ARCH 1121 In class Assignment Jamal Sennon

If I had to choose from the three things listed I would choose going to college. I would choose this because it is one the things that is currently most important to me. I would choose this because those  readings and attending those classes are my responsibilities are my mine to fulfill. I feel like I would rather do this than the other two. The past event doesn’t seem as important to me because I didn’t really know much like any people that suffered through the tragedies.  However it was still a horrible event that should be recognized. If I could pick a second one it would be the anniversary of the 9/11 attack. I think the homework and attending classes would have the greatest impact on me. I believe this because it would impact my future. Yes voting would also do that but individually as a person I would want to work on better educating myself. History has a big role on the future of each of us. It is able to change the way people think and perceive things in the world. By understanding and seeing things that have repeated in history people are able to predict things or stop them from happening. Also You can learn things from historic events that can help you in your future.

Fabian Chiqui (in class assignment )

Out of the three that was listed above i would say that the one that has the most importance to me is the homework that is due tomorrow. To add also the classes that i have tomorrow. I chose this because if i don’t attend class tomorrow i would probably miss important information. Or if i do not do the homework assigned then my GPA would drop. Out of the three events I think that the 9/11 attack on NYC would have the greatest impact after a week. During the 9/11 many families suffered and including today people still remember that day as if it was yesterday. I remember some of my old high school teachers telling me of how they saw the building burn down. Even though the teacher was not even close to the attack. During that time many people also lost their jobs. The 9/11 event was very tragic and caused many people a great deal of pain. Even though I was of small age during that time I see and feel by the way people describe it that it was a day that will never be forgotten. I think past event are very important but not as important as the present. What I do today will affect my tomorrow. The past already passed, sure you can go back and remember but you can’t change it. Unlike what I do today like if i chose to do my homework or not will affect my tomorrow. You can learn from your past mistakes and improve on it. But if you just stay there you just never grow as a person. In my opinion you look at your past and try to improve on what didn’t work for you. So when the now comes you are ready. For it comes down to this what I do today will affect what happens tomorrow.

Flamur Dellovci Assignment #1

Flamur Dellovci

The first structure that I sketched was the Federal Court Building, which is an institutional building has a massive scale and size in the Downtown Brooklyn area. It’s primarily made of stone and glass and the first floor is designed mostly to accommodate a large entrance that directs into many other areas into the building. The roof is very flat and shares similarities to the rest of the building’s design. The rhythm of the building is entirely vertical with the exception of the main entrance glass cylinder. There are also very few overhangs and recesses that appear from the building itself with the exception of a multi-spire edge of the rooftop in the building on Tillary St. There is hardly any ornamentation but a heavy use of glass on the main entrance that is highly reflective against the sun.

The second structure that I sketched was a Post-Disaster housing structure on Cadman Plaza West not too far from the Federal Court Building. It is an institutional building as well; it serves as a museum to the general public to view what the conceptual structure would be like. It is very different from its surroundings, it almost seems like it doesn’t belong in its location. Albeit, the space it does sit on it uses very well to compliment the rest of structure. It seems to be made of various but durable looking materials such as lightweight steel covering the outside, possibly more rigid structure on the inside and glass. Each floor shares a nearly identical look as the other, it’s almost like giant separate structures were placed on top of each other. There aren’t many windows, but the windows that are there are large. There is a built staircase on the side that helps get to the different levels, otherwise there is nothing that hangs outside the structure. There is various colors that appear somewhat pleasing to the eye with gray being the primary color while yellow highlights the balconies.

These two buildings, while very different they share a similarity of being institutional structures. There sizes are vastly different, with the post-disaster housing structure being very small in size in comparison to the Federal Court Building, which is massive in size and shows extraordinary use of rhythm and a high use of vertical. The Federal Court Building also looks to be made to last and shows its superiority with its size and use of stone while the post-disaster housing was built with a specific purpose in mind and was designed to not look as unpleasing as they could make it.

Assignment 3

Writing Assignment #3-(Only type-written work will be accepted)

Assigned: September,19, 2017
Due: September 26, 2017

• Choose one set of notes you’ve already written in this course.
• Read, edit and expand upon your existing notes and prepare a NEW, complete set of notes to hand in.
• By reading, rereading, then writing down your notes, you are using multiple modalities of comprehending the information. This will increase your retention and depth of detail of the subject.
• If and only IF your class notes are initially done with a lot of details and clearly written, you may make a copy of them to hand in. But you should re-read them anyway.
• This is a technical writing assignment, more mechanical in it’s construction, than the others. It serves not only as a submitted assignment, but also to aid your study of a class, for midterm exam.
• Add illustrations, sketches, timelines, or other non-text info as you see fit.
• You may simplify, add more content to specific building information like dates or place, or condense or change the notes from the original in any way you choose.
• Please submit A COPY of the work to me, and retain the original or digital copy for your records and to study from!

Note I will ask for another set of notes with the same criteria from one of the classes after Thanksgiving break, before the Final Exam.

Assignment 2

2017_1121_ writing assignment #2

Writing Assignment #2-(Only type-written work will be accepted)

Assigned: Sept 5, 2017
Due: Sept 18, 2017

• Read Chapter 1 (the Mesopotamia and the Near East and the Egypt chapter) in A World History of Architecture.
• Chose two monuments, one monument should be from the Mesopotamia Chapter and the other monument should be from the Egypt chapter.
• Make a chart with two headings, one for each monument.
• Under each heading write the information you know about each monument in parallel format. This means if on line one you write that the first monument is a temple, and then on the first line under the second monument you should write the second monument’s use and so on.
• After you have assembled the chart, write one paragraph comparing the two monuments.
• Work from the biggest similarity to the smallest and then from the biggest difference to the smallest.
• After you have written the paragraph, try to write a topic sentence that would introduce and state the biggest point from the paragraph.

Hand in the chart, the paragraph, and the topic sentence.