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  • Decorum: Sacred Number Seven In Literature

    by Luis Kahn in this Architecture faculty from Yale University. Figure (8) this is how Louis Kahn pictured his way of decorum: Figure (8) - Organic Approach Falling- Water It has been designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935. The architect wanted to make the environment in the surrounding organic and harmonic with the building form, and it made it look like one object as the building comes out of nature because of it is harmonic design with nature as it shows in figure (9). Figure (9) Figure (10) The most important thing in this approach is the suitability between the form and nature as an organic shape. Figure (11) - Scientific approach Pyramids Known Architect Imhotep, in Pharaoh Sneferu era the one who was responsible for designing and building the pyramids in that era of time (Sneferu) The earliest among these is the Pyramid of Djoser (constructed 2630 BC–2611 BC). Figure (12) Figure (13) - Purpose of the design The ancient Egyptians built pyramids as tombs for the pharaohs and their queens. The pharaohs were buried in different shapes and sizes and were called Mastabah from before the beginning of the Old Kingdom to the end of the Middle Kingdom, and this mastabah got improved by time, thus we see the pyramids we see now. Figure (14) - Elements suitability with the purpose of the design As a function: However, the design took years to perform and a lot of effort to design in this particular form for a particular function, the design fit the function perfectly fine…

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  • Khufu Boat History

    power of the Pharaoh. He wanted his boats to be constructed from the best materials and was willing to buy it from another country to show he was better than his people. Khufu was the pharaoh of Egypt more than 4500 year ago, during the fourth dynasty. He is also known as Cheops, which is his Greek name. (footnote) King Khufu’s greatest accomplishment was the building of the Great Pyramid of Giza. (footnote) Along with construction of the pyramid he also built the first dam on the Nile River to…

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