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  • Giotto's Organization And Presentation To The Viewer
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    Architecture is undeniably one of the most powerful forms of art. Buildings have the ability to loom in the distance when seen from afar. As you approach it more and more details can be seen. Minute intricacies such as stone quality, texture, and perhaps some ornate detailing become apparent. Even standing at a doorway can provide some involved feelings. Does the building seem to invite the viewer inside with elaborate carvings and an open view to the interior Or does it intimidate the viewer wi...
  • Helped Support Many Of Rome's Great Structures
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    The city of Rome has many of the great architectural feats of the ancient world. Many of these buildings and other assorted structures, although they were built around 2000 years ago, are still standing and even in use. At the start of Roman history, they imported their marble from another great ancient city; Greece. However, they did eventually find quarries in northern Italy that held an abundance of white marble. This marble helped them become the great architectural city that we see even in ...
  • Structurally Intact Floors
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    The shocking tradgity that imprinted the date September 11 into everyone living person's memory was, as we know a cowardice act of terrorism, showing the world to what lengths people will go to fight for their beliefs. Analysing the major contributing factors that caused the collapse of the world trade centre we must first understand what this remarkable structure consisted of and the engineering elements that gave this building world recognition. We must then focus on the events that occurred o...
  • Directors And The Structural Engineers
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    1. Introduction. Northland rapidly increasing growth in population over the last few years has put huge pressure on the building industry. Many of the building companies and businesses simply cannot find enough staff in order to meet the demand from the ever increasing client base the region is seeing. Due to this, the demand for civil engineers in Northland is very high thus there are a large number of small privately owned companies set up in the area. Richardson Stevens Consultants Ltd. is a ...
  • Majority Of Sullivan's Buildings
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    Louis Sullivan was without a doubt one of the most influential figures in American architecture. He can be credited with lying the foundation of today's modern skyscrapers. In addition, he has produced some of the most magnificent ornaments seen in 19th and 20th century, which adorned his buildings. On September 3, 1856, Louis Henri Sullivan was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His came from an Irish father and a French mother. Louis led a sheltered childhood as result of the civil war, and spent ...
  • Of The Damaged Buildings In Kobe
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    The January 17, 1995 Kobe Earthquake An EQE Summary Report, April 1995 Executive Summary execsumm / ex 1-600. gifexecsumm / ex 1-600. gif On the first anniversary of the moment magnitude (MW) 6.7 1994 Northridge Earthquake, Kobe, Japan was struck by an MW 6.9 earthquake. Both earthquakes struck in the pre-dawn hours, both ruptured beneath densely populated areas, and both caused horrible damage. Yet in Kobe there were many more deaths, financial losses dwarfed those in Northridge, and the amount...
  • Structures As Hadrian's Wall
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    Throughout the history of the Roman Empire there have been countless buildings and monuments erected. Each emperor had their own structures built for a variety of reasons. The Emperor Publius Aelius Hadrian was no different, during his reign he commissioned the building of such structures as Hadrian's wall, his magnificent villa, the famous Hadrian's arch as well as many portraits and coins that have with stood the test of time. Hadrian's villa was constructed on a site twice the size of Pompeii...
  • Use Geometry
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    Math and many of its aspects are a major part of everyday life. We spend the majority of our school years studying and learning the concepts of it. Many times, the question of why do we need to know these things has been asked. The following report will explain the history and purpose of geometry in our lives. Geometry means measure of the earth. In ancient Egypt, the Nile would flood its banks each year, flooding the land and destroying the farm areas. When the waters receded and the people had...
  • More Useful Space For Romans
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    Jessica Freeman Art History Per 3 Roman Architecture The buildings created by the Roman architects were innovative, in the sense that specific qualities of the building were borrowed from other cultures. The ability to take from other cultures to apply to theirs created a new outlook for architecture. The Romans were learning new ways to accommodate for the growing population and become utilitarian and also pretty at times. Several of the techniques they used helped to influence the types of bui...
  • Battered Structure And Columns Of The Parthenon
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    The Parthenon Greek culture blossomed after the Persian Wars. General Pericles around the 450's BC led the reconstruction of Athens; which became the most beautiful city in all of Greece. Pericles greatest structure built under his command was the Parthenon. The Parthenon was a temple built for the patron goddess Athena (goddess of wisdom and art). Construction started 447 BC and continued until 432 BC. The structure is located in Athens Greece, on the acropolis. The architects Ictinus and Calli...
  • Least Masculine Building On The Strip
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    Ever since the origin of Las Vegas's Strip, by Bugsy Siegel with the casino Flamingo, the architectural structure of the city has always been a masculine theme. As Aaron Betsky says all buildings are either masculine or feminine. Masculine architecture is the cold, overbearing, flashy, outdoor structures. Feminine architecture has a homier, soft, indoors, where you want to stay at quality to the structure. With these terms defined the flashy, dominating, masculinity of Las Vegas has been evident...
  • 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...
  • John Hancock Building
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    The John Hancock Center The John Hancock center, engineered by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, is located on 875 North Michigan Avenue along the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago. The John Hancock building is the second largest building in Chicago and the twelfth tallest building in the world, standing at 1,127.6 feet to the top of the structure and 1,476 feet to the tip of the antenna. The structure was finished in 1969 after four years of construction. This project was controversial from the be...
  • Building's Function The Rwe Ag Hochhaus Building
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    of RWEArcitectural Critique Architectural Critique of RWE AG Hochhaus Name and Date of Magazine Architectural Record, June 1997. Name and Location The RWE AG Hochhaus building in Essen, Germany. Name and Location of the Architect and Construction Contractor The architects, Ingenhoven, Overdiek, Kahle n & Partner, are from Dusseldorf. The contractor used was HOCHTIEF AG. Building's Function The RWE AG Hochhaus building is one in a series of environmentally friendly structures that Germany has bee...

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