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ART DECO December 6, 2010

Filed under: ART DECO — azelea19 @ 12:39 pm

I already know art deco since High School but only in college i truly under stand what is art deco and its styles and great features…

the most famous feature of an art deco is the geometric shapes ,patterns such as zigzagged and trapezoidal designs .

it had influenced by visual graphic arts and also Pop Art.

sunburst designs and maiden sculptures.




William F. Lamb with Shreve, Lamb and Harmon Architecture firm designed the Empire State Building.

Its became popular because of the KING KONG the movie.

Chrysler Building

Architect William Van Alen for Walter P. Chrysler

designed this beautiful building

it has great geometrical pattern on it side

Most of the buildings in New York City are Art Deco style, most of the building have a features of set back, telescopic and geometric patterns.


Manila Metropolitan Theatre

designed by Architect Juan M. Arellano.

an Art Deco designed theater along Padre Burgos Avenue near Manila Post Office.



The Far Eastern University


I like the styles in art deco …I love the patterns and the mixing and  combining the shapes..Art deco is one of my favorite eras that we discuss, cause through shapes I can make and experiments different kind of shapes and patterns that will make my structure unique.




Filed under: INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION — azelea19 @ 11:02 am

The Industrial revolution is the start of the great changes that happened in our history. It started 18th to the 19th century in Great Britain. A more modern world had begun.

Difference between Medieval and Industrial Revolution…..

If in medieval most structures was Churches and Cathedral well in this era  factories was the main feature. 

Spread of Factories

In Medieval the materials commonly use are :

  • Bricks
  • Limestones
  • Plasters

in Industrial Revolution

  • Refined Coals
  • Iron
  • Steel

If in Medieval are Artist



while in Industrial Revolution are Inventors




In this era it has a Great Disadvantage in human resources and in daily life







The start of Child Labor and working









Water pollution









Air Pollution






skin diseases










And it has also Advantage


Introduce the Railway


The Industrial Revolution brought severe consequences to society.Factory owners, needing cheap, unskilled labor, profited greatly by using children and women to run the machines. the Kids had no free time to play or to fix their selves and earned low wages. Some got sick and died because of the toxic fumes, while others were severely injured and sometimes killed working at the dangerous machines in factories.

The Industrial Revolution marks a major turning point in human history.

Obviously, the Industrial Revolution had both good and bad sides.


and also in this era they introduce to us the greenhouse glass they use glass to maximum the use of the natural light


In Industrial revolution  ALEXANDER GUSTAVE EIFFEL ,he design Eiffel tower  , it was build for communication tower.

it has inclined elevator


it was design by well known architect at that era Arch. Joseph Paxton.

this is were the engineering and architects work together

SPACE FRAMING it was use in structures in this era.


I can say that know I can truly see the evolution of the architecture from the prehistoric up to modern.. I’m excited to see more evolution of architecture in the future….



Filed under: MEDITERRANEAN — azelea19 @ 9:19 am

Architecture in movies, is a way of expressing once creative mind for their works of art . and it also showcase the culture and the tradition of a country.

Just like in the movie we watched in our class, Letters to Juliet , it shows not only young and old romantic love story, it is a adventure to find  Claire’s lost love. What made it special? Is the settings which was held in Verona, Italy. It has shown the beautiful Mediterranean Architecture in Italy.

To be honest I’m not familiar in Mediterranean Architecture or what it is.. but I’m familiar of its features and style but I’m not aware that is a Mediterranean Architecture until we discuss it on HSTARC2 thanks to Sir Karlo now I know what is Mediterranean Architecture.

Mediterranean commonly known as the term for middle or center of the earth.

Countries like Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria popularized Mediterranean Architecture.

Mediterranean architecture was extremely popular between the years 1915 and 1940.

Mediterranean Architecture is well known for its features:

Vibrant colors

Vibrant colors such as orange, pink, yellow and green make structures look lively and artistic.

Narrow Streets

Tegula Roof Tiles


They introduce the stylish light post which added the elegance during the night.

Mediterranean Windows

Mediterranean Windows have panels and it is all so one of the famous features of this period.

Al Fresco

In this movie I felt like I was on a Field Trip in Verona, Italy. Because I really appreciate  and love all of their features. I like how they work on to our  nature, embracing the beauty of our wonderful nature.



Filed under: INTERCOLUMNIATION — azelea19 @ 7:40 am

In architecture, it means the spacing between columns that supports an arch or an entablature , as measured at the bottom of their shafts.

Intercolumniation was determined from a system codified by the 1st-century BC Roman architect Vitruvius.

Vitruvius, in full Marcus Vitruvius Pollio , Roman architect, engineer, and author of the celebrated treatise De architectura (On Architecture), a handbook for Roman architects.


Vitruvius established five standard measurements for intercolumniation:


One and a half diameters


Two diameters


Two and a quarter diameters, considered by Vitruvius to be the best    proportion


Three diameters


Four or more diameters, requiring a wooden architrave rather than one of  stone


Alternating araeostyle and systyle