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Introduction to Architecture. Chapter 1 The World of Architecture. Dr. Dan Trent. Mississippi Valley State University. August 28, 2013. OBJECTIVES. Identify the historical influences that helped shape today’s home designs Recognize and describe the elements of contemporary dwellings

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Introduction to architecture

Introduction to


Chapter 1

The World of Architecture

Dr. Dan Trent

Mississippi Valley State University

August 28, 2013



  • Identify the historical influences that helped shape today’s home designs

  • Recognize and describe the elements of contemporary dwellings

  • Discuss current trends and influences in architecture

  • Identify types of multi-family housing

Key terms


  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADDA)

  • Apartment

  • Cape Cod

  • Condominium

  • Contemporary (modern)

  • Cooperative

  • Garrison

  • Multifamily housing

Key terms1


  • New England Gambrel

  • Postmodern Architecture

  • Ranch

  • Salt-Box

  • Southern Colonial

People and their structures

People and Their Structures

  • Home design has been developed to suit the climate and the needs of families in various parts of the country

People and their structures1

People and Their Structures

  • Cape Colonials

    • Cape Cod

People and their structures2

People and Their Structures

  • Cape Colonials

    • Cape Ann

People and their structures3

People and Their Structures

  • New England Gambrel

People and their structures4

People and Their Structures

  • Garrison

People and their structures5

People and Their Structures

  • Salt Box

People and their structures6

People and Their Structures

  • Southern Colonial

Contemporary structures

Contemporary Structures

  • Contemporary STYLE

    • Years of architectural planning, design and evolution

    • Most “borrow” some distinctive features from more traditional structures

    • Others are almost independent of past designs

People and their structures7

People and Their Structures

  • Contemporary

Contemporary structures1

Contemporary Structures

  • Ranch Design

    • Long, low, one story design that evolved from ranchers homes in the southwest United States

    • Traditionally built on a slab, but now basements are common

    • Recently many ranch homes have developed an “L-shape” design to break up the straight-line effect

People and their structures8

People and Their Structures

  • Ranch

Trends in architecture

Trends in Architecture

  • Post modern architecture

Trends in architecture1

Trends in Architecture

  • Repurposing and “green” technology

Trends in architecture2

Trends in Architecture

  • Repurposing and “green” technology

Multifamily housing

Multifamily Housing

  • Cooperatives

  • Condominiums

  • Rental Apartments

Americans with disabilities act adda

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADDA)

  • Illegal to discriminate against disabled people in areas of:

    • employment

    • Public & private transportation

    • Public & commercial buildings

Internet resources

Internet Resources

  • American Institute of Architects

  • Builder Magazine

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