PMO) created a Component-Based Architecture that defines a set of recommendations that should be considered when selecting the tools, technologies...   [tags: essays research papers] 705 words
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computer architecture - computer architecture Computer architecture covers the design of system software, such as the operating system (the program that controls the computer), as well as referring to the combination of hardware and basic software that links the machines on a computer network. Computer architecture refers to an entire structure and to the details needed to make it functional. Thus, computer architecture covers computer systems, microprocessors, circuits, and system programs. Typically the term does not refer to application programs, such as spreadsheets or word processing, which are required to perform a task but not to make the system run....   [tags: essays papers]
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Landscape Architecture - Landscape Architecture For my career opportunity project, I have chosen to take a look at the profession of landscape architecture. This field interest me for several reasons. First, I have always liked to draw and design and growing up I always wanted to be an architect or engineer. I felt that engineering put too many limitations on creativity, so architecture was the path of choice. Then, after working with my father’s small business for the past 6 doing some landscaping and lawn care, I decided that since I enjoyed working with plants and landscaping that I might want to look into a profession that would allow me to continue to work in those areas....   [tags: essays papers]
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Greek Architecture - Greek Architecture: History and Mechanics Throughout history, there have been several significant architectural movements. The last, and perhaps most enduring movement is that of Classic Greece. Although for centuries, the architecture of ancient Greece has been admired, mimicked, and replicated, its beginnings are somewhat surprising to one unfamiliar with the history of the region. It is important to understand the history and mechanics of Classic Greek architecture in order to fully appreciate its form, function, and beauty....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Green Architecture - Green Architecture Green architecture is an approach to building which has become more popular in the last 25 to 30 years. Also known as sustainable design, green architecture is a method of design that minimizes the impact of building on the environment. Once thought of as unconventional and nonstandard, both regulatory agencies and the public alike are quickly accepting green architecture as a socially responsible and logical means of construction. The beginnings of today's green revolution can be traced back to the environmental awareness of the 1960s and European design....   [tags: Sustainable Building Environment Essays]
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Green Architecture - Green Architecture Green Architecture began with the first Earth Day in 1970, and has grown in popularity as awareness of the earth’s many ecological problems become more wide spread. Professor Rocky Brittain states "I’ve been teaching this subject for twenty years and have watched interest grow. Now I could say there is some element of sustainability taught in just about every architecture school in the country."(Talarico, 1998) Economic factors have also helped the green movement by causing changes in building materials, and technology....   [tags: Environmental Ecology Essays]
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Richard Meier. Saltzman House and Bronx Developmental Center - Richard Meier, as one of the most noted architects in the late twentieth century, is a man who understands that architecture is more than an implementation of design. There is much thought that goes into the design of a project. There is an entire philosophy in fact, and Richard Meier understands that architecture is meant to do more than affect, inspire, and intrigue. His philosophy is much more abstract than that. Any inspiration from a project comes first from analyzing the entire program and implementing a response to the issues at hand, thus creating a wonderfully thought out demonstration of architecture....   [tags: Architecture] 1741 words
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Louis Kahn and The Salk Institute - Louis Kahn and The Salk Institute Standing alone against the endless blue sea, the Salk Institute by Louis I. Kahn is one of a kind. "Louis Kahn's Salk Institute for Biological Studies on the Pacific coast near La Jolla aspires within its own spirit to an order achieved through clarity, definition, and consistency of application"(Heyer 195). To many, this magnificent structure may seem out of place, but it works well with the surrounding environment because of the spatial continuity that it possesses....   [tags: Architecture]
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Greek Architecture - Greek Architecture The Greek culture has had a huge impact on the history of the world. There is something Greek in almost everything, especially in the world’s architecture. Greece no longer had one king, so they focused on building temples for their gods. Architecture began small and plain but evolved into impressive pieces of art. As time passed from the Archaic period to the Hellenistic period, the people of Greece developed a type of formula for their buildings and their pieces of art.      In Ancient Greece, religion dominated their life, so it is understandable that their architecture would be dominated by their religion....   [tags: Greece Essays Temples Building History] 1561 words
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History and Significance of the Glasgow School of Art - The Glasgow School of Art was built by Charles Rennie Mackintosh from 1897 - 1909 in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1897, Mackintosh won a competition for the design of the Glasgow Building. However, it was a difficult piece of land to build on because of the very steep slope. The front end is located on Renfrew Street while the backside stretched down the steep hill. The Glasgow School of Art is constructed primarily out of wood, iron, and glass. Inside, their are studios, a lecture theater, a library, and a director's office....   [tags: Architecture] 1340 words
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Installation Art: beyond the Museum, beyond the Boundaries - Millions of coloured dots on the floor, ceiling, and walls. Six large-format, black and white video projections of men and women in their everyday activities. Two chainsaws in a violent dance to destroy the pure walls of the gallery space. Two elevators ten times smaller than the average man. One schoolroom with one backboard and eight over-sized chairs. One unicorn lying in the center of a perfect, open area. When one reads the above examples of installation art, no matter how educated they are, they are somewhat familiar with what each one entails....   [tags: Architecture] 2429 words
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Classical Architecture - Classical Architecture The West has always put a great emphasis on how beholden it is to many cultural and political institutions derived from Classical Antiquity. This has been most consistent in aesthetic conceptions of art and architecture. Many monuments and architectural traditions of the West derive directly from ancient sources, in an attempt to link the ideals of modern life with those of ancient Greece and Rome. Nowhere is this more evident than in the capitol of the United States where a Neo-Classical style predominates....   [tags: Architect Building History Essays] 606 words
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roman architecture - The city of Rome has many of the great architectural feats of the ancient world. Many of these buildings and other assorted structures, although they were built around 2000 years ago, are still standing and even in use. At the start of Roman history, they imported their marble from another great ancient city; Greece. However, they did eventually find quarries in northern Italy that held an abundance of white marble. This marble helped them become the great architectural city that we see even in present times....   [tags: essays research papers] 837 words
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Computer Architecture - Computer Architecture 1. There have been a lot of developments in microprocessors since the 286 chip. The 286 CPU are no longer sold and are very rarely found in commercial use today because of its running speed, which is between 10MHz to 20MHz. This processor has a 24-bit address bus, and is able to address up to 16 million different address locations. It also has two operating modes, which are real mode and protected mode. The real mode is basically for normal DOS operations and it uses only 8086 code (8086 was the previous CPU)....   [tags: Essays Papers] 3476 words
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Three Architecture Styles - Three Architecture Styles In this essay information will be given in order to compare and contrast data about three different styles of architecture. The three styles are Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Neo Gothic. In order to fully give a clear explanation of these styles, information about architecture will be given first then the three styles will follow with comparing and contrasting points in between. First, to inform about architecture, one must explain what it is. Architecture, referring to building is defined as “The practice of building design and its resulting products; customary usage refers only to those designs and structures that are culturally significant” (Ferrier 20)....   [tags: Art]
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Ancient Indian Architecture - Ancient Indian Architecture The Science of Architecture and Civil Construction was known in Ancient India as Sthapatya-Shastra. The word Sthapatya is derived from the root word Sthapana i.e. 'to establish'. The technique of architecture was both a science and an art, hence it is also known as Sthapatya-kala, the word Kala means an art. From very early times the construction of temples, palaces, rest houses and other civil construction was undertaken by professional architects known as Sthapati....   [tags: Papers] 850 words
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Exterior of the Crystal Palace - Crystal Palace, Exterior The Crystal Palace was dismantled and rebuilt in Sydenham after the closing of the Fair and stood there until 1936 when it was destroyed by fire. Although it is no longer standing today, this structure is documented in photographs such as this one, through which it can continue to influence the worlds of architecture and engineering. The Great Exhibition of 1851 was the first event of its kind, bringing together people from all over the earth in an environment of peace and intellectual stimulation....   [tags: Architecture]
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Philippine ethnic architecture - Philippine Ethnic Architecture - Ethnic culture lies on Phil. Architecture, an amalgam on Anglo-Saxon, Latin, Indian, Chinese, Japanese & other foreign influences with sensibility of Pre-Hispanic, Pre-Western & Southeast Asian. Its Ethos’s is linked with elements and creatures. It draws inspiration from environment. It also responds to man’s communal and social needs. General Characteristics - Ethnic Structures are made of natural materials such as wood, vegetations & sometimes molds....   [tags: essays research papers] 602 words
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A Comparison Between the Egyptian Architecture and that of Olmecs - A Comparison Between the Egyptian Architecture and that of Olmecs Ancient History Assignment "Egyptian architecture is more advanced than the architecture of the Olmecs" For centuries, the dedicated craftsmen of Egypt have been developing a range of techniques and skills, which have been passed down from generation to generation. The result is that our fair kingdom now boasts some of the most elaborate and sophisticated examples of advanced architecture in the world as we know it....   [tags: Papers] 1549 words
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Classical Greek Architecture - Classical Greek Architecture The reuse of older art works in contemporary times is not an uncommon occurrence, and many examples can be seen throughout the day as one goes from place to place. Even when one is browsing through the World Wide Web can many uses of older art and architecture be seen, as with the example shown. This image was found on the internet at the American Express homepage (http://www.americanexpress.com/student/), which functions as a resource for college students to find access to many commercial advertisements about discounts and products relevant for students....   [tags: Greece Greek Essays] 1285 words
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Classic Mayan Architecture - Classic Mayan Architecture Mayan culture existed a thousand years ago, in what is now part of Central America. Its ruins were almost entirely abandoned by 600 A.D, and were not rediscovered until the early 1500’s, by Spanish settlers. Mayan architecture astounded the early conquistadors, and continues to be of great interest to modern archeologists as well. These scientists have labeled a certain period of Mayan architectural history as the “Classic” period. This refers to a period when the Mayan civilization flourished, and extended from 300 to roughly 900 A.D (Miller 52)....   [tags: essays papers]
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I Want to Face the Challenges of Architecture - I Want to Face the Challenges of Architecture When you drive home from work, do you ever explore. Sure, it might take longer than usual, and there may be unpleasant stops along the way, but occasionally you will find an unexpected surprise. By casting aside strict conventions and routines and by taking risks, we can achieve things we never considered or thought possible. I find that many people in our religiously capitalist society only seek the fastest, cheapest, and most efficient route....   [tags: Graduate Admissions Essays] 776 words
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Brunelleschi's Chapel - Brunelleschi's Chapel In no other time was Roman influence in architecture more profound than in 15th century Florence. Filippo Brunelleschi's Pazzi Chapel revived interests for Roman architecture. Like Masaccio's The Holy Trinity, the Pazzi Chapel implemented numerous classical architectural elements. Like Masaccio's frescoe, the chapel is a highlight of the Renaissance. The chapel, however, was a Roman avatar. It is for this reason that Brunelleschi's is considered as an important example of the influence of Roman architecture in the Renaissance; Roman influence is most visible in the chapel's hemispherical dome, Corinthian columns, pilasters, and pedimented entrance....   [tags: Architecture]
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Globalization Trends in Russian Landscape Architecture - Globalization is understood today as an "international process of global scale related to investments in financial markets which were determinate by technical modernisation" (Smirnov, 2002). Some authors also distinguish three related aspects of globalisation: economic, cultural and political (Short and Kim, 1999). The use of the term “globalisation” in Russia started in the early 1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The most commonly asked question in recent Russian sociological literature: is globalisation a phenomenon of only the 20th and 21st centuries or were there globalisation processes in the history of culture....   [tags: Globalisation Essays] 1890 words
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Secure Network Architecture - The security of your network is evaluated daily. A rich question to ask is, "Are you the one doing it?" The answer, hopefully, is that someone on your side is involved in assessing the effectiveness of your defenses; however, overwhelming evidence reports that you are not the only party probing your network's perimeter. Internet-facing systems—computers with IP addresses that can be reached from the Internet—receive between several and hundreds or even thousands of attack attempts every day. Many of these are simple scans that we know how to defend against, but others catch us by surprise, unexpectedly shifting us into incident investigation and cleanup mode....   [tags: Computer Network Internet] 1637 words
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Cathedrals: Implied Glory and Importance to Christianity - There is nothing, in any shape or form, implied about the glory of Cathedrals. These stone behemoths are simply glorious in size, design and aesthetic appeal all built into their design plan and plays an important role in the growth of faith in Christianity. But what is a Cathedral. In their very nature, they are holy places of worship for Christians. Unlike churches which are basic places of worship that are apt for most of the critical requirements of Christianity, Cathedrals are massive places of worship which act as the headquarters for the local diocese, or districts, of the certain sect of Christianity around it and are also where the Bishops resides....   [tags: Architecture]
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Arhitecture of London: The Buckingham Palace - Buckingham Palace is best known as a residence of the British monarchs located in the City of Westminster. Today, the palace is the administrative headquarters of the Monarchs. It was originally built for the Duke of Buckingham in the early 18th century and has been in a private ownership for at least 150 years. However, during the 19th century, the Palace was enlarged by two British architects, John Nash and Edward Blore. Only few additions to the Palace were made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including the East front, which contains the balcony on which the royal family traditionally greets the crowd....   [tags: the monarchs, larges garden, neo-classical]
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The Architecture and Features of a Place of Hindu Worship - The Architecture and Features of a Place of Hindu Worship There are many different places of Hindu worship and each one has its own special or unique features but there are certain features that are present in all places of worship. Hindus go to worship god at many different mandirs or they worship god in their own home, in the ghar mandir. All types of mandirs whether they're traditional or not, are special. Murtis are essential in a mandir. The murtis are the statues of god, which have a godly presence in them, and of course without god there would be no point in having a place of worship....   [tags: Papers] 935 words
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Burham Pavilions - Architecture students, by default, are very critical. We are taught to be that way. Sending a bunch of architecture students to Millennium Park to view two structures and write about their thoughts on those structures is a dangerous thing. I am telling you this to warn that I am going to go at these pavilions like a studio review, with no mercy whatsoever. That being said, I am a big fan of the original Burnham plan. I think that it added a lot of much-needed organization to the city of Chicago....   [tags: Architecture] 740 words
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The Acropolis - THESIS STATEMENT The advanced styles and designs of the Acropolis show the genius behind their beginnings which make the Acropolis one of the most iconic complexes in the Ancient World. PURPOSE STATEMENT The information will be pooled from several reliable resources and is meant to inform the reader on the history and design of the Acropolis. INTRODUCTION Travel back to the time of gods wielding thunder bolts and the power to move the Sun across the sky. Gladiator’s fought for blood in monumental arenas and men ran faster than thought possible....   [tags: Architecture]
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The Mausoleum - The mausoleum at Halicarnassus was the very great mausoleum tombstone of one Maussollos, the ruler of Caria, one of the provinces of the vast Persian Empire, who also served as a Governor or Satrap of the King of the Persian Empire between 377 and 353 BC (Peter and Mark, 1988). This great tomb monument was so gigantic in size going by the ancient building standards and extremely lavish were the various sculptured adornments or decorations that in next to no time the building was being recognised in the Ancient World as one of the Seven Wonders of these Ancient times (Peter and Mark, 1988)....   [tags: Architecture]
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Architectural Form: Suleymaniye Mosque - The Suleymaniye mosque was truly a masterpiece during the time it was built in the mid 1500s. Today, it still never fails to captivate its audience through the complexity of its design and the intellectual analysis of its significance. The mosque was actually said to be as magnificent as the Seven Wonders of the World according to two European travelers, Freynes Moryson and John Sanderson, soon after its completion (Nelipogulu 221). The mosque is definitely symbolic in the city of Istanbul, sitting a top the highest hill, in that it represents central power and strength of the Turkish Empire (see Image 1) (Yayinlari 30)....   [tags: Architecture Art] 1571 words
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Dallingridge's Masterpiece - Built in 1385 in East Sussex, Bodiam Castle is among one of England’s most famous fortresses. It is known for its enchanting, mythical appearance, and its symbolic display of fortune and authority. Today, although in partial ruin and decay, it is still renowned for its magnificent beauty. Now owned by the National Trust, Bodiam was established by Sir Edward Dallingridge, a well-known knight and one of Sussex County’s leading citizens. The Bodiam Castle is a representation of the social, political, and stylistic ideals of 14th century England....   [tags: Architecture]
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Quantifiable Aspects of the Stūpas - There are six specific features of a stūpa that I am concerned with in this study. Figure 4.1 shows each of the features and only the railing is not labeled, but can easily be distinguished visually. These iconographic features are derived from actual features appearing on large actual stūpas, such as Sāñcī stūpa no. 1. The features appearing on the depicted relief stūpas mimic those found on their larger three dimensional brethren. Figure 4.1 The first of the features is the railing, or balustrade....   [tags: Architecture] 1701 words
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The Importance and Influence of Architecture in the World of Humanities - ... The entire building is consisting of white marble that is “enriched by four marble face three-story minarets with the pillared domes of octagonal chatris toppings” (“ Taj Mahal”). The top of the building has a total of five domes, with a main dome in the middle that is 58 feet in diameter and 213 feet in height. The main dome is surrounded by four additional smaller domes. These domes as well as other parts of the architectural building are decorated with Islamic decorations like different designs of flowers that symbolize the Islamic culture as well as the use of calligraphy using valuable gems (Zahoor and Haq)....   [tags: history, physical qualities, significance]
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Drawing is Essential to Architecture Skills and Techniques - Architectural Skills and Techniques: Proper and Basic Uses and Handling Drawing Drawing the most essential and most productive thing that we can do ,to express our own . Drawing is just like ,your creating a house that full of ideas and passion .Drawing is the feelings that we feel and encounter every time we walk,sleep,eat and etc. Drawing is an overall proportion of the figure ,quickly fixing the mood,the sweeping action of the pose ,and the underlying rhythms that give animation and like to a figure drawing .A good gesture of drawing swings like a song and serves as a foundation that keeps all of their later....   [tags: replica, sketching, construction] 961 words
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It's All Greek to Me! Examining Ancient Greek Theater Architecture - Ancient Greece was a thriving Greek civilization that lasted from the archaic period to the end of the antiquity era. The ancient Greek culture was a technologically advanced civilization who laid the foundation for many of our modern day cultural traditions. One tradition that is still very prominent in our culture is theatre. The ancient Greek’s have been considered the pioneers of theatre, and are known to have introduced the first actor, the tragedy genre, and most impressively theatre architecture....   [tags: acoustics, skene]
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