Deconstructivism

Deconstructivism

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The fashion for a new style - deconstructivism - should reach us. The buildings whose creators follow this direction look as if the architect...
Empire State Building

Skyscraper

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Although the cathedral builders of the Middle Ages had known how to build tall towers and spires, the search for ways to build practical...
We emphasize the beauty of architectural objects at night

We emphasize the beauty of architectural objects at night

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Each architectural object should be endowed with a unique evening appearance. For these purposes, it is recommended to install outdoor lighting and this should...

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Spatial axis and rhythm

Spatial axis and rhythm, metric, variations

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The world is created - traditional philosophy teaches - and everything that is created by human hands is created like the world. This idea, which...
Vitruvian proportions

Renaissance

Architectural fantasies

Architectural fantasies

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All treatises talk about the need for self-knowledge, reading the "scroll" of one's being and the world. In other words, the process of cognition is presented as a constant search for similarity relations and connections between man and the...
Conquered by the Arabs in 711-713. In the 11th century. the Christian states of northern Spain returned part of the conquered territories, including Toledo, in 1085. 1212 - the defeat of the Moors in the battle of Las Navas...
Architecture of churches in Southern France

Architecture of churches in Southern France

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To study the features of the ideological and artistic programs of the parish churches of Southern France, in particular the churches of the Languedoc-Roussillon...
Pavilion at Drottningholm, Sweden

Orientalism

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Western Europe became fascinated with “the Orient” in the late 17th and 18th centuries, as links with China and India became stronger. Few European...
Features of the style of architecture of Russian architecture

Features of the style of architecture of Russian architecture

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What are the features of this style? The traditions of the cross-dome system are preserved. Local limestone is used, from the blocks of which...
Montessori School, Delft

Structuralism

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In the 1950s a group of architects broke away from the mainstream modernist organization CIAM and began to take in new directions. These...
The Concise Townscape, Gordon Cullen

Townscape

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The townscape movement emerged after the Second World War as a way of looking at how towns grew organically and how planners should respect...
Nagakin Capsule Tower

Metabolist architecture

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The Japanese group known as the Metabolists proposed a new kind of based on values of adaptability and change. Their visionary designs included...
Archigram

Archigram

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The British group Archigram formed in the 1960s as a forum for architectural discussions and ideas. Its projects existed mainly on paper, but its...
Drawn with a black felt pen

Why draw?

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There is an undisguised air of evangelism running through this book, for it seeks to encourage students of architecture, craft and design to forsake...
DRAWING TODAY

The benefits of drawing

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The act of drawing is an important starting point for the intellectual process we call ‘design’. To be able to draw a chair or...