Lecture 1 - Architecture and Memory, Morality, and Quality...

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Architecture and Memory, Morality, and Quality I. World Trade Center a. Quality/Morality of building i. Cost got in the way of quality b. Not as many lives would have been lost c. Concrete over steel deck d. Cost saved i. Nothing but plasterboard between walls (fire) e. Nyarro Yamasaki and Port Authorities of NY/NJ somewhat responsible II. Buildings Devoted to Evil a. Auschwitz, Poland b. Technology (how was mass murder possible?) i. Rail lines allowed quick travel from all over to the camp c. Masterpiece of function i. Gas chambers and ventilation systems ii. Location of barracks and chambers (security) d. Swastika in Asia = happiness i. Transfer of memory through symbols ii. San Diego Apartment building in shape of swastika 1. Shape perfect for function a. Air, light, and children playing III. Memory a. Falling water – seems to reflect viewer’s favorite things b. Preserved through photography IV.Morality a. Versailles i. Focused on King’s bedroom ii. ½ mile iii. No plumbing 1. Men urinate down main staircase
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course HAA 0040 taught by Professor Franktoker during the Fall '10 term at Pittsburgh.

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Lecture 1 - Architecture and Memory, Morality, and Quality...

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