Saturday , 18 November 2017
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!?Space and/or Place

 what is the difference between SPACE and PLACE in architectural terms? Can we make a space into a place? Space is the raw material an architect uses to create Places. ‘Space’ to a layman is everything beyond Earth. To an architect, ‘Space’ is anything that hosts ‘Design’. Here, ‘Design’ stands for material that defines the limit of the space. When Design is ... بیشتر بخوانید »

Interior Design and Interior Decorating

 Many people use the terms “Interior Design” and “Interior Decorating” interchangeably, but these professions differ in critical ways. While they have many similarities, interior design and interior decorating have a few differences: some subtle, some significant.     What is Interior Design? Interior design is a profession that combines creativity, technical knowledge and business skills. Interior designers work with clients and ... بیشتر بخوانید »

Famous Architecture Quotes

 “Architecture begins where engineering ends.” – Walter Gropius “The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.” – Frank Lloyd Wright “Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” – Frank Gehry “Form follows function.” – Louis Sullivan “All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is ... بیشتر بخوانید »

!Happy National Architect’s Day

 Before going through to the main point, that would be good to know some thing about Sheykh Bahaei. Shaykh Baha’ al Din’s fame was due to his excellent command of mathematics, architecture and geometry. A number or architectural and engineering designs are attributed to him, but none can be substantiated with sources. He was the architect of Isfahan’s Imam Square, Imam Mosque and Hessar ... بیشتر بخوانید »

Architectural Styles- Mughal Architecture

Taj Mahal

 An architectural style is characterized by the features that make a building or other structure notable and historically identifiable. A style may include such elements as form, method of construction, building materials, and regional character. Most architecture can be classified as a chronology of styles which changes over time reflecting changing fashions, beliefs and religions, or the emergence of new ideas, technology, or materials which make new styles ... بیشتر بخوانید »

Request for cooperation

 For several months, the AEAGU has focused on sharing the architectural information and also the glossary of architectural terms with a view to increasing the quality and efficiency of architecture at Garmsar university. This began after some months of establishment of “arch-ac” for the exchange of information amongst Members and Observers.  The next step was adding an informative English column ... بیشتر بخوانید »

Glossary of Architectural Terms – Gothic Cathedral

 Gothic Cathedral Façade Louver-Board: one of a series of overlapping, sloping boards used as louvers in an opening, so arranged as to admit air but to exclude rain or cut off visibility from the outside. Bell Tower: a tall narrow structure designed to house a bell or bells, typically forming part of a church. Rose Window:  a circular window with mullions or ... بیشتر بخوانید »

? Why Become An Architect

 To be or not to be, that’s the … ? why … ? People Respect you! They might not understand exactly what you do for your job, but there is an existing perception that architects will endeavor to make the right decision on their own detriment. They are not often seen as driven by financial rewards like doctors and lawyers may be. ... بیشتر بخوانید »

Visual Dictionary of Architecture – Traditional Houses

 In these parts, We are going to be familiar with architecture visually. First part is about traditional houses, the dwellings, current or of former times, that characterize a given culture. By the way, all the information is collected by Kimia Jahangiri. Wigwam: Round or oval dwelling of North American Indians made of poles covered with bark, matting and skins. Igloo: Dome-shaped Inuit ... بیشتر بخوانید »

Glossary of Architectural Terms – Part 3

 Over the course of centuries, architects and builders have developed specialized terms to describe their buildings. This section of the guide provides definitions for some of the more common technical terms. Elements and Details The elements and details that either are part of a building’s structure (like the parts of a window) or are applied to it (like cresting or ... بیشتر بخوانید »