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Graves has always been interested in the work of the late Hassan Fathy with its traditional architectural vocabulary, which he reinterpreted in his design to the Miramar Hotel in Hurghada, Egypt.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 91 months ago in Architecture | +17 votes | 5 comments
Streamlining was a style that dominated American design from the 1930s to the 1950s. Streamlining grew out of the Art Deco style, but it was simplified and infused with a sense of dynamism that gave it huge commercial appeal. In fact, Streamlining has been described as ‘Art Deco on the move.’ Streamlining fuelled the consumer revolution of the 1950s and became the visual language of American modernity. The style was as much about economics as aesthetics. The industrial design profession ...
Published by MJ5446 91 months ago in Architecture | +24 votes | 8 comments
Nassif House represented a true and realistic expression to the revival of the Arabic-Islamic heritage in architecture in Jeddah.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 92 months ago in Architecture | +10 votes | 2 comments
During the nineteenth century, the region of Tyneside stood at the forefront of BritainÂ’s industrial development. Capital was generated from the mining of coal, shipbuilding and heavy engineering. Foremost among Newcastle industrialists was William George Armstrong, a brilliant inventor and a major architectural patron. Like many leading industrialists Armstrong moved to rural Northumberland and in 1864 he began construction of a country house. Cragside underwent a continuous evolution betwe...
Published by MJ5446 92 months ago in Architecture | +22 votes | 6 comments
FathyÂ’s architecture and planning approach unlocked a very important door for architects
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 92 months ago in Architecture | +8 votes | 6 comments
Towards the end of the nineteenth century, anxieties about the nature of urban space were becoming widespread. Across Europe suspicions arose about the safety, hygiene and moral integrity of the city. One response to these anxieties was the building of shopping arcades, exclusive spaces that catered to elite consumers. Shopping arcades represent one of the most specialised forms of retail architecture and were devoted to the display of luxury and novelty goods.
Published by MJ5446 92 months ago in Architecture | +16 votes | 2 comments
Vernacular architecture evokes responses to the essence of particular places, cultures and climates within a modern context as well as exhibits harmony between people, artefacts and nature.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 92 months ago in Architecture | +12 votes | 7 comments
Towards the end of the nineteenth century anxieties about the nature of urban space were becoming widespread. Across Europe suspicions arose about the safety, hygiene and moral integrity of the city. The building of shopping arcades was a response to these anxieties, an attempt to regulate and sanitise urban space.
Published by MJ5446 92 months ago in Architecture | +15 votes | 8 comments
The literature on architectural patronage is not substantial, but there are a number of key texts which can be used as a starting point for research.
Published by MJ5446 94 months ago in Architecture | +10 votes | 2 comments
The Classical style of architecture flourished during the Victorian period, but it figured differently in different provincial cities. Manchester, for example, was at the forefront of the Greek Revival, using the style for public buildings in the early nineteenth century.
Published by MJ5446 94 months ago in Architecture | +15 votes | 3 comments
This article examines the work of three Victorian architects in the city of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Published by MJ5446 94 months ago in Architecture | +12 votes | 10 comments
One of the major themes in contemporary architecture is the ecological movement and the need for 'green' buildings. Some commentators argue that green design is Utopian and unrealistic. However, green buildings make economic sense: they cost more to build than conventional buildings, and the fact that green buildings are energy efficient means that they tend to recover the extra costs in the first ten years. Green design is not Utopian; it can be highly practical and is financially beneficial.
Published by MJ5446 95 months ago in Architecture | +10 votes | 6 comments
A discussion of the most influential movement in the history of British design.
Published by MJ5446 97 months ago in Architecture | +11 votes | 9 comments
The article gives an overview of design in an historical, cultural and technological context. It covers a wide range of subjects that relate to design and designing from the designers' perspective. This background is an important basis for understanding the practice of design within a social and cultural context.
Published by MJ5446 98 months ago in Architecture | +2 votes | 1 comments
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Published by MgaArtikuloNiGigi 100 months ago in Architecture | +2 votes | 0 comments
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