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Chartres Cathedral is the cathedral church of Notre Dame (Our Lady) in the city of Chartres in northwestern France. It is one of the foremost examples of High Gothic French architecture, and is widely noted not only for its innovations in architecture, but also for its many sculptures and celebrated stained glass. The oldest parts of the cathedral are taken from a Romanesque church, which was destroyed by a fire in 1194. The present day cathedral was constructed on this church’s fou

Experiencing EXPERIENCING ARCHITECTURE What is it that we mean when we say ‘the architecture of the city’? What are cities planned to be? Why should we plan anything? When we plan ahead, we perhaps have a goal in mind. What is this goal, for an architect or an urban designer? Simply putting it, their goal is to make environments in which man can live in ways better than he could before. Right from the early times, when shelter meant only a roof over ones head, or w

In the strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Steveson used the architecture of Dr. Jekyll s house very intelligently. The house can be regarded to be parallel to Dr. Jekyll s double personality. Throughout the book, the house lends itself as a powerful prop, by which it is possible for Dr. Jekyll to use his house even when he is in the form of Mr. Hyde. The house, like Dr. Jekyll, has a dark side. On the front side of the house, it seems to be an elite, upper class, respectable home. Howeve

Greek Architecture and the Parthenon Architecture according to Encarta 99 is the art or science of designing and constructing buildings. There are many different types of architecture, but they all eventually trace back to the Greeks and Romans. The Greek s roots lie in the Aegean civilization; nevertheless its particular characteristics have made it one of the most established influences in Western architecture. One of the most important and famous examples of Greek architecture is

When civilizations throughout the world no longer had to worry about competeing in order to survive, in its literal sense, the desire for the 'good life' was established among cultures. Architecture, by definition, is the art and science of design and construction; the study and representation of statics. To the ignorant, architecture may seem to be the "thoughtless design of buildings", but it can actually be seen as a microcosm of society. Architecture Aldo van Eyck would hate t

Background Two years ago, students from my middle school s gifted program had the opportunity to visit Wexner Center for the Arts exhibition on contemporary architecture concentrating on human habitats. Students, after viewing the various exhibits and learning about the architects in docent-led discussions, participated in an activity in which they assumed roles as architects and general contractors in order to create their own habitats. Reluctant at first, they completed their tasks and th

The Elizabethan Age was an innovative and unique period in history. In this period architecture was more than a profession, it was an art, and an influence on the people. Architects in this period made historical differences, the styles of architecture transitioned greatness, and the homes created an individual standing. Elizabethan architecture was an influential "trend" in which the "competition" for social division began, and architects attempted to replicate Italian Rena

PREFACE I have always wondered what being in the landscaping business would be like. I thought that landscaping demanded labor mostly. I am writing this research paper to learn more about this job. INTRODUCTION Everyone enjoys attractively designed residential areas, public parks and playgrounds, college campuses, shopping centers, golf courses, parkways, and industrial parks. Landscape architects design these areas so that they are not only functional but beautiful and compatible wi

I've been down to the Mission of San Xavier del Bac on numerous occasions and never really look at it as I did for this paper. Understanding how it was built back in the late 1700's by raw brute strength and manpower. Just trying to visualize people working in harsh conditions in the unmerciful desert sun to complete this magnificent structure, that sits glistening in the Arizona sun. The combination of structural splendor, a setting of saguaro-studded desert surrounded by mountains a

Herzog and de Meuron work together as architect partners. Their designs for most of their buildings have a common or similar nature. This nature carries out the simplicity of the shape of a box, which consists of a flat roof and large windows. This design gives the characteristics of Herzog and de Meuron s buildings. In other words, we can say that this is their buildings identity. Indeed, this design is very similar to Frank Lloyd Wright s design, which also shows today s modern style of