Light in Interior Architecture

28 Jul 2017

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  Architecture and space are always defined by light. "Architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in the light and our eyes are made to see forms in light", said Le Corbusier. (Curtis, 1987) light become more important part of the interior architecture. Le Corbusier thinks the characteristic features of architectural spaces only come to life with light and there ...

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Classical Greece: The Parthenon

28 Jul 2017

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The era that one lives in is very advanced technologically and economically, yet nothing can surpass the creations that the Greeks built. When one thinks about ancient times we visualize uncivilized people who could never accomplish such great things as we have done when in reality it is us that could never accomplish what they did. There are many accomplishments that are associated with Classical ...

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Analysis of Roman Architecture

28 Jul 2017

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Ancient Rome is well recognised for its potential to produce large, dense and complex network of infrastructure ranging from roads, aqueducts, bridges, baths, and temples. The Romans were impressive builders and some of the structures built by the Romans that still stand up to this day exhibit this. Large infrastructure was one of the fundamental aspects that allowed the Roman Empire to maintain its expansive ...

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Alvaro Siza Architecture Analysis

28 Jul 2017

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In this essay, I will be looking thoroughly into Alvaro Siza's projects, who became a well know Modernist architect during the 20th century in Europe. I will be discussing the range of influences that Alvaro Siza had studied and how they had influenced his projects. I will also complement this with a reflection on how Alvaro Siza's work engages with the surrounding. Alvaro Siza, was ...

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Is Urban Densification Sustainable for Urban Cities?

28 Jul 2017

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Urban Densification: Is it really the solution for sustainable cities?   Architecture: The Tool for Crime Control Figure 1." The design of buildings and the arrangement of streets, public spaces and green areas might reduce crime rates" - The Parque Explora, Medellin, Colombia (American Society of Landscape Architects 2014). The worldwide concern about population growth and rapid urbanisation in many cities around the world ...

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Why I Want to Become an Architect

28 Jul 2017

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  It takes a lot of work to be accomplished in any field of work. If you want to be an architect you need to graduate high school and get a bachelor's degree. A Bachelor of Architecture usually takes about 5 years to get. You need to pass all your classes and do your best work. If you get a pre-professional bachelor's degree in architecture ...

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Living Building Challenge & BREEAM: Non-Residential Building

28 Jul 2017

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Rethinking the Application of the Living Building Challenge & BREEAM for Non-Residential Buildings in the UK Building certification and assessment has been in spotlight since the rise of the concept of sustainable development, the need to improve building performance and reduce our consumption. Growing from a shared ideology of Jason F.Mclennan's team, to create a utopian idea, the Living Building. One that has high potential ...

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Earthquake Resistant Vernacular Architecture

28 Jul 2017

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The role of Earthquake Resistant Vernacular Architecture in Kashmir Introduction Vernacular architecture is the response from a community or a group of person's needs in regards to the built environment using locally available resources. It is tailored to the climatic, geographic, sociological and aesthetic needs of specific localities and emulates local traditions. As it usually a community based activity without qualified architects, the ...

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Baroque Architecture Characteristics

23 Mar 2015 12 Jul 2017

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Keywords: baroque architecture style, baroque architecture features Introduction The Baroque period took the humanist Roman view of Renaissance architecture and showed it in a new rhetorical, theatrical and sculptural fashion they expressed the triumph of absolutist church and state. The main view of Baroque architecture was more concerned about color, light and shade, sculptural values and intensity which could be seen in its characteristics. Baroque is defined ...

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Rationalism in Architecture

23 Feb 2017 05 Jul 2017

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Introduction Rationalism began as a 17th century ideology that led to the Enlightenment, a period in history where reason was the primary instrument for justifying and understanding the “howsâ€Â and “whysâ€Â of things and circumstances. The Enlightenment was a time where concrete evidence through scientific research flourished and Rationalism influenced all field of endeavors and even simple daily tasks.[1] In layman terms, to be rational is to ...

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Legal Issues in Housing Development

03 Oct 2016 04 Jul 2017

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Architectural & BIM Technology Table of Contents Executive Summary 1.0 Introduction 2.0 St Johns College & Respond housing Development 3.0 Evaluation of Legal issues 4.0 Conservation & Protected structures 5.0 Duty of Care 6.0 Scope of Works 7.0 Boundary Disputes 8.0 Reflective Learning Bibliography Table of Cases Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] AC 562 Hymany [Pontoon] Ltd -v- Galkil Ltd t/a Impact Developments IEHC 188 Dempsey ...

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The Manhattan Transcripts by Bernard Tschum

23 Mar 2015 12 Jun 2017

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Keywords: manhattan transcripts explained, manhatton transcripts analysis The Manhattan Transcripts proposed to show an architectural understanding of reality. Each point Tschumi aims to get across, is made through a series of three square panels, where photographs direct the action, plans, sections, etc. reveal the architectural construct, and diagrams indicate the movements of the main characters. "The Transcripts are first and foremost a device with their explicit purpose ...

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Modernisme in de architectuur

23 Mar 2015 19 May 2017

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Inleiding Het modernisme in de architectuur, dat zijn ontstaan vond rond de jaren '20 van vorige eeuw, maakt vandaag de dag duidelijk deel uit van de architectuurgeschiedenis en is op deze manier deel van de traditie die zich onbewust voortzet in ons denken over architectuur. De kerngedachte van het modernisme is echter samen met zijn grootste pionier, Le Corbusier, gestorven. Het modernisme is een belangrijke inspiratiebron geweest ...

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Technology: Modern day Architecture and Design

03 Oct 2016 18 May 2017

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Effects of Technology on Modern day Architecture and Design Architecture has revolutionized and changed in the twenty-first century compared to the nineteen century due to technology. Even though many factors have played major roles in the changing of architecture, technology has played the most important role for architectural change. Architecture and technology will be two terms that will be used throughout this paper. According to ...

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Timber frame and masonry construction

23 Mar 2015 18 May 2017

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Modern construction comes in many forms, from traditional masonry, to precast concrete, to steel, and in recent times timber frame construction.Timber frame and masonry construction are very similar looking buildings. Over the last thirty years in Ireland the main type used in domestic dwelling was masonry construction which consists of block inner leaf, cavity, insulation and a block outer leaf, externally finished normally with a brick or ...

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Burj Khalifa: The World's Tallest Building

23 Mar 2015 18 May 2017

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On 4th of January, 2010, Dubai, where there was only wind-blown litter a generation ago, witnessed the opening ceremony of the world's tallest building,"Burj Khalifa". A brilliant work of art with difficult structural problems took 1,325 days to completion since the start of the excavation work in January,2004. "Burj Khalifa" has returned the name of the "World's Tallest Structure" back to the Middle-Eastern structures where the Great ...

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The development of urbanization

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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Introduction Thesis statement and Purpose statement Nowadays, the development of urbanization, which causes concentrated human population and habitat in small areas, has occurred at a very quick pace. Urban standard of living has risen roughly on the basis of technical innovations and changes in social structure. However, at the same time, there is a widespread concern about unsustainable city development and infrastructure due to the inequality between ...

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Gaudi's creative vision

23 Mar 2015 12 May 2017

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Introduction In order to appreciate Antoni Gaudi's creative vision we must look at the context in which he worked. It seems that previous studies of Gaudi have not researched extensively into placing him within this cultural context; and have rather preferred to outline him as a lonely reclusive figure or concentrated on his elaborate architectural forms. This dissertation will explore whether political, social and economic developments in ...

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Water in architecture and spaces

23 Mar 2015 09 May 2017

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The paper focuses on how the presence of water – either as a feature or a function – enriches the design of public buildings, and how this relationship is perceived through sensory human experience. Four case studies are used. Case study one is the Roman bath complex at Bath, Avon; case study two is an early Modernist design of a glass pavilion by Bruno Taut; case study ...

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Timber frame construction

23 Mar 2015 09 May 2017

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Introduction Modern construction comes in many forms, from traditional masonry, to precast concrete, to steel, and in recent times timber frame construction. Timber frame and masonry construction are very similar looking buildings. Over the last thirty years in Ireland the main type used in domestic dwelling was masonry construction which consists of block inner leaf, cavity, insulation and a block outer leaf, externally finished normally with a ...

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Design Of The Tomba Brion Vega

23 Mar 2015 08 May 2017

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In my study I intend to explain carlo scarpas thinking in his design of the Tomba brion vega, his most visited work and analyse the design of each element individually and as a whole. It is a site of elegance and poetry and epitomises Carlo Scarpas use of architecture to produce meaning and feeling. Carlo Scarpa himself describes the tomb as a pathway (Un'ora con Carlo Scarpa ...

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Case Study: Architect Muhammad Rafiq Azam

03 Oct 2016 05 May 2017

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Tables of Contents: Introduction………………………………………………………………………………3 Analysis………………………………………………………………………..…………3 Climatic condition……………………………………………………………..3-4 Architectural theory………………………………………………...…………4-5 Clients……………………………………………………………………….…5-6 Culture…………………………………………………………………………..6 Materials………………………………………………………………….……6-7 Discussion……………………………………………………………………………..7-8 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………….……9 References……………………………………………………………………………..10 Book resources Internet resources Introduction: The purpose of indicting this particular essay is to understand architecture via language especially in term of vocabulary, grammatical structure; both physical and intellectual. Through certain arrangement, it carries message and communicates meanings. Rafiq Azam had been chosen ...

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Hindu Temple Architecture in Taj Mahal

03 Oct 2016 05 May 2017

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Chapter 2 Traces of Hindu Temple Architecture in Taj Mahal As mentioned earlier in the previous chapter that many critics have found Urdu traces and Taj building is a symbolical representation of Mughal monument only. But Professor P.N. Oak challenges such ideas and brings out a critique that the Taj Mahal is actually a Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva (Tejo-Mahalaya). As P.N Oak also theorizes that ...

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The concept of the Eco-City

23 Mar 2015 05 May 2017

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The next new wave in city planning is "Eco-City" in response to global climate changes crisis. It is a relatively new concept, combining together ideas from several disciplines such as urban design, urban planning, transportation, health, housing, energy, economic development, natural habitats, public participation, and social justice (Register 1994). In simple word, Eco-city is settlement where it allows the citizen to live and work using minimum resources. ...

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Life And Work Of Frank Gehrys

23 Mar 2015 05 May 2017

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Many of Frank Gehry's early works reflect a refined manipulation of shapes and structures, whereby many of his buildings present distorted shapes or apparent structures. From the Guggenheim museum to the Walt Disney concert hall, Frank Gehry's architecture is close to none. He cleverly plays with shapes and geometries. In this essay, I shall start with a brief analysis of Gehry's house and the influences in the ...

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Risk-taking during childhood play

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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Introduction to the proposed study area The aim of this dissertation is to focus on the question of the nature of risk around children's play. What risks are the kinds of risks children prefer? How these risks are tolerated and coped with. What is meant by risky play the thrilling and exciting form of play which involves the chance of physical injury. This type of play can ...

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Leon Battista Alberti

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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Discuss Alberti's treatise on Architecture in relation to San Andrea in Mantua. In particular, discuss the role of humanistic philosophy in his work giving careful attention to the question of proportion Leon Battista Alberti (1404-72) was a true 'Renaissance' man. He was a gifted playwright, mathematician and sportsman trained in Law. As the person in charge of the constructions commanded by the Pope, he had the occasion ...

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How Technology Changed The Making Process

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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Consider for a moment the argument of good vs. evil. Neither can seem ably exist alone, without the other surfacing or breaking the mould at one time or another. Now consider the historical friction between the arts & crafts era of design and today's computer aided 'magnificence'. As soon as design aids such as AutoCAD, and laser cutters were created, people began to argue for the loss ...

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The relationship between nature and architecture

23 Mar 2015 03 May 2017

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What has landscape architecture and industrialized society to learn from indigenous cultures and their symbiotic relationships with nature? ‘Despite nature’s many earlier warnings, the pollution and destruction of the natural environment has gone on, intensively and extensively, without awakening a sufficient reaction; it is only during the last century that any systematic effort has been made to determine what constitutes a balanced and self-renewing environment, containing all ...

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Work Of Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

23 Mar 2015 02 May 2017

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), a German-born architect is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of Modern architecture, responsible for establishing and popularizing a new architectural style in the U.S. Mies left Germany in 1938 to head the Armour Institute, which later became the Illinois Institute of Technology. His design of the Main Campus and of other important buildings, such as the apartment towers ...

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The Context of Modernism

23 Mar 2015 02 May 2017

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INTRODUCTION CONTEXT OF MODERNISM Modernism is a set of cultural or aesthetic styles which associates with the scientific and the artistic movement which started in the decade around the First World War and have dominated among several movement such as cubism, functionalism and surrealism. Sarup, M. (1993). However in architecture, modernism reacts to the dedication of addressing new buildings after the two World Wars such as mass ...

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A Multiprocessor Can Be Defined

23 Mar 2015 02 May 2017

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A multiprocessor can be defined as the computer which uses two or more processing units under the integrated control. Multi-processing is also defined as the way of using two or more than two CPUs within a single computer. As we all know that there are processors inside the computers, the multi processors, as the name indicates, have the ability to support more than one processor at a ...

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Review of Renaissance Architecture

03 Oct 2016 28 Apr 2017

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Throughout the past years the emergence of architecture have gone through various evolutionary phases .The philosophy of Architecture produced with time two major branches which is the basic Renaissance and Baroque architecture .The development of Architecture from basic Renaissance form which indicates having the characteristics of dignity and formality shown through symmetry and that to have an available space for rational engagement with the divine which ...

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Architectural Design of Religious Temples

03 Oct 2016 28 Apr 2017

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ABSTRACT Over time new inventions and discoveries have taken place in bringing advancement to technology. So the society, people, and their mentality gets adapted to the technological advancement. The things used by them get modified, so do their tastes. Similarly there is also a huge change in the environment, architecture, the spaces they use, the type of food they have, etc. Considering these changes in the society, ...

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The Relationship between Architecture and Politics

03 Oct 2016 27 Apr 2017

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Architecture is not only classified as describing the elegant and formal preferences of an architect, but it can also reveal the hopes, power struggle and the elements culture of the society. Although nowadays architecture tend to orbit around themes that represents neutrality in order to represent a healthier theme or image for the city without supporting any political regime ,it can be certainly maintained that using ...

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A Study On The Architectural Design

23 Mar 2015 27 Apr 2017

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The architectural design of the 21th century buildings has been redefined due to the advancement of our modern technology. In our modern society, the architectural design of buildings is changing the downtown landscape of metropolitan areas. Due to the change of technologies, it has changed the architectural design of buildings dramatically in terms of its function, design structures, heating and cooling systems and it social status in ...

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Gothic revival and neoclassicism

23 Mar 2015 27 Apr 2017

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Gothic Revival and Neoclassicism were strong architectural movements which occurred during the mid 18th to the end of the 19th century. In Wellington, these two architectural movements can be seen through the churches of Old Saint Paul's (OSP) which is a Gothic Revival church and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (MCSH) which is a neoclassical building. Reverend Frederick Thatcher (1814 - 1890) designed Old Saint Paul's ...

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A Report On Health And Safety in Architecture

23 Mar 2015 25 Apr 2017

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In simple terms, health and safety is about identifying risks and eliminating or controlling them to stop accidents and occupational ill-health. Today there is a high focus on safety in the industry. Many companies have documented that the safety and well being of their workers and fellow human beings deserve the highest priority. In history, this is a major leap. If one looks at the approach and ...

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Greatest challenges facing the world today

23 Mar 2015 24 Apr 2017

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Climate change and energy security are the greatest challenges facing the world today. Climate change is causing global warming, which is the increase in the average temperature on the earth's surface, air and oceans. The release of greenhouse gas emissions into our atmosphere, from human activities, such as burning fossil fuels and deforestation have been a major factor in their increase over the last 100 years. Energy ...

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Examining The International Style

23 Mar 2015 24 Apr 2017

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From 1920s until 1930s, the international style has gained its popularity globally, and it is expressed in all kinds of expressions, including the expression of volume rather than mass, where the spaces have more priority than the solidity of the building. There is also a stress on balance rather than symmetry, where the function of different parts of the building is arranged in balance, and the shape ...

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Urbanism and Architecture

03 Oct 2016 20 Apr 2017

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“Dwelling is the combination of architecture and urbanism” Dwelling, as a place to live, can be a house, a flat, an apartment or other place of residence. It is a place where human spent of most of their time while indoor. The concept of dwelling has been changed over the last hundreds years, in that period, the many dwelling building in different place of the world ...

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The Influence of an Interior Space on the Human Psyche

03 Oct 2016 20 Apr 2017

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VISUAL COMMUNICATION CONTENT PAGE PAGE INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………………………1-2 PROJECT BACKGROUND AND MOTIVATION……………………….……………….3 AIM AND OBJECTIVES…………………………….……………………………………..3 STUDY DEFINED……………………………………………………………….………….3 RESEARCH STATEMENT………………………………………………………….……..3 RESEARCH SCOPE, LIMITATIONS AND CONSTRAINTS…………..…..…….…..…3 DESIGN SCOPE, LIMITATIONS AND CONSTRAINTS……………………..….….….4 DEFINITION OF TERMS…………………………………………………………..….…..5 BIBLIOGRAPHY…………………………………………………………………..………..6 APPENDIX……………………………………………………………………..……………7 Introduction: In the research document below research will be done on how designers are influenced by Biophilic interior design concepts, the influence interior designers have on relevant target markets and ...

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Architecture and memory

23 Mar 2015 18 Apr 2017

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Throughout history, nations have sought to exhibit social memory of their past achievements whilst conversely erasing the memory of transgressions committed during their development. These nostalgic reflections of historic events have been both literally and figuratively portrayed in didactic monuments, which carefully edify the events into clear depictions of state victory and triumph. However, shifts in the discourse of twentieth-century politics have given rise to the voice ...

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Green Architecture

24 Feb 2017

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Keywords: Lebanon, sustainable, architecture, green, eco Introduction Since the Industrial Revolution, the world has witnessed incalculable technological achievements, population growth, and corresponding increases in resource use. As we enter a new century, we are recognizing the “side effects” of our activities: pollution, landfills at capacity, toxic waste, global warming, resource and ozone depletion, and deforestation. These efforts are straining the limits of the Earth's “carrying capacity”—its ability ...

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Fashion and Architecture

24 Feb 2017

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Keywords: fashion, architecture, qualitative, interviews The body can be seen and thought of as a machine, a vehicle, as well as a building. Therefore it could be stated that dressing of an individual provides a definition of personal space as do architectural structures though they are bigger in scale. Fashion and architecture have many connections: they both aim to "make" shelter for the human being and reflect ...

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The Garden City Movement

03 Oct 2016 16 Nov 2016

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THE GARDEN CITY MOVEMENT The Garden City Movement was invented by Sir Ebenezer Howard (1850-1928) (Couch, 2014). It was first described in his book Garden Cities of To-morrow, published in 1902(Ebenezer Howard, 2014). The Garden City Model introduced the application of some basic planning principles which are still in use today. It consists of self-sufficient communities surrounded by greenbelts with planned proportionate areas in agriculture, housing, ...

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Design to Art

23 Mar 2015 11 May 2015

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Design is the most basic human creative activity. One could argue that Palaeolithic cave drawings were based on this fundamental human creative need. The word 'design' derives from the Italian word 'disegno', meaning 'drawing of a work'. Many confuse the notion of 'Design' to 'Art'. Design can well be seen in art, but as an independent subject it must be considered as entirely different. One of the ...

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Acoustic Design in Architecture

23 Mar 2015 11 May 2015

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Introduction The purpose of this report is to produce a design scheme for the conversion of a large room to a multi use theatre. The report will present the necessary things that need to be considered to ensure a satisfactory acoustic environment by measuring the problems encountered with acoustic design and how to tackle them. The report will look at the problems related to this space and ...

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Neural architecture

23 Mar 2015

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Introduction This article is going to discuss neural network construction from a different perspective than is usual in conventional approaches. This approach, which will be referred to as Neural Architecture, is intended to explore construction of neural networks using neurons as explicit building blocks rather than anonymous elements trained en mass. Simple Python programs will be used to demonstrate the concept for simple boolean logic functions. The ...

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A Study About Culture Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The same person, thus, can belong to several different cultures depending on his or her birthplace; nationality; ethnicity; family status; gender; age; language; education; physical condition; sexual orientation; religion; profession; place of work and its corporate culture. Culture is the "lens" through which you view the world. It is central to what you see, how you make sense of what you see, and how you express yourself. ...

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A main component to design fish recognition and classification system architecture

23 Mar 2015

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1.1 Introduction In the previous chapter, the architecture and the approaches of object recognition and classification system were shown in details. Moreover, the features of shape characters of fish that will be used for classification stage are provided. Therefore, this chapter focuses on some background of literature approaches on related work and concepts in the field of object recognition and classification. In particular, a main component to ...

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The role of the public square

23 Mar 2015

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SOCIAL COHESION AND THE ROLE OF THE PUBLIC SQUARE IN CONTRAST TO THE THIRD PLACE Social cohesionis a term used insocial policy,sociologyandpolitical scienceto describe the, level of Social inclusion, integration, interaction and participation within a society, particularly in the context ofcultural diversity. It is associated the structural functionalismandpolitical conservatism of the built environment, hence is directly affected by the process of Urban Design (). The concept of ...

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Romanesque and Gothic Architecture

23 Mar 2015

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Romanesque architecture between 800 and 1150AD was popular in Western Europe which then rose to the gothic style. Pre-Romanesque style developed by using elements of roman design in the Christian churches in the states of Western Europe. By the end of the pre-Romanesque period Roman elements had fused with Byzantium elements from the Middle East, these influences became known as the Romanesque, meaning "in the manner of ...

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Shared memory MIMD architecture

23 Mar 2015

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Introduction to MIMD Architectures : Multiple instruction stream, multiple data stream (MIMD) machines have a number of processors that function asynchronously and independently. At any time, different processors may be executing different instructions on different pieces of data. MIMD architectures may be used in a number of application areas such as computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing, simulation, modeling, and as communication switches. MIMD machines can be of either shared ...

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Compare Polymers Metal And Ceramics Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Ceramics are inorganic and nonmetallic materials formed from metallic and nonmetallic elements whose interatomic bonds are either ionic or mostly ionic. Many of the ceramics desirable properties are obtained usually by a high temperature heat treatment. Ceramics are made up of two or more elements. In a crystalline structure is more complex than that of metals. When the bonding is mostly ionic the crystal structure is made ...

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The Architecture Of Theatres Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Back to the first half of the 20th century and it was in America that mass production was becoming ever more efficient and chains of theatres were blooming all over the country. Architects commissioned to design these theatres were no longer being briefed by the playwrights and managers but by the owners of the chains with the sole intention on increasing box office sales. The aesthetics were ...

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The Threshold Of Museums Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Altes Museum in Berlin was designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in 1830s. They way is has been done inflected many architects' work. From this building, we could feel Schinkel desires to provide the people who lived in or visited his buildings with subtle spatial experiences and consider the relationship of building with their landscape settings. He diverted the focus of architectural concern away from the design of ...

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Era of globalization cultural differences

23 Mar 2015

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Introduction In this era of globalization in business environment, companies are expanding their business all over the world, i.e. in different countries and each of them with different cultures. One area in particular of growing importance is intercultural management skills. Culture in international business nowadays is recognized to have a major role to play in the international sales, marketing, recruitment, management and mergers. "In short, culture is ...

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The contemporary versus the historic

23 Mar 2015

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Interventions, the contemporary versus the historic, timeless or trend, sympathetic or callous? An investigation into the relationship between historic architecture and contemporary interventions, An insight into 'Britishness' and the controversy of altering historical buildings. There are currently a lot of high profile builds which involve an old building gaining a new addition, an example being the plans for the Tate Modern art gallery extension, (FIG)which has been ...

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Parametric and algorithmic design

23 Mar 2015

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Architecture is often practiced in a world dominated by the many, the client or the public and in many cases only understood by the few. Architecture has been relatively unsuccessful at moving forward with the world often failing to relate and communicate with cultural shifts, changing ways of life and the advancement of technology. Where other design related practices such as the automotive industry have blossomed, re ...

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Study On A Flip Flop Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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A flip-flop is a term referring to an electronic circuit (a bistable multivibrator) that has two stable states and thereby is capable of serving as one bit of memory. Today, the term flip-flop has come to mostly denote non-transparent (clocked or edge-triggered) devices, while the simpler transparent ones are often referred to as latches; however, as this distinction is quite new, the two words are sometimes used ...

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India; vernacular architectures

23 Mar 2015

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Introduction India is vast in culture and traditions, nature, religions, languages rich with historical monuments with vernacular architectures. Taj Mahal is one such wonderous monument structures built by ShahJahan as tomb in memory of his adored wife, Mumtaj Mahal. Taj Mahal is renowned for its glorious Indo-Islamic architectural presence in style, shape, color, location of the monument and material used to construct it. It is one of ...

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House and housing autumn

23 Mar 2015

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Amani SaridarAR 307 House and Housing Autumn 2009 Located at the foot of the San Giorgio Mountain, in the Mendrisio district of Switzerland, Casa Bianchi at Riva San Vitale stands apart from the beautiful natural landscape of this fishing town. Occupying 220 square meters of an 850 square meter site, the concrete block tower resembles a fortress in its relative isolation above Lake Lagona; cold and yet ...

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Russian Architecture Between 1924 And 1932 Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Russian architecture since the eleventh century up to the early 20th century was predominantly religious. For many centuries, churches were the only buildings that were constructed out of stone. However, the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the influence of the Suprematism movement of 1915 brought about the birth of Constructivism, the modernistic architectural style of Russia from 1924-1932. The brief period that followed the 1917 Revolution marked ...

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Economic and Environmental benefits of Green walls

23 Mar 2015

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INTRODUCTION Green wall and its necessity         The living, organic systems characterized by green walls, are integrated with the inorganic and lifeless structures are dominating modern architecture and holds the promise of a new type of 'living' architecture. Green walls are generally walls that are part of the Building covered with vegetation. They are like vertical garden mostly formed with creeper system on the exterior wall with the ...

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Report On A Richard Rogers Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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This report is written to acknowledge an architectural design icon, Richard Rogers. I will be looking at this man's life and his accomplishments. Richard Rogers is my design icon because his buildings are bold, daring, eye-catching and of course, inspirational. To get the information and research I need, I will be mainly gathering it from the internet, interviews and videos as well as any books I can ...

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Renewable energy architecture

23 Mar 2015

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Chapter One: Introduction Rationale Renewable energy is energy generated from natural resources that are renewable, constantly replenished by nature such as sunlight, wind, rain and geothermal heat. All of these forms of renewable energy can be used as a cleaner source of energy in houses. As these forms of renewable energy can be harnessed to generate sufficient electricity even for the most demanding of houses and then ...

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Common bus system

23 Mar 2015

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In this project we are going to perform simulation on 16 bit common bus. To Understand what is common bus let us first discuss what is bus itself, A bus is set of parallel lines that information (data,addresses, instructions and other information)passes on internal architecture of a computer. Information travels on buses as a series of pulses , each pulse representing a one bit or a zero ...

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Examining The Vitrahaus And Its Construction Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The home of Vitra Home Collection, VitraHaus (2006-2010), is located on Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany.1 It was designed by Basel-based architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron and opened in 2010.2 The purpose of the VitraHaus was to provide a space to present Vitra Home Collection furniture arrangements in different style genres and also provide inspirational ideas for visitors home and their own taste ...

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A Report About Malaysia Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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I have chosen to write an essay on my country population growth and how it had change and how it affects the culture of my country. In my essay, I had included the background and the history of my country and also the reason why it had change and how it's change for the past few years. I also include my critical and original thinking regarding this ...

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Five Points In Architecture Used By Le Corbusier Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Le Corbusier (1887-1965) is a Swiss-French architect; he is considered by many a pioneer of modern architecture. Le Corbusier's ambition is evident as he was an individual of many talents including painting, writing, and design. Le Corbusier's attitude towards the home, the objects of the home and the way in which this was expressed in his art and architecture will be discussed. By assessing the 'Five points ...

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Cairo Is The Egyptian Capital Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Cairo is the Egyptian capital, the largest city in Africa. It is located in the Nile Delta, 14 kilometers south of the Nile River. The most area of the city is in the east of the river and it is 120 kilometers east of the Suez Canal. The urban area is about 214 square kilometers. Great Cairo included Helwan, Maadi, Nasser, Aslamm, Ramadan City, October 6 and ...

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Examining The Schinkels Altes Museum Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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In the late 1790s, several influencial members of the Prussian government requested that a museum was to be built to house the royal collection that would constitute a valuable contribution to the state's cultural mission. Due to struggle with Napoleon and Prussia's defeat in 1806 with victory in 1813 at Leipzig, the project was delayed until 1822, when Architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel took on the project. The ...

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Leadership improvement plan

23 Mar 2015

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Part A: Program Overview and Session Plan The Leadership Improvement Plan is an excellent tool to utilize as a self-assessment plan for the manager of the future. An individual can assess or evaluate his or her strengths and deficiencies that would aid him or her in transforming themselves into the ideal manager in the future. In completing the self-assessments provided with the book, I ensured that I ...

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Practice management and law

23 Mar 2015

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Section 1 Clearly explain what particular requirements must be in place for a Contract to exist between two parties? For a contract to exist between two parties there must be evidence of three key principles. An intention between all involved parties to form a legally binding relationship. A consideration (usually monetary) for the agreement. The offer and acceptance of the stated agreement. The ...

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Light and colour

23 Mar 2015

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Are fundamental in the way we Light and colour have the ability to have a profound effect on the we perceive and interactive with our environment, effecting us holistically, in mind, body, and spirit. Altering the way we experience space, changing our perception of spatial definition and proportion. Light and colour serve as mediums for communication and information. They aid orientation and influence movement; differentiate space, establish ...

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Importance of public spaces

23 Mar 2015

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Introduction:         Now a days more attention is given on to the human dimension in the city planning and the need for quality in the public spaces. Importance of public spaces is universally accepted by one and all. The question is what makes public space more successful? The designer is trying to give best model of good public spaces. However we find that many times well designed public ...

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The Beautiful Natural Landscape Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Located at the foot of the San Giorgio Mountain, in the Mendrisio district of Switzerland, Casa Bianchi (1971-3) at Riva San Vitale stands apart from the beautiful natural landscape of this fishing town. Occupying 220 square metres of an 850 square metre site, the concrete block tower resembles a fortress in its relative isolation above Lake Lagona; cold but yet familiar in its modern form. Built on ...

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Barriers to construction contractors

23 Mar 2015

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Abstract: This research aims to investigate Sustainable Construction barriers implementation to SMEs (Small and Medium sized Enterprises) in the UK. The undertaken investigation mostly emphasises the Production/Construction phase, referred to as the RIBA Plan of Work Stage K. Research shows that barriers to the implementation of Sustainable Construction were most prominent during this stage. Through an extensive literature review the main barriers presenting themselves to SMEs have ...

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Planning a wedding on a budget

23 Mar 2015

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A wedding is first planned when the two partners sit down together and discuss how they would want the wedding to be for them. From this, they will be able to state the amount of money they would want to spend on the whole occasion and ends up been a success. From the stated amount of money, they would be able to limit their expenses according to ...

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The Idea Of Universal Design Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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There are many misconceptions surrounding the idea of universal design. People often believe that providing the disabled with signage or a ramp is sufficient and practices the ideals of universal design. What people must understand is that universal design is about providing these necessary amenities to the disabled without segregating them from the norm of society. It is also about creating a space that can withstand multiple ...

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Cities Are Constantly Changing Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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As a result of increased mobility, cities are constantly changing. People move in from towns and rural areas and become concentrated in urban ones and then the pattern reverses and the move is from the urban to the rural, creating semi-cities. This growth of the suburbs has seen the decline of the urban core. As a result, the urban dynamic is no longer one of expansion, but ...

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The Hypotheses Regarding Stonehenge Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Stonehenge is a set of earthworks and an ancient monument located in Wiltshire, England. It is considered the most famous and visited site in the world and is one of the mysteries in the world which has never been revealed. However, many people have created numerous myths and fables to explain mysteries behind it. Despite the numerous myths and fables, there has been limited information regarding Stonehenge's ...

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Green Roof

23 Mar 2015

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Introduction A Green roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with live vegetation. The vegetation is usually planted over a waterproof material. The green roof does not refer to the rooftops that are merely colored green. Green roofs may also include additional layers of root barriers and irrigation systems. In the case where plants are grown in pots and then placed ...

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Architecture Of The 20th Century Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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While discussing the subject of architecture of the 20th century, the discussion is incomplete without a special mention of Robert Venturi. The man started his life in Philadelphia on 25th June, 1925 he went on to become one of the most prevalent names in American architecture. The information on Venturi includes a special mention of his wife Denise Scott Brown. 1960 was the year they first meet ...

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Louis kahn, fisher house

23 Mar 2015

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Louis Isidore Kahn was born on February 20, 1901 on the Island of Saaremaa, Estonia to Leopold and Bertha Mendelsohn. Upon emmigrating to the state of Philadelphia in the U.S, the early part of the family's life was marked by extreme poverty as Kahn's father suffered a terrible back injury which forced the family to lean heavily on the knitted clothing samples produced by Kahn's mother for ...

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Critical Readings In Architecture Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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lUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE'S NEW NATIONAL GALLERY, BERLIN: The closest Ludwig Mies van der Rohe got to realising his vision of the column-free pavilion? Was this final expression of his ideas of canonical significance for 20th Century architecture? The New National Gallery in Berlin was Ludwig Mies van der Rohe last design. Throughout his career he had been employing the same central ideas he was concerned ...

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Fined grained simd architecture

23 Mar 2015

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Introduction to SIMD Architectures SIMD(Single-Instruction Stream Multiple-Data Stream) architectures are essential in the parallel world of computers. Their ability to manipulate large vectors and matrices in minimal time has created a phenomenal demand in such areas as weather data and cancer radiation research. The power behind this type of architecture can be seen when the number of processor elements is equivalent to the size of your vector. ...

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Private finance initiative

23 Mar 2015

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PFI Principles The PFI, known as Private Finance Initiative, is a type of Public Private Partnership procurement method implemented in UK construction industry in 1992. (Chinyio and Gameson, 2009) As an important part of Government's strategy for delivering high quality public services, Private Finance Initiative requires the private financers to put its own capital at risk to deliver clear defined public projects for a long term period, ...

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Architecture

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        All people owe to architecture which plays racy part in their life. Architecture is designing structures and outdoor spaces according to some main principles. Architecture provides settings for certain activities; remind people of what these activities are; signify power, status or privacy. Rapoport (1979, p. 17) wrote about architecture "Architecture differentiates between here and there; men and woman; front and back; private and public; sacred and profane ...

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Understanding Sustainability In Architecture

23 Mar 2015

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Chapter 1: Understanding Sustainability in Architecture Project Objectives The essay primarily intends to investigate inclusion of the sustainable environmental design by architectural professional and school of architecture in their practice and academics. Sustainability has been buzz word from late 60s and continuously becoming and will be important in field of built environment. Let's see some of the definitions of sustainability in built environment. "Sustainable design is described ...

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An exciting public square

23 Mar 2015

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A public square is defined as an open area located in the heart of a city. It always existed, started at least 6000 years ago. The squares acquired more and more functions with the development of human society and the development of cities. In recent times, theaters, restaurants and museums are also finding their place on the squares. Cities themselves, are actually becoming museums, a collection of ...

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Urban design

23 Mar 2015

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Urban design Overview What is built-up design? Urban conceive is the method of forming the personal setting for life in towns, villages and villages. It is the art of making places. It engages the conceive of structures, assemblies of structures, spaces and countrysides, and setting up the methods that make thriving development possible. Why are so numerous locations so awfully designed?Why are the locations we are ...

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Gothic architecture

23 Mar 2015

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Introduction Gothic architecture and Renaissance architecture are both the comprehensive expression of culture in their own times. Gothic architecture started in 12th-century France and lasted for 4 centuries, into the 16th. After that, renaissance architecture took the place of Gothic architecture from 15 century until 17 century from Florence, Italy. Different time-backgrounds, social cultures, religious believes and different aesthetical standards from origins are the main reasons that ...

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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

23 Mar 2015

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Introduction In today's cities, designers are faced with the collective creation of a unified framework for new development, outdoor environmental challengers. Designer's contribution is often to become after the fact, beauty treatment and abuse of patients is to create spaces for public using plan in the first place. In the urban development process as usual landscape located in an isolated object, rather than as streets, squares, large ...

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Oscar Niemeyer Houses Design Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Being born as the son of Brazil's Federal Prime Minister, Oscar Niemeyer was living in a Portuguese colonial style house with beautiful tropical setting: "a wide carriageway, neatly lined with tropical trees, that curves along the broad seawall looking out to the dome of Pao de Acuacar guarding the bay's mouth; lawn designed as formal gardens…" Niemeyer obsessed over the landscape of his motherland Brazil. No matter ...

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Functionalism And Machine Aesthetic Of Modern Architecture Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Functionalism in Architecture was a movement during the late 19th century and early 20th century was a product of one American architect Louis Henri Sullivan who coined the term ``form follows function. It was Distinct to have exposed architecture of the existence of ornamentation and therefore aesthetics so that a structure simply expressed its purpose or function. Both in the United States and in Europe, functionalism and ...

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In The UK A Brownfield Site Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Recently brownfield sites have become popular due to the serious deficiency in the number of greenfield spaces on hand for development. This is more prominent in the built up areas where the demand for residential and commercial property is elevated. In 2008 the UK set a target for brownfield developments. 60% of all new houses were to be built on brownfield sites. Records show that we have ...

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Exploring Modernism In Architecture Architecture Essay

23 Mar 2015

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For my essay on Modernism in architecture I intend to explore an architect of the modernist period in order to establish the form, philosophy and social ideas behind modernism. 'The term modern architecture is ambiguous. It can be understood to refer to all buildings of the modern period regardless of their ideological basis, or it can be understood more specifically as an architecture conscious of its own ...

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Modern history of Dubai

23 Mar 2015

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One of seven semi-autonomous states within the United Arab Emirates called Dubai has turned out to be a rising force in the Middle East. Half a centaury ago Dubai was only a focal point were a few thousand weather stricken people somehow pushed and pulled their life ahead collecting picking dates, diving for pearls, or sailing in wooden dhows to trade with Iran and India, Dubai was ...

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