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    architecture has a language also through which we can identify the culture and society of a particular era. Architecture also discloses the desires, power struggles and material culture of a society along with the aesthetic and formal presence of an architect. As anthropologist Victor Buchli asserts, “Often the way to understand a given society is to understand the physical and, by metamorphic extension, the social architecture of its organization.” Where the architecture is employed, it…

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    arts, but the way we perceive by touch and inner body experience. This is imperative to architects trying to satisfy clients and make their lives feeling more sensuous and comfortable mentally. Our psychological dependence on comfort is essential for our well-beings. We cannot live in a hectic space, overwhelmed by too much sensory information at a time, thus this make people feel negative and moody. As architects, by studying haptic architecture, we can input into our design and make people…

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    building in St. Louis because it was the most important ten-story skyscraper designed by the magnificent architect, Sullivan. Sullivan always wanted to put people in shock with his creativity plans he never wanted people to feel boring as if they aren’t starring at something so pure and graceful. The Jeppesen Terminal Building left millions in people surprised and astound. The Fentress Bradburn Architects have so much inventiveness and originality. Their phenomenal work made the Jeppesen…

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    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…

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    also aid me in being an effective liaison between different people contributing to the completion of the structure. In my experiences as an architect, both during my student and professional life, what I have understood is that on many occasions, what is designed in the architects’ office is not translated appropriately into the finished product. Many architects are obligated to handle only the design, and not the execution of a project. As a result, there are many discrepancies in the original…

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    that emotionally resonates with me. The power of being able to elicit that level of emotion has contributed immensely in drawing me towards architecture. Looking back at everything, I haven’t had that one ‘ah-ha’ moment when I suddenly realized an Architect is what I want to be, but instead, it has been a more gradual process; the initial fascination intensifying into a deep-rooted passion for the art. After garnering excellent scores in the Architecture aptitude exams I had the opportunity of…

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    Venturi, Complexity and Contradiction Venturi addresses the idea of how architecture promotes complexity and refers to it as an art. The art is in the process of construction and thinking when it comes to designing. He also expressed how he is against rationalization and rejecting complexity in architecture. I think he points out an interesting view when he says "I am for messy vitality over obvious unity", what I understand and find interesting about this is the idea of preferring the…

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    Center Pompidou

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    Abstract This paper case studied the Center Pompidou in Paris. The research was generated based on my visit to the Pompidou center and outside references providing background information about the architects, history, and the project itself. My focus was on the interior structure and the influences from the society on the architecture design. In the end, this paper also assesses the impact of such an advancing design. Introduction Located in the center of Paris, Center Pompidou serves as a…

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    and beauty ”. Another renowned architect Albertii also defined three main factors: firmitas, utilitas and venustas (robustness, utility and beauty). So we could confirm that the beauty is a widely accepted requisite element of architecture. In terms of the beauty, most of the time it is related to visual appearance consist of symmetry, proportion, material, and execution of the construction. There was a long-term debate about symmetry and proportion among architects. The representatives are…

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    My response to Recovering Utopia by Nathanial Coleman 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;…

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