Brutalist architecture

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  • Analysis Of New Brutalism By Reyner Banham

    forces which are at work.”. The Smithson’s and Banham had differing opinions on the topic of Brutalism, as has been explored by Dirk van den Heuvel in his essay Between Brutalists: The Banham Hypothesis and the Smithson Way of Life, states that for the Smithson’s Brutalism was more “a way of life”, they were seeking to combine modern architecture with a multiplicity of tendencies within British culture, reaching back to Arts and Crafts”. This differed to Banham who was advocating “an integration between architecture and the latest technologies”. Discrepancies not only can be seen between authors, but are also present within Banham’s own accounts of Brutalism, in 1966 Banham was to revisit Brutalism in his book Brutalism An Ethic or Aesthetic? This time, he extends the taxonomy beyond just the Smithson’s to include James Stirling, Louis Kahn Atelier 5 and others developing the key points originally discussed in the first…

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  • Definition Of Brutalism

    incorrect association with the word brutal. In architecture, the term “Brutalism” was actually named from the French Beton Brut, which means raw concrete. The term was first used by Le Corbusier himself to describe his own design but was formerly created by Alison…

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  • Modernism And Graphic Design: Le Corbusier

    beliefs which held that design and art could, and should, transform society. The central image of the new architecture was not that of the single building, but that of the Utopian town plan. Philip Johnson, who along with Henry Russell Hitchcock, gave the…

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  • Case Study: The Telecom Building, Wellington

    Building, Wellington I have chosen the (Old) Telecom Building in Wellington as my study of Wellington buildings. The reason why I have made this selection is because of my curiosity. The way this building appeals to me and attracts me in is its strange green façade exterior, hooked my eyes every time I walk pass Manners Street. The Telecom Building is located at 13 – 27 Manners Street, Te Aro, Wellington. After a quick online search, it was very easy to find out that the building was designed…

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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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  • Utopian Urban Planning

    Excessive Planning in the Urban Future: Obstacles to Urban Utopia The utopian-style planning of the urban future has embraced principle, and abandoned practicality. In order to form utopian cities, the planners of urban areas like Brasília and Delhi proposed detailed urban plans that have mostly ignored market factors in favor of heightened urban regulations. In the case of Brasília, these regulations, designed to further the city’s utopian conception, have actually had the opposite effect.…

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  • Air Conditioning

    Introduction There are numerous similarities between a wall air conditioner and a window air conditioner, but the main intention of the former is not to place it on a window. Wall air conditioners are placed directly within the wall of the building. Well, if you already have an air conditioning unit at your home, no worries! The only difference between the wall air conditioner and the central air conditioner is that the former can be mounted to the wall of the building. It also comes with a…

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  • Sustainable Construction

    Introduction This paper examines six peer-reviewed articles addressing the concept of sustainable construction. Sustainable construction is the creation and responsible management of a healthy built environment based on resource efficient and ecological principles (Mokhlesian & Holman, 2012). These resource efficient and ecological principles make changes to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the structure. Topics discussed in the articles include, but are not limited to,…

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  • Statement Of Purpose To Study Kinesiology And Psychography

    I never 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…

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  • Recovering Utopian Coleman Analysis

    utopia in regard to architecture and city planning. It includes explanations that make up the dangers and realistic ideals that come along with trying to create utopia in architecture or a utopian city. Coleman describes what makes up utopia in architecture which include as he describes four elements: “social and political content; a significant level of detail in the description of what is proposed; elaboration of a positive transformation of social and political life as key to what is proposed…

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