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1History of ArchitectureIntroductionArchitecture is the art and practice of coming up with designs used during the construction of buildings and other infrastructure1. The designers of such plans are referred to as architects. The pre-designing of the house or infrastructure is necessary to give the constructor orcontractor information about the type and quantities of materials needed during the construction2.The type of design adopted for construction of the infrastructure is influenced by various factors. Firstly, the capital available determines the quality and size of the foundation to be employed. Availability of materials for construction also plays an essential role in influencing the type of design to be used. Other factors include cultural and ethical issues of the owner of the infrastructure, government policies and most importantly the tastes and preferences of the owner concerning the construction. The location of the infrastructure may directly or indirectly influence the type of design. Extreme geographical conditions like steep slopes may call for extraarchitectural works to ensure the building is stable and pose no threat to human use by preventing collapsing3. The strength of the ground on which the building is to be constructed may influence the number of the storey to build. Comparison between Pop Design and International Styles1 Ching, Francis DK, Mark M. Jarzombek, and Vikramaditya Prakash. A Global History Of Architecture. John Wiley & Sons, 2017.2 Roth, Leland M., and Amanda Roth Clark. Understanding architecture: Its elements, history, and meaning. Westview Press, 2013.3. Loh, Po-Ru, Gaurav Bhatia, Alexander Gusev, Hilary K. Finucane, Brendan K. Bulik-Sullivan, Samuela J. Pollack, Teresa R. de Candia et al. "Contrasting genetic architectures of schizophrenia and other complex diseases using fast variance-components analysis." Nature Genetics47, no. 12 (2015): 1385-1392.
2To begin with, the origin of the pop aesthetic design was diverse in its route course from the development of International Style. The pop design resulted from a change in the structure of private income of the Great Britain citizens to include great affluence and consumerism4International Styles was an outcome of scholarly efforts of three allies; Philip Johnson (a history student at Harvard and the son of a Calvinist), Alfred Barr (professor of art at Wellesley and a son of a Presbyterian minister) and Henry-Russell Hitchcock (a supreme historian whose home was located near the Plymouth Rock)5. The description of the trio suited best the next theme of the International Style publication. The pop aesthetic design came in handy to quench the thirst for full freedom to explore ones taste in satisfying their artistic needs.