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This series of articles considers research methods one can use at MasterÂ’s level and beyond. I want to talk about the realities of doing an extended research project and to give you some practical advice based on personal experience. IÂ’m going to discuss some of the techniques I used in my PhD. My research was in architectural history, but IÂ’ll explain some of the techniques of historical research which you might consider using in your work. IÂ’ll also try to give you generic ...
Published by MJ5446 69 months ago in Architecture | +38 votes | 11 comments
In many parts of the world, such as Spain, Greece, Sicily, Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco, there are rustic villages, which are traditionally painted with the white color and shine under the sun. The villagesÂ’ charming white houses and beautiful plazas are spectacular places, which express the traditional life style and provide a sense of relaxation and enjoyment.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 69 months ago in Architecture | +31 votes | 27 comments
One of the most popular iconic landmarks in the world is undoubtedly the Eiffel Tower of Paris, the capital city of France and the most visited city in the world. This architectural masterpiece created by Gustav Eiffel in the late 19th century is the most photographed manmade object in the world. Here are some of the most interesting facts about this historic, controversial and captivating and extremely famous tower.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 69 months ago in Architecture | +4 votes | 2 comments
This series of articles considers research methods one can use at MasterÂ’s level and beyond. I want to talk about the realities of doing an extended research project and to give you some practical advice based on personal experience. IÂ’m going to discuss some of the techniques I used in my PhD. My research was in architectural history, but IÂ’ll explain some of the techniques of historical research which you might consider using in your work. IÂ’ll also try to give you generic advi...
Published by MJ5446 69 months ago in Architecture | +29 votes | 9 comments
This investigation is an attempt to examine the concept of the architectural system in the work of two prominent modernist architects, Frank Lloyd and Le Corbusier, and the renowned traditionalist architect, Hassan Fathy. Although the three architects worked in different places, America, France, and Egypt and their architectural approaches ranged from modern to traditional, their ideals were similar to some extent.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 69 months ago in Architecture | +31 votes | 20 comments
Nader Khalili (1936-2008) is a prominent Iranian architect who immigrated and lived in America to the rest of his life. He is also architectural author, humanitarian, and philosopher, who received architectural education and developed his concepts in Iran, Turkey, and the United States. KhaliliÂ’s main interest was to produce affordable houses that can be built by the available building materials and local resources.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 70 months ago in Architecture | +30 votes | 24 comments
The Citadel of Aleppo is one of the most outstanding historical sites in Aleppo, Syria. In fact, the citadel can be compared to the citadel of Cairo in Egypt in scale, importance, and visual dominance. In 2000 the Aga Khan Historic Cities Program initiated a major restoration project for the Citadel of Aleppo, as well as an excavation project, which found some remnants from the Ottoman period.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 70 months ago in Architecture | +27 votes | 16 comments
The Pantheon is the best-preserved example of an Ancient Roman monumental building. The term Pantheon is derived from Greek adjective which means “to every god”. This building can be found in Rome, the capital of Italy and the mighty Roman Empire. Here are some of the most historic and interesting facts about the Pantheon.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 70 months ago in Architecture | +7 votes | 2 comments
The concept of time” is an important and vital issue in architecture and urban planning. Time means simply the perception of change in one place. However, to talk about the future means to understand time and it is important to understand that time is not such a simple or obvious phenomenon, but that one has to exercise considerable ingenuity to fit it into a coherent picture of the universe.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 70 months ago in Architecture | +27 votes | 24 comments
This series of articles considers research methods one can use at MasterÂ’s level and beyond. I want to talk about the realities of doing an extended research project and to give you some practical advice based on personal experience. IÂ’m going to discuss some of the techniques I used in my PhD. My research was in architectural history, but IÂ’ll explain some of the techniques of historical research which you might consider using in your work. IÂ’ll also try to give you generic ...
Published by MJ5446 70 months ago in Architecture | +25 votes | 11 comments
Denys Lasdun (1914-2001) was one of the greatest British architects of the post-war period. He designed some of the most notable examples of Brutalist architecture in Britain, including the National Theatre in London. Lasdun's style combined cubic towers, bare concrete and jutting horizontal planes. He developed a language of architecture that was tough, tectonic and highly intellectual. Lasdun designed a number of university buildings throughout his career. In 1959 he created buildings for F...
Published by MJ5446 70 months ago in Architecture | +22 votes | 11 comments
Denys Lasdun (1914-2001) was one of the greatest British architects of the post-war period. He designed some of the most notable examples of Brutalist architecture in Britain, including the National Theatre in London. Lasdun's style combined cubic towers, bare concrete and jutting horizontal planes. He developed a language of architecture that was tough, tectonic and highly intellectual.
Published by MJ5446 70 months ago in Architecture | +19 votes | 16 comments
The problem of alienation in most of the Third World countries was the result of both foreign colonial domination in the past and the impact of the Industrial Revolution in changing the socio-economic and cultural structures of these countries. After these countries gained their independence, they adopted alien styles in their architecture and town planning rather than reacting positively to their own environment and respecting their cultural heritage.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 70 months ago in Architecture | +33 votes | 20 comments
In 1990 Roger Walker decided to build his own house on an inner city site to further explore his ideas of domestic design and to display the results of his mature experience. WalkerÂ’s modern house nestles among its older neighbours at the base of Tinakori Hill, harmonised and integrated with them without damaging the architectural character of the suburb. However, it was not an easy task for Walker to design a house for himself. This house is a daring attempt to relate the architecture of th...
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 70 months ago in Architecture | +25 votes | 9 comments
The double identity of Maori and Pakeha has always been ignored by the modern movement because it deals in abstraction and not with people. Bi-culturalism, the relationship between Maori and Pakeha, is a unique issue to New Zealand and there are some contemporary architects who are concerned to give this concept architectural expression.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 70 months ago in Architecture | +24 votes | 13 comments
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