Exam 1 Study Guide

Exam 1 Study Guide - 3. Connections between building and...

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Exam 1 Study Guide Key outcomes for this exam: Articulate the functional attributes of a structure, and distinguish them from cultural attributes Evaluate the interactions between culture and built environment. Supporting information and concepts you should be ready with: 1. The general timeline for building in pre-history 2. Some details around some ancient building projects and techniques. a. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World i. What is this list ii. Why was it made iii. What were the structures iv. What happened to them b. Building materials c. Building technologies i. How we can distinguish cultures ii. Some technological developments, rough timeframes.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Connections between building and culture a. How could there be connections b. How can we use those connections to study cultures c. How do these connections work? i. Decoding architecture ii. Examples iii. Able to recognize aspects, identify and describe 4. Building functions a. Purposes/needs for building b. Purposes/functions of building elements c. General ideas for how buildings function i. Types of load ii. How loads are carried iii. Tension and Compression iv. Implications for elements of structures d. How building failure occurs i. Physics ii. Statistics iii. Communication iv. Apply to case with pyramids...
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