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  • Statement Of Purpose To Study Kinesiology And Psychography

    I never intended to study architecture. When I was applying to colleges, I intended to study kinesiology and psychology. Studying dance and photography when I was younger gave me a desire to be expressive, and even though I felt a connection to the physicality of dance through kinesiology, I knew I wanted to do something that fulfilled that same sense of expression. It wasn’t until I studied architecture that I noticed some of its similarities with dance. Dance is expressive of the body, but it…

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  • Miramar Hotel: A Criticism Of Postmodernism

    Postmodernism is a late-20th-century movement in the arts, architecture, and criticism that was a departure from modernism. Postmodernism was a movement in architecture that rejected the functionalist, modernist ideals of rationality and also used to describe a dissatisfaction with modern architecture. Postmodernism is characterized by the return of ornament and symbol to form. The aims of the postmodernism was look back to the past for inspiration of history and tradition, ideas of…

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  • Post Modernist Architecture

    reconstruction and the arrival of post-modernism in British architecture. The recent popularity of post-war British architecture, amongst architects and non-architects alike, unravel threads of lesser-know continuity between the post-war neo-avant-gardes and the post-modernists. This research will focus on a relatively well-known yet under-examined figure, Theo Crosby, to fill in the gaps and to expand the existing historiography of post-war British architecture. Crosby’s significance had been…

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  • Case Study: Cal Poly

    immediately think of when one mentions our school, Architecture. In 2014, Cal Poly was named the number one Undergraduate Architecture program in the nation, beating out other esteemed universities such as Cornell and USC. Rome was not built overnight however, so one may ask, “When did Cal Poly become such a great Architecture school?” How did a school focused mainly on Agriculture and Engineering become one that is synonymous nowadays with Architecture? The answer is simple, and it lies in a…

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  • Personal Statement Essay: My Studies In The Architectural Field

    Architecture is more than steel and glass. The edifices that humans have built throughout history stand 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…

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  • Peter Calthorpe Urbanism

    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 Metropolis” and how that was the initial platform for Calthorpe’s idea of multi-land uses, mainly between transit and the pedestrian(Wheeler, 2001 p 2). Though Wheeler (2001) believes in much of Fulton and Calthorpe propose, he also states…

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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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  • Modernism And Graphic Design: Le Corbusier

    fostered a utopian desire to create a better world. These principles were frequently combined with social and largely left-leaning political beliefs which held that design and art could, and should, transform society. The central image of the new architecture was not that of the single building, but that of the Utopian town plan. Philip Johnson, who along with Henry Russell Hitchcock, gave the…

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  • Vitruvius And Le Corbusier's Views Of Humans, Body And Building

    does this proportion come from? Nature of course, but it’s a specific part of nature that humans relate harmony and proportion to: the human body. Vitruvius was the first person to publish his ideas on the relationship between human proportion and architecture. His Vitruvian man is the “ideal human figure” to which all system of proportions must follow. Le Corbusier picked up on Vitruvius’s ideas on human proportion. However, Le Corbusier wanted something more concrete, more of a guide book for…

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  • Bachelard Poetics Of Space

    Prolific French philosopher Henri Lefebvre once wrote that the tendency to reduce space ‘to parcels, to images, to facades that are made to be seen and to be seen from’, is a tendency that degrades the very notion of it. Architecture inhabits space, the concept of which, albeit difficult to grasp is made possible through the interpretations of those who populate it. It is even possible to say that there are as many places as people in a space. This concept is central to the discourse of…

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