Surrounded by flat, open space, the Renaissance Center in Dickson, Tennessee is unlike any other building in my tiny hometown. This four-story fine arts and technology center could be described as a non-objective construction of geometric shapes which are larger than life. Half of a large glass cylinder, a few squares, and perhaps the most famous part of the building, an incredibly large black sphere, make up the building’s asymmetrical appearance, making for an interesting view when driving down the road. Although large and somewhat overwhelming, the
Renaissance Center has a sense of unity that stems from the varying values of black, blue, and gray throughout the center’s façade. Constructed by EOA Architects in Nashville, the Renaissance
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State Center Redevelopment in Baltimore In Baltimore, there is currently a question of whether they should redevelop the state center. The state center is the place where employment takes place. The state center has been around for a long time and there are people arguing for and against the redevelopments. Today, Governor Larry Hogan is planning to redevelop the state center, but there are oppositions to his plan.
In the initial creation of the White City the designers’ primary reason for the fairs grand size was to exceed the large success in Paris that had overshadowed even the most renowned pieces of American architecture. Larson used that phenomenon as “…a world`s fair so big and glamorous and so exotic that visitors came away believing that no exposition could surpass it.” (26). Larson`s use of the words glamorous and exotic make France`s fair appear to be the upmost success of architecture of the time period. Readers now have a standard set in their mind that nothing could possibly compare to the success of the French, and the world`s fair had to face this unobtainable guideline set by Paris`s feat.
In my town of Jersey City, I knew that the obvious topic for this assignment would be the William Brennan Courthouse which first opened in 1910. This building has grey stone tiles placed in a brick-like pattern. While not elevated, it is on a slight hill which provides a similar effect to that of Greek or Roman architecture. The overall shape of the building is rectangular with left and right portions having a flat top, and the center portion having a peaked roof like appearance. The very top of the building has a roof-like structure that points upward and was also made of copper but has turned a green color due to its natural chemical reaction with water.
Do you ever just stop and think about the architectures that surround you every day? Maybe about how they were made, or what the inspiration was behind building them? People are often not aware of how the buildings came to be, they just care that it is there now. When you stop to think about the historical descriptions of how the buildings were made, you start to realize why the construction of these buildings are the way they are. Men like Vanderbilt, Carnegie, and Rockefeller constructed these structures to serve a purpose for others around them.
The Renaissance One of the main ideas that characterized Renaissance art and literature was one which was interest and appreciation for the classical period. The classical period was a time of Ancient Greece and Rome. It was the pinnacle of human achievement. I can see one main idea in the classical period because in a letter written by Niccolo Machiavelli, he read classical books that made him happy. He goes home imagining him entering ancient courts of ancient men while he was reading the classical books.
What exactly was the Renaissance? Well I’m glad you asked, the Renaissance was technically a ‘’rebirth’’ or ‘’revival’’ of art and literature, as some people would describe it as, and it had started in Europe around the year of 1400 and had lasted until about the 1700s. The Renaissance was a time of intellectual excitement, when art and literature blossomed and groundbreaking scientific advances were being made. During this period of time large parts of scientific and cultural advances were beginning to develop, and people were beginning to see themselves in a new way. The Renaissance changed man’s view of man in at least four areas: Art, Astronomy, Literature, and last but not least Human Anatomy.
He believed that the absence of important buildings and architectural sophistication in American society would undermine social authority. Overall the building connects America with the past but also portrays Thomas Jefferson’s hope
The development of modern day architecture is very fascinating. Even though it has a very significant difference to architecture in the past, it still has many similarities. Many famous buildings we have today still show the same basic designs. For example, the Lincoln Memorial is very similar to the Parthenon.
It contested the professions and the way it was taught. It turned away from conventional architecture and proposed more adaptive architecture that would accommodate the emergent needs of its users through a rebellious style in an age heavily influenced by pop- culture and Dadaism. It redefined architecture and embraced a criteria o perishable yet indefinite, multifunctional space that was applied to new city models. It emphasized a vital support to culturally changing mechanisms of the city and not simply functional organization of space. The radical ideas experimented with spatial, creative, political and consumer freedom that surfaced in the 1960’s.
The house was built for an oil heiress in the 1920s. This paper is out to analyze the Hollyhock house and later compare it to other works of art in regions like Asia and other parts of America. This house is architecturally a unique marvel that feels retro and futuristic at the same time, thus standing out as the most significant structure in the 20th century by American architects (Department of Culture Affairs, Los Angeles). In this discussion, the assumption is that Wright integrated regional aspects of the location of the
Epoka University Faculty of Architecture and Engineering Department of Architecture ARCH IV ARCH418 PhD. Ernest Shtepani Shasivar Rada ID:02021120 Delirious New York Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan Rem Koolhaas Our role is not to retreat back to the catacombs, but to became more human in skyscraper Manhattan is the theatre for the terminal stage of western civilization... A mountain range of evidence without manifesto.
History Essay – Renaissance Was the ‘long’ 16th century rather an age of exploration or an age of colonization? The 16th century in Europe – the early Renaissance - was a rich period that saw extensive cultural and scientific exploration and resurgence. This was a time where unknown lands were being discovered and colonized by Europeans, as they were trying to find more expeditious trade routes by sea.
Tectonics is defined as the science or art of construction, both in relation to use and artistic design. It refers not just to the activity of making the materially requisite construction that answers certain needs but rather to the activity that raises this construction as an art form. It is concerned with the modeling of material to bring the material into presence - from the physical into the meta-physical world (Maulden, 1986). Since tectonics is primarily concerned with the making of architecture in a modern world, its value is seen as being a partial strategy for an architecture rooted in time and place therefore beginning to bring poetry in construction. Tectonics, however, has the capacity to create depth-ness of context resulting in the implicit story being told by the tectonic expression.
Though this may seem as a simple objective, two main limitations stand in the way of achieving it. The first is the limited understanding of the human attachment/inclination towards nature. In spite of the growing body of research (Appleton, 1975; Kellert, 2005a; Heerwagen, 2005; Biederman & Vessel, 2006), still it is not clear why certain natural forms and settings arouse positive feelings in human beings. The second limitation is the difficulty of translating this limited -but growing- knowledge in architectural terms; form, form making principles, form language, structural systems…etc. (Alexander, 2001-2005; Salingaros & Bruce, 1999; Kellert,
The style of the building and the purpose it is built give a brief and thoughtful storybook about the culture of the architect as art, generally, and architecture, particularly, is a language itself. Thus, buildings narrate the stories of the people among the history and tell their traditions and habits to the next generation through its design, inscriptions, and details. In this essay, I will discuss how both the style and function of the Greek Parthenon and the Roman Pantheon served as typical examples of their cultures in Athens and ancient Rome. In addition to the similarities and differences between these two cultures through the two buildings. Both the Greek and the Roman architecture inspired the cultures and architects until these days due to the diverse meaning they carry and symbolize in astonishing ways through the different orders, columns, roofs, friezes, and domes.