Essays on Architecture

Modernism: Brutalism and Sacred Architecture

‘It didn’t seek to be pretty; it didn’t seek to soothe.” “And it was soon the object of bien-pensant loathing’ continues Jonathan Meades in his reflection in “Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry” (2014), implementing Brutalism as a movement with its own distinct unapologetic characteristics and most importantly an architecture of effect. The essay will...

RenaIssance Architecture: The Revival Of Architectural Philosophies And Styles

“The Revival of architectural philosophies and styles have been a recurrent theme in architectural history. Discuss the motivating factors and the enabling events from one such revival drawing on examples from the lecture series.” Revival of architecture is the restoration of visual styles and principles of previous architectural periods. This is provided that certain elements...
3282 Words 7 Pages

Greek Architecture: Classical Ideal And Spiritual Balance

The ancient Greeks are known for many things throughout history most famously is their theater and their architecture, and other things such as literature, and music. But all of these things have one underlaying theme in common with each other, these themes and famous feats of the ancient Greeks all embody their classical ideal that...
1551 Words 3 Pages

Gothic Architecture: Application Of Principles Of Gothic Architecture In A Modern Design For A Community Center

Gothic Architecture Belgium is known for architectural movements such as Rococo, Classicism, Art Nouveu, Gothic, Art Deco, and Modernism. For this project Gothic architecture will analysed and used in some way. The sub-question then being: “To what extent can principles of Gothic Architecture be used in a modern design for a community center?” Gothic architecture...
1655 Words 4 Pages

The Ideology Of Modernism In Architecture: Modernism Dressed In Glass

The Industrial Revolution radically changed human’s everyday life and society in general, by bringing low-quality mass-created products in homes, more individuals, industry in urban areas, and progressively social, political, and financial issues. It would appear that ‘more’ is the word that best portrays this certain state. Henceforth, architects of the time acknowledged the failure of...

Renaissance Architecture: Andrea Palladio Works

Antiquity is the quality of being ancient. The term is used to refer to the Egyptian, Greek, Roman times, and is often based on the theory of ideal forms. Renaissance architecture is European engineering between the mid-fifteenth and mid-seventeenth century. It exhibits a cognizant restoration and improvement of specific components of the established idea and...
989 Words 2 Pages
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