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  • The Bauhaus: An Influential Artistic Movement

    De Stijl is Dutch for “the style” and it proposed ultimate simplicity and abstraction, both in architecture and painting. The visual language of the movement consists of straight lines, squares, rectangles, and the same primary colors that were prominent in expressionism. Curved lines and circles were considered to be representative of nature and were often not used in De Stijl artwork. The move from expressionism in the Bauhaus came gradually with the Dutch painter Van Doesburg, who was hoping to teach at the Bauhaus and spread his own ideas of De Stijl. It was during this time at the Bauhaus that design had become a main focus. Doesburg had the biggest impact the furniture workshop, which would become one of the schools defining features. Walter Gropius did not directly oppose of Van Doesburg’s ideas, but ultimately he did not accept him…

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  • Harry Saidler's Influence On Australian Architecture

    Harry Saidler was born in 1923. He was among the most proficient architecture in Australia (Australian Government, 2009). Some architects would admire his work because of the international methodologies and modernist ideas. This caused a great impact in the local architecture’s shape. Even though most of his work was done in Australia, but he is considered to be an international architecture. Furthermore, humanist ideals inspired his career. The structure of the practice of Saidler has made him…

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  • Wigman Dance Analysis

    Taking from the origins of modern music, it is a fact that Pina’s dance pieces are mode inclusive of modern techniques but also incorporate ballet characteristics in their choreography. The rebellious culture in the modern German dance also characterizes invention of new steps foreign to the routine rather than following a certain structure in the dance. It can be said that the approach to culture is almost similar because both use dance in giving messages to their societies. "Mary…

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  • Unit 32: Developing Physical Theatre

    Unit 32: Developing Physical Theatre Physical Theatre There are a few practices/practioners who contributed to the roots of physical theatre. Greek theatre Greek theatre spanned from 600BC-600AD and it began with festivals honouring Greek Gods. Plays were only allowed to be presented at the Dionysia festival. At early Greek festivals actors, directors and dramatists were the same person however, after a while only three actors were allowed to perform in the plays. Then they later decided to…

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  • Analysis Of New Brutalism By Reyner Banham

    society, and drag a rough poetry out of the confused and powerful 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…

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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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