Tuesday, March 31, 2009


This is a rotation showing the cycle between these three time periods.

Rotation [Baroque, Palladian, Rococo]

It is crazy to believe how something can change by just moving it from one side to the other. Many times in class we rotate things to look at the different perspectives. It is always important to rotate something because you can always tell which way you would rather see it. This always helps because by moving something or rotating it you may find that it ends up working better then it did before. However, in History as we began talking about the age of enlightenment, I realized that is was more of “ a cycle of interrelated sweeping reorganizations and upheavals that collectively can be labeled “revolution”.” (Roth 439) By this we see that each organizations is operating in a circle in which it rotates some kind of similarity or information into the other. However, rotation can also mean revolution. Revolution has many meanings, but when focusing on Blakemore’s point of view I realized that revolution concentrates on a drastic change in design due to the new period. “The plan by Louis Le Masson for Abbots Palace at Royaumont, constructed… represents changes in the plan that became prevalent just before the Revolution.” (Blakemore 336) When looking at these plans we see how the concentration was more on circular rooms. These rooms consisted mainly of a dining room or library. These characteristics remained until proceeding, showing a rotation deeper into time, into the French Revolution. In a similar way, Massey shows the rotation into the Industrial revolution as being an “impact to economical and social structures.” (Massey 7) This was by dictating a new way of life due to the industrialization and urbanization. Before upper class were the only ones allowed to input their thoughts about interior design, but when the new capitalist ruled, middle class was also allowed to express their thoughts. When comparing all three of these authors we can connect to each one in similar ways but rotating into different times.

I decided to put this image up for 2 reasons: one being that it reflects back to one of my favorite projects and also to show that it reflects color on each level.


When thinking about reflections many things come to my mind. The mirror image of something, or the state of thinking about something in the past and analyzing it. Both of these relate to many things we’ve done in class. When looking at the words from this week, it immediately drew me back to a couple weeks ago where we had been assign several words that were the same. The reason I am stating this observation is because it causes a reflection where you reflected back, into the past in order to remember the words. Also when thinking of reflection, a mirror comes into mind. When reading about the tables in the late French neoclassic period it impacted me to see the ways mirrors were used. “A mirror placed at the back created an impression of greater sized because of the reflection.”(Blakemore 349) This shows us the other purpose of reflection. When structures such as the table are placed against the wall on a mirror it causes it to look even bigger. Also, when thinking about the other meaning of reflection we see how Roth uses his paintings to make people reflect on the certain time that is being shown. “ Besides taking in the re-created pastoral environment, the visitor to the park could sit on a bench, face the pantheon across the lake, and reflect on Virgils pastoral Georgics…”(Roth 454)

When working on this project we were to use 4 different sources. These sources being 4 different types of paper. Copy, Marker, Watercolor and Layout bond.
When talking about sources, the word iteration immediately comes into mind. We often look up sources to come up with ideas. This week we concentrated on creating a lighting fixture that represented 2 sources; one source being a flower of your choice and secondly a memory that you treasure. I decided to talk about my 15th birthday party and a pansy. These sources helped me come up with many different ideas but at the end concluded with one. Going into more literal terms, in the early Georgian period we see how Palladio undergoes a series of investigations where he looks at different sources. He presents the Whigs tried to reintroduce the “classical concept of harmonic proportion based on mathematics.” (Blakemore 248) Also, source doesn’t always represent different forms of something but can also mean the main of something. For example, Massey talks about the Arts and craft movement where they focused on the Middle class. We read about how the industrial revolution caused a “thriving middle class. Where previously decisions about the styles of interiors had concerned chiefly upper-class.” (Massey 7)

This was the 3rd skin layout project in which we were to create a light capturing structure. I feel that my design illuminated each rectangular cutout with light.


Moving on from sources the 3rd skin project that we worked on this week involved illumination. Illumination in this project was used through natural light. I created a light fixture that could be hung or put on a stand. When the light hit it, it illuminated the slits that were cut into each pedal and created a reflection below. Blakemore talks about illumination through the arcaded cortile in the Palazzo Doria Tursi. “The intense illumination of the arcaded cortile, open to the sky, was shielded by the upper floors.” (Blakemore 96) This part of the buildings interior was strictly important because it was the “organizing element of the palazzo.” The sunlight hit and illuminated all areas through the windows and arcaded cortiles. In a similar way, Roth talks about the illumination of paintings in the Altes Museum. The architect Schinkle was very concerned with the paintings being illuminated so he “advised system of galleries arranged around light courts.”(Roth 474) Where Blakemore talks about illumination through the arcaded cornices, Roth talks about illumination by creating outer walls that are opened up with tall windows. I feel that illumination is very important because when you want to emphasize the importance of something you illuminate it to make it stand out.


When thinking about the past projects in all classes it is important to think about process. It shows the movement from where you begin to where you ended. It is very important to for professors to see your process because that way they can understand your learning process and see the much intent you had when constructing your idea. However, movement can be talked about in many other ways. For example, Massey talks about movement as an event that occurred. the movement of arts and crafts. Here we see where many people wanted to change the different directions of design due to the mass production and lack of quality of design. Another movement Massey talks about is the Aesthetic movement, which was an “alternative style of reformist design in Britain which was to have a great influence n America.” (Massey 25)

Architecture is like a rotation of time, where different movements come into place and illuminate the minds of many other people to create different ideas. Some ideas may reflect ideas of the past, in which they use this source to come up with many more ideas.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

UNIT SUMMARY : Alternatives

Gothic Architecture

We begin seeing Medieval Architecture with many things changing from period to period. Beginning with little construction due to the falling of Rome. People would build little churches but other then that there would only be houses being built. However, eventually Romans began building bigger churches and palaces. As well as architecture, art had a lot to do in this period. It also had to do a lot with religion but they both played an important role where the paintings symbolized what people believed. Also throughout this alternatives unit, we learned about different characteristics that Romanesque Architecture copied from the Roman Empire. This was through proportion and pattern. One of the main characteristics that stood out were the rounded arches, columns and barrel vaults. These were seen mainly in door openings and windows. Romanesque Churches were heavy and solid. Also certain churches used different ornaments with weird designs such as snakes or people stacked on one another.

Another type of architecture during this period would have to be Gothic Architecture. Here we see how churches were more detailed in the front of the building. The only place you would see color would be in the façade of a building. This color would be found mostly on color glass, which would depict stories from the scriptures. Also the façade of a building would be covered from top to bottom with all sorts of materials. When looking at these two different styles you can tell that they are different in many ways; not just by color but also looking at the different sides of the churches. Gothic churches have a lot more windows then Romanesque churches, which allowed light to shine through. Also keeping in mind that gothic churches were a lot bigger, this was since people had more money. Therefore they could spend more on making bigger churches.

However the Gothic Period started to drift away and renaissance architecture started to take place. Architects and Artists started to work together. Now the building construction started including a lot of brick and the color red. Also the building started including statues and murals. Renaissance architecture started in Florence and from there started drifting to different places. Renaissance was very different in many ways, yet had similar characteristics that gothic did. Renaissance was able to be distinguished due to the domes. They make the circle and the square the main module in their designs. This was when the dome came into place. Many times the domes had painting on the ceilings. Also Renaissance Architecture didn’t focus on the different shapes with design but focused more on mathematical equations. Also being symmetrical on both sides. In Renaissance Architecture, painters focused more on the human figure and began drawing perspectives.

Due to the different changes in the Renaissance Architecture, it created an even more drastically changed period, The Baroque and Rococo Architecture. After focusing so much on symmetry this period decided to drift away from this. Now they had no symmetry at all. This era focused mainly on two architects, Bernini and Borromini. This period was where most rules were broken. They included curvilinear lines and sculptures and paintings in their buildings. They focused a lot on the interior. They were also the ones that introduced the oval structure.

Overall all these types of different medieval architectures alternate from time to time; keeping the same characteristics and also making drastic changes. However, this unit has showed me many things of the different periods and how each and every one of them transitions smoothly and creates changes towards the end.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


These is the original abstract painting I did. However, when revising it i noticed that the colors needed a little more brightness.

This is the revised version after being edited.

I feel that revision is a very important word when it comes to design. Many times it is necessary to look over something to make it better. In studio class we are always asked to make iterations. These are drafts of what are to be the models. We usually take these drafts/ iterations and revise them to take certain areas the may need revision and make them better. It is very important to revise your work for any errors or craft that may need to be fixed. Without revising your work you can never turn in anything that is perfect or at least that can reach your expectations. It is similar in history by the way Roth talks about the replanning of the Campidoglio. At first Michelangelo “introduced order to the irregular geometry of the existing buildings.” (Roth 381) After being revised we see how now they decided to change in into another style. “In the new facades and buildings he added, Michelangelo shaped not a square but a trapezoidal space.”(Roth 381) This shows that after looking back at this architecture they change the certain characteristic and make them better. Also later we see how Bernini “ needed a broad space to accommodate the crowds who gather at Easter” (Roth 408) at Saint Peters. However, Bernini had to revise the existing buildings because “ the Vatican palace intruded from the north, making it impossible to create one large, simple geometric enclosure.”(Roth 408) We see that when Bernini revised this problem he found the pros and cons and concluded with the overall solution to this problem that was to divide the piazza into two parts.

When making this presentation board, my group and I wanted to incorporate something that would capture the audiences attention by including a three dimensional structure that popped out at the top.


When focusing on what you are making is always important to keep in mind the audience or the spectators that will be interacting with your design. Like we talked about last week with the design process and story each one of these need an audience. The audience is the person who will interact with this structure/story and will be able to relate to it and give it its purpose. For example Roth talks about Francesco Borromini, Church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, where people were attracted to the appearance of the façade and interior. “ Everything in it is arranged in such manner that one part supplements the other and that the spectator is stimulated to let his eye wander about ceaselessly.”(Roth 411) By making this church as interesting as possible it brought in an audience and caught their attention and also makes them come time after time because it is so interesting that it never gets boring. When designing something you want it to always captivate your audience, whether it is by sight or the sense of feeling it creates.

When drawing this furniture I noticed that it showed a distinct characteristic of its own. It shows character because it is rare to see furniture that is unique as this one.


Often times I like to think of character as being what the person really is. For example, the character in a story always has certain traits that make up their "character". It is important that we keep in mind peoples character because when doing something for them, we want to keep in mind the different characteristics that each person has. For example, Blakemore talks about furniture having its own character. Blakemore says “Queen Anne furniture can be characterized as exquisite and constrained…”(Blakemore 267) Here we see how people may know this type of furniture by what its made of or by the way it looks , in this case exquisite. “Its is a style distinguished by exceptional craftsmanship, walnut wood, and a fine sense of proportion.” (Blakemore 267) This, once again, shows us how this furniture can have the different qualities and have its own character. Also, Blakemore talks about the advancement of the arts for the Georgian furniture. “ It was appropriate to design furniture of Baroque character consonant with their interiors…” (Blakemore 274) This means that the Palladians designed using the characteristics of the baroque period that consisted of movement, energy and tension. When looking at how Roth talks about character we see that is in a similar way by talking about the Romanesque vaults. “ The interior had a lightness that made the vaults appear to be rising and tied down by the columns rather than being massive and veering down upon the columns.” (Roth 330) As you can see they use certain characteristic to refer to certain architecture. So things that may look heavier are instead built as if they were lighter. So each one has its own different character and can be characterized differently.

This is a Volute


Most of the time in all projects we do in class, we transition from one to the other. Usually the one we do first transitions to the other, which is then transitioned to the next and so on; Keeping the same idea or concept, but then changing the overall ideas of the project. For example the “found in translation” projects we did led from one to the other, developing from the first model we did and using certain characteristics from it to put on the next. In history, transitions are made using existing elements. Roth uses “long, curved volutes to make a graceful transition from the square of the upper part of the nave block to the two squares of the lower part of the façade.” (Roth 369) This talks about transition in a way of moving from the volutes to the other parts of the building. A great example of this would be by looking at the Church of Gesu, which took from this design, which was first seen at the Church of Santa Maria Novella. However, Blakemore talks about transition in terms of Periods. Around the 1730-1790 Louis XV style dominated, but “during the period of transition characteristics of both styles were used in combination.” (Blakemore 290) This shows that transition is not only seen through different building elements and their characteristics but can also be seen as a transition in time.

This image illustrates the facts that are talked about in the paragraph.

Datum is a single piece of information that is also to be a fact. Usually we have to stay within the datum line of what we are doing. Keeping the main idea and main point always in mind. For example, a datum in history can be a fact that is proven by quoting someone’s words. Roth quotes Cassiano dal Pozzo “ it’s the great disgrace of our age that, although it has before it such beautiful ideas and such perfect rules in venerable, old building, none the less it allows the whim of a few artists who wish to break way from the antique to bring architecture back to barbarism. (Roth 397) To me this would be considered a fact because it is stated in the book and we also went over it in class as a point of view.

Overall, Architecture as a whole is piece of art that is always being revised with many different things being added to it. Each different piece of art transitions to another where certain thing may have the same characteristics that other structures have. Even though they may have similar things each piece still has its own individual character that attracts different spectators and has its own set of preferred audience. However, each one staying within its own line of datum.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Deliverable - Outline of Chrysler

- Date of its foundation
- Location
- Architect
- Purpose
Appearance (Exterior)
- Crown Ornamentation
o Terraced Arches
o Crucified Groin Vault
- Different characteristic of exterior
o Steel Gargoyles
o Windows
o Chrysler Hood Ornaments
o White/Black Brick
- Height
o Number of window
o Number of Floors
- Different Places it can be viewed from
- Metal Look
- Flood Lighting that changes colors
- Lobby
o Ceiling Mural
- Elevators
- Floors that have offices
- Cloud club
- Observation Lounge
- Metal and Aluminum detail that was used in the exterior was mirrored in the interior
- Marble, Wood Marquetry
o Onyx and Amber
- Dramatic Lighting
Compare to History of Design
- Qualities
o Zigurrat Shapes
Terraced Pyramids
Each story smaller than the one below it.
- Strong sense of Line
- Gothic Architecture
- Summarize the building


Will be drawn on white bond paper.


Couldn't find more floor plans?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Design Process:Stories

Similarities between Design Process and Stories

Have you ever thought of how the design process is in many ways similar to the creation of stories? Of course each of them require a train of thought, but when going further into the overall creation we see that there are many other similarities. You brainstorm ideas on paper whether they are sketches or words; Sketches that are used for design, and words to give you the essence of your story. When recording these ideas down on paper they give you a better understanding of what your concept will be.

Many times we express our ideas without thinking about the story they might create. When designing something, people often think of it as “just” a model or structure. However, there is a lot more that goes into the outcome of what the model looks like. We always look for an inspiration or precedent from which we will construct our model. Inspirations may come from buildings or stories themselves. After all, not all stories are true which make you think of a model that doesn’t necessarily have to be real but more abstract.

Once you have the idea of what it is you want to make and what it is that you will write your story about you must always keep in mind the amount of detail you will put into something. This creates the structure or body of your design or story. The more detail you put into it will make it more understanding and easier to follow. Keeping in mind the structure, you want to make sure it includes commodity, firmness and delight. Commodity in design to assure you that the person feels comfortable around your structure and commodity in stories to make sure your reader will comprehend and understand the story thoroughly. Firmness so that the structure will stand and give a feeling of sturdiness, and firmness in stories to make the reader more confident or have no doubt of what they are reading. Finally delight where the structure will not only please the person by just looking at it but will also make the person want to walk through it to see more. The same way delight will make the reader feel like they have a complete understanding of what they just read but will also learn from this and want to know more.

When all these steps above are completed many times it is best to revise your work. This can be done from the beginning in design. This is because many times you make iterations that when revising them you end up taking from each to come up with a different final model. Also when creating your final model you want to make sure that the craft is perfect. The same way in stories, you always start with a rough draft and throughout the process of concluding we revise it to make sure it is error free and easy to follow.

In conclusion, the most important thing to keep in mind is that design process and story [process} are similar. Each requires a journey to get to the final outcome. Also things that are designed and stories many times are taken in different ways and translated to have completely different meanings than what you expected. Even though you expected it to symbolize something else it symbolizes something
different to everybody. For example, in design process, the final structure may symbolize something different to each individual that interacts with it in different ways. Similarly, stories symbolize something different depending on how you want to interpret the moral.

"P" Week

Many times in class we are given peripheries by which we have to abide. This could be in any class were the rules would be considered the peripheries. When working on a project called Pathways, Edges and Boundaries we focused on creating a pathway that would let the people interact with the already existing path but at the same time set a boundary that they could not cross. We did these by using the peripheries of different shapes to create the main boundary on each side. “The circles and the square became the basic design module……with the boundaries of these modules being delineated by classical columns”. (Roth 362) We see how the peripheries of these shapes were also being used as the basic design form to create columns, arches, and entablature that were derived from Roman sources. The same way we see that throughout the history of interiors the ceilings and walls had a boundary of their own. “ Strong separation of the wall and ceiling was accomplished through the use of the cornice..” (Blakemore 106). This was because at the beginning of the 16th century they decided that the ceiling and wall were no different. Therefore, they now focused not only on the ceiling but also on the wall that was connected to it.

As time passes we put all our work into portfolios. This is to keep all of our work well organized and ready to show when needed. Designers or architects mainly use portfolios. When trying to show an employer or client the quality of work you are capable of doing, most often you are required to hand in this portable folder. This shows your overall dedication and time that you put into something. Another reason people carry portfolios, are to cherish their hard work and always keep it in good conditions. Something I would consider a portfolio in terms of history of furniture would be through museums. Over time many things that are made by sculptures, designers or architects always end up in some sort of display case. When reading about beds in English Renaissance, it made me realize that if these archives/books didn’t exist then we wouldn’t have had the knowledge that we have now of how ancient designers led us to our present day designs. This wouldn’t have been possible without a portfolio or record of their works.

Architecture and design require a lot of process. When given a new assignment we work step by step to try and reach the point that we are looking for. Everything requires process if we are planning for it to look nice. However, throughout the process time we realize that things might not always turn out how we want them to and many times change our design. Process is a very important step in designing. Without process there is no progress. Blakemore talks about progression through the “ specified disposition of rooms, the decrease of room size as one went further into the sequence…” (Blakemore 94) When positioning the rooms they had to be in order of privacy. For example, the “sala” was the most important room and also the most public. (Blakemore 95) This was because it was the largest space and also in the entrance. The “sala” was the area where “banquets, entertainment, and dining took place. As we progressed into the space, what would be considered private would be the bedrooms. This was the central space where it would be private at night, it could have other uses in the daytime” (Blakemore 95)

Drawings that are shown at different angles or views are also known as Perspectives. There are many types of perspectives that we have learned of throughout this semester. These include 1 point, 2 point and 3 point. Perspective drawings take a lot of time and concentration. You begin by finding a horizon line and then focusing on each of the vanishing points that are seen by looking at the building. The vanishing point along with the horizon line is very important in order to get an accurate drawing of what you are seeing. In the Italian Renaissance perspectives came into place with the frescoes and the visual enlargements. “Intarsia Trompe L’oeil, in which perspective is used to give the effect of three-dimensionality” (Blakemore 100). This once again reinforces the fact that perspectives are used to create a three dimensional look. Another thing that impressed me about the way that perspectives are created are by the wood techniques used to fool the eye. In this painting you can see how the paneling used gives of a look that makes you feel like you can reach in and grab anything on that wall. Overall perspectives are and were a hard specialty to create for us as well as for the Italian renaissance.

Being perfect is not always necessary or easy to achieve however, showing a state of professionalism will make you stand out a lot. When presenting something in any of our classes it is important to speak, stand, and dress professionally. This gives of the impression that you know what you are talking about and feel comfortable with your topic. Also when handing in work it isn’t necessary for it to be perfect but as long as it is the best quality of what you can give. It is impressive how someone’s profession that has nothing to do with architecture can affect the way you design. Vanbrugh, a professional dramatist, shows how the bombcast of Blenheim Palace was created by him. It is impressive how “such theatricality was basic to Baroque architecture”. (Roth 423)

There are many peripheries in architecture that are delineated to create things of our own. If we didn’t have a portfolio or some form of resource to where we could get to these designs we would never know how far these styles have been going on for. As you can see by keeping up with these images or structures over years we can admire the process and professionalism with which these objects were made. Though we each have our own perspectives of what each design means or how it was created it will always be a part of history.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Critique Room

Thumbnail of Critique Space


Isometric of Jeff's Drawing

This was the isometric drawing that was from the class drawing.

Orthograpic Floor plan and elevation

This was the drawing that we chose from the whole class where we were to draw the floor plan and elevations.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Temple Of Amon

This is the Portal we designed for Temple of Amon. Even though it doesn't relate much to the actual structure, we decided to focus more on our words;Boundaries, Proximity, Balance and Rhythm. Boundaries which are shown with the black walls itself; Proximity with the spacing of both the rectangles and color rectangles; Balance, which is shown on the opposite sides of the walls. This is shows by the left wall being being more crowded at the top and the right side more crowded at the bottom; and rhythm by the different colors that are overlapping each other.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Micro to Macro

Composition is the way things are placed. When drafting you always have to think about the way you place things on an 18 x 24 paper. When doing an assignment in Drafting we were asked to focus on all 5 drawing as 1 composition. By doing this we had to fit all the section drawings on the same sheet of paper and make it look understanding and appealing. When speaking of architecture in regards to History, Roth talks about Gothic Architecture being “an assembly of parts worked out for each building individually.” (Roth 353) I feel that everything is placed according to the visual impact it has. In this case the dark ages brought a time period the evoked culture as well as the “intellectual and artistic achievements of the ancients.”( Roth 353) This makes me think of the compositions of the Gothic architecture on a whole new level. One in which they were looking for something new, but also where they would include details that Roman architecture would. Also, Blakemore talks about all the different shapes and ways things are laid on the floor as a different type of composition. “Border design for the panels and for the overall composition often comprised ornament derived from architecture and textiles….and guilloche.”(Blakemore 55) This shows that the “compositon” of the floors came from many different detailed ornaments.They create border lines in which creates a unique shape then filled by the different compositions that are required to make the floor appealing and detailed.

Details are the most intricate parts of a building. To me details are very important. This illustrates the importance of a building. For example, all the cathedrals we looked over throughout the week are very detailed. This shows the time and effort it took to get to the final appearance of the building. However, many buildings are distinct in the way they are constructed. Each one having it’s own specific detail or a multiple of different abstract details. In example, Roth speaks of the new urban architecture that rose with the “rise of new cities and the accumulation of private bourgeois.” (Roth 344) It shocked me to know how much detail is put into buildings that are so ancient. Each building that belonged to either archbishops or bishops were always enclosed in an irregular way. However, the place where they were enclosed was used for fairs and religious plays. So much detail was put into this architecture form the large shop rooms, arched window walls that would lead to the street. It impacts me to know how much time periods changed. I feel that so much more detail was put into the interior of their building than we do now. In the urban residential architecture there were rooms for apprentices and storage for merchandise and supplies. No all these detailed rooms don’t exist. The normal standard houses include bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathrooms. There is no need for each individual room. However, Blakemore talks about detail in a different way. “Interior surfaces- floors, walls, ceiling- can be described broadly as revealing an obsession with ornament and ornamental pattern, a passion for luxurious materials and techniques…. and a predilection to elaborate any surface.” (Blakemore 55) To me this shows all the intricate detail that is used to make things pop. Like Blakemore says, all these qualities are what lead to the effects that the interior spaces create inside a home. Every single one the these surfaces required a lot of detail. For example the floors had all types of shapes and were polished marble or limestone. They used mainly complex mosaics. This to me shows a very important view of detail used in Roman Architecture.

Elliott University Center- FUNCTION PLAN

Diagrams are mainly outlines used to illustrate and explain the different parts and operations of a building. In Perception and Communication class, the way we used diagrams was by dividing different characteristics and putting them into diagrams. For example, my responsibility was getting the function diagram done. In this diagram I divided each group into the certain different functions. Entertainment, Food, Meetings and halls were the main categories. Each different function was shown with a different color. Diagrams make it easier for people who don’t know how to read an architectural plan to know where they stand or know how to read things on a map. So by adding color each person would know exactly what each room is used for and know exactly where to find things. I feel that there are many diagrams in history that help us understand the construction of a building. When reading through each chapter assigned, the visual diagram given gives a better understanding of what the author is talking about.


Impression is a view someone or something creates to you at a first glance. In history when learning about the different cathedrals, I was assigned the Notre Dame Cathedral in Amiens. When looking over each cathedral and comparing it to every other one I saw a major difference in it. The oculus that was in front of the building stood out to me a lot. I felt that this was what made this cathedral stand out. First of all the cathedral is made of many forms; arches, columns and peaks. However having this round rose window really stood out from the rest. I consider this and impression because it is like the first impression you get from a building. Its when you look at something and this one particular thing of the cathedral stands out. This makes me want to go into it and see how this one piece of architecture affects the inside. The same way this building creates an impression to many people by just looking at the amazing architectural characteristics it has, we also have impressions from other works. Roth says “Suger wanted to replace walls of stone with membranes of stained glass, which filtered and transformed sunlight so that it symbolized divine illumination.” (Roth 324) This to me would be a great idea because it would create such a great impression on everyone that saw it. In order for something to be appealing it must stand out and this would be a great way to catch peoples eyes. Another example of impression would be in studio class where many times we think of something being completely different. This would be considered our first impression. When creating our portals, many times we have first ideas. Our ideas don’t always turn out looking like what we wanted it to look like, however, when actually creating a model we get a view of what eventually this will end up looking like.

This is a megaron which consist of a porch,court and hearth.

Porch – Court- Hearth- is many times compared to a house. When thinking of porch, we often like to think of the porch/entrance of a house followed by the court that then is the immediate big opening of a house."A megaron is comprised into three components: a hall, a storeroom at the back and a porch." (Blakemore 31) This big opening would be considered the living room. Following the “court” is the hearth. The hearth is often times the main point of the whole building, the important location. This would be considered the bedroom. This is the most important part of a house. Where it is personal and only you would go in. Many times in Rome we talked about these three words. Court being the place where people gather to worship.

In conclusion, all architectural building are like diagrams that include a porch, hearth and court; Each one of these, which have different symbolisms where one might have a greater meaning then the other. When people walk through each of these buildings each one creates a different impression. When looking at the way that different things are composed and put into a certain order you can see all the different details and effort things actually show.



These are the final building drawing that we were to draw incorporating the different techniques used by other artisPr