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  • Louis Kahn's Influence On American Architecture

    Louis Kahn was one of the most famous personalities of the twentieth century Architecture. He was compared with architects like Corbusier. Louis Kahn’s work casted a huge impression, especially on the younger people who eager in the architecture field. Louis Kahn devoted his entire life in seeking perfection and excellence. Louis Kahn truly believed that all architects should do well and hard work which would help them make a long lasting impact on the society. Louis Kahn’s best building designs…

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  • Massimo Vignelli: New York Subway Diagram

    Massimo Vignelli: New York Subway Diagram. Communication is an essential part of graphic design. Public signs, utility signs, and road signs are examples of how a design communicate the information with the use of graphical elemtns. As up in coming graphic designers, it is important for us to understand how we should approach informative design; creating something that is just aesthetically pleasing won’t be an effective tool for the public to utilize in everyday life. A perfect example of how…

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  • Martin Luther King Monument

    Monument is a kind of the architecture for people to memorize the history and understanding the relationship between the past and the present. It records the history from the past, and present it to the future. The purpose of building the monument in the city is for reminding us what we have right now is depends on how many effort they (historical personage) did in the past. Monument is not only for people to memorize something, it also could be educational and motivational to the audience.…

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  • What Is Postmodernism?

    What is Postmodernism? According to Merriam Webster dictionary ,Post-Modernism is “of relating to or being any various movements in reaction to modernism that are typically characterized by a return to traditional materials and forms by ironic self reference and absurdity “ (Webster, Merriam). The very term "postmodern" was, in fact, coined in the forties by the historian, Arnold Toynbee (Felluga).Postmodernism cannot be historically a specific year, and however, its ideas are around the…

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  • Great American Cities Book Report

    The Death and Life of Great American Cities written by Jane Jacobs published in 1961, is the most influential book about city planning. Jane wrote this book criticizing the modern city planning and rebuilding which she calls the orthodox city planning idea. Ebenezer howard’s self sufficient small town Garden city, Le-Corbusier’s Radiant City composed of skyscrapers and the Decentrists’ city decentralizing ideas are the victim of her criticism. In the book, she effectively describes the problems…

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  • Personal Essay: My Eternal Love For Architecture And Architecture

    My first tryst with architecture was back in 2000; I was about 10 years old and my parents had started the construction of our new house. We took weekly trips to the construction site and I remember being so fascinated with how a few walls and ceilings, an entity so basic, could create spaces so vastly varying and yet so personal. This had now opened up a whole new spectrum of the built form for me, I was suddenly more conscious of its presence, something I hadn’t even noticed until that time.…

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  • Utopian Urban Planning

    Excessive Planning in the Urban Future: Obstacles to Urban Utopia The utopian-style planning of the urban future has embraced principle, and abandoned practicality. In order to form utopian cities, the planners of urban areas like Brasília and Delhi proposed detailed urban plans that have mostly ignored market factors in favor of heightened urban regulations. In the case of Brasília, these regulations, designed to further the city’s utopian conception, have actually had the opposite effect.…

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  • Air Conditioning

    Introduction There are numerous similarities between a wall air conditioner and a window air conditioner, but the main intention of the former is not to place it on a window. Wall air conditioners are placed directly within the wall of the building. Well, if you already have an air conditioning unit at your home, no worries! The only difference between the wall air conditioner and the central air conditioner is that the former can be mounted to the wall of the building. It also comes with a…

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  • Sustainable Construction

    Introduction This paper examines six peer-reviewed articles addressing the concept of sustainable construction. Sustainable construction is the creation and responsible management of a healthy built environment based on resource efficient and ecological principles (Mokhlesian & Holman, 2012). These resource efficient and ecological principles make changes to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the structure. Topics discussed in the articles include, but are not limited to,…

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  • Recovering Utopian Coleman Analysis

    from the Journal of Architectural Education. This article is an intellectual article that works towards defining utopia in regard to architecture and city planning. It includes explanations that make up the dangers and realistic ideals that come along with trying to create utopia in architecture or a utopian city. Coleman describes what makes up utopia in architecture which include as he describes four elements: “social and political content; a significant level of detail in the description of…

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