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Visible structure is com- posedof form andsurfaceasfollows: Artin its broadest interpretation,assumes the various familiar formspainti ng,sculpture,music,lite- rature. The severe cold winds is avoided by providing a cover from portion of the buildingto theother.

VII viii Briefly,the theoires of this book are as follows: Christian churches were always oriented by the altar to- wards the East. Since tehories was lack of methods of conveyance. Thisisresponsibl eforaesthoticexpression;f orarchitectureinitshighestforrn, whicfiresultinbuildingof theatres,museums, etc. Thepresent century-an age of competition and mass production.

Thus, there exist the invisible and visible structures, or the plan pat- ternand the apparent volume. Oneof the mostimportantphases of proportion andone which should be consideredin the development of a facade isthe relat ion of the salvaj the voids,of the wallsurfaces to the openings.

Desire for Recognition -thisisa desirefor prestige,pride andambition, social status, physicalsupremacy,intellectual attainment,personal or civic,result in the-struggle for position. Geotge, for a subdivision planning, showing the contours of lf lot, the computer can show the. The nature of trade, commerce,industry and agriculture determines to a large extent the occupations and standards of living within a particular coun- try.

Intheinitialstages of the computers, man feeds information based from the clients needs, and a schematicsketchcomes out of the computer. Recessedlighting along thewalledges adds to the effect. Majorityofthe topicsonarchitecturaldesignarebehavioralrelationsbetweenmanand building,ecologicalinteractionsbetweenbuildingandnatureandtheroleof buildingin man’s perceptionof andorientationto the cityscape. Buildings may be so designed that thete is economy of space, of movement, and of materials.


In architectural composition, mass is more important than surface. Muchattention was paid to the body and to geodge health.

Desire for Response- This arises from the gregarious nature of atchitectural, from his wish for love,friendship,andsociability. When the Gothic builders learned the art and science of transmitting t he thrust or weight of the vaults to isolated buttresses.

architectural theories of design by george salvan

All theseinnovationstakentogetherhavemadepossibletheopen,flexibleplan,andthus architecture has changedin character. Here, man may plan and may realize his ambitions without interference from droughts,blizzards,or tropicalf evers. Architecture, because it is the most permanent and cumulative-reflects the social structure of the periodin which it isdeveloped.

In the temperate zones,people are energetic and progress is assured. If this space has. The newspaper is also a powerful agency in the sesign to keep people inform- eduponthecurrentaffairsofthenations,andlibrariesandmuseumsoffer unlimitedfacilities to those who wouldreadandstudy.

Scanningthe subject matters,the authors realizedthat not less than 30booksanddifferent topics isneededforreferences. HOUSE – in the past,houses theoriss hallwas usedasa workroom anddining room. Circulationsare studiedaccordingto functions,suchast hekitchenforfoodpreparation, bedroom for sleepandbathroom for cleanliness. Powderedwigs andbrocadedcoats madecongruousthe jeweled canesandlace frills. Science, Sociology, andEconomics also contribute to be successful design of a building.

If there is a similarity between the width of the windc;,ws andthe spaces bet- ween,indecisionorcompetitionwillexist.

Incontemporaryarchitecture,the cantil everofconcreteandsteelf reesthedesigner from many restrictions of masonry and construction and there is a tendency to use openings free- ly. Thebuildings should be ‘informal’. The Architect of Today must be conscious of the character of present-daycultureandits effectsuponthebuildingwhichhousetheactivitiesof this civilization.


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Ideaswereborrowed,commerceandindustrygrewandnowmodern transportation has made buildingmaterials international indistribution and use. Modern churchesnow aredesignedtoprovide mental,physical,aswellas spiritualrelaxation. Atthe exterior,theheightofanedifice shouldbein proportionto thecharacterth;Htheedificedemanc1s. This requires in- itiative,patience and energy.

They no longer carry loads asthin as the material will permit. They decide what foods shallbegrown andwhat occupationsshallbefollowed. Asa result,we havetheatres and dance halls,arenas,ballparks,golf andcity clubs. The roof has now become a terrace, and the accompanying fresh air and sunshine contribute tothehealthof a nation.

Ideastraveledslowly,andthecustomsandattsofdifferent countries assumeddefinite nationalpatterns. Simplicity of arrangement, satisfactory lighting, andeaseof ci rculationareprimaryrequirements. Thereby making the designs of our building more comfortable, and now comes skyscrapers that are built higher and higher. Theoories must concern itself with both the practical and the aesthetic.

Natural Material Proportions All building materialsinarchitecturehavedistinctpropertiesof stiffness,hardness and durability. It should be either’horizontalor vertical.!

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Business was personal rather than impersonaL When the desigm the last lialf of the19 century,the small shops grew into factories, and little thought was given to efficient ar- rangementsorpleasantworkingconditions. When mouldingsareused,thecurvesshouldbe f latter and more subtle.

ThecardinalpointsNESW georte prime importance amongthe factors determiningthestructureof the world. Thefurniturewascolorful,but thechairswereoften straight anduncomfortable. Manhasdevelopedcomputers to solvein aninstant what hasbeensolvedin thepast for hours,daysor evenmonths. The computer can also store with its software all data on materials,specifications,management,schedulings and so many other information that canaidthe designertoproducea better,fasterandmoreaccurate solutionsto designs.