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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


Baroque and Rococo Architecture October 27, 2010

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The Baroque Architecture can be described as extravagant or bongga (“filipino term for extravagant”) designs. And it is known for its styles using complicated shapes, twisted columns ,illusion paintings, curvilinear forms and broken pediments.
At this period the Council of Trent is considered to be one of the Church’s most important councils. It was introduced by a religious order known as Jesuits. It started late 16th century to early 18th century in Europe. Baroque Architecture was originated in Italy.
What I like in Baroque ….
Is the twisted column or also called “Solomonic column” , the spiral look and glided details, of the Roman’s and Greek’s columns. The twisted columns portrays a graceful movements.

At the completion of St. Peter’s Basilica , the baldacchino, a pavilion-like structure 30 meters (98 ft) tall and claimed to be the largest piece of bronze in the world, which stands beneath the dome and above the altar. Most baroque churches have their own baldachino. This is one of my favorite in this era the baldachino.

And my most favorite in this era is the ceiling paintings, that creates illusions. The example of it is the ceiling of- Il Gesù .

The painting style that is used is called Chiaroscuro, the strong contrast of light and dark to pop-up the image. What I like to the Baroque artists  is they can create a wonderful illusion of real life paintings. And I can really say that Baroque Architects were able to think out of the box.

And also one of the major features of Baroque is the broken pediments, that we can usually found at the entrance of a church.

Rococo Architecture

RO– stones COCO– shell
The Rococo architecture is more in its interior. I like how I can easily distinguished or recognized the Rococo period through their name means.
It started late Baroque which represent a high baroque

Excessive ornamentation.
And also this is the start of landscaping , decorative gates and Grottos .
The Rococo, is more on excessive ornamentation rather that architectural structure.

The Baroque and Rococo Architecture helped me to realized the evolution of the styles and ideas over the decades. I believed that it is  the most artistic period in the History of Architecture.


What is the difference of Gothic and Renaissance Architecture? October 20, 2010

At first I thought they are the same. I cannot distinguish whether it is a gothic or a renaissance. But now  when I learn at HSTARC2 the differences between them, I can now tell their differences.
During our HSTAR1 we took up some information about Gothic but I didn’t understand much about Gothic Architecture. I still have so much question about it and I want to clear it up. So when you say Gothic Architecture, the first thing that comes up in my in terms of Gothic- Horror, no God and full of mystery.
But I was totally wrong about my believes. Gothic Architecture is about magnificent structures such us churches,cathedral and basilica. Gothic Architecture style first appeared in France. The term of Gothic was made by Giorgio Vasari.
What I like in Gothic Architecture is the massive structures that made whole Europe put in the history of architecture. The way it build was magnificent. You can distinguished whether it is a gothic when you saw a flying-buttresses , gargoyle and rose window (my favorite part in Gothic Architecture which shows a story and life of GOD).
And what it makes me moved when I saw the Latin Cross floor plan of churches and cathedral that made it more organized. From the narthex, left and right side aisles, nave, crossing, transepts, choir, altar, apse, ambulatory and cloister. We learned their function and their purpose.The façade of Gothic cathedrals are asymmetrical and their dome is known as spires.
While ..
Renaissance  Architecture the rebirth of classical Greece and Rome. The term Renaissance was first used by Jacob Burckhardt for his book, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy.
What I like is the artist at that time are so-called polymaths  that can practice different kinds of profession. And they are more artistic than gothic. Renaissance  cathedrals, focus on the symmetry and the proportion. They want their structure to be perfect.
The Renaissance create a unique decoration that can be both use for interior and exterior plans , this is called pilasters. It is built like column but the difference is it placed flat on the wall.

But at the end I love the originality and the beauty of both eras.


This is my course.. September 30, 2010

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YES! I’ am sure that am in the right course. This is one step to my dream to become a successful Architect in the future. I will give my best in every challenge that I will face in this course.
But before I chose this course, to be honest when I was in High School I didn’t imagine that I will be an Architect in the future or taking an Architecture course is just that I never notice my inner talents in designing and in drawing. I only realize that I want to be an architect when I was in 3rd yr HS. When I saw a beautiful structures in Dubai and Singapore. It was so amazing and beautiful. And I ask my self do I have this kind of talent that can amaze others and can make a beautiful structure? And I said yes! This is what I want to do in the future, this is what I want and what I love. And then I decided that in college I will take B.S. Architecture even my parents warned me that its not easy as I thought. It was hard and I need to be serious about it. But I already decided that I want to be an architect and I’m ready to any challenges that I will face, how hard it was I’m ready. This is what I love and in my heart I love what I’m doing right now.
I agree that Architecture is a language. Because of what we are constructing. I believe  that every structure that we do it has a purpose and message to the people. We didn’t do a structure that has no meaning or  purpose. Architects make an art in their structures. It can inspire and encourage others.
Color Rendering is one of the subjects that I’m looking forward. I like to mix and match colors. But the only concerns me is that I don’t know how to use different materials in paintings. Like I don’t have enough knowledge in materials what we will use and I don’t have enough knowledge when it comes to using watercolor, poster paint and acrylic color. I want to learn in this subject is the proper techniques in using those materials , proper handling of the brush and proper posture while painting. I really love to learn more about colors. Because without colors I really don’t know what will happened to me.  I love colors. I hope at the end of this term I can make a beautiful pictures that can inspire by others and appreciate my work. I’m looking forward to this term in Color Rendering.

Hello world! September 29, 2010

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