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The City of Bath

The city of bath, located in the south west of England in Somerset county, was founded by the romans in...

A look into Haiti’s Vernacular Architecture

In the late 19th c., after a visit to Paris, three local Haitian architects figured out how to build sustainable,...

Environmental Services and the Grid

Strategy and Detail Architects may not need to have a detailed knowledge of the specification and operation of environmental service’s...

Facade Engineering

THE FAÇADE:  modifies internal environment   is related to plant size/ trade off between the two   is related...

Can the principles of the garden cities movement be applied to high density living? A case study analysis of the Aqua Tower, Chicago

Can the principles of the garden cities movement be applied to high density living? A case study analysis of the...

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THE QUEEN’S BUILDING SERVICE STRATEGIES

INTRODUCTIONWhen designing buildings, a lot of thought must go into them. This is to ensure that the building achieves its functionality, and to ensure that it is environmentally responsible and …
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“George Stubbs: Mr and Mrs Musters”

Reasons Why “George Stubbs: Mr and Mrs Musters” Painting Can Be Relevant To Building Designers Today. Introduction As with anything that is seen, it gives a sense of what is, …
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“The Responses of Vernacular architecture to Social, Economical and Environmental Conditions”

The Responses of Vernacular architecture to Social, Economical and Environmental Conditions Herby Fleuridor Abstract Vernacular architecture is a style that has been linked to being very informal and rural in …
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“Phillip Johnson”

This presentation will focus on the theories of architecture that builds the basis of Philip Johnson’s design and thinking throughout his career as an Architect. We will firstly explore some …
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Boarders, Edges and Fragile Places

First off, its important to began to gain an understanding of what is meant when hear the words Boarders, Edges and Fragile Places. What ideas that comes to mind when …
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Capitol Cities

A Capitol City is a city in a country where it is chosen to be the main central area for government parliament, meeting area and political base for that particular …
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Decoding the City

Decoding in my own words is the process of transferring and simplifying information, date into a format that is easier to understand. And in the case of week 7 lecture, …
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Diagramming

We begin to look at diagramming and how it is use to communicate information. Diagrams are similar to Maps as they are graphic representations showing locations but not to be …
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Expos and Events – The Futuristic Place

Persons are aware of the many sporting events and expos and exhibitions that take place around the world, some minor and some grander than others. But rarely would I believe …
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Heritage

Taking a look at Heritage and Authenticity, What does it mean? How does it relate to making of a place? And why buildings are preserved and the means by doing …
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Informal Cities

To define informal cities is a bit tricky in the sense that a few Formal cities known today, were established as on an informal framework. Few cities that can be …
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Model Settlements

Model Settlements, this carries me back into my previous lecture in the Era of the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution took place over a long period of time starting from …
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Modernism

My focus on this reflective writing is Modernism. The term Modern originated from the Latin word Modemus, which was used to distinguished between the Christian present from the pagan past …
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Music and the City

The influences of music towards the city, how different music was in different time eras and what it represented in that time frame. We looked at how music was a …
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New Towns

Britain is full of small market, towns that were built after the second World War (WWII). Cities that were rebuilt because of the terrible condition after the World War. Cities …
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Non European Cities

If we take a look European cities, we can see their similarities and know the reason for neighboring colonies and countries having the same distinctive features. But what about Non …
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The Industrial Revolution

We move forward towards in time from The Enlightenment period where it was focus on thought before action or to persons considered as a age of reason, unto the Industrial …
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The Renaissance and The Enlightenment

The Renaissance Era and the Enlightment Period. From my understanding, The Renaissance Era can be defined as a period in time where there was reform, when person’s began looking at …
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Urban Renaissance

Looking at urban renaissance, I think about previous lectures and lessons where we discussed and looked at the renaissance period in Italy and Rome and what it meant at that …
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The Medieval City

Medieval Cities and their relations with Religion and Trade. In this reflective piece, there will be a breakdown of how the growth of cities was influence by Trading and religion …
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The Ancient City

The Ancient City This lesson focused on the Architecture as it relates to the Ancient World and its influence. In this reflective piece, I will discuss the symbolism and importance …
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Book Review- Life Between Buildings

Before reading the book by Jan Gehl, named “life between buildings, I decided to do personal research to get an idea of who he was. I found out in the …
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Villa Savoye

Villa Savoye When looking at Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye and understanding its structure, it is seen to be based on a grid pattern. The Design of the structure is based …
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The City in Literature

A continuation of a previous lecture where the focus was on The city in the Visual Arts and the way it is shown through ownership. In my previous reflective piece, …
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Egyptian Temples: Abu Simbel

Egyptian Temples Egyptian temples have played a major part in ancient Egypt. Notably used as the house for the gods on earth, therefore having tremendous religious importance. An important and …
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The City in the Visual Arts

The City in the Visual Arts This Essay will try to dissect “The City in the Visual Arts” and used underlined subject of ownership to show relation of the two …
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Can the principles of the garden cities movement be applied to high density living? A case study analysis of the Aqua Tower, Chicago

Can the principles of the garden cities movement be applied to high density living? A case study analysis of the Aqua Tower, Chicago Author T’marh Ibn Isa Ibrahiim Copyright @ …
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Facade Engineering

THE FAÇADE:  modifies internal environment  is related to plant size/ trade off between the two  is related to primary structure  constitutes appearance of a building  …
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Environmental Services and the Grid

Strategy and Detail Architects may not need to have a detailed knowledge of the specification and operation of environmental service’s systems but they do need to have sufficient understanding of …
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A look into Haiti’s Vernacular Architecture

In the late 19th c., after a visit to Paris, three local Haitian architects figured out how to build sustainable, earthquake and hurricane resistant wood and masonry houses. Known today …
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The City of Bath

The city of bath, located in the south west of England in Somerset county, was founded by the romans in the 1st century ad. It was used for in its …
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