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ARCH 214bg Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Lorenzo Ghiberti, Herringbone Pattern, Scholasticism

Arch 214b The Renaissance The medieval Prelude -following the fall of the Roman Empire -The invasion destroyed the Empire from the west -Constantine decided to move the Empire’s capital Eastward, which became a Gree...

Architecture
ARCH 214bg
James Steele
ARCH 410 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Ryerson University, Polyvinyl Butyral, Float Glass

3/9 Skin 3 curtain wall does not directly mean glass wind pressure is much more consequential than gravity in many cases Langdon WIlson, former CNA company: worlds dumbest building because of simple ...

Architecture
ARCH 410
Huang Alvin
ARCH 316 Lecture 3: ARCH315MechnicalSystems

3/29 Introduction to HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) ● A good mechanical system should: ○ Meet code requirements ○ Be sustainable ■ Less footprint ...

Architecture
ARCH 316
marcschiler
ARCH 316 Lecture 2: ARCH315Acoustics

216 Basic Theory and Perception light and sound building systems are analogous sound can be divided into multiple disciplines: earth science life science engineering electrical, mechanical, noise, ultrasonic musical archit...

Architecture
ARCH 316
marcschiler
ARCH 316 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Illuminating Engineering Society Of North America, Incandescent Light Bulb, Color Temperature

Lighting “Your building cannot be seen if it is not lit at night.” Light as vision ● sunrises blue light [cool state] to amber light [hot] ● color of sun affects hormone production; warm=relaxed; cool=focuse...

Architecture
ARCH 316
marcschiler
ARCH 215 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Latent Heat, Horsepower, Cool Air

8/25 BTU = British Thermal Unit 1kJ = 0.9478 BTU 1st law - nuclear power somehow breaks it 2nd law - disorder 3rd law - everything eventually comes to a halt temperature is not the only measure of heat sensible heat...

Architecture
ARCH 215
marcschiler
ARCH 214bg Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Architecture, Deng Xiaoping, Shigeru Ban

November 12, 2015 Contemporary Architecture in China Background: cultural revolution 66-76 roughly, essentially a collective lobotomy in terms of the past. As an attempt to eradicate the past and start fresh. Deng Xiaop...

Architecture
ARCH 214bg
James Steele
ARCH 214bg Lecture 13: CRITICAL REGIONALISM ARCHITECTURE Lecture 13

November 10, 2015 on JAPAN Japanese and Chinese architecture in the contemporary period: 1860s Most important event of this period is the opening up of Japan to Western powers: Commodore Perrys Black Ships 1850 Commodore P...

Architecture
ARCH 214bg
James Steele
ARCH 214bg Lecture 12: CRITICAL REGIONALISM ARCHITECTURE Lecture 12

November 5, 2015 An Architecture of IDENTITY Situation in the world: globalization, leveling of playing field in the world, social media, but here is an alternate world: Samuel Huntingtons book The Clash of Civilizations C...

Architecture
ARCH 214bg
James Steele
ARCH 214bg Lecture 11: CRITICAL REGIONALISM ARCHITECTURE Lecture 11

November 3, 2015 Post Modern Architecture Name suggest that its architecture after modernism, but this is wrong! Begins in 1945 post WWII period; has constructive side and modernist side. It was about science, technology, ...

Architecture
ARCH 214bg
James Steele
ARCH 214bg Lecture 10: CRITICAL REGIONALISM ARCHITECTURE Lecture 10

October 29, 2015 Louis Kahn Mother was related to Mendelssohn, so he had a musical backgroundapproach. Father was disabled, and his mother was the main earner in the family. Often, families would send their meals to the ba...

Architecture
ARCH 214bg
James Steele
ARCH 214bg Lecture 9: CRITICAL REGIONALISM ARCHITECTURE Lecture 9

October 27, 2015 Critical Regionalism Basis is under Alexander Tzonis (Sunnis) and Liane Lefaivres (Lefevv) book Architecture of Regionalism in the age of Globalization (came out in the 1970s) Lefaivre and Tzonis rationale...

Architecture
ARCH 214bg
James Steele
ARCH 214bg Lecture 8: RENAISSANCE ARCHITECTURE Lecture 8

RENSAISSANCE Driving theory: scholasticismthere is a divinely inspired geometry, which is modernday rationalism: there is a geometric perfection that is possible Jacob Burckhardt connected Renaissance Panofsky: gothic arch...

Architecture
ARCH 214bg
James Steele
ARCH 214bg Lecture 7: RENAISSANCE ARCHITECTURE Lecture 7

September 17, 2015 It is important for the employee to have a feeling of empowerment in the work: all the furniturefittings in his house was made by himself. Kelmscott Manor, second of his house (Bexley Heath by Phillip We...

Architecture
ARCH 214bg
James Steele
ARCH 214bg Lecture 6: RENAISSANCE ARCHITECTURE Lecture 6

September 15, 2015 The Industrial Revolution and the Arts and Crafts Reaction Newcomens Steam Engine, 1712, figured out how to take water out of a mine driven by steam Fulton Setamboat 1793 First Passenger Train in England...

Architecture
ARCH 214bg
James Steele

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