7 Architecture Facts pt.46 | New York Times, Scarpa, & The Low House

This is a video about 7 facts in architecture. They are as follows; The most important job of the architect is something most architects never learn in school. It’s referred to as client management. And in some ways it’s very similar to something psychiatrists and psychologists do—marriage counseling; Irving Gill designed the Walter Dodge House in Hollywood, California in 1914. The house is significant because it appears to anticipate the coming Modern movement in which buildings were stripped of ornament in favor of a minimalist aesthetic; Italian architect Carlo Scarpa was inventive. One of the most interesting features of his work was its puzzle-like qualities. Every line and subsequent form was carefully considered, as seen in the partial elevation of a stair designed for a shop in Venice; The William G. Low House was a unique example of Shingle style architecture. Charles McKim of McKim, Mead and White designed the home in 1886. The home was essentially one giant shingled gable with a porch and simplified trim details; Alfred B. Mullett was a 19th century architect known for work on U.S. Federal buildings. He had a command of the Victorian style. Unfortunately, he died in debt, not having been paid for major government commissions, and, some might say, underappreciated; A portico is a covered walkway that marks an entry to a building. It may have walls, partial walls, piers, pilasters, or columns. A portico can have a flat roof or may be fashioned with a pediment or roof-like structure; Bertram Goodhue was a multitalented architect known for his designs in the Gothic Revival style. His business partner was well-known architect Ralph Adams Cram. Goodhue was also known for designing the Cheltenham typeface used as the New York Times front page headline font.

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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