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Compare the role of the State in city planning and improvement for each of these locations: Paris, Spain and Ontario. What means or elements did Haussman, Cerdà and the City Beautiful Movement adherents use to shape the city? Haussman used politics and historical events to encourage the development of Paris....

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Introduction Contemporary designers in the architectural field have the ability and the potential to learn from history. Design history in particular serves as an ideal area of study for the contemporary designer for a host of different reasons. In order to better understand the different methods by which such an...

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It is a wonderful thing to have a building like the Student Union at Idaho State University, the most important building I have dealt with thus far. Why should we visit this building at least one time each semester? My opinion is that this visit is a necessity due to...

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Robart Library is the largest construction in the University of Toronto, Canada. The building is said to resemble a turkey or a peacock in shape as discussed by many analysts. However, Robarts Library has been refurbished in various instances giving the building a new texture of the twenty-first century with...

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Irina Vinnitskaya, in her magazine article, “Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park / Cook + Fox Architects”, asserts that the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park is an environmentally efficient high-rise building, which is especially beneficial for dense urban environments and thus sets a standard for...

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Around the globe, there are centenaries of beautiful places. During my lifetime I visited two in particular that I found quite fantastic. They have fascinating and unique Castle’s Architecture. Also, their geography is very different from each other, but both are beautiful. I visited a Bavarian town named Füssen, which...

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Wood has often been a good raw material in the construction of contemporary structures. In this case, the construction will be of a simple pavilion from which people will get to view the surrounding areas. The design will be simple but will incorporate different aspects of modern and trendy architecture....

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Building codes extend back into history. They have been a method by which communities attempt to institute safety precautions for the citizens of the community. Most of the building codes in history focus on ways to protect the community, to reduce the loss of life and to reduce the loss...

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Louis Sullivan designed and constructed The Wainwright Building completing its construction in 1890. In its design and construction, Sullivan set out to achieve several objectives. One was to eliminate historical ornaments from buildings. Another objective was to use new materials and techniques in construction. Still, Sullivan set to establish new...

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Since originating as a trading post in the 13th century, Berlin has flourished, becoming one of the most influential cities in Germany. Today as the capital of Germany, Berlin is a vast city with a population of 3.4 million people and spans extending over 889 square kilometers. It is widely...

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In recent years, the Unites States in general has resolved to better the living conditions of its residents. There has been a consistent move to improve living standards by offering better quality houses and buildings with benefits not provided by traditional construction. In fact, today traditional housing is giving way...

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Although the Roman Empire well predates the founding of the United States, and indeed many other countries, evidence of their architecture and design of urban centers are evident in most cities in the United States; mainly because these efficient designs were instilled in the European countries that first arrived in...

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Introduction The global contribution of energy efficiency toward buildings has consistently grown from 20 to 40% in developed countries and outmatched the other major sectors such as transportation and industries. Population growth, new criteria for building designs, satisfaction degree and increase in indoor activities within the building have given raise...

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Norman Foster is a famous British architect, known mostly for his innovation and eco-friendly design schemes. In the span of his career, he and his partners have completed hundreds of noteworthy projects, spanning from airports and museums, to bridges and furniture (Zukowsky, 2017). One of the most well-known projects created...

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Realism has dominated the international relations way of thinking and analysis for years now. It is not until recently that it has met considerable challenges from other competing schools of thought. In most cases, nations and states tend to follow the non- idealistic and pessimistic opinions of realism when issues...

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Historical Background and Significance The O’Connell Bridge was built in 1794, though construction of the bridge began in 1791. The designer of the O’Connell Bridge, James Gandon, opted for a narrower design that featured three half-circles arching over the Liffey River in the heart of Dublin, Ireland. The bridge was...

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In 1829, a competition was held to see who could design the best bridge across the Avon gorge in Bristol. Unlike today the winner was not decided by an “engineering idol” style phone-in poll, rather he was chosen by leading engineer Thomas Telford. After a minor scandal, were Telford decided...

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The term “monumental sculpture” generally refers to very large sculptures which are monuments or from parts of monuments or buildings (for example, building reliefs, tomb monuments, or funerary sculptures). The history of monumental sculpture began long time ago, with totem poles carved on pillars or poles believed to be some...

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I call architecture frozen music. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (in Fisher 74). Geothe’s vision of architecture as frozen music is the most accurate description of this visual art for me. Architecture seems to be full of rhythm of its own. Architecture seems to be a harmony of multiple elements. Architecture...

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The Roman Coliseum is recognized as the most prominent monument to have endured through the classical world. The oval shaped construction made out of concrete and stone was the largest amphitheater built during that time and still holds that title to this day. The elaborated architecture has influenced the construction...

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There are plenty of impressive architecture structures that surround us. In my opinion, the two most impressive structures are New York Trade Center and St’s Pauls’s Cathedral in London. These days New York Trade Center is considered the tallest skyscraper in Western Hemisphere. Besides, it is considered as the fourth...

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Particularly, architecture involves building and designing of buildings by architects in order to come up with the best and most appropriate design. In this regards, architectural framework involves the set and agreed common practices by various stakeholders in the building industry. The framework involves various agreed ways of interpreting, creating,...

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Color is an important aspect of any all architectural works. True architectural art masterpieces are judged not only on the complexity of the design but also the aesthetics that the design evokes to anyone viewing (Serra, García, Torres & Llopis, 2011). Thus the color chosen should be well considered so...

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This essay will review the perspectives of Rossi (1984), Venturi (1977) and Rowe (1978) with regards to the following questions: What does the city do for architecture from the perspective of each author? How does the city allow the writer to challenge modern orthodoxies? How does the focus on the...

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Although Roman architecture style was heavily influenced by the style common in Ancient Greece, it was different from it in terms of technique and philosophy. The main principle of Ancient Greek architecture was to show harmony and proportions. According to Sayre (2013), the core elements of Greek architecture were vertical...

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