Postmodernism tries to address the limitations of its predecessor. The list of aims is stretched extended to incorporate communicating ideas with the general society often in a then diverting or witty way. Regularly, the communication is done by citing broadly from past architectural styles, often many at once. In breaking away from modernism, it also strives to create buildings that are sensitive to the context within which they are constructed. Postmodern architecture includes Some example of infrastructure Some example of infrastructure MI6 Building in London England, Marriott Hotel San Francisco USA, and Marriott Hotel in San Francisco
Moving from India to United Arab Emirates for my schooling made me to experience the innumerable kind of spaces. The dynamism and the vigor in the design made me to feel the diversity of spaces over the years I have been through. This triggered my interest in architecture and I knew that architecture would be part of my life. As my sister was preparing for National Aptitude test for architecture, the study was more of my interest. To be frank, I was an average student in school but I was one of the top scorer in the National Aptitude Test for Architecture exam, thus giving me an enhancement to learn more about a subject which I like and thrive upon and making me design spaces which creates experience to the users and learn more about architecture.
Both buildings and stories are impacted by “associations,” or symbols, ideas, values and events that they remind us of (De Botton p.96). People judge architecture by the associations it collects over time, so when a building is used in a story it expresses its associated ideas in the story and impacts the mood, plot, and readers’ reactions (Cannon). If an author uses real buildings in their setting, they will allude to historical events that took place in those buildings, and bring out an emotional response in the readers. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, he uses the castles in Scotland to allude to historical events that took place there like the actual murder of King Duncan in history, while also expressing a mood of wealth, power, and privacy and secrecy between the characters. Alternatively, making up a fictional setting allows the
The government of Bangladesh can understand the architectural value of Ahsan Manzil is quite big so they took initiative to renovate the whole thing. After completing the renovation work in 1992 undr supervision work f Directorate of Public Works and Architecture it has come under control of Bangladesh National Museum. Recently Ahsan Manzilhave become an exquisite museum and an attractive zone for tourists and also locals to visit. It remains closed on government holidays. Yearly millions of onlookers come to visit this place, which generates lot of revenue.
The Floating World in Japanese Fiction is the product of many years of study. The book features extensive historical context and commentary on the Genroku Era of Japanese history, the time when the ukiyo lifestyle was born and thrived. Also, the book contains Hibbett 's translations of the works, and their original illustrations, he claims epitomize the spirit of the ukiyo movement. The preface introduces the most important Japanese words, which will all be repeated throughout Hibbett 's criticism. A reader without any significant knowledge of the Japanese language may easily fail to initially comprehend the difference between these three main terms: ukiyo, ukiyo-e, and ukiyo-zōshi.
“If you focus on the design, you can call yourself a Designer and if you focus on the implementation of your design, you can call yourself as an Architect.” - Cameron Sinclair Architecture for me is an art of designing buildings and creating a space that can change the way of living. I belong to a place where Architecture was just a word for over a decade as compared to the present conditions. Being a small town boy, whenever I used to go out for vacations to visit my relatives in Mumbai (India), I was always mesmerized and fascinated with tall buildings, glass facades and their shapes. Since I was always good at creative thinking, I felt closure to building forms and their architecture. I wandered what I could do if I 'm handed the magic wand and asked to design a masterpiece, which inspired me to choose architecture as my course.
Through the activity, Vietnamese students like me have a chance to enjoy and get to know various cultures included Japan. Yet, I’m just fascinated with Japan when watching a video series by Japanology - NKH world. My first impression of Japan is the country of natural disaster such as earthquake, tsunami, sakura, kimono, haiku poem, samurai and something like that. Then, I recognize there are still so much I haven’t known about this country. What I want to discover is its hidden beauty, especially the harmony between people and nature, modernity and tradition.
Walking up to the magnificent La Pedrera building the first thing I had to see was the pillar known as the elephant's foot. This pillar is notorious and was mentioned in the reading due it occupying too much space on the sidewalk of Passeig de Gracia. During construction Gaudi was informed of this by the government and told to make modifications, but Gaudi wouldn't budge. He wrote a letter back to the government and stated that if he were to modify the pillar, he would include a mocking inscription that would be-little the government. Fortunately the government rethought their demands and the pillar wasn't changed but this small aspect of the construction process I find awesome.
People would rather go to malls and theaters to spend time with their friends than to visit monuments, shrines and churches. We neglect the fact that some of these historical places were the reasons of our achievements as a nation. We must cultivate and preserve these historical landmarks that we have inherited from our ancestors to know more of ourselves as a Filipino and the trials that we have went through before we could get into this stage of living. One of the most historical sites here in our country is the famous Manila Cathedral that lies within the beautiful walls of Intramuros. And so, we must know the importance of the Manila Cathedral in order for us to preserve its stories and beauty towards future generations.