Ancient Roman architecture

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  • Amphitheater In Ancient Roman Architecture

    Ancient Roman architecture has created a more advanced world today. Everything from columns and theaters to very complex buildings have come from Ancient Rome in some way. Amphitheater There are many amphitheaters built all over Rome, but the most well known amphitheater is the Colosseum. These amphitheaters were built mainly for gladiatorial fighting. Before these structures were built the gladiatorial fights were held anywhere with a flat surface, usually near hillsides so the people could sit and watch. Since it was not always easy to find a place that suited these needs, rich men of Rome decided to build temporary amphitheaters out of wood. These wooden structures were called amphitheaters because they were built as if two theaters…

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  • Ancient Roman Architecture Achievements

    of the ancient world. Though, Rome had been in debt to the Greeks by adapting to many of their skills Rome surpassed by building better buildings also along with the creation of new inventions like “concrete”. During the Roman Anarchy, Rome fell under the rule of the Etruscan king. Rome gained to the writing skills brought up by the Etruscan. Also, adding to this, Rome adapted to building Greek style temples through the Etruscans reign. Roman architecture had comprised dome, arches,…

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  • Robert Adam's Influence On Palladian Neoclassicism

    Robert Adam was one of the most important British architects, he transformed Palladian Neoclassicism in England into the airy, light, elegant style, his main force was the harmony between his design elements that extended beyond architecture and interiors to include both the fixed and moveable objects, his style was influenced by classical designs but he coupled this with his study of other styles such as the Italian Renaissance and didn’t follow them strictly the way Palladianism did.…

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci's Embodiment Of Architecture

    During the late 15th century, Leonardo da Vinci introduced the drawing of the Vitruvian man in the architecture world. This drawing eventually becomes a fundamental element throughout the centuries. Most of the architects design their buildings by using this principle. However, after all these years of transformation of one architecture style to another, one question is raised - is there any other ways architecture an embodied process? In this essay, I am going to discuss about another method of…

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  • Modernism: The Barcelona Pavilion

    thoroughly pacifist Germany; a self portrait through architecture” Though this pavilion stood out amongst the rest at the exposition as Mies understood that his pavilion was nothing more than a building. It was not a sculpture nor was it house art, the…

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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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  • 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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