How do we know that a building is modern?
The word modern begins in the 17th century.
Are railroad tracks parallel? The notion of parallel is a conceptual idea.
Big Idea: What does it mean to be French? (as opposed to ancient, to Itali
The design allows for these two things:
openness, detachment (allows for light)
rough, uneven faade,
for Perrault, the look of France
in other words: Its ok to be gothic!" (why? Because they have the same characteris
Construction of Perspective (your view and mine)
When taking out the preordained order or cosmology and its about something you create,
progressive. This idea was created affected much design.
Perrault was one of the first to propose that architecture was
An Architecture of origins and a progressive history.
At the end of his analysis he provides these three principles.
Three principles of architecture:
1. Those admitted by everyone and can be regarded as axioms. This responds to the
fact that floors shoul
Etienne-Louis Boulle (1728-99)
To give character to a work is to use precisely the means needed to arouse those
sensations alone that are required for the occasion.
To understand what I mean by character or the effects stirred by different objects, look a
Critique of the Primitive Hut
various primitive huts
From Poleni (1748)
That same thinking was about the primitive hut. Lodoli argued that there are as many
primitive huts as there are people. This depends on people where theyre from, ect.
The Truth of th
January 15| Energy & Sustainability
House- Central chimney, overhang for water to drop away from entrance, pitched
roof for snow fall.
African Hut- Found pieces of wood, site specific.
Mongolian Hut- Round, moveable, site specific.
Sectional systems | April 2nd
Plumbing, Elevators & Fire Protection
Plumbing: Basic Function
Provides water and drainage
Potable water (drinkable)
Disposes of precipitation
January 29| The Sun!
Dec. 21st and June 21st: longest and shortest days of the year. Summer and winder
Objectives of sun and architecture
Where is the sun located a any time of the day and year?
How much sun is entering my building at any time o
Environmental Systems| Quiz 4 Lectures
Mechanical Equipment Part I
Heating and cooling
3 modes of heat transfer
Conduction: transfer though solid or fluid medium at rest (e.g., walls ,roofs)
Convection: transfer via m