Monthly Archives: October 2010

Counter Point:Perspective

For this assignment I chose to use a building as the inspiration for my word. I chose to use Baldachino by Bernini as the source for my letters. the word is Aedicule as a representation of the aedicule within this … Continue reading

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Point: Alternatives

From my first day as an interior architecture student I have been taught that if you’re going to break the rules, break them with purpose. Breaking the rules and testing boundaries is an essential part of innovation. Stretching materials and … Continue reading

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Reading comprehension 4 question 3

when I heard the piece of music we were to base the design of our Palladian villa on, I immediately thought of a dance. This is the reason for the large central area, and the reason all the central rooms … Continue reading

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Reading Comp. No. 4, question 4

THEATRUM MUNDI “The world is a stage,” was the motto of the age during the Baroque period. Baroque architecture and styling was all about using drama and theatricality to inspire awe. The Catholic Reformation began during this period, previously the … Continue reading

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Reading Comp. No. 4, question 2

In general, I have found in tracing common design ancestries across the Atlantic Ocean that in all cases there is a simplification in design. Wood is used for construction because of an abundance of trees in the new world. Buildings … Continue reading

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Reading Comp. No. 4, question 1

While examining 18th century artifacts, I found that they all spoke a language of repetition. This can be found in the Chinoiserie on the Palladian/Georgian desk and bookcase, the intricate carvings on the tall clock, the repetition of the circular … Continue reading

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CounterPoint: Compass

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