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    Absolute Architecture

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    The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture. The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture by Pier Vittorio Aureli is very subjective. Architecture makes sense within the social, political and cultural dimension. It is represented through the ideal appearance of the built environment. In the title he has used the word absolute which refers to the marked boundary of a city. Urbanization for most architects is interchangeable, but for him it is a fundamental phenomena which is the division and confrontation. The act of division and being divided in architecture shows the core of a city. It is a form of ethos and subjectivity of the city. The author goes back to four architects: Andrea Palladio, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Etienne Louis-Boullee…

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    Tectonics In Architecture

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    they may all be considered “tectonics” of a project. The fundamentals of architecture may be referred to as “tectonics” due to the fact that they are elements “pertaining to building or construction in general” (Frampton, 1990, p.93). Frascari (1994) believes that “located within tectonics is an endless set of…

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    Neither city was ever built, but his Ville Radieuse did inspire one building. Though strict, radical and nearly totalitarian in its order and symmetry, Le Corbusier used the utopian ideal formed the basis of a number of urban plans during the 1930s and 1940s culminating in the design and construction of the first Unité d'Habitation in Marseilles in 1952. Unité d'Habitation have 337 apartments in every single building, along with open facilities on the ground floor and roof. Due to the costing…

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    In this essay, I am going to discuss what ornaments mean to both Christopher Dresser and John Ruskin, showing the main differences between their thoughts about ornaments, then I will compare their thoughts with the contemporary meaning of ornamentation, which is the meaning of ornamentation today, and at the end, I am going to share my own thoughts about ornaments. Ornamentation, which is the state of decorating an object, a room, or a building, is one of the visual elements in architecture…

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    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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    ill-fitted to their tasks and outdated in the new economic, social, and political environment of an emerging fully industrialized world. Modernists often use ideas and methods which are very different from those used in the past. The following essay includes a total of 6 readings which can be summarized into 3 categories: Modernism in European countries, Modernism in Soviet Russia and China, and, Art Deco. Apart from the summary of the readings, the essay also covered the similarities of modern…

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    Indian Architecture Essay

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    Indian architecture form the base of Indian culture which explain the Indian culture itself. Indian architecture encompasses a multitude in the form of expression of space and time creating new ideas. Most of architecture found in Indus valley Civilisation are considered to be the better planned cities and houses and other livable architecture. Indian architecture are classified as temple architecture, fort architecture and housing architecture. There are architectures where the artist were told…

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    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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    One precipitant arts that belong to the phrase that architecture is the mother of the arts of those arts which is color I think what characterize the architecture are the compact components with each other and the make up of the architectural layout and the physical structure , Starting from the surface of the components of texture and color and the end of its components in the form of mass and vacuum. We will illustrate the physical structure of the work of the architect of during one of the…

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    The appearance of forms that for decades were forbidden: pediments and arches, towers and domes, appear again during the postmodernism era. As Christian Norberg-Schulz stated, “Aren’t they just the manifestation of superficial nostalgia?”.1 Postmodernism came as a protest against the sterile emptiness of ‘late modern’ architecture, which lacks the satisfactory reference to everyday world of things. Modern architecture was always abstract and drew away from reality. It became non-figurative, as…

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