University of Toronto has been constantly adding new faculty buildings. The recent addition to these buildings is the Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research (CCBR). The unique structure designed by the Behnisch & Partner and arch
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Etruscan Temple Because of the materials the Etruscans used to build their temples we only have the foundations, and Vitruvius' (a Roman architect) account of the temples designs.
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How and why has Lincoln Castle changed from 1068 to the present day?
How and why has Lincoln Castle changed from 1068 to the present day? Lincoln Castle was built by William the conqueror in 1068. William thought that it was an ideal site to build a castle on because it was previously a Roman fort and had a good view of the surrounding areas and approaches. The castle was also a previous site for a Roman fort and Fosse way was easy to see from the castle, as was the River Witham. Ermine Street ran right through the castle walls. The changes made to the castle since 1068 are extensive and they have been made for a variety of reasons. New buildings have been added and these too have changed use and purpose over the years. From the castle you could see for 25 miles and communications by road were very good. It was very difficult to attack, as you had to ascend a steep hill before you even got to the main castle gates. Therefore it was an ideal site to build a castle on. Cobb Hall The castle was under attack in the 12th century as a result of the 'anarchy,' or civil war. Because of this, there were parts of the castle that were vulnerable to attack. As in every castle, these were the corners and the entrances. Fortunately for the Normans, around this time, there were crusading knights in the holy lands, and word of what they found out there was spreading quickly. Something they found out in these crusades was that in the Middle
Scurta istorie a lumii
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Analysis of Specific Visual Spaces In South Africa
. INTRODUCTION: SPATIALITY. Spatiality is defined as any property relating to or occupying a space. When one examines this notion one will find that it is extremely broad in its nature. The various relations such a property can have to its space that it occupies ranges from physical spheres to symbolic and even historic spatial spheres. The majority of the spaces involved are layered under numerous ideological and mythical layers. These elements deal with various power and control structures that are able to be analyzed and revealed. (Spatiality: 2008) Choosing a space specifically in South Africa creates opportunity to analyze or examine a space that is worthy of critical discourse and rich in controversy and heritage because of our past. Here I believe that various elements such as ideological and mythical systems will be revealed many times over regarding the specific landscape I choose to examine. The space I chose to examine is a newly built shopping/entertainment centre in Irene which is called Irene Village Mall. A brief overview of Irene and its history will follow as well as an in depth examination of the Irene Village Mall regarding its relationship to the various spatial spheres. 2. IRENE, DOORNKLOOF. The earliest historical writings record that a tribe called the Bakwena or the Crocodile people lived in the Irene area in the 1800's. The tribe was later driven
The genealogical landscape, then, that emerges from Chesnutt's stories reveals the interwoven bonds between blacks and whites and their senses of place.
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How Great an Impact on an Organisations effectiveness does its Structure have?
How Great an Impact on an Organisations effectiveness does its Structure have? An organisational structure is very important to any business no matter the size and without a solid structure the staffing function becomes randomly inefficient and ineffective. A good organisational structure will help a management team in any business to achieve high performance through increases in efficiency and effectiveness. Basic research on organisational structures that are relevant to this essay are those of Lawrence and Lorsch (1967), Drazin and Van de Ven (1985) and Mintzberg (1989). Research on the organisation structures in six enterprises conducted by Lawrence and Lorsch (1967) summarised the features of the organisation structure to be the span of control, number of levels to a shared superior, time span of review of departmental performance, specificity of review of departmental performance and importance of formal rules. Drazin and Van de Ven (1985) defined the organisational structure in terms of specification, standardisation, discretion and personnel expertise. They agreed with Lawrence and Lorsh on the feature of specialisation. Mintzberg (1989) studied seven types of organisations, namely, entrepreneurial, machine, professional, diversified, innovative, missionary and political. He found them to be based on key parts of the organisation, type of decentralisation and their
The Pyramids of Giza.
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EXTERNAL ENVELOPE CONTENTS .0 INTRODUCTION 3 2.0 FAÇADE DESIGN 4 3.0 HEAT TRANSFER 5 3.1 Conduction 5 3.2 Convection 5 3.3 Radiation 6 4.0 BUILDING REGULATIONS 6-7 5.0 STRUCTURES 8 5.1 Steel 8 5.2 Concrete 8-9 5.3 Glass 10 6.0 FAÇADE FORMS, MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION 11 6.1 Heavyweight 11 6.1.1 Masonry - Stone 11-12 6.1.2 Masonry - Brick 13 6.2 Lightweight 14 6.2.1 Metal Panels 14-15 6.2.2 Plastics 16 6.2.3 Timber 16-17 6.2.4 Fabric 17 6.2.5 Curtain Wall 18-19 7.0 CONCLUSION 20 8.0 REFERENCES 21 .0 INTRODUCTION An external envelope (also know as: façade, skin), is constructed for enclosure of a building to protect the occupants, storage items & the interior of the building from outside intrusion (for security), external weather elements (wind, snow, rain etc), whilst producing a comfort factor relevant for the end user/s by ensuring the correct materials & methods are used whilst cohering with the relevant Building Regulations and British Design Standards. 2.0 FAÇADE DESIGN The façade of a building needs to be designed at the very early stages of the construction process. This ensures that a detailed analysis of the energy input/output, and it's structural integrity and durability is concluded. If this procedure is not adhered to,