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Architectures for Scalable Quantum Computation - 1. Introduction A classical computer represents an implementation of a (sub-) Turing machine that is limited by the laws of classical physics. As such, certain computational problems are either extremely difficult to solve or are intractable (w.r.t. resources). In order to tackle these problems, a super-Turing computational model has been devised and named as the quantum computer [1]. Quantum computation is based on the laws of quantum mechanics and can outperform classical computation in terms of complexity....   [tags: Computer Science]
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Client/Server Base Architecture Used in a New Payroll System - ... The network infrastructure will provide the groundwork for the data transmission. This includes how all the devices are connected and will communicate to each other. At each location there will be the thin client for the user to provide input; this data gets transmitted to the network switch which determines where the data is destined for. The switch then sends the data to the Customer Edge Router. The CER routes the data to the Provider Edge Router in the MPLS. The PER sees the data is meant for the Data Center and routes traffic to the Data Center CE Router....   [tags: data center, network traffic]
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Art, Architecture and the Cultural Heritage: Making the St. Louis Connection - Europe is known for its vast variety of art and architecture. It is home to many famous paintings and sculptures; such as, the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, the Mona Lisa, and the sculpture of David. There is also an array of buildings among this art as well. Buildings like the Camposanto and the Warsaw Royal Castle call Europe their home. So, when Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party began looting these cities, the residents felt as though they were losing a part of themselves. This intriguing story is told in the movie The Rape of Europa produced in 2006....   [tags: Nazi Art Theft, Preservation]
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Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture Design: Measurements of Irrational Human Factors - ... Imagine when doing a presentation with a projector and suddenly the lights are on. The presenter should go out to the end of the corridor and turn off the lights and go back with forgetting what he has done. These kind of failure in design is caused by the lack of consideration of users’habit. The habit contained in the switch example specifically refers to the thinking habit of correspondence because the design does not show the relation between each button and lights in each area. The light switch in basement 1 in certain building Another design leaving much to be desired in this school is the digital lock on the door....   [tags: decisions, habit, ]
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Grace Cathedral Essay - As I walked up the street toward the front of Grace Cathedral, I was in awe at the size and ornateness of this cathedral. It was tall and wide and looked very much like the churches we had been studying in class in the prior weeks. As I got closer and closer I began to make out The Ghiberti Doors, also known as the gates of paradise. These are the main cathedral doors made out of bronze, and are replicas of the originals which stood centuries ago at the east entrance to the Baptistry of Florence Cathedral (the Duomo) Italy....   [tags: Architecture] 942 words
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Centre Pompidou: Museum Architectural Design - At the advent of Museum Construction, it was as if these structures were being filled almost religiously to educate individuals on art. These pieces of art were filling palaces, homes, and other public structures to educate individuals on the wealth of the beneficiaries as well as the theme of the art that the walls would contain. Since that time, museum architectural deigns and the art held within the structures have changed very drastically. There has been a large shift recently in the museum community with individuals coming to art museums not out of their drive to be educated and enlightened, but rather to be entertained....   [tags: architecture, museum model, visitors]
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Religious and Architectural Sites of Florence - Religious and Architectural Sites of Florence According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Italy is home to some 60 percent of the world?s most famous works of art.. Of these, one-half are found in Florence (19).. Florence gained most of this collection during the fifteenth century, when the Florentines decided to move back from Gothic fashion to the more Romanesque style of art and architecture.. This return to the Classic style is known as the Renaissance, and Florence was its birthplace.....   [tags: Architecture Italy Essays]
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Monumental Architecture in Bronze Age Egypt and Crete - Monumental Architecture in Bronze Age Egypt and Crete The significance of monumental architecture lies not only in the function it is built to serve but also in the cultural values it represents. Monumental architecture is aesthetic as well as functional, and in its aesthetic aspects it is a form of cultural expression. In Bronze Age Mediterranean civilizations, the development of monumental architecture was influenced primarily by the political structure of the state. Perhaps the most disparate forms of monumental architecture in this region were developed in Pharaonic Egypt and Minoan Crete, reflecting the differences in their political systems....   [tags: Ancient Egypt Egyptian History]
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Role of Computer in Parametric Design - With the technological revolution, the telecommunications and information technologies opened the gate to rapid and unprecedented changes on society’s daily life which made computers significantly accepted. In architecture realm, it has become an important instrument in both design process and in the everyday operation of buildings and the city. After all, the current revolution is not just about the computer as a tool, but about its role in architecture design. Nowadays, the world is experiencing variety of new built environment with sophisticated forms as a result of this technological movement....   [tags: Technology, Architecture] 1886 words
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The Influence of Frank Lloyd Wright on Frank Gehry in the Design of his Own House - Many of Frank Gehry’s early works reflect a refined manipulation of shapes and structures, whereby many of his buildings present distorted shapes or apparent structures. From the Guggenheim museum to the Walt Disney concert hall, Frank Gehry’s architecture is close to none. He cleverly plays with shapes and geometries. In this essay, I shall start with a brief analysis of Gehry’s house and the influences in the design of the house. I shall then analyze the extent to which Frank Lloyd Wright has inspired and influenced Gehry in the design of his house through a comparison with Frank Lloyd Wright’s Jacob’s house....   [tags: Architecture Churches]
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Difference Between Italian And French Baroque Architecture - Difference Between Italian And French Baroque Architecture Baroque is the name given to the art of the 17th century. But the baroque style, like all other styles in the history of art, began gradually. It started in the latter part of the 16th century and continued to be used well into the 18th century. Baroque can be defied as the florid, ornate style characterizing fine arts in Europe from the middle 16th to middle 18th centuries. The main characteristic of the baroque architecture is movement....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays Artistic] 998 words
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Mies Van Der Rhoes and Paul Rudolph - ‘The avant-garde understands itself as invading unknown territory, exposing itself to the dangers of sudden, shocking encounters, conquering an as yet unoccupied future ... The avant-garde must find a direction in a landscape into which no one seems to have yet ventured.’ JURGEN HABERMAS, "Modernity versus Postmodernity," Modernity: Critical Concepts Using the quote by Habermas as a starting point, select up to two buildings designed in the twentieth century and examine what ‘sudden, shocking encounters’ they have encountered, or created....   [tags: Architecture, Innovation]
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Preserving the uniqueness of local cultures in their modern design interpretations. - As time progresses, the modern day society and cultures are slowly integrating into "a world that is increasingly becoming one global economically and technologically interdependent whole, where universal mobility is taking architects and architecture across borders and through continents at an unprecedented speed." (Tzonis and Lefaivre, 484) The universalizing of culture is in some ways an advancement for humanity, however global integration is threatening to subtly disintegrate the stylistic innovation in architecture as the universal styles and cultures takes over....   [tags: Architecture, Culture] 887 words
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The Psychological Effects of Dormitory Architecture and Layout on Residents - The Psychological Effects of Dormitory Architecture and Layout on Residents For many students, part of the experience of going to college is living in university housing. With so many young people living in such facilities, it is certainly worth investigating how they affect their denizens from a psychological perspective. It is established that one's environment is a major determinant in one's emotional and mental state. This paper will focus on architectural elements, such as floorspace, room layout, and occupancy levels of University residence halls, and how said design elements enhance or impede human interaction and individual moods....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers] 2356 words
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The Design of the White House as a Villa - This paper looks at monographs and villas and concentrates on the design of the White House as a villa. The idea of villas in based on ancient Roman culture and traditions and specifically on the upper class country house in ancient Roman Empire. Since the origin of this ideology, the idea of villa and its function have considerable evolved over the years. After the Roman Republic fell, villa developed to become small farming compounds. These small farming compounds increasingly fortified later in the Late Antiquity....   [tags: monographs, architecture]
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Classical Roman Art Vs. Early Christian Art - Classical Roman Art Vs Early Christian There are many similarities and differences between Classical Roman and Early Christian Art. What particularly stands out to me is how much these two cultures have in common when it comes to their art and architecture. Romans were geniuses when it came to engineering and we can see that in the monuments they left behind. Many early Christian architectural styles and ideas were adopted straight from the Romans. Their communities became organized geographically much like those of the Roman provincial governments....   [tags: Hellenistic, architecture]
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The Greek, Roman, and U.S Governments - Ancient Roman Banquet I will have a public banquet.The public banquet was common for celebrations like Christmas and Easter but, I’m going to have one on October 9th. The feast is going to be held in my friend John’s banquet room . I will have food of all types like fish, vegetables , cheese and bread. I will have appetizers, a main course, and dessert. The servers will be servants. The servants will be paid a reasonable amount. They will carry the expensive silverware and the fragile plates....   [tags: inventions, architecture] 653 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Landscape Architecture - Landscape Architecture How to create an environment suitable for human living when resources are limited is a challenging problem for modern society. My strong interest in photography and art has compelled me to become especially observant toward the relationship between human beings and the environment. I have come to realize that the environment we live in has suffered much damage from pollution and lacks competent planning, making it difficult to find beautiful scenery to photograph or sketch....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 734 words
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The Design of Writing and the Writing of Design - No one will ever escape the necessity of writing. Even entering a career dealing with math and art – like architecture – does not mean that a person will not need writing skills. Writing is an important part of an architect’s job; it is used on a daily basis. An architect’s writing is a method of communication and can even be a kind of advertisement. An architect uses many forms of writing, such as emails, business letters, and published work, 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....   [tags: Architecture, Writing]
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How Does Geometry Convey Beauty Through the Pyramids of Giza? - How does Geometry convey beauty through the Pyramids of Giza. The creation of the Pyramids of Giza have a huge impact in the architectural and mathematical world, that lies within the use of geometric shapes that conceal symbolism and precise measurements deep within its foundation, which is reflected in its spiritual and physical beauty. Amongst all the aspects that the pyramids reflect, there is one in particular that is not always seen by viewers, which is the symbolism and reflection of Egyptian beliefs through the shape; or the spiritual beauty....   [tags: architecture and mathematics]
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Designers: Comparing and Contrasting Marc Newson To Oscar Niemeyer - Report To Compare and Contrast Marc Newson To Oscar Niemeyer Designing is the planning or drawing that people produce that shows how something may function, work or look like. It is everywhere in our society today and is an important factor in the world. It also allows people to express their views, ideas and creative flairs in different ways. Such as how today we will be looking out how Marc Newson designs compared to Oscar Niemeyer. Although they are people of very different times, different cultures and different passions there is still one thing for sure that unites them which is designing for individuals and the world....   [tags: architecture, aircrafts] 1017 words
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Ancient Babylon: The Hanging Gardens of Babylon - Ancient Babylon Introduction Ancient Babylon was a magnificent place to be in. There was amazing architecture, like The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, which Nebuchadnezzar built for his wife, but scholars say it was never built (C). There were inventions that we still use today such as the Wheel(C). Important qualities of life include writing, reading, art and class systems. Sadly the fall of the civilization happened in 539 B.C.(C) The Beginning and Location After the Akkadian empire fell, this majestic place formed in 5000 B.C....   [tags: architecture, Nebuchadnezzar] 612 words
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E-Business Architecture - Table of Contents Introduction 3 E-business Architecture 4 Business goals 5 Networked applications 5 Information/Database 7 Foundation Technologies 8 Bibliography 10 Introduction What's e-business. It is the transformation of every business process through using the internet and associated technologies. In this transformation, each part of the business becomes a part of an intrinsic network, which enables employees, suppliers and customers of a given enterprise to conduct their tasks. People usually try to make a point in differing e-business from e-commence, but as I see, e-commerce is a part of the e-business category, and an important one....   [tags: Electronic Business Ebusiness] 1853 words
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10 Wilmington Place (Southern Ohio Lunatic Asylum) - 10 Wilmington Place (Southern Ohio Lunatic Asylum) The Southern Ohio Lunatic Asylum, a sanatorium in which a melting pot of the state’s criminally insane, daft and demented were housed, was later effectively named the Dayton State Hospital, ultimately named 10 Wilmington Place, which completely “derails” past notions of the previous named building, and has now become a retirement home for the elderly. “It must be remembered that popular thinking at this time had by no means entirely removed from “insanity” its ancient association with demons, spirits sin and similar mythical phenomena....   [tags: Historical Architecture ]
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Courtroom Spacial Distribution and Positioning - Through observing legal proceedings undertaken at the Downing Centre’s district and local courts, it can be seen that power and power relations are expressed in the courtroom through many different aspects of the court performance. The courtroom is an intentionally organised space and therefore the structure of the courtroom and the positioning of key players are suggestive of the existing power disparity. The internal architecture of the courtroom is arranged in a manner whereby those in positions of power are able to exert their authority and warrant the respect of other players through means such as symbolic elevation, division and separation (Carlen, 1976: 50)....   [tags: internal architecture]
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Rationalim and Fascist Politics - Ghirardo points out that the relationship between modern architecture and fascism is not as clear as recent analysis might have it. What do you think was the aspiration for modern 'rational' architecture and why would it be associated with socialist politics. Further, why was there such a close relationship between modern architecture and fascism in Italy in the pre-war years, but not in germany. Rationalism was one of the key movements in Italy after world war one. It set about broadening the scope of modern architecture by formulating clear strategies for dealing with the industrialisation and urbanisation of Italy ....   [tags: Modern Architecture] 1401 words
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Architecture: Hancock Tower vs Prudential Center - In the capital of financial services, two insurance buildings dominate Boston’s skyline. The Hancock Tower and the Prudential Center are structures that display the uneven change and the urban development that has occurred in this city over the course 19th century. Located in back bay these edifices work with the directionalities of their adjacent streets and the cultural history of the structures that surround them. Boston’s foundation was composed in a manner that designated and organized space....   [tags: Urban Landscape]
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Netflix Architechture And Understanding-Iimproving Multi-CDN Delivery - 1. INTRODUCTION Video streaming service is one of growing business in the recent years. Many streaming service providers are available in market and there is a lot of competitive edge between those. Some of the providers are Amazon Prime Instant, Hulu, Vudu, ITunes and each has its unique feature. Netflix is one of the America’s largest movie rental service and in addition provides the subscribers with internet based video streaming service. (Netflix Competitive Advantage, 2010). It was started in 1997 headquartered in Los Gatos, California....   [tags: VIdeo Streaming Business, Growing Businesses]
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Architecture and Industrial Age: The Role of Media Violence in Violent Behavior by L. Rowell Huesmann and Laramie D. Taylor - ... We can’t run away on other planets we have to build on the same earth with in this new neighborhood. Now architecture has to look inside the building. Architecture now has to create view for itself with in the same site it is standing on. ARCHITECTECTURAL OBJECTIVES: Architectural objectives of the project is to • Design of green spaces in order to generate their own views within the site • To design buildings in a way that it can filter all the noise and harmful environmental factors and create a healthy learning environment....   [tags: school, public health, islamabad] 3014 words
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St. Stephen's church in Boston, Massachusetts - St. Stephen's is the only church built by Charles Bulfinch that still remains today. It was built between the years 1802 and 1804 and was designed in the Federal Style. Most of Bulfinch's ideas for the architectural structure of St. Stephen's were taken while he was in Italy looking at the churches that were built during the Renaissance. <p> St. Stephen's is located on Hanover Street in the North End. Interestingly, it was originally sold for $26,570. It was originally called the New North Church, but was renamed St....   [tags: Architecture] 1133 words
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Memorial Hall - Memorial Hall When walking through Boston's renowned Harvard Yard, one may scope out the mixture of architecture throughout its landscape. From the traditional Memorial Hall influenced by Romanesque churches, to the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard Yard is like a salad bowl of architecture. Perhaps because I am a lover of Victorian style structures, or maybe because of its interior's beauty and richness, Memorial Hall intrigued my interest most of all. Memorial Hall, which was originally a civil war monument, is now a theater and student union for Harvard University....   [tags: Architecture] 450 words
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The Taj Mahal - One of the world’s greatest love stories produced a timeless monument. The structure’s sheer beauty inspired poetic words from the builder himself. The monument is an engineering marvel that has been studied by scholars and historians alike. Visitors throughout history have been infatuated by the shrine’s elegance. Count Hermann Keyserling describes the monument as, "A massive marble structure, without weight, as if formed of ether, perfectly rational and at the same time entirely decorative (Taj Mahal, 2008).Keyserling went on to say, “It is perhaps the greatest art work which the forming spirit of mankind has ever brought forth (Taj Mahal, 2008)." An American novelist, Bayard Taylor refer...   [tags: Architecture, Culture]
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Frederick Law Olmsted - Landscape architecture has been around since the beginning of time, but it was not until Frederick Law Olmsted came along that the idea of integrating design into the landscape with plants, water, and structures that it turned into a thriving profession. To many, Olmsted is considered “a pioneer in the profession of landscape architecture, an urban planner, and a social philosopher, one of the first theoreticians and activists behind the national park and conservation movements” (Kalfus 1). Growing up, he did not ever graduate from formal schooling and just sat in on a few classes while at Yale in New Haven, Connecticut....   [tags: landscape architecture]
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Photography: Tilt Shift - ... The modes of functionality is specific as the Tilt works left to right whereas the Shift works up and down. Relative to the standpoint of the camera, the rotation is enabled in an increasing 30 degrees in a degree normal on either sides, with an complete 180 degree viewing scape. Each varying degree means a distinctive field of vision. The frozen positions can make the context of the click more absolute. The degree of tilt with respect to the flat surface is proportional to the area of blur in the image....   [tags: architecture, techniques] 1148 words
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Ancian Roman Arcitecture - Ancient Roman Architecture The ancient Romans are famous for many things. One thing is their adaptation and development of architecture. From the Etruscans and early tribes the Romans found most of their basic architectural skills. From the Greeks some components of Roman architecture were adapted. Which gives some early Roman architecture some characteristics of oriental architecture because of Greek contact with the Orient. The heart of Roman architecture was the Roman forum, which was really being constructed under the rule of Octavian (Augustus) Caesar....   [tags: essays research papers] 891 words
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Current Research on a New Spacecraft Autonomy Architecture named Remote Agent - Remote Agent Part 1: Introduction to Spacecraft Autonomy Abstract This first paper of a two-part series introduces current research on a new spacecraft autonomy architecture, named Remote Agent, which applies artificial intelligence techniques to spacecraft control functions. The necessity for autonomy technology is nowhere greater than in deep space missions. Remote Agent is a model-based autonomous system being developed in a collaborative effort between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Ames Research Center....   [tags: Artificial Intelligence Spacecraft]
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The Baha'i International Archives Building and Its Classical Style of Greek Architecture - The Baha'i International Archives Building and Its Classical Style of Greek Architecture The Baha'i International Archives Building, erected in 1957 on Mount Carmel in Haifa Israel, echoes the immortal classical style of Greek architecture. An admirer of Greek architecture, Shogi Effendi who was the Guardian of the Baha'i faith, chose this style to carry out the construction of the Archives building. This building replicates the general proportions of the famous Parthenon in Athens, Greece....   [tags: International Arachives Art Essays]
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OLAP, Data Marts and Warehouses, Three-Tier Architecture and ASP - WEEK 4 INDIVIDUAL PAPER OLAP, DATA MARTS AND WAREHOUSES, THREE-TIER ARCHITECTURE AND ASP DBM405 OLAP, Data Marts and Warehouses, Three-Tier Architecture and ASP OLAP The term OLAP stands for ‘On-Line Analytical Processing’. OLAP is a technology used to process data a high performance level for analysis and shared in a multidimensional cube of information. The key thing that all OLAP products have in common is multidimensionality, but that is not the only requirement for an OLAP product....   [tags: essays research papers] 1829 words
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History and Tradition of Metropolises - How much does the urban fabric reveal about how faithful metropolises are to their history and tradition. Is there a universal language of the 21st century. This investigation is a result of a question anyone can have when visiting or living in one of the world’s metropolis in the 21st century. In order to be able to analyze it certain ‘case studies’ cities will be clearly chosen. New York and London are two of the largest and most famous cities in the world and their distinct architectural language and urban culture have often been portrayed through the arts and everyday life....   [tags: urban culture, bio-architecture] 531 words
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Stereotypes of the Russian Home at the 1851 Great Exhibition in Paris - Russian House Since the 1851 Great Exhibition, world's fairs have always attempted to celebrate cultural diversity. In pavilions, participating countries promoted their natural resources and industrial products, while celebrating their national identity. However, not all cultures could be accurately portrayed. These exhibits did not prevent negative stereotypes about other people's cultures for persisting. Stereotyping almost became an art form, and was particularly apparent at the 1889 World's Fair in Paris, where specific buildings were built to exemplify architectural stereotypes of different countries....   [tags: Architecture History]
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The Gothic Period - The Gothic Period in the twelfth century influenced the creation of Gothic Revival Architecture in the nineteenth century. Gothic architecture began in France in 1140. Some of the first buildings made using this style are the Basilica of Saint Denis and the Cathedral of Sens. (Gothic Architecture By Paul Frank) This style of architecture started losing popularity in the early sixteenth century, but did not die out completely during this time period. Gothic architecture was still predominantly in cathedrals and churches....   [tags: architecture, design, buildings] 1342 words
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London 1908 - The Court of Honor - London 1908 - The Court of Honor By day it is a vision of dazzling whiteness, with its tiled court and plashing cool waters, its pointed arcades and lattice windows. At night it is equally effective with its thousands of lights and the rainbow colours of the cascade. ~Robert W. Carden, Architectural Review July, 1908 Despite varied opinions about the 1908 Franco-British Exhibition, an event designed to confirm the friendly relations between France and Britain as described in the Entente Cordiale, there was collective praise for the Court of Honor....   [tags: Architecture History]
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Innovation Architecture - In our fast evolving market today that is characterized by fast change and unending quest for faster and better way to operate, one of the most valuable corporate attributes is innovation. However, corporate success and innovation can be stifled by hierarchy, reutilization and the elimination of risk. Radical innovation is crucial to the growth of firms and economies. In the research entitled “From Invention to Innovation: Conversion Ability in Product Development” by Chandy et al (2006), the unending mission to transform inventions and its promising product ideas into innovations as a commercialized products is the main characteristic of industrial advancement and economic growth....   [tags: radical innovation, corporate culture]
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Richard Morris Hunt : Administration Building Chicago 1893 - missing image Richard Morris Hunt: Administration Building, Chicago, 1893 This 11 by 14 inch photogravure of the great Administration Building at the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 was taken from a set of 25 drawings of the exposition buildings. It was the main focus of the fair, and one of the masterpieces of its architect, Richard Morris Hunt (1827-1895). With its fine classical detailing and sweeping scale, this large building was integral to the "White City" concept of the fair....   [tags: Architecture History]
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P. H. Delamotte Photograph of the Interior of the Crystal Palace - P. H. Delamotte Photograph of the Interior of the Crystal Palace After a successful year of housing the Great Exposition, the Crystal Palace by Joseph Paxton was disassembled and moved to Sydenham, where it stood for the next 85 years (Hobhouse, 32). The Palace, built for the 1851 World's Fair in London, was an architectural and engineering wonder modeled after the bridge and train shed construction of the mid-nineteenth century. The structure had been designed to be quickly assembled out of prefabricated members and easily rebuilt elsewhere....   [tags: Architecture History]
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San Francisco 1915 - Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco 1915 - Palace of Fine Arts The Palace of Fine Arts was one of the finest buildings constructed for the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. It was one of the most important symbols of the fair, situated near its center, at the end of the axis on which were located the Courts of the Four Seasons and of the Universe at the center, and the Court of Abundance, with the Machinery Palace framing the other side. The Palace was designed by a well known local architect, Bernard Maybeck (b....   [tags: Architecture History]
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Le Corbusier: Philips Pavilion, Brussels, 1958 - Le Corbusier: Philips Pavilion, Brussels, 1958 Located in a small site next to the Dutch section and away from the center of the fair, the pavilion hosted a futuristic multimedia display featuring images, colored lighting and music and sounds called the "Poème Electronique." Some of the greatest artistic minds of the twentieth century were involved in its creation, including the architect Le Corbusier (1887-1965) and the composer Edgard Varèse (1883-1965). But most importantly, the Philips Pavilion represented an important artistic phenomenon through its synthesis of architecture, visual media and music....   [tags: Architecture History]
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The Arch of Titus: The Triumph of the Emperor - One of the most striking uses of architecture for glorification of a Roman emperor is the Arch of Titus. Built specifically upon the highest point of the Via Sacra, or Sacred Road, this arch is a lasting monument to the glorification of Titus. The Arch of Titus was built by Emperor Domitian to honor the capture and siege of Jerusalem by Titus and his apotheosis, or deification. This arch is an outstanding example of one of the most celebrated ways used by the Romans to express the honor and glory of their emperors....   [tags: Rome Architecture]
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Temple of Music at the 1901 World's Fair in Buffalo - Temple of Music In the annals of World's Fairs, the 1901 Buffalo fair is listed, as a matter of record. However, it is one of the lesser-remembered fairs. This is not due to a lack of planning or physical appeal, but rather to the fact that on September 6, 1901, President William McKinley was shot and killed at the Temple of Music. This was the kind of event that is so infamous and carries such bad press that it condemns everything it touches, from the setting, the surrounding events, and the people involved, to the same black blanket of notoriety....   [tags: Architecture History]
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Machinery Hall, Centennial Exposition 1876, Philadelphia - Machinery Hall, Centennial Exposition 1876, Philadelphia The "International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures, and Products of the Soil and Mine, in the city of Philadelphia" was opened on the 10th day of May in the year 1876. As it was more commonly known, the "Centennial Exposition" was America's first successful World's Fair. The fair celebrated the one hundred year anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and America's start as a sovereign nation. It was at the Centennial Fair that Americans were given a chance to display their knowledge and power in the growing industrialized world....   [tags: Architecture History]
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Photograph of the Demolition of the Crystal Palace, 1936 - Photograph of the Demolition of the Crystal Palace, 1936 The Crystal Palace designed by Joseph Paxton stood for eighty-five years. It succumbed to fire "at six o'clock on the evening of 30th November 1936" (Beaver, 141). A fire was discovered in the staff lavatory, and within minutes the whole structure was ablaze. The spectacular building was engulfed in fire as it dissolved into just a skeleton of its former structure. Paxton used innovative methods of construction on the Crystal Palace, greatly influenced by the bridge and train shed construction of the day....   [tags: Architecture History]
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Paris 1937 - Belgian Pavilion - Missing image Paris 1937 - Belgian Pavilion The International Exposition of 1937 marked a competitive showing of national pavilions. The large representation of foreign nations was quite remarkable given that the Exposition was held during the Great Depression. The Belgian Pavilion had pride of place among these national pavilions. Its chief architect was Henry Van de Velde (1863-1957). A major pioneer who at the very beginning of the twentieth century helped Belgium establish a leading role in the Art Nouveau movement, Van de Velde was intrigued by the theme of the fair, the connection between the arts and techniques of modern life....   [tags: Architecture History]
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