Construction Technology

's Place in Architecture
A major question in modern architecture is how plays into architectural form. Does validate a building as modern architecture? Can modern architecture exist without ? My answer to both questions is no. This paper will analyze modern architecture and the role technology plays in creating it. Examining the Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe will help support my claim.
Architecture exists as a fingerprint of the society from which it grows. It is a physical, spatial, experiential interpretation of realities we've created around us. Technology is what our present world revolves around so of course it plays a prime role in modern architecture. But the ...

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parallel floor and ceiling planes measuring 29x77 feet, sandwiching a steel skeleton enclosed by a continuous glass-plane skin. This is levitated five feet above ground by eight face-mounted H-section columns extending to the roof edge. A smaller terrace plane is placed asymmetrically to the side. This levitates between the house floor and the ground via six H-section column stubs, two of which are shared with the house. The exterior floor planes are made of gravel filled steel drain pans topped by open-jointed paving. Interior floor and roof are steel framed. Welds are ground smooth and then painted white. Other than a free individually symmetrical structure placed just off-center, the interior plan is open letting light travel completely through the structure.
A perfect balance of symmetry and asymmetry is created through these pieces. Ornamentation does not exist, as his goal is to emphasize architectonic qualities without the 'fluff' - no distractions. Every element of ...

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Construction Technology. (2008, July 4). Retrieved October 20, 2018, from
"Construction Technology.", 4 Jul. 2008. Web. 20 Oct. 2018. <>
"Construction Technology." July 4, 2008. Accessed October 20, 2018.
"Construction Technology." July 4, 2008. Accessed October 20, 2018.
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Added: 7/4/2008 11:03:00 PM
Category: Miscellaneous
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