Architects Essay Examples

  • Frank Lloyd Wright The Pioneer Of Creating Greatness Through Simplicity

    1152 words - 5 pages

    These ideas proposed by Wright represent a half century of ingenuity and unrivaled creativity. Wright was unquestionably a architectural genius and was years ahead of his time. The biggest obstacle which held Wright back throughout his career was the lack of technogaly that was present during his time. As a architect, Wright accomplished more that any other in history, with the possible exception of DaVincci or Michangelo. His philosophy of Organic Architecture showed the world that form and function could both by achieved to create a house that was both true to nature and affordable

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    The Fountainhead

    1035 words - 5 pages

    Excellence, criticism, success, tradition, individuality, popular opinion, creativity, and conformity; these are merely a number of the extraordinarily powerful themes set in motion in The Fountainhead. In her novel The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand communicates with her readers more often than not through the chief conflicts of excellence verse achievement and individualism verses popular opinion. Ayn Rand's book has greatly been influenced by her life experiences; therefore, she can relate to her audience on a more delicate note, creating a private argument inside the readers’ mind. There are count

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    Taliesin A Frank Lloyd Wright Creation

    1846 words - 8 pages

    Taliesin: A Frank Lloyd Wright Creation Frank Lloyd Wright was probably the greatest architect of all time. Even today his structures are preserved and demand respect. He practiced being an architect for 70 years. Over this time he built countless structures. Wright was a genius with an amazing ability to design structures that seemed well before their time. Wright was a humble man when it came to his work and few understood his vision until they were completed. He has created everything from chicken coops to museums. One of his greatest creations is Taliesin.

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    Imagine a life where your house collapses over your head or a hospital that doesn’t function correctly. Imagine shutting the front door then seeing the rest of you house shut with it. Buying a house may seem like a breeze and moving-in might be just as easy. But what you never think about is the major planning, designing and oversight of the structure. Buildings may look simple and pretty from the outside, but the design of it is far more complicated. A building must be secure, efficient, and cost-effective. It needs to suit the needs of the people who use them. Architects are licensed profess

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    The Fountainhead

    1258 words - 6 pages

    Fighting For His Life Ordinarily, if one annihilates a multi-million dollar edifice, especially one built to house the downtrodden poor, the culprit will undoubtedly face severe penalties and jail time. However, Howard Roark, Ayn Rand’s embodiment of what man can, and ought, to be, dynamites a housing project that he himself designed, known as Cortlandt Homes, and receives no punishment, and rightly so. In the novel The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, Howard Roark appears as the main character as well as what many objectivists would consider the perfect soul. Roark, a man who acts exclusively

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    Dr Jekyll Mr Hyde

    2326 words - 10 pages

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde Chapter 1 The story begins with a description of Mr. Utterson, a lawyer in London. Mr. Utterson is a reserved, conservative man who does not reveal his true, vibrant personality. He tolerates the strangeness and faults of other. Early in his life, he watched as his brother fell to ruin, and it is noted that he is often the last respectable person that men who are turning to evil or ruin have to talk to. This foreshadows Utterson's involvement with upcoming evil. Mr. Utterson is friends with Richard Enfield, although the two are totally different from one another. They al

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    Petronas Towers

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    My admirable building of choice is the third tallest building in the world. It consists of two buildings connected by a skybridge that is located 170 meters above the ground and sits in the heart of the center of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is an office building, with a base containing one of the largest shopping malls in Malaysia. The admirable building of my choice is the PETRONAS Towers. One of the first facets that I found most interesting was the symmetry portrayed by the two towers. The towers were built by the Argentinian-American architect Cesar Pelli. Pelli used a simple Islamic geom

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    Mona Hatoum And Janine Antoni A Critical Study

    8054 words - 33 pages

    Introduction Due to major social and cultural change, it was only in the latter half of the twentieth century that women’s voices clamoured to be heard in the traditional enclave of the male- dominated art world. Many found their voice by embracing the exciting opportunities offered by multi-media, conceptual and cross-disciplinary methods rather than the more traditional methods of art making. Mona Hatoum and Janine Antoni are two women whose art practice is rooted in this change of emphasis. Both heavily influenced by the 70’s and the liberating effects of minimalism

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    Devil In The White City

    1036 words - 5 pages

    Hi, how is everything? I am writing to you to tell you about a great book I had just finished reading for my American History class. I am telling you because I know you enjoy reading more than anything, and I know that you will absolutely love this book. The book is called, “ The Devil in the White City,” and it was written by Erik Larson. “The Devil in the White City” is a non-fiction book that is told in a fictional style. It is based on true characters and events that happened in the 1890’s, in Chicago, at the famous World’s Fair. At this time period, the city of Chicago was a very un

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    The Early Work Of Alvar Aalto

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    Alvar Aalto The Early Work of Alvar Aalto Architecture comes out of an architect's personal methods and their particular approach to design. The Finnish Architect Alvar Aalto is no exception to this. When looking at Aalto's buildings, his method can be seen across his library of works. His buildings reveal a careful and creative method of design which is undoubtedly strongly influenced by his native Finnish culture. In focusing on the philosophical and conceptual roots of Aalto's work, we will see how his methods and theories of design came into practice. Not just in his built work, but

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    1365 words - 6 pages

    When Roark tells Keating, “To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That’s what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul—would you understand why that’s much harder?” he is talking about the fact of life. There is no greater sacrifice than the sacrifice of the soul. Without the soul, there is no ‘self’ left, nothing that one can claim to be his own. True success is achieved only when one realizes that the soul is the most sacred possession one can have, that it is something to be held above all things and if necessary against all men. This is ex

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    1347 words - 6 pages

    Marc Newson (1963-) was born in Sydney, Australia. He is a successful industrial designer who works in aircraft design, product design, furniture design, jewellery, and clothing. I am not a very big fan of his work I think it is boring but I do like the curves in the seat Norman Robert Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, OM, FRIBA, FCSD, RDI (born 1 June 1935) is a British architect whose company maintains an international design practice. He is Britain's most prolific builder of landmark office buildings. In 2009 Foster was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award in the Arts category.

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    Two Houses

    4367 words - 18 pages

    Cover Image: Plan of the Owens House, Mount Lawley. Source: The Architect (WA) 3, no. 4 (1958),36. Duncan Richards, “Christmas Card Essay 2002”. Distant Voices: The Duncan & Oline Richards Writing Collection,, Leonie Matthews (editor), Department of Architecture & Interior Architecture, Curtin University of Technology, 2008. Two Houses in Mount Lawley 'The past is still, for us, a place that is not safely settled.' Michael Ondaatje 1 Western Australian architectural history is a blunt instrument. Now much can be done with such an instrument. It is useful

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    1995 words - 8 pages

    >It has been shown in the preceding pages that man is the creature of his own thinking, molded and fashioned by it, and that if he will, he may control his thinking as he chooses. Then the con elusion is unavoidable and must be true in all its comprehensiveness that, by control of his mental actions, a man can make himself whatever he chooses >A glance at the principles will show the accuracy of this conclusion with all its unlimited possibilities. Thinking is the primal action and the cause, immediate or remote, of all other human actions and conditions. Man can control his thinking absolute

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    Human Trafficking

    1504 words - 7 pages

    To not receive credit for something you have created would be very frustrating even if the creation was small. For example, think about starting the creation of an art form and not getting credit for the masterpiece that paved the way for the rest of humanity. Africans are often not given credit for having great influence on ancient Greece. The influence was substantial in the fields of art, architecture, medicine, astronomy, mathematics, law, politics and religion. Africans were the first to build pyramids in Egypt, and to create the first sculpture masterpiece, but for some reason, both of

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    Rk Works

    7522 words - 31 pages

    Richard Kelly Selected Works An exhibition of works presented by IESNY and The Richard Kelly Grant SELECTED WORKS OF RICHARD KELLY A Traveling Exhibition The New York Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) established the Richard Kelly Grant in 1980 to preserve and carry forth Richard Kelly’s ideals, enthusiasm and reverence for light. Richard Kelly is widely recognized as one of the founders of the architectural lighting design profession, contributing a career that spanned more than four decades and included over three hundred projects worldwide. Th

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    The Temple Of Santa Maria Del Fiore

    1492 words - 6 pages

    Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446) ???????? ???? ????? ??? 15?? ????? ??????? ??????? ??????????????? ??? ??????. ?? ????????????? ????? ? ???????????? ????????????, ? ??????? ????????? ??? ? ???????? ???????. ? ??????????? ??? ????????? ??? ???????????? ??? ?????????, ???? ????? ? ????? ??? ?????????? ??? ??? ?????????? ?????????????? ??? ???????? ???. ? ????? ??? ???????? ????? ???? ???????????? ??????? ???? ??? ??????????. ? ???????? ??? 1400?? ??? ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??? ??????? ???? ??? ?????? ????. ? ?????????? ???? ???????? ????? ?? ???????? ??? ???? ?? ???? ??? ??? ? ????????, ??

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    Palladio S Palazzo Della Ragione

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    Palladio’s Palazzo Della Ragione The Classical Roman Renaissance style of the first two decades of the 16th century expired in Rome after the sack, but it flourished with regional and Mannerist variations elsewhere in Italy, such as in the city of Venice. The last of the great Humanist architects, Andrea Palladio, came from that region1. To understand the heart of Palladio's world, one must start in Vicenza. Palladio’s first major commission was here for a public building, the Palazzo Della Ragione, or town hall of Vicenza, better known as the Basilica. It was his success in winning the c

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    Frank Genius

    1141 words - 5 pages

    These ideas proposed by Wright represent a half century of ingenuity and unrivaled creativity. Wright was unquestionably a architectural genius and was years ahead of his time. The biggest obstacle which held Wright back throughout his career was the lack of technogaly that was present during his time. As a architect, Wright accomplished more that any other in history, with the possible exception of DaVincci or Michangelo. His philosophy of Organic Architecture showed the world that form and function could both by achieved to create a house that was both true to nature and affordable. Wrights

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    Roman Architecture

    1023 words - 5 pages

    The Roman Empire, which gained power and influence in the first century BC, have been influenced from other cultures in order to create their art of creativity. architecture consider the greatest power in Roman successes temples and basilicas play main rules in unifying the Roman Empire also building, bridges and aqueducts. (Oneonta) the road and bridges help communication across the empire. Romans are famous in technical and engineering. they master the high way, water system, and also they expand on upgrade the paved road. Basilicas is a building type served Roman power, its regularly a

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    Say Anything Communication Paper

    2017 words - 9 pages

    Say Anything Friendly, laid back, Lloyd had been interested in beautiful, brainy, Diane, the class valedictorian, who was clearly out of his league, for four, long years. Diane, although admired by her peers, didn’t really interact with any of them because she sacrificed her social life to shine academically. Lloyd seems to know everyone and is well liked. Diane is close to her father who encouraged her to focus on academics and helped map out her future. Lloyd has no plans after graduation. His only interests and aspirations are kick boxing, and Diane. At graduation Lloyd finally asks

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    Historian Of Modern Architecture

    3223 words - 13 pages

    Historian of modern architecture As a historian of modern architecture, many great architects, design ideas, planning efforts and building from the 19th century to the 21st century would be considerable works that can be documented for this history book. Many well know designers will be mention in the document because of the contribution to the body of architecture. The goal of categorizing individual works as iconic or canonical in an effort to understand the progress of Architectural history is necessary to comprehend the scope and impact of the practice over time. As an historian of a

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