‘Socio-spatial manifestations’ by Dave Baldock M Arch Thesis Project at Birmingham City University, 2018 Cities are critical sites for enquiry and action in relation to health and well-being. In his Masters’ thesis project, Dave Baldock, questions […]
Complex illustrations tend to produce complex and messy PSD files. Properly managing your layers in Photoshop can lead to better efficiency and a more editable file. The problem with PSD files is that they can […]
An order is the principal component of a Classical building, composed of a base, shaft, capital, and entablature. The five Classical orders are the ‘Tuscan’, ‘Doric’, ‘ Ionic’, ‘Corinthian’ and ‘Composite’, which all vary in size […]
A fractal is a natural phenomenon or a mathematical set that exhibits a repeating pattern that displays at every scale. If the replication is exactly the same at every scale, it is called a self-similar […]
Futurist architecture is characterized by strong chromaticism, long dynamic lines, suggesting speed, motion, urgency, and lyricism. The architect Antonio Sant’Elia, who, though building little, translated the futurist vision into an urban form.
Futurism is the most important Italian avant-garde art movement of the 20th century, that celebrated advanced technology, and urban modernity.
A steel frame composed principally of a series of vertical and horizontal members. Here, the steel frame forms an exoskeleton with a series of steel p1ers supporting the building interior. A further layer of external […]
A curtain wall is a non-loadbearing enclosure or envelope of a building, attached to the structure but standing separate from it. Glass has the benefit of allowing light to penetrate deep into a building.
Angled members that create a system of triangles to provide additional bracing to a rectilinear structure. The additional diagonal members to a steel framed structure are known as ‘triangulation’.
A pier is an upright member providing vertical structural support. Here it is formed from steel.
A moving staircase formed from a motor-driven chain of steps. Usually found inside a building’s envelope, here it is attached to the steel exoskeleton.
A horizontal beam between two adjacent piers.
A vertical transportation device, essentially an enclosed platform moved up and down by mechanical means, either by a system of pulleys a ‘traction lift’ or hydraulic pistons (a ‘hydraulic lift’).