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Design & Architecture in Britain

- One of the essential roles that architects are trained to fulfil is taking a clients brief and developing it creatively. Developing a brief is a crucial starting point of design to achieving a clear objective, well structured and financed plan of work. When architects are involved early in the planning stage they have an opportunity to create a much more enriched brief as they will have a greater understanding of the clients needs and the nature of the project Setting out a development/design brief: Before any design work is underta...   [tags: Architecture in the UK]

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Mayan Architecture: Tulum

- Mayan Architecture & The City of Tulum Outline I. Intro II. The Mayan Civilization A. Mayan Time Periods B. Mayan Territory C. Mayan Accomplishments D. Mayan Collapse III. Mayan Architecture A. Intro B. Tulum (Case Study) 1. Tulum’s History 2. Tulum’s Influences and Styles 3. Tulum’s Design a. Site 1. Economy 2. Social Class Orientation 3. Defenses b. Buildings 1. El Castillo 2. Temple of Frescos 3. Temple of the Wind 4. Temple of the Descending God 5. Temple of the Initial Series 6. House of the Haiach Uinic IV....   [tags: Architecture Ancient America]

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Phenomenology and Architecture

- Introduction Phenomenology can be deemed to be both an unambiguous academic research field and a theoretical design current within contemporary architecture and is usually founded on one’s experience of the materials used in construction inclusive of their sensory characteristics. In this regard, architecture is the impetus towards transformation and inspiration of an individual’s daily existence. Unlike other forms of art, architecture employs the immediacy of an individual’s sensory perception....   [tags: Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology]

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Into Architecture

- INTO ARCHITECTURE My reasons for choosing the path that I choose were very simple. Ever since my childhood I was always involved in art, I found amusement in drawing, and painting pictures of cars, homes, and cartoons. I always imagined myself to become an animator, or a painter, but I got really interested in construction in a very odd way. When I was 10, my parent’s house was demolished, and so my father was looking for a designer to plan out our new house. One day I overheard the conversation between my father and the designer, and I curiously went over the table to see what they were discussing, as I approached the table, there were many white sheets of blank paper with sketches on them...   [tags: Personal Ambition]

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How Islamic Architecture in Spain Changed from the Seventh Century to the Mid-sixteenth Century

- The Great Mosque of Córdoba was built in Córdoba, Andalucía, southern Spain: the capital at which Muslims exist. The great Mosque of Córdoba went under massive changes over centuries. These changes occurred because the Mosque was conquered by groups of people following different religions, including Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Each religion marked its conception through changing or adding a unique artwork that symbolized its essence. The Great Mosque of Córdoba was built by Arab architects in the eighth century and then a cathedral was added by Christian conquers in the sixteenth century ....   [tags: Architecture, Islam, Spain]

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Roman Architecture

- Roman Architecture Many centuries before the birth of Christ, the city of Rome grew, prospered, and developed into a thriving Republic. As in most cultures, Rome's buildings became more elaborate and impressive. They developed fantastic building technologies and ideas. The feats of Roman engineers were groundbreaking, and many structures built by this culture still stand today. With knowledge borrowed from the Greeks, Rome made impressive architectural achievements, these were namely major attributes of buildings, colossal structures, and a legacy that would influence later buildings (Cornell and Matthews 11)....   [tags: Ancient Architecture History]

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A Study of Ancient and Modern Architecture

- Behind every architectural work there is an architect, whether the architect is one man or woman, a small group, or an entire people. The structure created by any of these architects conveys a message about the architect: their culture, their identity, their struggles. Because of the human element architects offer to their work not just a building is made, but a work of art, a symbol of a people, a representation, is also created. “The history of the world’s great architecture is the astonishing story of how individuals and groups have taken that basic necessity of building and transformed it into possibly the greatest manifestation of the human spirit—more pr...   [tags: Architectural History]

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Key Characteristics of Gothic Architecture

- What architectural changes were necessary in the shift from Romanesque to Gothic cathedrals in Europe and what inspirational changes influenced these changes. A. Plan of Investigation This investigation’s purpose is to analyze the changes in the architectural technique of the Romanesque style of architecture and come to a conclusion as to whether the shift in technique led to the rise of the more grandiose Gothic architecture in Europe. All art is inspired and the influences that caused the change in technique will also be investigated....   [tags: architectural technique]

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Egyptian, Islamic and Roman Architecture

- ... The Haghia Sophia was the perfect example of Byzantine art. The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is an example of how one architectural style can inspire another one. The dome of the Rock is also inspired by the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. (Islamic) There were many Christian artists who were commissioned to work on the art for the Dome of the Rock. The Dome of the Rock captures many stylistic traits similar to the Byzantine Cathedrals. The Dome of the Rock was built especially for religious worship....   [tags: major architectural achievements]

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Gothic Architecture - Amiens Cathedral

- The word gothic is related to characteristics such as dark, haunted, black, etc. but that was not always the case. In the Medieval period, Gothic style architecture was built to create plenty of entryways for sunlight. The brightness was meant to brighten lives, even more so in churches (Frankl & Crossley, 2000). The Gothic style was also a part of the movement away from the simply architectural style that was previously used (Murray, 1996). Gothic style was not just developed out of nowhere. It had evolved from the previous and relatively similar Romanesque style....   [tags: architectural styles and characteristics]

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TD Centre: An Architectural Mini-Utopia in Downtown Toronto

- The TD Centre is a landmark of Toronto. It is one of the most recognizable elements of the downtown core. It has gained this status for two main reasons. The first one concerns its historical significance: the complex was one of the first of many skyscrapers built in the international style. The second reason is personified by the individual behind the planning and realization of the project: Mies van der Rohe. The building was the last high-rise the world-famous modernist created and therefore it embodied all of his concepts and beliefs on the international style....   [tags: Architecture]

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Freedom from Architectural Stasis

- For one night, March 4, 2010, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum in New York was changed from a sterile, static, iconic piece of architecture into a fully immersive changing environment thanks to the sounds of the avant-indie group Animal Collective and the visual overlays by video artist Danny Perez. 36 speakers were strategically placed in the museum at varying locations giving the participants a constantly changing sound environment as they strolled down the infamous ramp of the Guggenheim....   [tags: Architecture]

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Romanesque Architecture versus Gothic Architecture

- ... There are also large towers and arcades with great detail located throughout the buildings. Most of the layouts for the buildings were very symmetrical and often appeared very simplistic especially when compared to later Gothic styles. Most windows were small and did not allow a lot of light into the buildings so they were often dimly lit. A great example of Romanesque architecture is the Piazza dei Miracoli which use to be known as Piaxxa del Duomo and is located in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy. It is inside a large walled off area and is considered one of the foremost architectural buildings in the world and is an important part of European medieval art....   [tags: wealth, grow, innovate, create, structures]

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The Architecture of the Colosseum

- The Colosseum is one of the most well-known structures in Rome, Italy. The Colosseum was built almost two thousand years ago to host games for gladiators. The Colosseum provided for entertainment for the Romans, a form of punishment for those who did not obey the laws, and a place of great architectural beauty. The Architecture of the Colosseum is very grand, with the capacity to hold up to 80,000 people. The Colosseum is over 160 feet tall, it “has a length of 620 feet and was close to 513 feet wide” (“Colosseum Architecture.”)....   [tags: design, floor, seating]

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Architecture: Daniel Libeskind and Aldo Rossi

- ... Elements in the works by Aldo Rossi contain “repetition and fixation.” He expressed that elements of architecture assisted in the making of the reality of the world and provided events for humans to take in and as he stated, gives the “comfort of continuity, repetition, compelling us to an oblique forgetfulness.” When Rossi designed public buildings, he kept the concept and theory of the city in mind and created small versions of a city (i.e. the Teatro Del Mondo). He once stated, “The question of the fragment in architecture is very important since it may be that only ruins express a fact completely… I am thinking of a unity, or a system, made solely by reassembled fragments.” Daniel Li...   [tags: architectural drawing and theories]

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The Rise of Architecture

- The rise of architecture Over the past few years, countless architects have been famous because of their awe inspiring works. Most of their works inspires architects to improve their creations aesthetically. Thus creating new and more modern styles. High rise buildings, homes and structures are built, they are aesthetically enticing to the eyes and pleasing to the clients and clientele. Architects today prove that things are possible with the aid of a great mind, logic and creativity because everything is limitless in the minds of those who thinks endlessly about the future and about improving....   [tags: structures, building, design]

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What´s Deconstruvist Architecture?

- ... Deconstructivist Theory – in respect to architectural practice – aimed to create structures that characterised unpredictability and chaos in a controlled environment, distorting and dislocating typical architectural elements such as structure. This design principle focuses primarily on the externality of the building, by pushing and challenging the boundaries of traditional architectural conventions regarding structural practicality. The practitioners of deconstructivism - whilst influenced by Derrida’s philosophy and interests in radical formalism- took their physical influences from the geometrical anomalies of Russian Constructivism, following the mantra ‘form follows fantasy’....   [tags: architectural practice, norms, building]

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A Brief History of Ancient Greek Architecture

- Greek Architecture is one of the earliest styles of architecture. It is also one of the leading forerunners for some of the modern architecture we see today. Although there are very few of the Greek’s masterpieces left to view to this day they are still masterpieces to behold. Architectural styles are used for decoration and structure. Greek Architecture isn’t just for the glamour and decoration, but also for the creative method and styles in which a building was built Greek architecture originated in Crete formed by the Dorians hence the Doric columns....   [tags: early architectural styles]

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The History of Architecture

- The history of architecture is very influential in mankind’s culture. It has evolved and become more prominent with the growth of civilizations. The Egyptians contributed square stones, pyramids, and ramps (St. Petersburg Times). The Greeks gave pillars and theaters (Gascoigne). The most prominent, the Romans, gave domes, aqueducts, and roads (Alchin). Everything else was given by lesser known countries. Without these countries who mastered the art of architecture, the world would look a lot different....   [tags: egyptians, greeks, st petersburg]

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The Architecture of Batteries

- Introduction The battery architecture for our project had to be carefully considered and chosen. Three types of rechargeable batteries were looked at: Nickel-Metal hydride (NiMH), Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) and Lithium-ion (Li-Ion). Each type of battery architecture has advantages and disadvantages which had to be weighed before choosing which type of battery would best suit our project. A comparison table of the three battery types can be seen below. Lead acid batteries were not considered for this project as they are relatively heavy and storage for our system may be a problem if lead acid batteries were used....   [tags: charged, energy, self-discharge]

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The Architecture of Cyberspace

- The word architecture has many different connotations including the construction of buildings and the planning or engineering of parts to make up a structural composition. In relation to computers, it is the style and fundamental groundwork, allowing people on a mass scale to communicate globally with one another via protocols; a universal programming language, interconnecting an infrastructure of networks (AKA the Internet to you and me). There are many components of website architecture; Internet service providers, Web browsers/URLS, Web hosting services, domain names, proxy servers, and even the World Wide Web....   [tags: Internet]

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The Profession of Architecture

- The Profession of Architecture – Roles, Responsibilities and Challenges of the future Challenging Times for the Architect Introduction Recent years have been challenging for the whole country and particularly for the construction sector and the architectural profession. Challenging times do however, afford the opportunity for reflection and debate about what is provided and delivered by the architectural profession. I will briefly discuss how factors such as climate change, technological developments and the economy have impacted the role of the Architect....   [tags: roles, responsibilities, challenges]

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Real Estate Architecture and Design

- A bank whose workers don't want to go home — A creek runs through it — Green buildings and bright workers — Just rewards and perverse incentives — Windows, light, and air — Every building a forecast — Harvesting bananas in the Rockies — Urban forests — Walkable cities In southeastern Amsterdam, at a site chosen by the workers because of its proximity to their homes, stands the headquarters of a major bank. Built in 1987, the 538,000-square-foot complex consists of ten sculptural towers linked by an undulating internal street....   [tags: Architecture Design ]

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History of Architecture

- “If we challenge the past, we shall learn that “Style” no longer exist for us, that a style belonging to our period has come about; and there has been a revolution”- Le Corbusier (Corbusier, 1986) After a period of time, the revolution of Modernism, Constructivism and Neorealism were still progressing. Modernism had the longest history in developing architecture, which became the major influence of the style in architecture and mobile. However, there were still a lot architects exploring out of modernism, and form their own style and theory of architecture, through adding symbolic element in structure, and varied of colors, I believe in the future, there will be another generation raise u...   [tags: Revolution of Modernism, Constructivsm, Neorealism]

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Color in Architecture

- Color is one of essential factors in architecture, as James B. Jordan said:” Color is inescapable, except for those who are color blind”, which means how to use color in architecture be of great significance. People tend to acquire perceptual knowledge of one material through color, shape and texture, color hold the most important position. People can identify a city including culture, classic by urban color. In addition, color in architecture’ functionality cannot be ignored. It contributes to bring convenient and efficient lifestyle for civil....   [tags: Culture, Landscape, Function]

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Internal Architecture Trumps the Need for Beautiful External Architecture

- Introduction. Since 1970, there has been a high alert for environmental problems. Some people may think that automobiles are the main cause of the non-recyclable resource. Even building and homes use half of the non-recyclable resource. Sustainability architecture is not the newest concept. The sustainable architecture is rarely ever used, reason behind is the both the architect and the client. It’s the job of architect to involve the client in the idea of the sustainable architecture. Due to the lack of solid resources most architects are unable to create or design a new sustainable architecture for a client....   [tags: sustainability. ball-eastaway house, construction]

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Maison de Verre and Its Contribution to Modern Architecture

- Maison de Verre and Its Contribution to Modern Architecture “Form follows function.” Every great Modern architect thought, designed by and breathed these very words. Or at least, their design principles evolved from them. Modern architects Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Pierre Chareau, and Rudolf Schindler to name a few believed that the function determined the space whether the space was solely for a particular purpose or they overlapped to allow for multiple uses. Form didn’t just follow function, function defined the space....   [tags: architectural environment, maison]

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The Architecture of the Library of Congress

- The Architecture of the Library of Congress Constructed between 1888 and 1897, the Library of Congress is located in Washington, D.C. at the intersection of 1st St. and Independance Avenue. It's beautiful, large-scale building is comprised mainly of marble, granite, iron, and bronze. The Library's architectural style is reminiscent of that of ancient Greece. It's typical Greek characteristics include columns of the Ionic order, relief sculpture, and statues of Greek god figures, such as Poseidon, god of the sea....   [tags: Architectural Structure Engineering Essays]

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Roman and Islamic Art and Architecture

- When walking around a city, you may notice that the architecture and art look similar to other works. Many of these designs have changed along the course of history and time whilst others have not. The designs that many people still see in society and day to day living is from two of the many cultures of the old civilizations, Roman and Islamic. The art and architecture forms from the Islamic and Roman cultures have many comparisons and contrasts between them. They, the Islamic and Roman nations, have both adopted from other cultures and have made their own discoveries in the art and architecture worlds....   [tags: culture, adopted, traditions, society, concrete]

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The Artistic Aspect of Architecture

- The Artistic Aspect of Architecture Architecture is undeniably one of the most powerful forms of art. Buildings have the ability to loom in the distance when seen from afar. As you approach it more and more details can be seen. Minute intricacies such as stone quality, texture, and perhaps some ornate detailing become apparent. Even standing at a doorway can provide some involved feelings. Does the building seem to invite the viewer inside with elaborate carvings and an open view to the interior....   [tags: Architectural Building Art Essays]

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The Effects of Architecture on Society

- Architecture and the built environment Buildings reflect the values and ideas of society within periods. The role of architecture in shaping society and vice versa largely depends on the period in question and who or what affects first. The Enlightenment, and the subsequent period the Post-Enlightenment, reflect the biggest change for current ideas regarding architecture and society and current theories. At the same time, individual identities and understanding of society, progress and truth all follow a similar evolving path....   [tags: History, Humanities, Society]

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Architecture in the Store Structure

- Architecture in the Store Structure As I walk through University Towne Centre Mall, I notice tucked away in a somewhat secluded part of the mall the store Structure. Structure is a men's clothing and accessory store. Hanging in the large glass windows of the store are colored posters of handsome men dressed from head to toe in the latest Structure fashions. Structure has adopted the Greek Ionic Column as part of it's building plan. Painted on the front windows of the store are small silhouette images of an idealized Greek temple....   [tags: Descriptive Architectural Building Essays]

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Gothic vs. Romanesque Architecture

- Gothic vs. Romanesque Architecture Missing Figures Where are you when you wake up. Where are you when you are learning. Where are you when you go to pray. Where are you when you go to work. Where are you when you are having fun. The answer is that you are in a building or structure of some kind and style. All of the buildings and structures that one sees around them is designed and built with much thought and care. They are all designed and built by what we call architecture. According to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary architecture is “the art or science of building; specifically: the art or practice of designing and building structures and especially habitable ones, a method or s...   [tags: Architectural Style Buildings Essays]

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Understanding Regionalist Architecture in Asia

- Regionalism in Asia is more about the pursuit of identity and less about performance; it does not contribute anything meaningful to the Green agenda of the 21st century. Regionalism is a process; integration is its product. Understanding Regionalist architecture Vernacular and native are two words more often than not associated, and these two concepts generally refer to a language or dialect of a people, associated with architecture given a qualitative status. Discussing the importance of vernacular architecture was the main point of study published by Oliver in his book, ‘Built to Meet Needs: Cultural Issues In Vernacular Architecture’....   [tags: vernacular, culture, vision]

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Architectural Study at Cal Poly

- Architectural Study at Cal Poly Lost in the hills of Poly Canyon lies a land filled with bizarre structure built by past students that make up the architectural study area. This chunk of land is designated for architectural students to build their senior projects on. In the true Cal Poly spirit of learn by doing, students have been building inventive structures as senior projects. However, before 1963, most of these projects were torn down after completion. So the Dean of the college of architecture at the time, asked for land just for the students to build on....   [tags: Architecture]

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The Development of Modern Architecture

- With the interaction between the development of computational approaches in architecture and the contemporary forms of spatial design intelligence, some new architectural design theories emerged to make differences between architects and control designing processes. These theories are almost employed in all designing realms, from architecture to urban design to provide fields of ideas and solutions that privilege by complexity. Most of these theories are oriented to relay on understanding and using computational methods to generate exotic and complex geometries....   [tags: Design Theories, Computational Approaches]

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Architectural Advances During the Industrial Revolution

- `Ornamentation,' says Ruskin, `is the principal part of architecture.' It is that part, he says in another place, which impresses on a building `certain characters venerable or beautiful, but otherwise unnecessary.' Sir George Gilbert Scott amplified this surprising statement when he recommended to architects the use of the Gothic style, because its `great principle is to decorate construction.' Modern movement has not grown from one root. One of its essential sources, it has been shown, is William Morris and the Arts and Crafts; another was Art Nouveau....   [tags: Architecture]

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Brandscapes and Architecture in This Economy

- In the present twenty-first century, we have to look at cities not as skylines but as brandscapes and at buildings not as objects but as an experience. We are no longer consuming objects but excitement, even in lifestyles. In the new era of brandscapes, buildings are not like where we work and live but who we are imagining ourselves to be and what our identity should be. The use of concepts and methods of branding in Architecture helps as a quick and easy selling tool for architects and also a strategic tool for economic and cultural transformation and it can be achieved when architecture brings together ecology, economics, and social well-being to help people and places regain self-suffici...   [tags: images, growth, economic, global, village]

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Some of the Aspects of Architecture

- ... With a ruler and a pencil it would be possible for anybody to draw a rectangle or a square, divide it into rooms, and call it a shelter. According to Roger K. Lewis, author of “Architect?: A Candid Guide to the Profession”, “Architecture is not as simple as having a ruler or a pencil; many individuals who aspire to be architects begin preparation as soon as high school with drafting classes (56).” Students learn everything from the scale of cities to the scale of all sizes of furniture in relation to different sizes of buildings....   [tags: historical elements]

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Nature and Tectonic in Modern Architecture

- In Kenneth Frampton’s Rappel a L’ordre, the Case for the Tectonic, he reinterprets modern architecture “through the lens of techne.” Techne can be traced back to its Greek origins, which embodied the ideas of art, craft and skill in the making of an object. Techne came to be tied with the materiality and construction methods used in buildings. Technology then came to refer to the making and using of tools and the methods to solve a problem. Implicit in the word “technology” is the act of construction that involves manipulation of resources....   [tags: Kenneth Frampton, Rappel a L'ordre]

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The Concept of Space in Architecture

- preface. Modern architecture is all too often an exercise in sensationalist form making. The visual image occupies a tyrannical immediacy in modern life and this has been absorbed into the practice of architecture. Yet we spend the majority of our time within spaces - so what are the qualities of these spaces. If architecture is about our experience of space, then what are the important aspects of these spaces, and how can we learn lessons to help us design spaces of an appropriate quality - with memory and with meaning....   [tags: Spatial, Arrangement, Materials]

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Architecture Should be Technologically Rational

- In this essay, I will be exploring how some critics and argument that postmodernism has become a break in a modernist notion that architecture should be technologically rational, austere, and functional. Postmodernism, as general movement, will be the first topic I will explored, my aim is to find out what are the general definition of postmodernism. Looking into some of the postmodernism architecture and explore some facts and characteristic about it. Besides looking at postmodernism as a general movement, I’ll also investigate in several facts and the ideology in postmodern architecture....   [tags: portland building,postmodernism,michael graves]

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The Roman Empire Architecture: The Pantheon

- ADV History of The Arts Religion was immensely significant during The Roman Empire, considering that the first Roman architects were priests. The priests would compose beautiful places exclusively for the gods. Many of these gods were those adapted from other cultures, like the greeks(JCPS). This prevented uprisings from conquered territories.The Romans used many of the Greeks ideas but they used their own new materials and ideas to make the Roman Empire one of the most famously known sites for their extraordinary architecture.(Moulton, 56 v.1) The local people would then worship at these places....   [tags: religion, roman temples]

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The Intentions of Baroque Architecture

- The word “Baroque”, or “Barocco” was first used as a stylistic term to describe a period that flourished at 16th century and 17th century from Italy, originate after the movement of Gothic and Renaissance era. To describe the Baroque style, it is a collection of arts, developed under the Authority of the Catholic Church. Baroque architecture focus on realism and dramatic illusory as demanded by the Catholic Church to serve religious objective. In regard to the timeline movement, the renaissance emphasis balance and Harmony, while Baroque turns to explore on sophistication and drama....   [tags: italy, 16th century, renaissance era, gothic]

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My Desire to Study Architecture

- While walking among skyscrapers in Hong Kong, I am always astonished by the city’s unique creative structures and spaces. Just imagining myself engaging with space and culture to design a piece of art to set amongst these great masterpieces thrills me. These innovations are what genuinely cause me to crave a deeper understanding of the field and inspire me to learn more about the intricacies of architecture. Advanced Mathematics, Physics, and Art and Design are the subjects that I find most fascinating....   [tags: studies, skills, field, workshops, art]

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The Two Franks and Their Architecture

- Different architects have different styles because they are trying to get at different things. Architecture is not just about making something beautiful anymore, it is about trying to get across a set of ideas about how we inhabit space. Two of the most famous architects of the twentieth century, one from each side, the early part and the later part up until today each designed a museum with money donated by the Guggenheim foundation. One of these is in New York City, it was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright....   [tags: Frank Llyod Wright, Guggenheim, Frank Geary]

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The Art of Drawing and Architecture

- Architects do not simply draw, by inscribing a line on paper they create an idea that transforms a flat surface into a virtual space to be consumed, studied and shaped. To develop this level of phenomenon the architect produces different types of drawings: design, presentation and construction, just to name a select few, which have developed historically over many centuries. Although the architect uses basically the same type of tools and drawing materials that have been standard for hundreds of years, the art of drawing is far from the same....   [tags: design, building, construction]

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Personal Awarness of Architecture in the City

- ... The pipe through which light falls is nothing but a space signifying rhetori c rising from that colorlessness. Interior elements and skylights in both the house cal led Black Recurrence (JA, January, 1976) and the Kamiwada house are intended to represent urban rhythm. But even more interesting for me is the way in which meaning spaces can be dismantled, as I have shown in the design processes for a series .of house&. This tendency to be concerned with dismantling has become especially noticeable in houses designed between the one in Nakano and the Kamiwada house....   [tags: collage, homogenity, graphics, space]

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Types of Islamic Architecture

- Muslims have derived their architecture style from the Byzantines, the Copts, Romans, and the Sassanids. The types of Islamic architecture are the Mosque, the Tomb, the Palace, and the Fort. Islamic architectural style developed soon after the time of the Prophet Muhammad. Example may be known with the completion of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. It featured interior vaulted spaces, a circular dome, and the use of decorative pattern. The art of building was popular. ​ Islamic artchitecture forbids any use of symbolic art such as statues, paintings, or other representations of living things....   [tags: origins, mosque, tomb, palace]

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The Features of Mayan Architecture

- The following paper is made for the purpose of publicizing an issue as important and historic as it is "Maya Architecture",the characteristics of the Mayan architecture. Mayan architectural elements, ceremonial platforms, pyramids, Temple, cresting, Orientation, Maya Vault, Stele, Glyph, Urban Design, Building Materials, Construction Process, Regional Architectural Styles. The Mayan architecture is the richest in the New World, because of the complexity and variety of means of expression. Structures gigantic limestone stucco covered were his hallmark....   [tags: Historical Impact, Mayan Culture]

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Catal Huyuk an Architecture Perspective

- ... The people lived, cooked, worked, painted and buried their dead in the houses. The only difference between the houses suggests that this society did not know formal equality but social equality. The area of a house could be adjusted to the size of a family, with the result that every adult or two children had ten to twelve square metres at their disposal. If a family grew, the space of the house grew as well. Brosius concludes: "The ‘living houses’ of Catal huyuk show that the needs of the people were the socially binding basis of production"....   [tags: background, location, analysis]

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Romanesque and Gothic Architecture

- Romanesque and Gothic Architecture The 11th to 15th centuries saw a great surge of the Christian Church within Europe which was emphasized by the persuasiveness of the Crusades. The growing population of the Church increased the demand for the increased presence in architectural monuments and during the Romanesque and Gothic periods, a great cathedral construction boom occurred across Europe. The Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles were distinctive in not only the massiveness of the Romanesque monuments and the introduction of the cruciform plan but also for the introduction of the Gothic era art within the Cathedrals which included the inclusion of art the radiating Rose Window, co...   [tags: History Architectural gothic Essays]

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Comparing Two Articles on Architecture

- In the history of architecture there often was a discrepancy between what the architect wants to design and what the client wants to have. In fact, sometimes an architect will do a great design and acquire awards for his design but maybe the client or user have an aversion to it. Stater (2002) and Misra (2002) argue this issue in a distinct way. In the article " it is just not Cricket", Stater (2002) explain the relationships between the architect and clients in different cases and gives two building as examples....   [tags: Article Summary]

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Ancient Greek and Roman Architecture

- Roman Architecture Roman architecture implemented many characteristics of Ancient Greek architecture. The Romans showed the influence of their engineering skills and secular monuments, while Greek architecture exhibited the influence of their gods and ideas of physical perfection. The use of arches, the dome and concrete permitted the ancient Romans to attain extraordinary achievements in the construction of imposing structures for public use. While showing the magnificence of the Greeks and their practical application, as well as their creativity, the Romans established architectural features that remain to this day....   [tags: columns, post, lintel, monuments]

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Architecture: Parthenon and the Pantheon

- ... In the center of the dome there is a hole the size of a 9 m through which the light is falling on the temple . Portico of the temple is decorated with sixteen beautiful granite Corinthian columns . Entrance to the temple is through bronze portal , referring to the Roman era. The front facade of the temple facing the small square columns , which is marked by an Egyptian obelisk that once adorned the temple on the Campus Martius , dedicated to Isis . Interior Parthenon is divided into two premises : 1) with the SPLA situated therein statue of Athena made ​​of gold and ivory (height 12m ) over a statue of the goddess was located a sunny window ....   [tags: greeks, monuments]

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The Benefits of Cut-Through Architecture

- In computer networking, cut through architecture is a method used for packet switching system. In this system the data frame or packets began to leave the switch almost as soon as it begins to enter the switch. In simple words, a cut through architecture does not store a data frame and then forward it. On the other hand, The other device hold the entire frame for a small amount of time while the various fields of the frame are examined, this procedure makes the overall network throughput very slow or diminish it....   [tags: Cut-through vs store-and-forward]

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Greek and Gothic Architecture

- ... It is different in many ways, it has a new type of arch and the way of constructing is not squared but people started playing more with design and thats why gothic buildings have pointed ends. The styles before it where not as advanced and well designed as gothic, they had many good things but the gothic style was revolutionary to history, many other styles including ours developed from gothic architecture. One of them is romanesque architecture. It is basicly the same thing but with minor improvements and changes....   [tags: buildings, churches]

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A Software Architecture Perspective

- III. PARADIGM SHIFT IN CLOUD BASED SYSTEMS A cloud based system and its architecture has a significant paradigm shift in software architectures; definitely there are differences in technology, interaction and resource allocation with similar business goals but more so ever the biggest shift is in the contextual properties of cloud based system architecture. To illustrate the significant differences consider the contextual properties of a general system architecture and cloud based system. [2] A. General Software Architecture....   [tags: cloud based systems]

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Transgression in Art and Architecture

- Introduction This theory essay will consist of a discussion between transgression in art and architecture. First I will discuss what is transgression in art and in architecture. Through my research I am going to show works of well-known architects and artists describing their intentions, meanings and the reasons behind the pieces of work. The work I will be showing has been designed to push the boundaries, to confront and explore the interaction with the public with a constrained scenario. What is Transgression....   [tags: Transgression]

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Architecture and Roland Barthes

- Introduction As denoted by Roland Barthes, architecture is all about dream and function, expression of utopia and instruments of a convenience. Architectural designs are a symbol of expression of brilliant ideas that people would wish to pass across. Some may be viewed as fiction while others base their thoughts on achievable dreams given time. A diagrammatic presentation of perception or thoughts is what architecture entails. Though simple a diagram may look, the sophistication that comes behind it is what concerns many architectures....   [tags: Mies van der Rohe, culture, design]

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Architecture and Construction: Frank Gehry

- Frank O. Gehry—also known as Frank Owen Goldberg—was born in Toronto, Canada on February 28, 1929. Gehry moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1947. Gehry received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California in 1954, and he studied City Planning at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Gehry’s architectural career has spanned over five decades and produced public and private buildings in America, Europe, and Asia. He is one of the best-known architects of the 20th century....   [tags: masterpieces, walt disney, buildings ]

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Modern Architecture: Le Corbusier

- ... Le Corbusier proposed to merge the windows into one single horizontal window, ribbon windows. Such window provides better lighting and form a specific geometric pattern of the facade. One of the other ways to create beauty in the construction is to use regulating lines, which were the means of harmony creation since ancient architecture. These lines have the purpose of “fixing the geometry” of the construction (Le Corbusier, 89). Regulating lines maintain the construction excluding its instability, and create special rhythm of the building....   [tags: beauty, technology]

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Romanesque v. Gothic Architecture

- Romanesque v. Gothic Architecture Art is constantly changing because of influential people with great ideas. The Romanesque, and Gothic periods are no different. After the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, many Germanic tribes called the “Goths” adopted Christianity and gave birth to the Gothic art style, which is mostly present in architecture, that spanned from the 1200s to the 1300s. During the 1000s and the1100s the church began taking hold of Europe to become what was known as The Holy Roman empire, this period is known as the Romanesque period or “Period of the Church Triumphant”....   [tags: christianity, decorations, buildings]

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Architecture, Building and Construction

- The things I learned about architecture are that if you want to practice architecture you must have experience with building structures. If you want to build a structure you must start building small structures so that they could see you have experience. When you become an architect you are full protected by the government. So when something goes wrong you are not accused. So you don't get your architect license taken away. When you are an architect you must build a model of the structure. The model must look alike as the real structure....   [tags: history, experience, structures]

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Egyptian Architecture and History

- This discourse revolves around the development of art and architecture with reference to Egypt. It endeavours to bring out various phases in the development of art and architecture in Egypt. Besides, it describes how different personalities, events and themes, over time, influenced art and architecture. Not only are the progressive changes leading up to modern-day art and architecture discussed, but also the geographical, social, cultural and political factors which affect art and architecture....   [tags: World History, Anthropology]

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Renaissance and Medieval Architecture

- The Renaissance Era is remembered as the age of revival of Greco-Roman or of the old antiquity in Europe. But what caused this revival. The Medieval Era, or Middle Ages was Renaissance’s predecessor. During the Medieval Era, Gothic and Romanesque Architecture was seen throughout Europe. Since Renaissance followed the Middle Ages, it is possible to describe their differences throughout Europe. The changes that happened throughout culture, religion, ideology, and government ultimately led the people of the Renaissance Era to express their skills in architecture, sciences, arts, and etc....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]

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Architecture and College Choices

- There are many colleges in the United States but not all of them have good programs in architecture. The colleges that I plan on going to would be Northeastern University, Academy of Art University, and Georgia Tech. I have used many different places to get my information on architecture and these colleges such as books over architecture, the schools main pages, InfOhio, Ebsco database, and many other sources. Architecture has always been an interest of mine, when I was younger I would always draw up little blueprints for the house I wanted to live in and I don’t know what exactly got me into it but I want to do something that I will enjoy doing in the future, and architecture was a good c...   [tags: College Research Essay]

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Post Modernism in Architecture

- An architect’s goal is to design appropriately to the time. In the mid to late twentieth century post-modernist such as Venturi found the purism and oversimplification of modernism lacking. Venturi recognized that the world is not simple in nature, but full of complexity and contradictions. Post-modernists aim for an implicit richness of meaning through complexity and contradiction rather than an oversimplified blatant clarity of meaning. A building is basically comprised of a variety of paradoxes, such as outdoor and indoor, primary spaces and secondary space and so on....   [tags: contradictions, design, complexity]

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Contemporary Architecture: Dominique Perrault

- INTRODUCTION Dominique Perrault, the leading French architect, became a landmark figure in contemporary architecture after winning the competition for the Bibliothèque nationale de France at age of 36. Perrault was born in 1953 and was educated at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He holds many prestigious prizes and awards including "Grande Médaille d'or d'Architecture" (2010), "Seoul Metropolitan Architecture Award" for EWHA Womans University in Korea, "World Architecture Award" (2002), "Mies van der Rohe prize" (1997), "French national Grand Prize for Architecture" (1993)....   [tags: french, design, public space]

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Architecture in Hong Kong

- Introduction Hong Kong use to be a fishing village in the late 19th century it later evolved into a military port of strategic importance and eventually an international financial center, which is one of the most densely populated areas in the world after the engagement of Imperial China and the British Colony in the territory. Nowadays Hong Kong has over thousand skyscrapers, the architecture of Hong Kong features great emphasis on contemporary architecture, accent Modernism and Functionalism....   [tags: historical context, literature]

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Architecture: Villa La Roche

- INTRODUCTION Villa La Roche was commissioned by the art collector Raoul La Roche to display his ever growing collection. Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris (later taking the pseudonym Le Corbusier) designed two joined houses along with his cousin Pierre Jeanneret with one intended for Raoul La Roche and the other for Albert Jeanneret and his family. La Roche’s house was half home, half art gallery; the spaces had different requirements yet needed to be linked as one. Joined with the Villa Jeanneret, the site shows the possible relationship between two spaces with their own requirements sharing the same immediate environment and building style....   [tags: L-shaped plan, style space]

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Technological Developments Favoring Architecture

- Throughout history, technological developments has played a major role for artists and architects. New developments made is easier for artists to express their ideas in new ways. The camera, squinchs, and pendentives, are some famous examples that have made many contributions to the development of art and architecture before and after the common era in art history. Before 1800 CE the development of squinchs and pendentives used mainly during the Byzantine Period helped support many famous architectural structures....   [tags: Art, Construction]

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Architecture for Statistical Multiplexer

- Introduction Twenty-first century communications will be dominated by intelligent high-speed information networks. The rapid growth of high-speed networks has led to many technological as well as social developments. As the networks supporting these services shift from the experimental phase to commercial operation, the pricing of limited resources will become an important problem. In this paper, statistical Multiplexer with QOS parameter control is implemented using VLSI design technologies. In communications systems by far the most common form of multiplexing is that of time division multiplexing (TDM)....   [tags: VLSI,flow chat,QOS]

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Software Architecture

- Literature Review contains a complete picture of the related work done including critical analysis of existing software architecture evaluation methods / frameworks used to ensure quality of service in software architecture. It also consists of the limitations of existing models and provides motivation for further research in the same field. This chapter has been categorized into following four sub-sections according to the specific aspects of research domain. 2.1 Quality Attributes and the Quality Model An important issue in software development today is quality....   [tags: Information Technology ]

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Brunelleschi and The Romans: A Comparison of Technique

- In a time of rebirth and revival of classical thinking into something entirely new, Filippo Brunelleschi thrived as an inspirational architect. He combined Romanesque traditions, with the modern age Renaissance thinking to create a new and defined style of architecture. One of Brunelleschi's most influential works, the Pazzi Chapel, clearly illustrated Roman influence on architecture during the Renaissance. The Pazzi Chapel's overall design was influenced by Brunelleschi's study of building designs in Rome, geometric engineering, and stylistic elements such as: columns, the importance of light, and arches....   [tags: Architecture]

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Ando in the perspective of critical regionalism: Concrete Resistance

- Through this paper a comparative representation on the definition and background of the evolution of critical regionalism will be explored. Moreover through this essay, the arguments of how ‘Ando’s’ architectural approach is of a ‘critical regionalist’ manner will be examined significantly. The definition of critical regionalism is a direct approach to architecture that strives to oppose ‘placelessness’ and the apparent lack of identity and character in modern architecture through the use of building's geographical context....   [tags: Architecture]

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Preservation of Modern Buildings in Cincinnati: An overview of the challenges, history and arguments to preserve modern buildings.

- Although preservation is not a new concept and been practiced for centuries, designating historic landmarks, structures and buildings as historically significant and preserving them is a new phenomena, which brings us to a fairly straight forward question of what to preserve and what not to. The advent of new materials and advancement of construction technologies changed the style of building significantly from time to time, especially over the course of last two centuries. Although the basic construction materials like brick, wood, lime and stone are in use for centuries, the recent addition of concrete, steel and glass to that list completely overhauled the mode in which the buildings are...   [tags: Architecture]

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Gothic Architecture

- Architecture has always been an integral part of the society and its culture. It not only defines the space of the community that it participates in but it also shapes the community’s place in history. Moreover, historians all over the world have found architecture playing a key role while they study the communities in time periods. Architecture helps the historian decipher the civilization's daily life and the values they hold. The historians are able to decipher as such by looking at the recurring structural feature and ornamental feature of certain buildings of certain time period....   [tags: Gothic Cathedrals]

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Commercial Architecture

- Architecture has been around since the beginning of humankind. It is how homes are designed, castles are built, and how there is a roof over your head. Many buildings that we live in, work in, or go to school in have all carefully been designed by highly trained Commercial Architects. Architecture, specifically Commercial Architecture, can seemingly defy gravity with sideways buildings or glass walkways dangling hundreds of feet into the air. Commercial Architecture is what designs the mile high skyscrapers and other vast commercial buildings, as well as awe-inspiring churches and museums, and spreads fresh ideas on designing....   [tags: design, skyscrapers]

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Gothic Architecture

- Gothic Architecture The church in the Middle Ages was a place that all people, regardless of class, could belong to. As a source of unity, its influence on art and architecture was great during this time. As society drew away from the feudal system of the Romanesque period, a new spirit of human individualism began to take hold; alas, the birth of Gothic. Here, the Church became a place where humanity became more acceptable, alas becoming the ideal place to visual such new ideals. The beauty and elegance of Gothic architecture is depicted most in the great cathedrals of the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries—St....   [tags: Architectural Middle Ages Churches Essays]

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