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  • Designers Of The Bauhaus
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    Bauhaus Post World War I Germany set the stage for the most organized art movement in art history. The Bauhaus movement was a reaction to the social changes the Germans were facing. The country had been crushed in the war. Their economy was collapsing. Mobs of unemployed people roamed the street waiting for the country to collapse. The Germans were living in poverty and starving from the lack of supplies (Jackson). 'This may seem to be an unlikely environment to support an artistic revolution. N...
  • Drawings Cadd Drawings
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    Before computers there were hands and tools. Before hands and tools there were just hands. Humans have always been designing and throughout human history drafting is what became of it. With new technology in building during the earlier years drafting needed to be changed to accommodate it. Humans have always been able to find better ways to accomplish things. Drafting is no different. Before people used tools to draw something they went to what we call now a "General Contractor" with an idea and...
  • Marshall Field Wholesale Store In Chicago
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    Henry Hobson Richardson, Architect; born in Priestley Plantation, La. He graduated from Harvard (1859) and studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris. He returned to open his practice in New York in 1866, in an early partnership (1867-78) with Charles Dexter Gam brill, designing chiefly churches. After employment in Paris, he began practice (1866) in New York City but moved to Brookline, Mass., in 1874. Trinity Church in Boston (1872-77) was his first monumental work; its French Romanesque desig...
  • Green Buildings
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    Green Architecture Green architecture is an approach to building which has become more popular in the last 25 to 30 years. Also known as sustainable design, green architecture is a method of design that minimizes the impact of building on the environment. Once thought of as unconventional and nonstandard, both regulatory agencies and the public alike are quickly accepting green architecture as a socially responsible and logical means of construction. The beginnings of today's green revolution ca...
  • London's Historic Railway Stations
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    Rail Termini of London The early 19th century was a period of prosperity for the city of London. Beginning with the acceleration of growth in the 18th century, London found itself to be the largest city in the world by the early 19th century. To accommodate this increase in population and crowding, alternative methods of transportation were in demand. As a result, the emergence of transport by train was developed. Some of London's most important rail stations were developed at this time creating...
  • Era Of Building During Their Times
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    A look at scientific / mathematical developments of the 1600's and 1700's helps place the Central European Baroque church in context: Des argues, Bernoulli, Leibniz and Scieferenna, all mathematician or architect, all dealt with theories of synthesis and convergence. The effect of the new mathematical ideas were on architecture was a gradual transformation of space from pure, static and isolated to composite, dynamic and interpenetrating. Architects used geometrical methods as plan generators. T...
  • Design Building In Their Natural Form
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    Herzog and de Meuron work together as architect partners. Their designs for most of their buildings have a common or similar nature. This nature carries out the simplicity of the shape of a box, which consists of a flat roof and large windows. This design gives the characteristics of Herzog and de Meuron's buildings. In other words, we can say that this is their buildings' identity. Indeed, this design is very similar to Frank Lloyd Wright's design, which also shows today's modern style of archi...
  • Engineer's First Priority Of Their Design
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    The Kansas City, MO Hyatt Regency Hotel was designed to be open and airy, with a lobby consisting of an open atrium that extended to the top of the building. On one side of the building were the hotel rooms, and on the other side were the meeting and conference facilities. To facilitate the transfer of guests from their rooms to the conference facilities, walkways were to be built on each floor to connect the two. To maintain the open feel of the atrium, the walkways were suspended from the ceil...
  • 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...
  • Architects Design Buildings And Other Structures
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    Architect The career that I would like to pursue is Architect. Architecture Engineering has interested me, since I have heard and learned from it. One of the reasons why this field had surpassed my mind is because of the design architects use. Licensed architects sometimes specialize in one phase of work. Last but not least, they provide professional services to individuals planning a construction project. Architects design buildings and other structures. The design of a building involves far mo...
  • Buildings Architecture
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    The architect Leopold Eidlitz once said "American architecture is the art of covering one thing with another thing to imitate a third thing, which if genuine would not be desirable" (guide pg. 42). The architects who designed Washington D.C. were true to this. Neoclassical, Greek Revival, Roman Revival, Georgian, Gothic Revival, and Egyptian architectural styles were all used in the creation of the city in the 1800's. The image of Classical order came to be strongly associated with public buildi...
  • 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...
  • Museum Of New Zealand
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    In 1990 a team of New Zealand architects had the chance of designing the Museum of New Zealand. Jass max the winning team embarked on this architect adventure. Pete Bossley being the main architect had the chance of designing one of, if not the most significant buildings in New Zealand of the century. For it was to be designed for the people of New Zealand. A building that was representational of New Zealanders, to give an identity through the use of architecture. A monument that resembled the b...
  • Name Of Le Corbusier
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    Architect, painter and designer; Le Corbusier took on several titles. Art influenced the life and career of Le Corbusier greatly, and he influenced the world of art as well. He also played a major role in the development in architecture. Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, who later took on the name of Le Corbusier, was born in 1887 at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. As the son of an engraver, he had been interested in art from an early age. In 1901, he started to attend his native art school. In 1902 he...
  • New Design In Buildings
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    International Style and How it Came to Be The modern movement in architecture known as the International Style emerged into Europe and the United States around the 1920's. The key players in this new style of architecture gave a new direction to building structure by emphasizing and lightening the structure while at the same time allowing it to enclose large dynamic spaces. With the use of steel frames, curtain walls, u-shaped buildings, set backs and reinforced concrete, the International Style...
  • Crystal Palace
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    The Crystal Palace: A Palace of Beauty and Wonder The Crystal Palace not only showcased the wonders of Britain and its colonies, but it also inspired future architecture and pop culture. The reason for its entire existence was the Great Exhibition of 1851. Prince Albert's desire to show Britain's economic superiority fueled the idea for the Great Exhibition. Webb shows just how strong Albert's pride in British superiority was when he stated that, "Scientific curiosity, a faith in progress, and t...
  • 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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