Architecture for Non Majors

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Our cabin

My family decided to build a cabin, and when we were all trying to come up with a floor plan and exterior design we were trying to keep in mind that this needed to...

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Ho Chi Minh City Hall

Also known as Hôtel de Ville de Saïgon, Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Head office was built in 1902-1908 in a French colonial style. Since Vietnam was colonized by the French, when the city...

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Bitexco Financial Tower

This 68 floored skyscraper is located in Ho Chi Minh City, designed by Carlos Zapata Studio, Jean-Marie Duthilleul, Etienne Tricaud, and AREP. This is the tallest building within the city and was inspired by...

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Commerica Building

I have been in love with the Comerica Building in Dallas, Texas since the first time I laid my eyes on it. Unfortunately I have never personally been up close to the building, so...

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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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