Architecture in use: an introduction to the programming, by DJM van der Voordt, HBR van Wegen

By DJM van der Voordt, HBR van Wegen

Книга structure In Use structure In Use Книги Дизайн Автор: DJM van der Voordt, HBR van Wegen Год издания: 2005 Формат: pdf Издат.:Architectural Press Страниц: 326 Размер: eight MB ISBN: 0750664576 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:This detailed booklet discusses programming, layout and construction review offering a joined up method of construction layout. via linking the sensible and architectonic features of a construction, the authors express the sensible implications of the software price of constructions.

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It was usual for medieval churches and cathedrals to have a floor plan shaped like a Latin cross, a reference to Christ’s Passion. Renaissance churches of the 15th and 16th centuries often chose a centralised structure based on squares and circles or polygonal figures derived from them. These geometrical figures were regarded as ‘pure’ and so ‘suited’ to the function of a church and expressed an effort to achieve lasting value. There was, however, much discussion about the 47 Architecture in use proper placing of the altar.

Leading international figures in the modern movement such as Walter Gropius (1883–1971) and Le Corbusier (1887–1965) allowed themselves to be expressly inspired by what they saw as the great beauty of technical perfection. Significantly, the metaphor that Le Corbusier used for his housing designs was ‘machines to live in’. Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969) was a technical perfectionist as well. For him, true beauty came forward from minimalism. His office building designs are based on concepts such as ‘less is more’, ‘God is in the details’ and ‘the building is almost nothing’.

Renaissance churches of the 15th and 16th centuries often chose a centralised structure based on squares and circles or polygonal figures derived from them. These geometrical figures were regarded as ‘pure’ and so ‘suited’ to the function of a church and expressed an effort to achieve lasting value. There was, however, much discussion about the 47 Architecture in use proper placing of the altar. Some people argued for a position against the outside wall, symbolising the distance between God and man.

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