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11 Jan 2011

The future of architecture lies in the Middle East

Thesis - 3 pages - Architecture

Persuasion is one of the strongest weapons in the history of English language. The persuasive powers of the English language are unlimited. Writers have long used English as a creative tool to convey messages to their readers, express certain feelings, reflect specific images,...

19 Jul 2010

Preserving modern history: The Flood Building of San Francisco

Thesis - 1 pages - Architecture

Situated just outside of Powell Station and next to the cable-car turnaround, the Flood Building is located in the heart of downtown San Francisco. It fits snuggly into a somewhat diagonally-shaped plot of land, an usual feature for an urban office building. The building's high-style, polished...

28 Dec 2009

The complexity and meaning behind the structure of the Colosseum

Thesis - 6 pages - Architecture

The Colosseum in Rome is a piece of architecture that has captured the imagination of humanity for generations. Although marble was taken from the Colosseum by popes and other similar figures in the years after it had fallen into disuse in order to build other buildings, the outward look...

29 Jul 2009

1992: A year of trends in Canadian architecture

Thesis - 4 pages - Architecture

“A national architecture implies the existence of common traditions unified by the sense of a common undertaking. In the Canadian case the traditions were immigrant as were the people, but the enterprise in its geographical setting is distinctive; it is in their interaction that a Canadian...

29 Apr 2009

Architecture 2005 - Canadian and international trends in context

Thesis - 6 pages - Architecture

Architectural design philosophy has transformed from the high modernism of the early 20th century, from classic functional international style which dominated North American architectural practices up until the 1970s, to be replaced by the anti-modern or the post-modern. (Ghirardo, 1996) However,...

27 Apr 2009

Ibn Tulun Mosque - A study of Islamic architecture and its political, cultural and spiritual meaning

Thesis - 5 pages - Architecture

This paper will discuss the Ibn Tulun Mosque in Cairo, one of the first Islamic Mosques built in Egypt. It will explore the symbolic meaning and the cultural aspects of the mosque design and its place within Tulun's dynasty. Petersen writes that the mosque is the central architectural form of...

26 Apr 2009

Exploring Henri Lefebvre's ideas on the everyday in debates on architecture of the city

Thesis - 6 pages - Architecture

This paper will explore ideas in the writings of Henri Lefebvre, beginning with a summary of Dell Upton's article “Architecture in Everyday Life” which touches on the set of debates about what Lefebvre was suggesting in his idea of the intersection of materiality, imagination, and...