Architecture for Non Majors

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Spaceship Earth

  Spaceship Earth, located in Epcot in Disney World, is a wonderful building.  It has forever represented magic and wonder to me.  As a child I could imagine that there was a whole city...

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Biomuseo

The Biomuseo is a museum of ecology in Panama City designed by Frank Gehry. It is the only building he has ever designed in Latin America. The spontaneous, layered exterior is typical of Gehry....

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Cabin 8

The third building in my list of influential buildings is Cabin 8, located at the summer camp I attended as a child and worked at for the past two summers. This small cabin bunks...

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EMP Museum

The EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington, was designed by Frank Gehry and built in the early 2000’s. Previously known as the Experience Music Project, the EMP Museum is a pop culture museum. The design...

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Pulitzer Arts Foundation

The last building designed by Tadao Ando is also located stateside in St. Louis, Missouri.  This was actually Ando’s first freestanding building in the United States.  The building uses Ando’s traditional materials: glass and...

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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Leaving the eastern hemisphere and much closer to Norman, there is this fine piece of work by Tadao Ando: the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth aka “The Modern.” The current stucture designed by...

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Gunma Insect World

Designed by Tadao Ando, this fascinating structure houses a learning center for bugs! Gunma Insect World is located in Kiryu, Japan.  The Observation Center designed by Ando, is made primarily of glass and exposed...

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Glass House

The Glass House, designed by Tadao Ando, does not stray too far from his most favorite material: concrete.  This building also incorporates sleek glass and steel.  It is built on a resort island, Phoenix...

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Church of the Light

  This church, designed by Tadao Ando, was built in 1989.  An extension of the United Church of Christ in Japan, this building has a unique take on the traditional church style.  Like many...

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Row House

Row House, also known as Azuma House, was built by Tadao Ando early in his career.  It’s location in Sumiyoshi, Osaka, Japan played a big part in the design.  As you can tell from...

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