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1.1558 Meditation in Architecture.
If meditation is interpreted as contemplation and the seeking of emotional quietude, the study of architecture should feature some attention to spaces that can be hoped to promote meditation, and as meditation is sometimes part of the architect's own creative process. In the post-World War II era, the profession has been increasingly called upon to contribute to planning in buildings which comply with often highly conceptualized designs towards thematic transformations of whole areas.3 pgs. 6 f/c. 7b.
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Filename: 1558 Architecture.doc
2.4974 Handler, Verdery, and the Built Environment as Political Space.
This paper looks at Handler & Verdery and regarding the built environment and how it can be seen as political space. A built environment is 'embedded in relations of power'. e.g. power relations involving child and parents. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Filename: 4974 Environment Political Space.doc
3.3543 Boston Past and Present: A Discussion of the Significance of Three Sites in the City's Social History.
This paper will examine the history and significance of the Second Church in Boston; the old Scollay Square and the modern City Hall Plaza built on the same site; and the John Hancock Tower. All three sites embody the theme of change, which has dominated the architectural history of the city. Each, in its own way, represents a window upon Boston's history and the social forces that shaped the fabric of the city. 10 pgs. 32 f/c. 5b.
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Filename: 3543 Boston Past Present.doc
4.19004 What is the Relationship between People and Landscape?
It is on this second level that this essay will be addressing the question of the relationship between people and landscape. It will be argued that the landscape serves human societies, in a sense, as a mirror that reflects our own values, prejudices and beliefs. As will be seen, this view of the landscape carries significant risks for both humans and the ecosystem as it often obscures our perception of the realities of the environment of which we are a part.
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Filename: 19004 Relationship People Landscape.doc
5.19025 Concert Halls and Listening Quality.
This paper is on acoustics and listening quality. A number of factors go into the design of concert halls and rooms to enhance their potential for listening quality. The sheer number of these factors have meant that designers face a number of difficulties in designing their listening spaces. As this essay will argue, the design of spaces to enhance their listening quality depends to a great degree upon a variety of these acoustical factors.
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Filename: 19025 Concert Halls Quality.doc
6.19026 Architectural Acoustics and Concert Halls.
This paper is on architecture, acoustics, and concert halls. One of the most important factors involved in the propagation of sound in an enclosed space is reverberation. This is the effect of sounds persisting for some time after the arrival of the direct sound wave as a result of the strength of multiple reflections of the sound off the walls and other surfaces in a room. To put it simply, the longer a sound is bounced around in a room, the longer is its reverberation time (Hall, p.432).