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Architecture Essays and Research Papers

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Khan’s architecture

The Wall, the Column from Between Silence and Light The wall did well for man. In its thickness and its strength, it protected man against destruction. But soon, the will to look out made man make a hole in the wall, and the wall was pained, and said, “What are you doing to me? I…

Architecture,

Science

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Pantheon: One Of The Best-preserved Of All Ancient Roman Buildings

Pantheon, temple dedicated to all the gods. The Pantheon of Rome is the best-preserved major edifice of ancient Rome and one of the most significant buildings in architectural history. In shape it is an immense cylinder concealing eight piers, topped with a dome and fronted by a rectangular colonnaded porch. The great vaulted dome is…

Ancient Rome,

Architecture,

Honor,

World History

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Just What is a Gargoyle?

A Gargoyle is a grotesquely carved human or animal figure found on an architectural structure, originally designed (believe it or not) to serve as a spout to throw rainwater clear of a building. They later became strictly ornamental and assumed many forms. The Natural and Unnatural History of Gargoyles The gargoyle often makes his perch…

Architecture,

Belief

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Frank Lloyd Wright: Biography and Philosophy of Architecture

Yes, I intend to be the greatest architect of all time.” – Frank Lloyd Wright 1867-1959 It appears that from the very beginning, Frank Lloyd Wright was destined by fate or determination to be one of the most celebrated architects of the twentieth century. Not only did Wright possess genius skills in the spatial cognition,…

American Culture,

American History,

Architecture

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Seven Wonders of the Modern World

Michigan Stadium Currently home of the University of Michigan Wolverines, Michigan Stadium is the largest college football stadium in the nation. In the 2003 season Michigan hosted long time rival Ohio State in front of a current NCAA record crowd of 112,118 fans.1 Nicknamed The Big House, Michigan Stadium is located in Ann Arbor and…

Architecture,

Art,

China

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Hagia Sophia

Church erected in Constantinople during the reign of Justinian, which later became a mosque and a museum; ranks as one of the world’s most important examples of Christian architecture Grand Canal: One of the world’s largest waterworks project before modern times built during the Sui dynasty under second emperor, Sui Yangdi, in order to facilitate…

Achievement,

Architecture,

History

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Bank of China Tower: A Contemporary Architecture of Modernity

Bank of China Tower, known as the tallest building in Hong Kong and Asia from 1989 to 1992, is 1,209-foot and it is a fitting building. The “Tower” sits in the central business district, a ribbon of land densely packed with banks and office buildings squeezed between mountain and harbor. It is one of the…

Architecture,

China

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Saint Sernin of Toulouse and Notre Dame of Paris

  Some characteristics that these two buildings share include quest for height, basic floor plan, and artistic flair. The period of Romanesque architecture, which lasted roughly from 1050 A.D. to 1150 A.D., concentrated mainly on achieving massive proportions, rounded vaulted bays, the round arch, the wall buttress, cylindrical apse and chapels, and towers. Early Gothic…

Architecture,

Economics,

Integrity

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Greek Art and Architecture Essays

Essay #1 The Palace of Knossos, a Minoan mud brick and timber structure on a shallow stone foundation, featuring a central courtyard, was constructed on an acropolis. It was a place for rulers to reside, shrines for religious ceremonies to be worshipped, the industrial production of objects, and administrative duties. Ample hallways, stairways, chambers, and…

Architecture

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The Zachman framework provides a means of classifying an organisation’s architecture

The Zachman framework provides a means of classifying an organisation’s architecture. It is a proactive business tool, which can be used to model an organisation’s existing functions, elements and processes – and help manage business change. The framework draws on Zachman’s experience of how change is managed in complex products such as aeroplanes and buildings….

Architecture

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