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  • Absolute Architecture

    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

    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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  • Utopian Architecture Vs Urban Architecture

    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…

    Words: 918 - Pages: 4
  • Ornamentation In Architecture

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Architecture In The Elizabethan Era

    Elizabethan Era architecture is often described as elegant, ornate, and exquisite. It was created to be a modernised version of the prominent architecture that came before it. In the beginning of this era, there was little to no design process involved in the construction of a building. Think of it like a painter free-handing a painting. No thinking involved, just his hand holding a paintbrush going along with the flow of his emotions. During the Elizabethan Era, erecting houses used basically…

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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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  • Post Modernist Architecture

    between the heroic period of post-war reconstruction and the arrival of post-modernism in British architecture. The recent popularity of post-war British architecture, amongst architects and non-architects alike, unravel threads of lesser-know continuity between the post-war neo-avant-gardes and the post-modernists. This research will focus on a relatively well-known yet under-examined figure, Theo Crosby, to fill in the gaps and to expand the existing historiography of post-war British…

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  • Characteristics Of Balinese Architecture

    Balinese architecture is a vernacular style of architecture wherein designers use local materials to help construct buildings, structures, and houses, as well as reflecting local tradition. It is a centuries-old style of design that’s heavily influenced by Bali’s Hindu traditions, as well as ancient Javanese elements. For the materials that are required for Balinese homes and buildings mostly will be thatch roofing, coconut wood, teak wood, stone, bamboo and bricks. Balinese architecture has…

    Words: 1454 - Pages: 6
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