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  • Landscape Architect And Her Design
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    This paper will focus on one specific design of a landscape architect, architect, planner, object maker, interior designer, and an environmental artist. Martha Schwartz is a landscape architect and her design is the Federal Courthouse Plaza in Minneapolis. It shows a transition in the field towards artistic expression, which has created much controversy. The architect is Peter Eisenman and he has done the same in his work for the Wexner Center of visual arts at Ohio State University, Columbus. H...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Design Idea Fuller
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    Fuller was most famous for his geodesic domes, which can be seen as part of military radar stations, civic buildings, and exhibition attractions. Their construction is based on extending some basic principles to build simple structures (tetrahedron, octahedron, and the closest packing of spheres). Built in this way they are extremely lightweight and stable. The patent for geodesic domes was awarded in 1954, part of Fuller's decades-long efforts to explore nature's constructing principles to find...
  • Uneven Soil Structure
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    1.1 Introduction In the design and construction of slabs and footings it is important to consider the durability of the finished product and devise ways in which to ensure the strength for which the slab was designed is maintained. Construction techniques and standards exist to ensure that all work is carried out to a specific level of quality to save the hassle of repairing prior mistakes. As with all business time efficiency is of paramount importance and sometimes contractors can overlook cru...
  • Begins With An Aluminum Body Structure
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    Aluminum usage in automobiles and light trucks has been climbing steadily. Even more important, auto manufacturers are beginning to see aluminum the way aircraft manufacturers do - as the basic structural material for their vehicles. Increasingly, in the case of carmakers, that thinking begins with an aluminum body structure such as the spaceframe. It's a new and potentially powerful trend. As recently as 1990, there were no aluminum-structured passenger cars in production anywhere in the world....
  • Importance Of A Structural Framework
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    Computers finds a unique selling point to attract customers: their advertisement shows a young man ecstatic after getting the latest computer in the market. However, on his way home, he reads a billboard sign, which displays that a newer version of the same computer is launched. Apart from marketing Gateway Computer's upgrading strategy, the advertisement reflects the rate of change in a technology-oriented world; the dichotomy being that such rapid change undermines the possibility for users to...
  • Civil Engineering Building Project
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    The civil engineering building project must first start with a one on one meeting with the client. This is the business part of civil engineering. The engineer uses all of his knowledge in engineering sciences and mathematics to impress the client. The engineer also finds out exactly what the client is looking for so he can choose the proper materials and design. Once the client decides to hire the engineering firm the real fun starts. The preliminary design is full of many important choices. Fi...
  • Eiffel Tower In California
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    Some may ask, "Why should the Eiffel Tower be recreated in California?" A good answer for this is why not? The Eiffel Tower is the one monument that can easily be identified internationally without the usage of words, only a picture of itself. Its beauty attracts around six million visitors each year; however, many Americans are unable to visit due to the fact that it is so far away. If it were recreated in California many more Americans would be able to visit and have the experience of visiting...

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