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Unformatted text preview: ARC 308 Fall 2016 Larry Speck ‘ Essay Questions for Test #3 1. Using a residential environment where you or a friend live or have lived as a UT student, analyze that place in terms of Architectural Determinism as discussed in one of the lectures in this segment. Does the environment help shape patterns of activity, behavior and interaction between residents? If so, how? At a minimum you should discuss the effect of physical and fimctional distance and the potential impact of “meaning”. Be sure you note the name or address of the place you discuss and give a brief description of it. 2. The UT Tower was designed by Paul Philippe Cret. It is a building that is full of meaning. Discuss the messages it conveys and the means by which it conveys them. 3. Compare and contrast the second floor reading room in Battle Hall and the lobby along the south face of the Flawn Academic Center according to criteria of humanism/functionalism as discussed in the lecture on “Humanism at a Personal Scale”. Include comments on qualities of space, shapes, use of materials, color, light, acoustics, etc. as they relate to the activities that are meant to occur in the two sets of spaces. 4. In class we discussed eight characteristics of neighborhoods/communities that contribute to making humane environments at a larger scale. Compare and contrast the West Mall between Guadalupe and the Main Building and the East Mall between Speedway and San Jacinto using at least five of those criteria. Concentrate on analysis of what environmental features that contribute to the making of a humane environment and not just a description of the two places. ...
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