9-26-08 Arch 350 - Origins of Architecture 9-26-08 Starting...

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Origins of Architecture 9-26-08 Starting date – (paltry evidence) – Neolithic Period 10’000 BC Opening scene from 10’000 BC movie Dwelling, landscapes, similar to the Mezhirich from the Ukraine General Terms: Paleolithic Period, begins ca 40,000 BC Neolithic period, begins ca 10,000 BC Division is the movement toward agriculture – permanent verses temporary shelters. Shelter/agriculture creates permanence/architecture. Building Types: Two types of construction – however made from natural materials Frame construction – Building with frames, with the skin or covering over it. Masonry – Stones laid on top of it (Colorado – Mesa Verde – cliff palaces) Tent - Adaptable, movable, frame with skin - Tepee, Great Plains, North America, ca AD 800-1500 Cave – Natural shelter Hut – Primitive creation –recessed base Key Terms: Hearth – depression, fire pit, furnace of the house, center of the house, ritual center. Located in the center of the house. Ritualistic significance, not just a
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