Not only was it the longest, but it was the very first steel-wire suspension bridge in America. John Augustus Roebling, who was well known for building bridges in Pennsylvania and Ohio, designed the Brooklyn Bridge. He dies shortly after drawing out the plans, but his wife, Emily Warren Roebling, saved his work of art and worked with engineers herself. She spent the next 11 years supervising the bridge’s construction. She and her husband are still valued today as the forerunners of our modern bridges.
b) What are the famous design and designers of the Post- Modern Architecture? Yeimi Billu Professor Howard HIS 182 May 4, 2009 Research Paper Compare and Contrast Ancient Architecture and Post-Modern Architecture Architecture has been around for thousands of ages. Whether it’s a hut, a house, building or a monument, all of these and more are types of architecture. Now in our time architecture has an artist but yet classical outlook. In the Ancient times, the architecture was made to represent something more than what the eye sees.
Wilson Architecture is a meeting of art and engineering, beauty and technology, form and function. Over the last few different personalities in architecture have emerge, each one providing different views and ideals. For instance one of the most versatile, innovated, and inventive architects in the world is Renzo Piano. The international Italian architect has taken many projects and each one reflects a different approach but with the same ideals. Consider as the projects that built Piano reputation and give him an international name is the futurist Georges Pompidou Center in Paris.
The small round-headed windows in the ground floor are also original features. At the end of the 12th century, Chepstow passed by marriage to William Marshal, a formidable soldier of fortune, and earl of Pembroke. With considerable experience in military architecture in France, he set about bringing fitz Osbern's castle up to date. He rebuilt the east curtain wall, with two round towers projecting outwards, in order to protect this vulnerable side. Arrow-slits in the towers were designed to give covering fire to the ground in front of the curtain, and this was one of the earliest examples of the new defensive mode which was to become characteristic of the medieval castle.
There are many gothic churches that are still found throughout Europe today. The first church is probably one of the best known for its Gothic style. This church is named the Abbey Church of Saint-Denis. The Abbey Church of Saint-Denis is located near Paris, France. Between 1135 and 1137 this church began to be rebuilt from a fire that it suffered through.
The short story Animals of the Amazon forest is a story about the different animals of the Amazon rainforest and how they have adapted and changed to better suit their environment. Thus the purpose of the story is to inform the audience of the differences between animals in the Amazon rainforest and the animals elsewhere in the world. Due to this purpose, the audience of the story are adventurers keen on visiting the Amazon rainforest. An alternative audience can be people who want to know the differences between animals in the rainforest and those not. The significance of the context and the different stylistic features of the story aid the purpose of the story.
"# With The dream of former president Georges Pompidou, this center for 20th- and 21st-century art, jarred the old Beaubourg neighborhood of Paris. Designed in the “HighTech” architectural style, the Centre was soon called the “most avant-garde building in the world.“# ￼ Figure 1: This drawing shows the front elevation of the Pompidou Centre. The design which was chosen in 1971 through an architectural design competition accommodated the best possible solution to the strict criteria set. Under the rules of the competition, the
NAME: ASARE BEDIAKO ASABERE KOFI INDEX NUMBER; 3240409 CLASS: ARCHITECTURE THREE (3) COURSE: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN THEORY REPORT ON THE ARCHITECT, MARIO CUCINELLA EARLY LIFE Mario Cucinella was born in Italy in 1960. He studied architecture at the University of Genoa and graduated in 1987 at the age of 27 with a degree in architecture. He proceeded to work with renowned architect, Renzo Piano at his building workshop in Genoa and occasionally in Paris. LIFE AS A PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT In 1992, he formed his own firm, Mario Cucinella Architects (MCA) in Paris and later in 1999 in Bologna, Italy. Early on the office had great success in international competitions and also in research and industrial MARIO CUCINELLA design.
By examining some their vastly different buildings, Sant'Andrea di Mantova, the Palazzo Te, and San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane respectively, we can gain a more comprehensive understanding of what is meant by all’antica architecture. All’antica or classical architecture is “derived from Antique precedents that were respected as having some kind of authoritative excellence”. Inspired by the long forgotten First Century Roman architect, engineer and author of the highly regarded De Architectura, Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (90-c. 20 BC), Alberti composed a decisive treatise, The Ten Books of Architecture (1482 AD). It celebrated and interpreted all that antique architecture was, into a modern context. All’antica elements range from the incorporation of the canonical five orders; Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite; intercolumniation; temple fronts; triumphal arch motifs; ornamentation; plan; to the more abstract notions of harmony, balance and
Gothic Architecture in French and English Cathedrals The Gothic style originated in France around 1140. It spread to other parts of Europe and remained the dominant style in northern Europe for the next 400 years. Like the preceding Romanesque style, the Gothic style is defined largely in terms of architecture, with many regional variants. As the Gothic style spread throughout Europe, it brought profound changes in Europe. French Gothic captured the imagination of English architects and the style influenced their building down through the centuries.