ARC Midterm

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    Bishop's Palace - Nicholas John Clayton

    Embodies cosmopolitan, rising presence of Houston, a call for attention.
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    Foam House - Charles Harker

    Embodies rebellion, counter-culture, and authenticity with nature.
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    Represents precision, mathematics, geometry, civilization, order, theatre, cultural sophistication.
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    St. Peter's Cathedral - Bramante, Sangallo

    Embodies grandiosity, majesty of god, political center of power
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    San Antonio Library - Ricardo Leorreta

    Mexican Progressivism
  6. 3 reasons to learn architecture
    • 1. Familiarize oneself with the discipline of architecture.
    • 2. Become a connoeiseur of architecture
    • 3. Make an impact on architecture/activism
  7. 5 Things that Atchitecture Impacts
    • 1. Provide Shelter
    • 2. Mitigate thermal environment/climate control
    • 3. Provides a framework for organizing activities.
    • 4. Aesthetic appretiation/beauty
    • 5. Communicate meaning.
  8. Architecture definition
    physical embodiment of who we are as individuals and who we are collectively as a culture.
  9. 4 sources of architectural style
    • 1. personality
    • 2. context
    • 3. time frame
    • 4. judgement
  10. Hugo Haering
    • Universal Values:
    • 1. All individuals should strive for self actualization. Society depends on the individual.
    • 2. Nature was man's teacher, and is where inspiration should come from.

    • Architectural Principles:
    • 1. design is an emotional and spiritual process.
    • 2. beauty is a relative thing, no such thing as an absolute.
    • 3. function is above all, the primary criteria for architecture.
    • 4. the expression of the building should reflect those individual functions
  11. Mies Van der Rohe
    • Universal Values:
    • 1. society depends on institutions for progress, and
    • 2. collective knowledge is man's great teacher.

    • Architectural Principles:
    • 1. design is an analytical, logical process.
    • 2. there are certainly universal values of beauty
    • 3. characterisitics of architecture may be broadly applies; best standards and practices
    • 4. the expression of the building should be the result of the construction.
  12. Albert Speer
    • Universal Values:
    • 1. Society depends on great leaders for progress
    • 2. Fate is the ultimate determinant of the universe.

    • Architectural Principles:
    • 1. Architecture is aout wonder, drama, and power.
    • 2. Architecture is a vehicle for conveying ideas
    • 3. Buildings should represent their role in society.
    • 4. Architecture is a path towards greatness/transcendence.
    • 5. THe classical periods were man's great teacher.
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    Farm - Hugo Haring
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    Barelona Pavilion - Mies van der Rohe
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    Farnsworth House - Mies van der Rohe
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    Nazi Party Rally Grounds - Albert Speer
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    New State Chancellery - Albert Speer
  18. Beatitudes of Architecture
    • 1: Firmness: does the bilding stand? Is it struturally sound?
    • 2: Commodity: does it accomodate humans?
    • 3: Delight: does it have beautiful form and aesthetic?
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    Chateau - Le vau/le notre/le brun
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    Taj Mahal - Shah Jahan
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    Temple of Heaven - Ming Dynasty
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    Chapel in Ronchanps - Le Corbusier
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    Sydney Opera House - Jorn Utzon
  24. !2 Types of Form
    Scale, Texture, Shape, Color, Line, Light, Space, Symmetry, Rhythm, Material, Balance, Proportion
  25. Architectural Chararcteristics of the Renaissance
    • Order
    • Complexity
    • Technique
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    Villa Rotuda - Palladio

    • bilateral symmetry emphazizes order
    • floor plan has precise mathematical proportions
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    Dormitory at Bry Mawr College - Louis Kahn

    conveys logic and scientific inquiry
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    San Carlo alle Quattro Fontana - Borromini

    lies on a corner; looks like a building on one side, but a wall on the other. complexity

    two churches: one central, other elliptical aisle
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    Denver Museum of Art - Daniel Libeskind

    complex, dynamic interior
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    S. Andrea - Alberti

    Things are built as walls or frames, however, this does both to convey technique
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    Schroeder House - Gerritt Rietveld

    conveys technique using strong, yet light looking materials. thin walls unound by gravity. no suspension
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    Centre Pompideau - Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers

    technique of mechanization, expose technology
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    Austin City Plan - Edwin Waller

    divided between two bluffs, with creeks outlining it. slope running up to the center . perfect natural setting, grid pattern
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    Savannah City Plan - James Oglethorpe

    grid divided into blocks called "wards", which were built to be communtities. no hierarchy. all blocks were identical
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    Central Beheer Offices - Herman Hertzberg

    Modules within modules
  36. Mathematical Traits in Architecture
    Mysticism, Prestige, Structural Practicality, Iconicism, Intellectual Puzzle
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    Stockholm Library - Gunnar Asplund
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    Guggenheim Museum - Frank Lloyd Wright
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    U.S. Pavilion at Expo - Buckminster Fuller
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    House - Peter Eismann
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    Capitol Buildings - Louis Kahn
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    Exploration Place Children's Science Museum - Moshe Safdie
  43. 4 Ways Architecture is Affected by Nature
    • 1. Buildings often have a natural base for their materials/
    • 2. Natural forces, such as gravity and wind act on forms.
    • 3. Buidings respond to natural activities, movement, function.
    • 4. Our physiology is organically shaped, and buildings reflect.
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    Castel Beranger - Hector Guimard
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ARC Midterm
2012-02-21 02:19:54
Architecture Society

Buildings and Architects
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