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  Architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Architecture (in Greek αρχή = first and τέχνη = craftsmanship) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures.
Architecture is a multi-disciplinary field, including within its fold mathematics, science, art, technology, social sciences, politics, history, philosophy, and so on.
Architecture first evolved out of the dynamics between needs (shelter, security, worship, etc.) and means (available building materials and attendant skills).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Architecture   (2106 words)

  
 Forms in architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are many ways to study architecture and the forms that are created by architects.
On one hand is the idea of the archetype: walls, doors, columns, etc. The other theory was put forth as an extension of Kant and Heidegger's theory of Relative Homelessness, or the idea of relative values and icons in the world.
Many architectural treatises from Vitruvius, to Claude Perrault, to Gottfried Semper, to John Wellborn Root, to even Le Corbusier rely on the idea of archetypes to some degree.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Forms_in_architecture   (762 words)

  
 Architecture - Wikipedia
"Architecture is a science, arising out of many other sciences, and adorned with much and varied learning; by the help of which a judgment is formed of those works which are the result of other arts.
Practice is the frequent and continued contemplation of the mode of executing any given work, or of the mere operation of the hands, for the conversion of the material in the best and readiest way.
Architecture in general spans a great many ideas and places, including the act of designing and building simple carpentry pieces for a home, to residential housing to large-scale projects such as hospitals, airports, cities, regions, etc. Because of the wide ranging nature of architecture there are many ways to look at it.
nostalgia.wikipedia.org /wiki/Architecture   (342 words)

  
 Software Architecture for Software-Intensive Systems
Architecture represents a common vehicle for communication among a system's stakeholders, and is the arena in which conflicting goals and requirements are mediated.
Architecture documentation: We show organizations how to communicate architectures to stakeholders in clear, unambiguous representations that are complete, consistent, useful, and easy to navigate.
Architecture Life-Cycle Integration: Building on our success in developing and piloting a collection of software architecture methods, we're now focusing on integrating them, and building the bridges between them and the processes and architecture efforts outside the SEI, all the while continuing to refine existing methods and models.
www.sei.cmu.edu /architecture   (663 words)

  
 Medieval architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Medieval architecture is a term used to represent various forms of architecture popular in the Middle Ages.
Romanesque, prevalent in medieval Europe during the 11th and 12th centuries, was the first pan-European style since Roman Imperial Architecture and examples are found in every part of the continent.
The term was not contemporary with the art it describes but rather is an invention of modern scholarship based on its similarity to Roman Architecture in forms and materials.
www.kernersville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Medieval_architecture   (429 words)

  
 Architecture Influenced By Forms Of Art
This being the case, the desire to attain these ends was evident to every one who saw the building; in other words, the building's effects were artistic in the sense of being genuinely representative of the design of the builder.
As a consequence, there came to be no apparent connection between the outward form of a building and that for which it was designed;—in other words, architecture ceased to be representative, in the sense in which the word has been used in this chapter.
Fergusson ascribes inferiority to modern architecture as contrasted with mediaeval, though he does not employ these words,—because of the prevailing tendency in this art to derive its methods from painting and sculpture rather than from the natural promptings and requirements of architecture itself.
www.oldandsold.com /articles18/art-philosophers-6.shtml   (331 words)

  
 Architecture
Architecture is the art and science of designing buildings.
According to the earliest surviving work on the subject, Vitruvius' On Architecture, good building should have Beauty (Venustas), Firmness (Firmitas) and Utility (Utilitas); architecture can be said to be a balance and coordination among these three elements, with none overpowering the others.
Architecture first evolved out of the dynamics between needs (conducive environmental conditions, security, etc.) and means (available building materials and construction technology).
www.infomutt.com /a/ar/architecture_1.html   (2880 words)

  
 Architecture: Forms, Space, & Order, 2nd Edition:0471286168:Francis D. K. Ching:eCampus.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Second Edition of this classic introduction to the principles of architecture is everything you would expect from the celebrated architect, author, and illustrator, Francis D. Ching.
Here, Ching examines every principal of architecture, juxtaposing images that span centuries and cross cultural boundaries to create a design vocabulary that is both elemental and timeless.
While this revision continues to be a comprehensive primer on the ways form and space are interrelated and organized in the shaping of our environment, it has been refined to amplify and clarify concepts.
www.ecampus.com /bk_detail.asp?isbn=0471286168   (293 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: Architecture: Forms, Space, & Order, 2nd Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
If you're at all interested in architecture, this is really one of the unanimously acknowledged essential books to have and to study through.
I suppose in the architectural world all the flowery language and concepts mean something, but its practically useless to anyone outside.
To the problems of architecture and architectural imagination, it offers as panacea the most insidious graphic banalities that can be used in a set of architectural drawings as pseudo-effective means of communication and design.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0471286168   (933 words)

  
 Architecture Forms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Supplemental form for students who wish to change their major to Architecture from another major and who entered UCB as 1) freshmen before Fall 2001 or 2) transfer students before Fall 2003.
Supplemental form for students who wish to change their major to Architecture from another major and who entered UCB as 1) freshman Fall 2001 or after or 2) transfer students Fall 2003 or after.
Supplemental form for students who wish to change their major to Landscape Architecture from another major and who entered UCB as 1) Freshman Fall 2001 or after or 2) transfer students Fall 2003 or after.
arch.ced.berkeley.edu /administrative/forms/forms_ced.htm   (559 words)

  
 NYS Landscape Architecture - License Application Forms
Please note: This Form must be completed and submitted by the educational institution; the Office of the Professions will not accept Form 2 if it is submitted by the applicant.
The Registrar or appropriate school official must return the completed Form directly to the Division of Professional Licensing Services at the address indicated on the form, along with an official transcript, marksheets, or other record showing courses studied by year and grades.
You must provide a Form 4 from each location where you have worked for which you are seeking credit.
www.op.nysed.gov /larchforms.htm   (955 words)

  
 Read about Forms in architecture at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Forms in architecture and learn about Forms in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A discussion of the two theories and their ramifications need to be put forth as a sort of disclaimer, and to further the architectural discourse at Smartpedia.
Archetype states that since human beings value systems are based on context, therefore are relative voids Archetype.
architecture down into archetypical elements, so as to understand architecture as a whole.
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Forms_in_architecture   (694 words)

  
 NYS Architecture - Application Forms
All applicants for licensure must complete this form and submit it with the appropriate licensure and registration fee (see Fees section) directly to the Office of the Professions at the mailing address at the end of Form 1.
You must provide one form from each location where you have worked and for which you are seeking credit.
The person under whose direction you were working should complete the form and send it directly to the return address on the form.
www.op.nysed.gov /archforms.htm   (728 words)

  
 Architecture Influenced By Forms In Nature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
One of the most charming features in connection with the castles on the Rhine, for instance, is their apparent correspondence—always in the nature and color of the building-material, and sometimes in outline—to the demands of the surrounding scenery.
Let us be sure that we are not sometimes producing forms that are foreign to our own surroundings and demands, and are thus untrue to one of the first principles of the art in fulfilment of which they are supposed to be constructed.—The Representative Significance of Form, XXIV.
Not without reason, certain critics insist that in choosing the material for the construction of a building, preference should be given to that which is natural to the district in which the building is to stand.
www.oldandsold.com /articles18/art-philosophers-5.shtml   (463 words)

  
 Forms in architecture -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Two classification systems emerged out of the debate between (Practices typical of contemporary life or thought) Modernism and (Genre of art and literature and especially architecture in reaction against principles and practices of established modernism) Postmodernism.
On one hand is the idea of the (An original model on which something is patterned) archetype: walls, doors, columns, etc. The other theory was put forth as an extension of Kant and Heidegger's theory of Relative Homelessness, or the idea of relative values and icons in the world.
We will break the elements of (The discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings) architecture down into archetypical elements, so as to understand architecture as a whole.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fo/forms_in_architecture.htm   (1174 words)

  
 Architectural forms (from architecture) --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The practice of architecture is employed to fulfill both practical and expressive requirements of civilized people and thus embraces both utilitarian and aesthetic ends.
Founded in 1889 by the Boston Architectural Club, the center maintains its original goal of allowing all interested students to pursue an education in the field.
The architecture and building techniques used by the Spanish for their missions are still around to be seen today.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-31816?tocId=31816   (823 words)

  
 ... About Japan: Architecture
Miwa Hiroshi's article on "The History and Future of Wooden Architecture in Kansai", for example, provides a good comprehensive overview examining the extensive use of wood as a building material in traditional Japan.
Major examples of Buddhist temple architecture at Horyuji (the oldest wooden building in the world), Todaiji (the largest wooden building in Japan) and Toji (which houses Japan's tallest pagoda) are also described.
architectural types with diagrams, photographs and drawings in thumbnail view which can then be enlarged to show useful details.
www.csuohio.edu /history/japan/japan16.html   (468 words)

  
 ARCHITECTURE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Introduction to origins and development of built forms prevalent in the hilltowns of central Italy, a comparative analysis of domestic architecture in the agricultural context of the confluence zone of Tuscany, Umbria, and Latium and a historical survey of fortresses, castles, palaces, villas, and gardens of upper Latium.
Architectural design, with emphasis on development of professional skills in design synthesis; specifically the design of institutional buildings in response to a context that is significant for historical and urban characteristics.
Exploration of new views toward the theory and philosophy of architectural aesthetics in which responses are seen as driven, in part, by predilections contributive to biological survival and evolution.
www.washington.edu /students/crscat/archit.html   (4536 words)

  
 Overview of Forms Server
Forms Server is a new generation of development tools that enable you to deploy new and existing Oracle Forms applications on the World Wide Web.
The Forms Runtime Engine plays two roles: when it is communicating with the client browser, it acts as a server by managing requests from client browsers; when it is communicating with the database server, it acts as a client by querying the database server for requested data.
The Forms applet sends a request to the Forms Listener (which resides on a specific port of the machine from which the Forms applet was downloaded).
www.boku.ac.at /oradoc/ias/1.0.2/buslog.102/a86202/chap02.htm   (926 words)

  
 Elsewhere: New Forms - Architecture in the 1990's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
One may academically theorize on the genesis of this renaissance of architecture, the most public of the arts, but the bottom line is that there is great talent that fortunately has found considerable patronage, though rarely in the United States.
The Nagi MoCA is of importance not because of its size but because of its integrated effort to create a symbolic structure, in harmony both with the art that it houses and gives significance to, and with the local traditions and topography.
Takamatsu calls this 50 m[eter] high quadruple tower, which emits a gentle white light, a 'monument without form.' Despite its very modern appearance, this seemingly unnatural calm brings to mind the fact that calm and reflection are traditions of the Japanese spirit, which are being swept aside by rampant urbanization and commercialization," Jodidio maintained.
www.thecityreview.com /nuform.html   (1256 words)

  
 Master of Architecture Degree Application Forms | TAUBMAN COLLEGE of Architecture and Urban Planning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Two complete and separate applications are necessary, one to the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning for Master of Architecture and one to Rackham Graduate School for the Master of Urban Planning Degree.
Two separate and complete applications are required: one to the College of Architecture and Urban Planning for Master of Architecture and one to the Business School for the full-time M.B.A. program.
Two separate and complete applications are required, one to the College of Architecture and Urban Planning for Master of Architecture and one to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering for the M.Eng./Construction Engineering and Management Program.
www.caup.umich.edu /acadpgm/arch/formsmarch.html   (224 words)

  
 Cover Pages: XML Forms Architecture (XFA)
XML Forms Architecture (XFA) "provides for the specific requirements of electronic forms and the applications that use them.
[May 1999] A specification for an XML Forms Architecture (XFA) is presented by JetForm as "the Internet's first open standards-based forms architecture that embraces all aspects of process automation - the capture, presentation, movement, processing and output of information.
JetForm's XML Forms Architecture (XFA) is an application of XML for electronic forms that describes: "(1) Multiple views of the document and the data [on-screen, print, Web, publish, etc.] (2) Support for both merging of form and data, and separation of form and data.
www.oasis-open.org /cover/xfa.html   (685 words)

  
 Georgia Institute of Technology :: News Room :: Professor Documents Rebirth of Classic Architecture
Her required course in the College of Architecture introduces students to architectural forms produced from about 2000 B.C. to A.D. 1800 by cultures throughout the world, with an emphasis on sources that influenced the architecture of the Americas.
That’s why many designers, architectural firms and others have once again turned to the use of Classical forms and motifs in their work, Dowling said.
With the return to Classical and Traditional architectural forms, “You’re bringing to life the dreams of your client, and I love that,” she said.
www.gatech.edu /news-room/release.php?id=454   (1020 words)

  
 composer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The architecture of Malaysia varies throughout the country, and although this nation is relatively small in size, it has many types of construction.
The third style of architecture that is found mostly in towns and cities is the Chinese shop-house.
Most of Malaysia's architecture, such as the Petronas Twin Towers, which are among tha tallest buildings in the world, would not exist today if Europeasns had not traveled to Southeast Asian countries.
www.ri.net /schools/East_Greenwich/Cole/malaysiaarchitecture.html   (526 words)

  
 Architecture forms e-gov foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Gilligan said that individual commanders have been given the task of taking the lead in the development of an integrated architecture for each of their own commands.
Its objectives are to promote the basic principles of interoperability, reusability and portability of infrastructure components by federal agencies and related partners as they modernize their business processes through data sharing, e-government automation and improved information systems.
Within the Defense Department, "interoperability is extremely important, and we in the Air Force now focus on the architecture as an essential part of Air Force operations," he continued.
www.fcw.com:8443 /fcw/articles/2002/1216/web-afcea-12-20-02.asp   (480 words)

  
 TASCHEN Books: Architecture - All Titles - New Forms - Architecture in the 1990s - Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In the 1990s architecture has evolved considerably despite economic constraints.
The new architecture has been guided by the rapid progress of computer assisted design and a newly rediscovered affinity for the arts.
These influences have enriched and diversified contemporary architecture in the developed world.
www.taschen.com /pages/en/catalogue/books/architecture/all/facts/00240.htm   (163 words)

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