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  • European Architecture And American Architecture
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    Architecture is the art or practice of designing and building Structures. American architecture varies significantly from architecture of the ancient world. American architecture began around the seventeenth century. Settlers from different European countries brought with them, during the North American colonization, the different techniques and forms from their homelands. Colonial architecture was adapted by the climate of the site chosen, the availability of building materials, and supplies. S...
  • Japanese Architecture
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    Greek and Japanese Architecture For a great many years, architecture has been a breaking point for different artistic eras in history. Some of the most famous works of art have been chapels, temples, and tombs. Among the most dominant and influential eras of great architecture are the sophisticated, stoic Greece-Roman periods and the more mystical, elemental Japanese eras. These two very distinct and very different eras have more in common than you may realize. When work began on the Parthenon i...
  • Used Classical Design Elements In Their Architecture
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    Throughout history, Classical ideals of the ancient Greeks and Romans have been prevalent in all facets of art. In architecture this is especially true. A few of the Classical ideals employed in architecture are colonnaded porticoes, domed centers and symmetrical designs. Architects such as Andrea di Pietro, Christopher Wren and Thomas Jefferson used these Classical design elements in their respective works. These highly regarded individuals were architects of the Mannerist, Baroque and Neo-Clas...
  • Architecture Of The New Capitalist Society
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    Architecture of the New Capitalist Society INTRODUCTORY THEME Daniel Libeskind's winning design for the new World Trade Center takes a sentimental and metaphorical approach. He claims that the completed WTC would become the representation of America's belief in humanity, its need for individual dignity, and its beliefs in the cooperation of human. Libeskind's original design focused on restoring the spiritual peak to the New York City and creating an icon that speaks of America's vitality in the...
  • Old St Peters Basilica
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    St. Peters Basilica St. Peters basilica In the Middle of the 15th century it was becoming very evident that the Old St. Peters Basilica was in a bad state. By this time it was more than a thousand years old. Pope Nicholas V began some foundations for a remodeling of the choir space, but after his death in 1455 nothing more was done until the election of Julius II in 1503. The original intent of Julius II was to continue propping up the old basilica and to rebuild only where necessary. Rebuilding...
  • Impact In His Design For His Approach
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    The architects that I am comparing came from two different parts of the world and yet, in some ways the message (s) behind their work and the incorporation of engineering, geometrical and sculptural elements into their designs and their new identity as Americans brings them closer together. Leo Ming Pei was born in Canton, China in 1917 and came to the United States for his further education. Because of his fathers influence on him, who always encouraged Pei in designing, he attended MIT and it ...
  • Vr As Architecture
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    VIRTUALISM IN ARCHITECTURE This subject was suggested as a possible topic from the course outline. As it is an area of much interest and controversy was chosen as the direction of study for the paper. Previous research into Virtual Reality (VR), coupled with a particular interest in its architectural application also proved motivating. However, although the direction of the initial research appeared straightforward, after further investigation it became obvious that there were in fact two distin...
  • Four Centuries Of Greek Temple Architecture
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    "The Parthenon... enjoys the reputation of being the most perfect Doric temple ever built. Even in antiquity, its architectural refinements were legendary, especially the subtle correspondence between the curvature of the stylobate, the batter, or taper, of the naos walls and the entasis of the columns". This quote from John Julius Norwhich's book, Great Architecture of The World, describes perfectly the reason for which the Parthenon in Athens, which is probably the most famous and most studied...
  • Wren's Design Of St
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    Lauren Fox Arch 321404/21/05 Final Paper St. Paul's Cathedral, in London, England, was designed by architect Sir Christopher Wren. Approval of this most significant architectural project took six years just for the plan. Construction, which began in 1675, took thirty-five years until finally complete in 1710. It was built to replace a church that had been leveled by the Great Fire of 1666. St. Paul's is the largest cathedral in England, and said to be Wren's masterpiece. He brought a range of ne...
  • Creative Architects Like Wright And Sullivan
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    One career that I have been interested in for a long time is architecture. Architects are involved in the negotiation, design, and the supervision of construction of a clients request. This may be from something as simple as a house add-on, to something as grande as a shopping mall. Architecture has interested me for many years. I have always enjoyed the great detail and thorough drawings that are involved. The past two years I have taken the COPS and the CAPS tests, and both of the results stat...
  • Filippo Brunelleschi Design
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    Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446) Filippo Brunelleschi was born in 1377 in Florence. He was the second son of three to Ser Brenellesco di Lipp o Lap i who was a notary of some distinction and his mother was Giuliana Spin i. He was a sculpture and goldsmith in his early years. His first attempt at architectural design was in 1401 in the famous competition for the Baptistery doors of the cathedral of Florence. Brunelleschi was one of six including Lorenzo Ghiberti to design a pair of bronze doors t...
  • Aaltos Design Like Venturis
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    Comparing the Venturi house vs. the Villa Mairea relationship to Orthodox Modernism, both Aalto and Venturi rejected the perceived sterility of Orthodox Modern buildings. This rejection led to the development of Post-Modernism in architecture. Both of these architects believed that Orthodox Modernist ultimately produced designs consisting of glass or white boxes and a desensitization for the human scale and form. The idea of Modernism, that form follows function, is defied by Venturi. He asserts...
  • Art And Architecture Of Sinan
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    In the field and history of architecture some works are considered as outstanding due to a number of qualities including structural and aesthetic value of their architecture. There are some architects in the history who have contributed remarkably in the field of the architecture and through their innovative ideas and several unique designs, have become an ideal for their descendant architects. One of such architect is the Sinan who is considered unanimously the greatest architecture of the otto...
  • Serious Physical Structural Designing Skills
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    What a sad sight to see: a young boy in the house with nothing to do. After complaining of boredom, his mom urges him to do something out of the house for once. She raids his bedroom closet, unravels the pile of dirty clothes, and finds a glistening package with the words "Do Dad Sketch Pad" through the translucent plastic wrapping. It looked familiar to her, then she snapped her fingers and remembered exactly where it came from. It was the art set that she had bought for him for his tenth birth...
  • Capsule Architecture Design
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    "Any ranking system of contemporary architects would have to put Kurokawa near the top of the global ranking super league". It is what Peter Wislocki though of Kurokawa as a contemporary architect. Kisho Kurokawa's buildings explores the notion of eng awa, the "in between space" where public realm and private space co-exist in harmony. "I consider architecture to be an expression of philosophy... Therefore an architect must be a philosopher who discerns the spirit of the age". Kisho Kurokawa als...
  • Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
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    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was born on the 27th March, 1886 in Aachen, Germany. Over the past century he proved himself to be one of the fathers of modern, architectural design. Throughout much of the 20th century Mies changed the face of architecture with his radical ideas and concepts that were years ahead of their time. He was able to challenge the boundaries of architecture and these timeless buildings are still today viewed as contemporary masterpieces. Through these works Mies has become the...
  • House Atelier Site Area
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    House in Hakone, 2000-2001 return of a Japanese spatiality The house is located in Sengokuhara, Hakone, which is the most famous hot-spring town in Japan. Since it used to be the bottom of a lake resulted from ancient volcanic activities, the somma is appreciated in a distant view from the residential area. The site is a rectangular shape of 30 m x 39 m, on which a public road is to the east, while a private walkway is to the north. House in Hakone, 2000-2001 The client, a sculptor who lived in ...
  • Modern Approach To The Design
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    Introduction The architectural movements of the twentieth century have produced numerous landmark building of immense historical significance. Modernism has become a term that requires definition, in architecture and other disciplines. "Bauhaus modernism" is characterized in terms of period, location, ideas, and formal considerations. The contribution of Modernism and modern deign would traced back to The Bauhaus and its founder Walter Gropius. Apart from the central iconic buildings, there has ...
  • Nazi Architecture And Sculpture When Hitler
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    Nazi Architecture and Sculpture When Hitler became F"uher of Germany in 1933, he wanted architecture in his new Germany to bring a new image to the history of Germany, and to offer the new Nazi society a strong rallying point. Classical, monumental style replaced the modern style of architecture that had come with the Weimar government. Hitler saw this architecture as a cultural decline. The Nazi's used architecture to celebrate their image. Nazi architecture consisted of two phases between 1936...
  • Model For A Glass Skyscraper Office Building
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    Architecture: Georg Muche's Haus Am Horn Essay, Architecture: Georg Muche's Haus Am Horn Architecturearchitecture When Walter Gropius resigned as the head of the Bauhaus in 1930, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe (1886-1969) became its director, moving it to Berlin before political pressures forced it to close in 1933. In his architecture and furniture he made a clear and elegant statement of the International Style, so much so that his work had enormous influence on modern architecture. Taking his motto...

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