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03 Feb 2011

Is Brasilia an urban Utopia?

Case study - 4 pages - Architecture

The region of Brasilia came into being on April 21, 1960. Today, it is the capital of Brazil. It was built at the request of President Juscelino Kubitschek and was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and Lucio Costa. In this paper we will try to answer the question of whether or not Brasilia fits the role...

29 Sep 2010

Introduction to modern China - the relationship between Chinese architecture and urban culture: Beijing

Case study - 5 pages - Architecture

Beijing has not originated as the capital of China. As early as history can date back, the city was not even called Beijing. It was always known as the ?Northern Capital' in China. This was how Beijing was called and known prior to the rule of the third Ming emperor, Yongle, who then declared...