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Unformatted text preview: shape. Architecture is a vehicle for making what is invisible visible. Aware that you are constantly looking at the architecture… they make the visual contradict the reality (weight example) Base is always convex, greek architecture doesn’t have straight lines, it is all distorted. The temples must appear imperfect in order to appear perfect, must look twisted to look straight. At a distance, straight lines look curved. Colors on temples… (loud colors) Outer and inner layers, solids and voids, play between space, contemplative architecture, appeals to intellect rather than emotions. Temples always face east, so that the sun would come right in through the door, look through the row of columns to see the statue at the end. All to catch a glimpse of the statue at the end of the row. Temples sites were determined by some sacred event....
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course ARCH 3114 taught by Professor Ameri during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.
- Fall '07