7 Architecture Facts pt.34 | Iron, Contract, Phi & Petra

7 Architecture Facts pt.34 | Iron, Contract, Phi & Petra

This video is about seven facts of architecture; Architects us dimensional scale and the measuring device in order to depict a large object (like a building) on a small piece of paper or computer screen. This is done so that buildings can be understood in a manageable way and built with a high degree of detail; A Cupola is a structure that sits on top of a roof or dome. It can be configured to accommodate a bell known as a belfry, a light fixture known as a lantern or even people as an overlook known as a belvedere; A golden rectangle can be made starting with a square. A semi circle with its center point at half the length of one side and a radius the length from that point to the corner of the square sets the golden rectangles parameters; Petra is an ancient city carved into the rocky cliff sides of the Ma’an Governorate, Jordan. The classical facades and tomb structures date back as far as the fifth century BC and have appeared in popular US films and more; The Schiller Theatre Building in Chicago was designed by Adler and Sullivan and opened in 1891. The buildings ornate terra cotta facade and intricate details are quintessential to the firm. The building was demolished in the 60’s for a parking garage; Before the advent of effective steelmaking, iron was once produced on a commercial scale. It was used as a structural material but also as an aesthetic one in the manufacture of ornate neo classical building facades and finely crafted details; Architecture projects are no longer done on just a handshake. Today architects us contracts. There’s lots of money at stake and building can be one of the most stressful experiences of a lifetime.

This is a video series about facts in architecture. The 15 second videos featured in the series are created by Doug and posted every day on his Instagram account @dougpatt.



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