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  • Organic Architecture: A Philosophy Of Architecture And Architecture

    "A philosophy of architectural design, emerging in the early 20th cent., asserting that in structure and appearance a building should be based on organic forms and should harmonize with its natural environment." — Dictionary of Architecture and Construction Organic Architecture is a style that aims to be in unison with the environment. It strives to be in harmony with nature; not dominate and destroy it. This architectural style seeks to blend in with its environment, to appear as if the house has ‘grown’ with nature itself. Unlike other design eras, buildings that are influenced by this style will not look out of place or disrupt the peace of its surrounding. Demonstrating in the name ‘Organic Architecture’, this style of buildings are often…

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  • Architecture And Japanese Architecture: Tadao Ando's Architecture

    the present of Japanese traditional concept in his architecture, Ando was influence by Modern architecture (Louis Kahn and Le Corbusier) I will discuss in this paper the vision and concept that Ando‘s Architecture was built upon. II. The process of Ando's architecture Tadao ando is a self-taught architect. He was born and grow n in Osaka Hanshin area, Japan. Hansin is an old section, distinguish for its deep and traditional Japanese architecture. (Hien,…

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  • Rational Tectonic Architecture In Architecture

    a key for tectonic, tectonic is a key for construction. The idea of architecture design in this exhibition will be different. Comparing to typical design strategies, which means analysis programs need or volume operation, this exhibition starting from smallest component, joint, to face the architectural discourse. How to apply or face the joints of architecture will show the difference attitude we face to our spacial design. Tectonic is a way to connect components, is a kind of relationship to…

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  • Modernism And Architecture: The Expression Of Architecture

    The Expression of Architecture The language is the capacity of transmit and receive some information and understand this message, giving it a signification. It is the base of all communication and exchange in human being interaction. This pattern is not only speaking or texting, all human act have meaning and can transfer some idea – architecture, by it forms and shapes, can express a lot. After The Second Word War a new aesthetic, called Modernism, made architecture and all society to change…

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  • The Architecture Of Modern Architecture In Downtown Los Angeles

    Modern Architecture in Los Angeles In Los Angeles, the captivating buildings of different sizes and structures are an important element to the city’s identity. Common bystanders might only see buildings as structures that are useful as work, commercial, and living places. Even though architecture is an essential component to provide the best use of space, there is more than meets the eye. The architecture of buildings exposes to us a time, a style, and a story that speak an abundant amount of…

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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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  • Postmodern Architecture And Modernism

    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 complexity theory, double coding, irony and…

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  • Importance Of Vernacular Architecture

    approach to the making of buildings based on the belief that buildings should respond to and reflect specific local conditions – this can be seen as developing and understanding of a regions ‘deep structure’. However, Vernacular Design Attitudes Critical Regional Design Attitude Contemporary Vernacular Design Attitudes Illustrates a belief in a system of inherited, established or customary patterns of though, forms and styles. Architects and designers consciously study and interpret historical…

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  • Importance Of Purposes Of Architecture

    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 is also…

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  • Advantages Of Vernacular Architecture

    contemporary societal challenges. Vernacular architecture is a style of building that is created without the use of an architect; it is architecture in its simplest form, concentrating only on the human necessity. Vernacular architecture began when people had to make use of the environment around them, in order to afford themselves protection and comfort as a response to a changing climate. It is a simple approach to a building’s most basic requirements and a direct style of architecture created…

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