Architecture for Non Majors

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Giuseppe Terragni- Novocomum, Como

This apartment complex was designed by Terragni who was a member of the fascist movement in early 20th century. When commissioned by the government to design an apartment complex he submitted a traditional roman design...

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Reunion Tower- Dallas, TX

The Reunion Tower is a 561 ft (171 m) observation tower and one of the most recognizable landmarks in Dallas, Texas. Located at 300 Reunion Blvd. in the Reunion district of downtown Dallas, the tower is...

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Jean Nouvel’s One New Change

Blog 12 – Jean Nouvel’s One New Change Before I get into this building, I’ll provide some background on my “star-chitect” Jean Nouvel. Born on August 12th, 1945, in Fumel, France, he was encouraged...

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Jean Nouvel’s Opera de Lyon

Blog 11 – Jean Nouvel’s Opera de Lyon The fifth building designed by my assigned architect, Jean Nouvel, that I chose for the blogs assignment is the Opéra Nouvel, otherwise known as the Opéra...

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Philip Johnson’s Glass House

2. The Glass House can also be known as the Johnson House. It is located in New Canaan, Connecticut and was declared a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1997. Philip Johnson began the schematic design...

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Jean Nouvel’s One Central Park

Blog 10 – Jean Nouvel’s One Central Park Before I get into this building, I’ll provide some background on my “star-chitect” Jean Nouvel. Born on August 12th, 1945, in Fumel, France, he was encouraged...

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Giovannitti House

The Giovannitti House was designed by Richard Meier and is located in Pitsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is a 2200 square foot house meant for two people. The house consists of a double square, with one...

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Kansas City Public Library

6. The last building that has had a large impact on my life is the Kansas City Public Library. Before having a desktop computer in our household, the public library is where my older...

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International Center for Possibility Thinking

Richard Meier also designed the International Center for Possibility Thinking, which is located in Garden Grove, California. The center is partially cylindrical and is four stories tall. It serves as a gathering place for...

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The Atheneum

The Atheneum is another structure designed by Richard Meier. It is located in New Harmony, Indiana and begins the tour for the historical town. The building is intended to serve as a visitor center....

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