ArchitectureExam2Essays

ArchitectureExam2Essays - Architecture Exam 2 Essays: 1)...

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Architecture Exam 2 Essays: 1) West Mall Building: - The west face of the building has the most windows (opposite of the ideal fenestration) - A very minimal amount of solar shading (nothing to shade windows or doors. The only shading is the very small overhang of the roof, which is too small to really make any impact at all). - The building is longer in the north-to-south direction, and short in the east-to-west direction. Thus, the north face and south face are shorter than the western face of the building (there is no eastern face to the building, it’s attached to another building). This is opposite of the correct massing of a building because, the longer the eastern or western face is, the more sunlight affects the building). - The building is also longer than it is tall, which is also incorrect in the sense of the massing of the building (“Azimuth and Altitude” from lecture). Perry Casteneda Library: (difficult to describe directions b/c of shape) - The N-E face has a lot of windows with vertical slants, which slant to the west, between them (provides shading for the windows from the
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2009 for the course ARC 308 taught by Professor Speck during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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