Architecture for Non Majors

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Alvaro Siza – Miranda Santos House

The writer Luisa Ferreira da Costa commissioned the young Álvaro Siza in 1962 to design a house in a dense neighborhood of small plots. Costa asked for privacy and seclusion, and requested low, indirect...

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Alvaro Siza – Boa Nova Tea House

The Boa Nova Tea House was designed following a competition held in 1956 by the city council and won by Portuguese architect Fernando Tavora. After choosing a site on the cliffs of the Matosinhos...

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Cesar Pelli Petronas Towers

Cesar Pelli has a set of towers called the Petronas Towers, that I really like. These are among the tallest towers in the world and have a bridge between the two buildings. The towers...

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I have enjoyed looking through my architects work. So far his buildings are very interesting and different from the “normal”. This one stood out to me because of its colors. I also love this...

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The Broadmoor

     The Broadmoor has been one of my favorite places to visit for family gatherings and vacations. The Broadmoor is a hotel that is situated roughly twenty-two miles away from the base of Pikes...

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Reichstag- Berlin, Germany

One building that really impressed me was the Reichstag in Germany. I went to Germany for a study abroad class. While we were there, we looked at all sorts of different architecture. The Reichstag...

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Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia is located in Istanbul, Turkey and was originally a cathedral. It was later converted into a mosque then became secularized into a museum. I have never been there to see the...

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Blog #1 – Dale Hall

I chose to write about Dale Hall because it is a very historic building on campus built in 1967 named after Edward Everett Dale. The building is located near the corner of Lindsey and...

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