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  • What Is Traditional Chinese Architecture?

    in many other pavilions along the garden. A well-known Chinese proverb states that "Individuals have distress and satisfaction; they part and meet once again. The moon diminishes or sparkles; it waxes or melts away." It is noted that Chinese people constantly relate a full moon with a contended life. This importance can be found inside a traditional Chinese garden building component called the "moon gate." This trademark moon or crescent-like door not just demonstrates a decent wish for delight and bliss, but on the other hand is viewed as a run of the mill image of Chinese culture. Rather than being utilized as a design for gardens or manors in the…

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  • Symbolism In The Forbidden City

    “ Chinese cosmology pictured the heaven round and the earth as a stable cube. Space was conceived as a series of imprecated squares, at the center of which lay the capital of the empire strictly oriented toward the points of the compass. And in its center the palace commanded the main north- south axis, facing southward (as did all important buildings) in the direction of the Red phoenix of summer and fire. To the east was the region of the blue Dragon, of spring and growth and the upright tree.…

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  • Modern Architecture In America

    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 architecture in America influencing the modernism trend around the globe and different purposes of modernism presented in the readings.…

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  • Analysis Of Punggol: From Kampung To Developmental Heartland

    Chen Yiqi GEM1902P Reflection Piece Punggol – From Kampung to Developmental Heartland On the walls of the void decks of towering blocks of HDB flats in Edgefield Plains, one would be surprised to find a series of murals filling the public space. Painted along the outer edges and corners of the HDB flats, being incorporated into dents on the walls and pillars, its cartoonish style is juxtaposed with the sleek and modern architecture of the buildings that house these murals. Figure 1: Mural…

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  • Vitruvius And Le Corbusier's Views Of Humans, Body And Building

    from? Nature of course, but it’s a specific part of nature that humans relate harmony and proportion to: the human body. Vitruvius was the first person to publish his ideas on the relationship between human proportion and architecture. His Vitruvian man is the “ideal human figure” to which all system of proportions must follow. Le Corbusier picked up on Vitruvius’s ideas on human proportion. However, Le Corbusier wanted something more concrete, more of a guide book for proportions so he created…

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  • Outline: The Language Of Art And Architecture

    Chapter Two Outline A. THE LANGUAGE OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE I. The language of art and architecture is based on the formal elements and how those elements are presented. II. The main elements of art are line, light and value, color, texture and pattern, shape, volume, along with much more. III. Architecture also has a structural side, which is how buildings are constructed. B. FORMAL ELEMENTS I. The formal elements are the basics of what makes up art and architecture. • Line: I. In art, a line…

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  • Analysis Of Intelligent Architecture: The Fountainhead By Ayn Rand

    Intelligent Architecture In her book The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand portrays the protagonist, Howard Roark, as an individualistic young architect who chooses to struggle in unimportance rather than compromise his artistic and personal vision. The book follows his fight to practice what the public sees as modern architecture, which he considers to be superior, despite an establishment focused on tradition-worship. In the book Architecture's New Media: Principles, Theories, and Methods of…

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  • The Importance Of Underground Space

    relating the underground buildings with technology, underground space could be designed into an interesting space to be appreciated. (People’s perception on underground space – relating to the real world, imaginative world is mentioned.) Underground space in the imaginative world will be discussed, for instance, the film makers’ perspective on underground space and how their film was projected to the audience about underworld. The quality space discussed will show the dynamic balance created…

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  • Art Nouveau Vs Art Deco

    popular architecture and furniture The World War 1 is occurred between the Art Nouveau and the Art Deco. Both of two movements affected by the World War 1. They are two different style. The big difference of them is Art Nouveau is asymmetric while Art Deco is geometric. Both of two movements has affected our architecture and furniture, but for the effectiveness of the modern popular architecture and furniture, the role of Art Deco is bigger than Art Nouveau. It is because we can find out many…

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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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