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    The brickwork is English bond. The mortar closely resembles the color of the brick for a seamless transition between the two. There is a running course of black bricks that bisect the aisle windows around the façades of the building. On the west façade of the Memorial Antechapel is a stone string course compiled of the same limestone used for the foundation. The string course is downward and is approximately a foot in length. The string course continues along the side of the building towards the north façade of the Nave where it lowers below the line of windows. From there, the string course continues on behind the main porch entrance and wraps around the northwest transept also skipping the former porch and onto the west façade of the northwest transept…

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    Randy Pausch, a professor of computer science and Virtual Reality creation at CMU, creatively delivers his speech titled, “The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.” He speaks to the audience in a very informal manner, making himself more approachable and easy to listen to. He introduces his three main speech topics in the beginning, His Childhood Dreams, Enabling the Dreams of Others, and Lessons Learned. His first main point, His Childhood Dreams, is one where he looks back…

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    schemed and textures are available to meet the design criteria. Using red bricks enhance the looks of the building to add to the aesthetics. Red bricks are sustainable because at the Sekeping Terasek retreat house, it is used mostly at the ground floor and outside. This is because of the high thermal mass properties of clay bricks, which maintains a steady level of heat energy for a prolonged period. The main factors that encourage the use of clay brick in this environment are as follows: •…

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    The Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore, also known as Duomo, is a massive Gothic structure, known for its distinguishing Renaissance dome,that symbolized Florence's growing importance in Italy. The basilica church was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, who greatly expanded the size of the Duomo structure that was to replace an earlier cathedral. Construction commenced in 1296 but came to a halt when the dome covering the crossing space posed architectural difficulty. Filippo Brunelleschi, was…

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    Throughout much of my life, I was afraid of the homeless and thought they were disgusting. I constantly avoided them, acting like they didn’t exist. Until one day, I was forced to interact with a homeless person while waiting to be picked up from the gym. At first I was terrified, but I quickly realized that he held no ill intentions. He was in his late twenties, and we began talking about sports. Soon after, he told me about how he ended up homeless. He had lost all of his money on sports…

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    One of the first things that you notice in our group’s poster would be the CN Tower. We chose this building because it is not only the iconic symbol of Urban Toronto, but also because it is a popular hotspot for tourists. This would benefit the tourism industry, as approximately 1.5 million people visit from around the world each year. Also the CN Tower is one of the 7 wonders of the modern world, making the CN tower an interesting place to visit. The second thing your eyes might have been drawn…

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    Figure 3 illustrates the original site plan of Nobbys lighthouse area, which includes a lighthouse building are located on the Nobbys island in the Newcastle East Heritage Conservation Area, which comprises the lighthouse, the light station, three associated cottages and the surrounding facilities such as the fencing, sheds and garages. All the buildings are stood on the Nobbys island with the elevation of 25 meters. The 0.23 m (9-inch) brickwork buttressed parapet define the perimeter and…

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    Palladio was often celebrated as an architect of economy as he was cleverly able to achieve the aesthetic which appeased his upper class patrons by selectively using luxurious materials. In the case of Villa Barbaro, built of rough brickwork coated with stucco, this allowed for the simulation of marble without the use of the sumptuous stone (Ackerman & Massar, 1974). Palladio was able to describe the elements which determine the usability of certain prevalent materials in his Four Books of…

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    Critical Summary 3: Chapter 8 “Language, Land, and the Residential Schools” In this Case Study, Williston explains that the residential school system deprives First Nations of their language and identity. This practice of shaming, is a political attempt to make the rejection of land rights easier through less opposition. As Williston says “to deprive them of the language is to deprive them of the sense of place that had defined them for thousands of years” (245). The way Frist Nations use…

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    Everything has a lifespan; the difference comes in with the number of years it will last. A building made of brick has its own lifespan. With time the bricks and mortar become weak and this leads to the building collapsing. Chicago residents have an advantage since they can go to tuckpointing Chicago. They use tuckpointing method which is the ideal option for preserving home structures. The high-rise buildings have walls which are heavy and exert pressure downward cracking the bricks slowly.…

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