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  • The Felix Valle House State Historic Site

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    Mr. Philipson was a Jewish merchant from Philadelphia who moved to Saint Louis in 1808. He moved his business down to Saint Genevieve in 1811 and in April of 1818 he purchased a lot of ground. On this ground, Philipson built a one-and-a-half story Federal Style home which would end up containing both his personal living quarters and his store. The lot was also home to a

  • The Revolution Of Modernism And The Mesopotamian Architecture

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    A building is designed for functionality. This principle has served as the cornerstone of architecture in the United States and throughout the world since the first hut of the Mesopotamian civilization. As the centuries go by, this principle started to deviate. With a series of political debris left over from the World War II, the Cold War and the revitalizing economic policies of the Reagan Era, Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry was able to shatter the established architectural norm of the

  • Green Architecture and the Environment

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    Introduction Green Architecture Definition and Origin Green architecture or Sustainable building is the practice of building homes which are environment friendly and resource efficient throughout its life time. It is a way of reacting to the global economic crisis, environmental issues, growing human population, destruction of natural resources and the loss of biodiversity. While it may seem that this practice started only a few decades ago when environmentalists and conservationist were given

  • Does Black Architecture Exist?

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    Introduction Does black architecture exists? If so, why has it been ignored for so many centuries? I will be defending African-American architecture by discussing many black architects from the past to the present. I will show and discuss their architectural work by describing the appearance, the year it was built, and as well as if its still standing today. I believe we all know that there are black architects today but centuries ago it was like they were non-existed because they were never

  • Architecture Set In Motion Essay

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    Rococo is the revolt against complicated Baroque that decorated the interior of Versailles, in revolt against the palace and after the death of Louis XIV, French women who had city houses in Paris inspired a new lightened airy style of decor and architecture. As seen in the Salon de la Princess, the structure of the room has virtually been covered up by white walls of wood and mirrors, and it only contains hints

  • Essay about Role of Computer in Parametric Design

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    accepted. In architecture realm, it has become an important instrument in both design process and in the everyday operation of buildings and the city. After all, the current revolution is not just about the computer as a tool, but about its role in architecture design. Nowadays, the world is experiencing variety of new built environment with sophisticated forms as a result of this technological movement. Also, with the interaction between the computational development in architecture and the contemporary

  • Essay on Does an Architect’s Ego Get in the Way of Sensible Design?

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    Does an architect’s ego get in the way of sensible design? Does it? Does an architect have an ego? Well what is ego for that matter? “Ego: A person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance” (oxford Dictionary) this is a very tame definition, most people will agree when saying that the definition of ego is in fact the arrogant part of you that in some ways makes you think you are superior or the less cynical of us would like to say an ego is the autopilot of the mind, it’s the thing that one does

  • A Career in the Construction Industry

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    short-term on-the-job training, and no specific education requirements for the job are needed. The website also spared some things about license, and certifications stating that laborers who remove hazardous materials like hazardous material, must have a federal hazardous material license required for all hazardous materials removal workers, depending on the work, laborers might need to have specific certifications, and certifications can really help workers prove that they have knowledge to perform the more

  • The Differences Between Architects Le Corbusier And Laurie Baker

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    was born in Switzerland on October 6th, 1887 and died in France on August 27th, 1965. Corbusier was known for his minimalist designs and theoretical implementations to his designs. Corbusier uses what he titles it to be the “five points of a new architecture” and in these points, it is clear to see that Corbusier prioritises aesthetics over function. Laurie Baker was born in England on March 2nd, 1917 and died in India on April 1st, 2007. Baker looked at both technical and aesthetic qualities equally

  • Building Materials : A Sustainable Design And The Place Of Traditional Materials

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    pollution and wastes, while increasing the well-being of the occupants. This paper is an effort to understand the importance of building materials’ selection in sustainable design and the place of traditional materials in the contemporary sustainable architecture. Building activity rapidly consumes finite resources and uses energy-intensive materials, while the construction demand increases. In order to meet the future needs, we need to switch to more