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Unformatted text preview: ARC 308 Larry Speck Essay Questions for Quiz #3 1. Compare and contrast the skylit central court of the Blanton Museum and the skylit central court just to the south of the Ballroom in the Texas Union according to criteria of humanism as discussed in the third lecture of this segment. Include comments on qualities of space, shapes, scale, use of materials, color, light, acoustics, etc. as they relate to the activities that occur in each space. In class we discussed eight characteristics of neighborhoods/ communities which contribute toward making humane environments at a larger scale. Compare and contrast the humaneness of the West Mall and the South Mall using at least five of these criteria. Concentrate on analysis of what environmental features contribute to the making of a humane environment rather than simply on a description of the two Spaces. The UT Tower was designed by Paul Phillipe Cret. It is a building which is full of meaning. Discuss the messages it conveys and the means by which it conveys them. In their discussion of Edgartown and Santa Barbara the authors of THE PLACE OF HOUSES are particularly concerned with those characteristics which make a place “not just a collection of separate things, but something memorable in itself.” This brings up issues of architectural continuity/homogeneity/consistency. Briefly discuss the UT Campus in terms of its character as a place. What buildings are most contributive to the making of a coherent character? What buildings, if any, are detrimental to such a character? ...
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