Creative urban planning

Creative urban planning

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Within the existing development of the city, it was decided to preserve the existing street layout with only partial changes. The overall composition of...
Symmetry breaking

Symmetry breaking

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In such a clear violation of symmetry, so beloved in early and high scholasticism, one can see the "Occam" dilemma of empiricism, visually confirming...
The Grosse Schauspielhaus, Berlin

Expressionism

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The expressionist movement had its heyday in Germany and the Netherlands in the 1920s. It brought dramatic new forms—curving walls and faceted domes, for...
Gothic

Gothic

The villa

Palladianism

Schröder House, Utrecht

De Stijl

Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center

Art Deco

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Patterns of architectural composition

Patterns of architectural composition

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The patterns of architectural composition - the artistic subordination of the "fixed" elements of the spatial whole - are replaced by others. First of...
Pavilion at Drottningholm, Sweden

Orientalism

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The benefits of drawing

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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...
Sun Rock

Sun Rock – self-sufficient energy building in Taiwan

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The MVRDV studio presented the project of a self-sufficient energy building called sun rock. The facility will be built in Changhua coastal industrial park...
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...
Architecture Ideas

Architecture Ideas

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...
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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...