Trends in Computer Architecture

Trends in Computer Architecture Since the introduction of the first computer, the search for computer architecture that is faster, smaller, and more efficient has been a constant goal of the computer industry. The first computers were large, heavy machines composed of thousands of vacuum tubes. The development of the transistor created the next evolution in […]

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Greek and Roman Architecture

Greek and Roman Architecture The Greeks thought of their Gods as having the same needs as human beings, they believed that the Gods needed somewhere to live on Earth. Temples were built as the gods’ earthly homes. The basic design of temples developed from the royal halls of the Maycenaean Age. A Mycenaean palace consisted […]

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For many people, the world over, the Pantheon is just another stop on Rome’s famous tourist trail. When considered amongst Rome’s other architectural wonders, it is understandable that the significance of the Pantheon is sometimes overlooked. However, if one stops and takes a closer look it soon becomes evident that the Pantheon is an ancient […]

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Place is to architecture

“Place is to architecture” it is said, “as meaning is to language1. ” Given this comparison, architecture gives a place meaning. Examples of this include the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or the White House in Washington, D. C. Without these structures, these places might be as relevant as a banal suburb, usually lacking relevant structures […]

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How Have the Ideas Used in Classical and Gothic Architecture Been Incorporated in to Liverpool’s Modern Architecture

Greek and Roman architecture is known as Classical architecture. A typical example of a Classical piece of architecture consists of columns and an entablature. These columns have a base, shaft and capital, and are arranged in a neat, very often symmetrical manner. There are five different types of arrangement between columns and entablature. These arrangements […]

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The Wild Side of North American Prehistory

The American public’s interest in the fantastic secrets locked away in the new found North American was at it height in the early 1800s. There were many people wiling to step up and fill the public’s taste of adventure and mystery buried in their neighboring hills. The people couldn’t get enough of the fantastic. These […]

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Local Study of Warrington

Warrington became a settlement mainly because of the River Mersey and its crossing point, which was in Latchford. The Romans decided to march north from their fort up at Deva in Chester, when they came upon this ford (shallow crossing point), so a small settlement grew up here. The Romans called it a veratinium. When […]

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Impressions of Islamic Architecture

The native architecture of the Middle East, Asia Minor, and parts of southern Asia is known as Islamic. This is based on the culture and religious beliefs that shape the lives of the current inhabitants. While Islam has played a powerfully important role in shaping the structures built by these people, the actual basis of […]

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Expansion and Changes in Architecture in the 20th century

The changes which took place in British architecture during the 20th century were diverse and were nothing like the styles of the past. Before the 20th century most buildings, which had been built, were either Gothic or Classical in style. This was also very typical of most of the architecture in Western Europe and had […]

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Building Defects

The attached sketches, prepared on site by the building surveyor, show the details of cracks discovered in a 15-year-old extension to a 40 year old bungalow. The most severe defects are the external crack running the full height between the extension and the extension structure and the dislodgement of the wall plate to the existing […]

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