ARCH HIST 2304 final vocab
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first three floors form a low base, while the other floors shoot up
a completely open space within a building that can be used for different purposes
a type of steel that forms a coating of rust that protects it from the weather and further corrosion, but looks rusty
apartments winding through the town with a separate place for work and recreation
using the golden section for human proportions
Architectural concrete left unfinished or roughly finished after pouring and intentionally left exposed visually.
A sun break, an architectural shading device for blocking unwanted sun rays.
The use of raw concrete appeared to be unfinished.
Congress of International Architecture, Responsible for a series of events and congresses arranged across Europe by the most prominent architects of the time with the principles of spreading the modern movement, such as landscape, urban-ism, industrial design.
A document about urban planing based on Radiant city
Colonies attempting to make their own form of architecture, specifically when the Europe countries left their colonies and the colonies had to figure out
a rigid, lightweight, truss-like structure constructed from interlocking struts in a geometric pattern, with no load bearing walls
Architectural movement taking inspiration from local forms and climate/cultural/religious needs. A response against the sameness/repetition of High Modernism.
how it feels (textiles) and how it looks
Being able to tell what the building is saying. Sign = Signifier/Signified : Signifier is what gives an image a meaning, while signified is what it evokes in the mind.
duck and decorated shed
A building program determines the sculptural form, a sign that can be easily understood
The theory of language becomes out of context, out of proportion, referencing the classics.
building based on region
architecture without architects, using local materials climate and culture
Dog trot/Sunday house
house with two enclosed volumes with an open space in-between them.
Sidewalk in the sky
multilayered broad hallways with the intentions of bringing communities together
The first dwelling, architecture free from the burdens of history and style, which authenticly and naturally expressed the original way of building, thereby thought to be truer than an architecture practice, which relied on historical styles.
pretty, designed landscape that looks natural
A series of improvements in industrial technology that transformed the process of manufacturing goods.
Arts and Crafts Movement
Opposed modern mass production and embraced natural forms, William Morris was a major force.
with a central axis, main entry point, clear hierarchy based on room and size/ quick sketch/ general shape of the building in its context.
total work of art
A decorative style of art, popular in Europe and America from the 1880s to the 1930s. This style is usually characterized by flowing lines, flat shapes, and vines and flowers.
a thought that buildings should be designed solely for the function of the building.
A style of 20th-century architecture associated with Le Corbusier, whose elegance of design came to influence the look of modern office buildings and skyscrapers.