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  • Art Deco

    Part One: What style speaks to you the most and why? List designers and examples of works to justify your response. The style that speaks the most to me is Modernism. I like the modern architecture because it is a reflection of the great technical innovations that began to appear in the nineteenth century. Materials such as steel and concrete give architects unreleased possibilities of creation, which makes the style completely unlike anything have seen. What best characterizes and makes me like modern architecture is the utilization of simples shapes, geometrical forms, and the lacking of ornamentation. This style values the use of materialism its essence, for example the exposed concrete. The differences presented in this style vary almost…

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  • The Math Of The Ideal Villa By David Rowe Summary

    the excerpt “the Four Books on Architecture” Palladio develops a numerical and logical system organizing spatial relationships among the elements involved in any building. This system is a guidance for architects when designing such buildings as villas and houses. As well this system includes detailed rules to be considered when an architect arranges building rooms, when he specifies the proportions of spaces, when he makes decisions about the dimensions of halls associating the height of a…

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  • Importance Of Vernacular Architecture

    thoughts, forms, and styles. Usually expressed in use of local materials and handed-down building technologies. Critical Regionalism: A particular approach to the making of buildings based on the belief that buildings should respond to and reflect specific local conditions – this can be seen as developing and understanding of a regions ‘deep structure’. However, Vernacular Design Attitudes Critical Regional Design Attitude Contemporary Vernacular Design Attitudes Illustrates a belief in a…

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  • Peter Calthorpe Urbanism

    Calthorpe and Fulton focus strongly on the economic, transportation and the physical aspects of a region and how that induces population growth for that region. Stephen M. Wheeler (2001) of Berkeley Planning Journal summarizes the book’s concept as “a deeply encouraging one—that a new model of metropolitan development may take the place of the automobile-oriented sprawl that has covered our landscapes since World War II.” (Wheeler p 3). He refers back to Calthorpe’s book “The Next American…

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  • Ethical Issues In Construction Management

    significant part of the job as a construction manager. This job also includes working with engineers of all sorts, but working with architects is the major component in building structures. CM is essential to the world because without it, there would be no results. But without the architect, there would be no plans to build from. Construction managers and architects share a common goal of constructing a building, and in order to do that successfully, it…

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  • Harry Saidler's Influence On Australian Architecture

    Question one Harry Saidler was born in 1923. He was among the most proficient architecture in Australia (Australian Government, 2009). Some architects would admire his work because of the international methodologies and modernist ideas. This caused a great impact in the local architecture’s shape. Even though most of his work was done in Australia, but he is considered to be an international architecture. Furthermore, humanist ideals inspired his career. The structure of the practice of Saidler…

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  • Personal Statement Essay: My Studies In The Architectural Field

    as a testament to the people and the ideals that embodied their society. Buildings are places where people live, work, and play. Architects play a vital role in how humans will interact with their structures. They will also have an influence on the way people behave within the space. Architects play a role in shaping the future of society by the structures that they create. By creating the buildings of the future, they are creating the society of the future as well. This is why I wish to…

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  • Case Study: Cal Poly

    Agriculture dominate the pages. This shows the lack of focus given to the Architecture program at the time. The next mentions of activity in the Graveyard is on April 3, 1964, in which an article talked of a group of senior architects that built a “Shell House” in Poly Canyon using a fast and cheap alternative to wood. This Shell House played an important role in the popularization of the Graveyard, because come Poly Royal, mentions of it are made again. In the April 24, 1964 Poly Royal…

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  • Rapson Hall Analysis

    Rapson Hall: Sampling and Blending the Past In the first century BC the architect Vitruvius wrote that architecture is made up of three separate elements: Utilitas, Firmitas, and Venustas.5 In ABC of Architecture, James O’Gorman focuses on Utilitas, or the functional aspects of a building, to analyze types of architecture. He does this through examining plan, beginning with a belief that plan is “the developed diagram of function”4 and that the way the building is to be used is created as the…

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  • Architecture And Environment Essay

    An architect cannot build a structure consistent and stable without knowing the relationship between architecture and the environment. This topic should be discussed on various angles. One of them is the aesthetical point of view, and the other is the human intervention in nature. The former is essentially an artistic debate and a generic timeless topic since the beginning of architectural practices. The other one is a more contemporary issue. In a broader aspect, this topic isn’t only the…

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