Master of Architecture

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  • Personal Statement: A Career In Architecture

    The work of an architect is visible from the houses in a sub development to skyscrapers located in cities all around. Every building or structure no matter how small or how large started as a design created by an architect. The styles of architecture varies around the world and from architect to architect, each person has their own style of design. Becoming an architect requires a lengthy and expensive college education along with an internship for a student to become certified. Even though the…

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  • The Death And Life Of Great American Cities Analysis

    As an activist, a thinker, and a writer, Jane Jacob observed patterns in the way cities were constructed in both physical and social aspects of their environments. For the first time in American history, a fresh and innovative, at the time radical, movement sprung up due to the observations and claims that Jacobs proposed in her book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. During the 1950’s, modernism had already become an established (and universally accepted) ethos in American city…

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  • Construction Week Model

    THE RISE OF UK CONSTRUCTION WEEK UK Construction Week was designed to be influential and challenge the industry from its very inception. Now, shortlisted ‘Best Launch Of The Year’ and ‘Best Team Of The Year’ for the PPA Connect Awards, having already won the ‘AEO Best Trade Show Launch’; it attracted a record number of visitors in its second edition and is showing no signs of slowing down. Launched in October 2015, UK Construction Week just realised its second edition attracting more than 30…

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  • Monuments Modernism And The Public Space Analysis

    In the text titled "Monuments, Modernism and the Public Space" authors Pam Meecham and Julie Sheldon explore how urbinisation affected monuments especially when they were used to beautify and signify an entire city's identity or history. In this text there are two main focal points in which the authors expand on and a look into todays monuments status. They firstly focus on how contrasting message-wise the socialist and democratic monuments are, even though they appear to be similar in form and…

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  • Gloria Chair Analysis

    Bar, 2017 Straw and wood are natural materials that reinforce the Brazilianness in the piece besides being a timeless desire. The bar has a brach-shaped structure, signature of the designer, working as a pictorial language that refers to sustainability and nature, factors that contribute to the construction and maintenance of the values of Paulo Alves' pieces. Gloria chair, 2009 The design of the Gloria chair comes from the premises of minimalism, clean and abstract features, free from any…

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  • Traditional Procurement Methods: Tradewinds Corporations Berhad Build

    4.0 Critics of Case Study 4.1 Traditional Procurement Methods Traditional System is otherwise as Design-Bid-Build (DBB). It is most common use in the construction industry. With the option given, the client appoints an architect to prepare a brief, a scheme outlines and working drawings, and to welcome tenders and control the venture however issuing guidelines, inspecting the work under construction and preparing certificates for payment. In another word, client requirement need to be prepared…

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

    does this proportion come 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…

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  • The Crying Of Lot 49 Analysis

    2. The Crying of Lot 49: modernism or postmodernism? In my arguing that The Crying of Lot 49 can also be construed as a late-modernist text, I will turn to Harvey’s essay ‘The Cry from Within or Without? Pynchon and the Modern – Postmodern Divide’ where he fervently argues against McHale’s ‘claim’ that The Crying of Lot 49 is fundamentally a modernist text by presenting two core arguments relating to a) intertextuality and b) Oedipa’s search for truth. Before I will dispute any arguments of…

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  • Urbanism In Diagram Architecture

    Toyo Ito in “Diagram Architecture” describes the architecture of Kazuyo Seijima and the spirit of her structures as ‘diagram architecture’ for the close similarity between the buildings themselves and the scale drawings representing them. Thus, Sejima’s works of architecture merge with the diagrams, as the diagrams showing functional conditions are transformed into constructed spatial forms in the greatest brevity. For Sejima, the architectural convention of planning rests mainly on the spatial…

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  • Kandariya Mahadev Temple Case Study

    4.1 Discussion on Symbolism by analysing the temple forms: 4.1.1 2D Formation: 2D formation of a temple means the formation of plan of the temple. There are certain symbolic patterns followed by the craftsmen and architects of these awe inspiring temples. Some of the depictions of those symbolic patterns are hereby discussed in the following section. 4.1.1.1 The Temple and the Yantra: The main three required thing for worship is Yantra, Mantra and Tantra. There are several Yantras in Hindu…

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