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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

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

  • 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 TERMS

  • New England Gambrel

  • Postmodern Architecture

  • Ranch

  • Salt-Box

  • Southern Colonial


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 Structures

  • Cape Colonials

    • Cape Cod


People and Their Structures

  • Cape Colonials

    • Cape Ann


People and Their Structures

  • New England Gambrel


People and Their Structures

  • Garrison


People and Their Structures

  • Salt Box


People and Their Structures

  • Southern Colonial


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 Structures

  • Contemporary


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 Structures

  • Ranch


Trends in Architecture

  • Post modern architecture


Trends in Architecture

  • Repurposing and “green” technology


Trends in Architecture

  • Repurposing and “green” technology


Multifamily Housing

  • Cooperatives

  • Condominiums

  • Rental Apartments


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADDA)

  • Illegal to discriminate against disabled people in areas of:

    • employment

    • Public & private transportation

    • Public & commercial buildings


Internet Resources

  • American Institute of Architects www.aia.org

  • Builder Magazine www.builderonline.com


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