Architecture of Ancient East 2009

Architecture of Ancient East 2009 - Sumer White Temple to...

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Sumer
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White Temple to Anu, Warka (Uruk), Iraq c. 3500-3000 BCE
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White Temple to Anu, Warka (Uruk), Iraq c. 3500-3000 BCE
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White Temple, Uruk placed on a40’ high, manmade hill sun-dried mud bricks vulnerable to the rain and heat white-washed for protection articulated as if a series of panels reflects earlier materials and construction techniques Batter (walls slopes upward and inward) rectilinear massing with small central open space enter on the main axis mud bricks require thick walls use of spur walls (short walls perpendicular to the main walls) shortens span of wooden roof members
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White Temple to Anu, Warka (Uruk), Iraq c. 3500-3000 BCE
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White Temple to Anu, Warka (Uruk), Iraq c. 3000 BCE
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a 19 th century architect and theorist All architecture consists of four elements that are balanced according to climate, material, culture, and technology. Each element is associated with certain material(s) and technology. hearth: fire/community/metalwork or ceramics
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course ARC 1701 taught by Professor Cappellari during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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