Architecture for Non Majors

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Rick Joy – Desert Nomad House

A Rick Joy design, this house is quite unique in that it is not one cohesive structure. Rather, it is separated into 3, a living area, bedroom, and office. It isn’t a large house,...

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11 — Textfabrik “Rotes Banner”

In St. Petersburg (then Leningrad) Mendelsohn designed the textile factory Rotes Banner (red banner); only his plan for the energy station was used. The form of his stairwells here appears to be the prow...

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9 — Hutfabrik Luckenwalde

The next important building of Mendelsohn’s is the Luckenwalde hat factory. Built from 1921 to 1923, this highly angular building appears to be a deconstructed hat, stretched out and made sharp on the edges....

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8 — Einsteinturm

One of Mendelsohn’s first buildings was the Einsteinturm (Einstein tower). Built from 1919 to 1921 and operational from 1924 through today, it was meant to assist in gathering data to test Einstein’s theory of...

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Seven Seas Villa

This spring I went to Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The house we stayed in was very beautiful. This building influenced me in a positive way because it captures that outstanding beauty of not only architecture,...

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7 — Erich Mendelsohn

Erich Mendelsohn (1887-1953) was a Jewish German architect famous mainly for his expressionist architecture. German expressionism as an aesthetic movement tried to express—through shapes that broke with tradition—the inner feelings of the artist, and...

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Fountain Place

The Fountain Place building is a 60 story skyscraper located in downtown Dallas, TX, designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Dan Kiley. It is the 5th tallest building in Dallas, so it...

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6 — Leaving the Augusteum

The building was also one of the last structures I saw before leaving Leipzig. It served—and still serves—as a reminder for the wonderful time I had there improving my German, meeting my partner, and...

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