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Renaissance architecture in England

Posted by on January 2, 2017 – 10:39 pm

Renaissance architecture in England

A general view of Burghley House on the first day of the Burghley Horse Trials at Burghley Park, Stamford. Photograph: Ben Stansall/Getty Images The elderly Inigo Jones, the first architect to bring Italianate Renaissance architecture to Britain, is reckoned to have had a hand in this country house, particularly the dignified south facade, with its central Venetian window and pedimented corner towers (a trick Jones had borrowed from the Venetian architect Andrea Palladio, and others borrowed from Jones). Behind that central window is a grand state…

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Architecture England

Posted by on December 7, 2016 – 06:41 pm

Architecture England

No reliable statistics exist — it’s not the sort of thing you can audit — but England is surely the most haunted country on earth. And haunted not just by white ladies, ghosts, headless highwaymen, spooks and phantoms, but by a recurrent dream of Eden and other more recently lost pre-industrial worlds. Thus follies and summer houses, Eden’s buildings, are among the nation’s most distinctive contributions to world architecture. They might be ‘fragile and neglected trivia’, according to Clough Williams-Ellis, but their ghosts remain and every garden…

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Glasgow University logo

Posted by on November 27, 2016 – 06:09 pm

Glasgow University logo

The programme is structured around a series of mobility periods across two years where you study at the three programme universities for 6 months each. During year 1 you will undertake a series of core courses reflecting the main themes of the programme and research methods training. In year 2 you will choose a specialist concentration containing a range of optional courses. Also included is a 4th flexible mobility period, during which independent study (dissertation) and an optional work-based learning placement with a relevant non-academic practitioner…

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Architect Company

Posted by on October 10, 2016 – 07:14 pm

Architect Company

This may be a dangerous question to ask for someone whose role is that of an Architect, but I think it is a valid question for an Architect to ask. This is particularly true in the software industry where the role is interpreted in many different ways. In some cases, an Architect may work in an established enterprise company and hand down instructions on technology stacks to the developers. At the other extreme an Agile development team may work without the involvement of an Architect. Neither extreme is desirable, as the former ends up with a disempowered…

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Architects Journal subscription

Posted by on March 15, 2016 – 04:50 pm

Architects Journal subscription

Here you will find answers to all the frequently asked questions about subscription to The Architects Journal. Why take out a subscription to The Architects Journal? The Architects Journal has been promoting the best architecture since 1895, with news, detailed technical information and in-depth building studies that will help you become a better architect. Whether you are an experienced and accomplished architect or a student just starting out in this exciting and innovative industry, The Architects Journal is an essential read. What does a…

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Architectural period Timeline

Posted by on May 19, 2014 – 03:35 pm

Architectural period Timeline

Significant Dates 1830: Inventions of Railroad and Steam Power. Arts & Crafts movement is a reaction against industrialization. 1849: California Gold Rush prompts many to go west. Spanish Colonial architecture influences the rise of Mission style architecture. 1865: End of Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction mark the rise of Arts and Crafts Movement in earnest. 1877 : William Morris founds the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in the United Kingdom. His work influences the establishment of the National Trust. 1901:…

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England important places

Posted by on March 19, 2015 – 01:27 pm

England important places

Footnotes Official UNESCO brief description of the World Heritage Site, agreed by the World Heritage Committee, July 2008; published in C Young, A Chadburn and I Bedu, Stonehenge World Heritage Site Management Plan 2009 (English Heritage, London, 2009), part 1, 21. M Parker Pearson, A Chamberlain, M Jay, P Marshall, J Pollard, C Richards, J Thomas, C Tilley and K Welham, ‘Who was buried at Stonehenge?’ Antiquity 83 (2009), 23 (subscription required; accessed 3 March 2015). M Abbott and H Anderson-Whymark, , English Heritage Research Department Report…

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Science courses at University

Posted by on April 24, 2015 – 12:30 pm

Science courses at University

I CSI 100 Computing and Disability (3) The relation between people with disabilities and computers. Lectures, tutorials, and laboratory will deal with topics such as how computers may be used by persons with disabilities, assistive devices, software, and applications such as word processing, database inquiries, spreadsheets, and telecommunications. For students with disabilities and for professionals who teach and assist people with disabilities. I CSI 101 Elements of Computing (3) Introduction to the principles and practice of problem solving with…

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