What Is The Differences Between The Bertram House And The Bertram House?

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Typology is the taxonomic classification of characteristics found in buildings and urban places, according to their association with different groups, such as degrees of development, levels of formality, and thought processes. It stands to reason that 2 buildings with the same typology would have more similarities than they would differences. However this is not always the case. More often than not buildings with the same typology can differ greatly. Take for example the Bertram House and the Tubac House. These two buildings are both a house typology however they represent this same typology in varying ways – some ways similar others vastly different. These differences have come about due to many influences such as style, lighting, form, spatial organization, plan of the building, school of thought, separation of private, semi-private and public space, materiality, and focus of the building. This essay aims to theorize how buildings with the same typology can have such massive differences between them.

The Bertram House (See Figure 1.1) was designed and constructed by John Barker in 1839 (an English emigrant) and named the house in memory of his first wife Ann Bertram Findlay. The Bertram
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However through the comparison it has also been shown that both houses are great examples of a house typology. In that they are able to hold all the functions that it was intended while at the same time begin architecturally pleasing. Hence it can be theorized that buildings of the same typology can be extremely different but still architecturally work as that same typology and furthermore that when it comes to designing a certain typology there is no defined way in which this can be

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