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    Cost reimbursement is another alternative contract in which the contractor is reimbursed for the actual cost and fixed costs which incurred for the work .Cost-reimbursable contracts might be used for the projects in which the general scope and nature of the work are defined, but there is uncertainty in quantities or execution. This type of contract is risky for client because under cost-reimbursable contracts, all uncertainties in the scope of project are incurred by the client and the final…

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    Jackson Coale Gott was born September 10, 1829 in Lake Roland, Baltimore County. He studied carpentry as a child and later studied architecture in the offices of several prominent local architects, while apprenticing with an unnamed carpenter and master builder while studying under private tutors. After his apprenticeship, he worked in the building industry for several years and in 1863, Gott opened his architectural office, according to the Baltimore City Directory. Gott was later elected an…

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    global society. Architecture is not just the study of structure, but more importantly, the study of people. All architecture becomes a part of city planning; once a building is developed, it immediately becomes a part of the local urban fabric. As architects you design for the present with an awareness of the past for a future that is essentially unknown. My world is cities and buildings, I’ve learnt that if you want to look far into the future and I have great expectations for it, but first…

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    in the construction industry. With the option given, the client appoints an architect to prepare a brief, a scheme outlines and working drawings, and to welcome tenders and control the venture however issuing guidelines, inspecting the work under construction and preparing certificates for payment. In another word, client requirement need to be prepared by the architect for design purposed. Instead of choosing the architects, the clients also need to appoint other consultants such as quantity…

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    A Finnish architect, became a Phenomenologist in 1957 when he was inspired by one of his mentor, Professor Aulis Blomstedt. A quote from the man, Juhani Pallasmaa, Buildings are not abstract, meaningless construction, or aesthetic compositions, they are extensions and shelters of our bodies, memories, identities and minds. Consequently, architecture arises from existentially true confrontations, experiences, recollections and aspirations (The Thinking Hand. Existential and embodied wisdom in…

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    Introduction This essay seeks to analyse the theoretical reasoning behind Louis Kahn’s approach towards non-details in his built work based on the definition of details as set out by Edward R. Ford in his publication, “The Architectural Detail.” and how it can be adapted to suit the design strategies of a multi-generation apartment. Detail is defined as “attention to or treatment of a subject in individual or minute parts”. The architectural detail starts off as a constructive or technical…

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    building still in use. Being a former brownfield site, the LEED Platinum building gives bright company for the dark structures surrounding it. The team chose for the project were Centerbrook Architects and Planners, as Executive Architect, collaborated on the project with the Design Architects, Hopkins Architects out of London,…

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    words, a building should function as a beneficial change. Using sculptures as a comparison to architecture, Price stresses on the requirement for flexible design in preparation of future uses of the same volumes. Also, the writer believes that the architects’ purpose in design includes the…

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    2 Objective Architecture in the 21st century, a world conscious of environmental limits and cultural diversity, towards a technological globalisation. What strategies could enable the potential for manifesting an ethical intentionality inherent in the architectural profession and how is this ethical intentionality affected in Public Architecture, where the individual client is substituted by civil society? This research paper aims to investigate a theoretical supposition in the fields of…

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    metaphysical, observed, perceived. It is for example, like our favorite song, it goes much deeper than just lyrics and melodies it creates a connection between us and the feeling, experience, or memory we link that song to when we hear it. “When an architect thinks about space, he or she is thinking about a relationship, not an objective phenomenon - human space, not scientific space.” The United States Bankruptcy Courthouse is a historical building located in the Park Avenue Historic District…

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