Architecture for Non Majors

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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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Canadian Parliament, Ottawa, Canada

The Canadian Parliament, in the beautiful city of Ottawa, Ontario, is a neo-gothic style building completed in 1868. Fun fact: the choice of neo-gothic style which includes British architectural elements (notable in the parliamentary...

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My Grandma’s House

My grandma’s house has always been like my second home and is a special place in my life. It has made a lasting impact on me from the memories and people it brought to...

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4 — The Augusteum and I

This building has been highly important to me as the representation of why I spent my first year in Germany, as it is synonymous with Leipzig University itself. Despite never having a class in...

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3 — Today’s Augusteum

The new building was constructed from 2007 to 2012 after an initiative by the citizens of Leipzig to replaced the old socialist building with one more attentive to the historical building destroyed in the...

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