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top ten world architecture- Past 100 Years

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"Top Ten Architecture Past 100 Years" is an article descirbing some of the most inoventive buildings that have been created in the past 100 years. The list contains buildings like; Casa Mila Barcelona, Grand Central Terminal, the Chrystler Building, the Empire State Building, Kaufmann Residence, Johnathan Wax Administration Building, Fransworth house, the Sydney Opera-House, Seagram Building and the World Trade Center. One of the buildings on the list is the Grand Central Terminal, which is located on 42 Street and 3rd Avenue, New York. This building is made of stone facade and is famous for it's ellaborate designs that make it look out of place, since it has a traditional look to it and is in a very modern city. The other building of this list is the Sydney Opera House which is located in Sydney, Australia and was being built from 1957 to 1973. This building is made of concrete and has curved shapes, sperical roots, and is on the water, making it look like a sail boat. I think that this article is made to inform people about the many beautiful buildings that were created long ago, but are still considered as great as modern-day buildings. "Top Ten World Architecture- Past 100 Years." Top Ten World Architecture- Past 100 Years. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2013.

 

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Top 8 Skyscrapers That Will Push the Limits of Design

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This month, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai climbed higher than any other previous structure ever built. But architects won't rest there. Here are eight building plans trying to capture the title as the next tallest tower.
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Marco Longinotti-Buitoni's comment, March 30, 2013 4:25 PM
"Top 8 Skyscrapers That Will Push the Limits of Design" is an article talking about some of the most achieving pieces of architectural designing that will be built in the future. The first structure at the list is the Burj Mubarak al Kabir that will be located in Madina al Hareer in Kuwait. This building will stand tall at 3284 feet tall and will be made for over 7 billion dollars. This structure has such an interesting design because it would be made with twisted blades that make that structure look pointed and almost fake. An other building on the list is the design of the Miapolis in Miami, Florida. The design shows that it would be as tall as 3000 to 3281 feet tall and would cost 22 billion dollars to be built. This design is very fascinating because it will be slim and have a look layered look, and will have an indoor amusement park, performing arts center, marina, living spaces, and so on. An other skyscraper design on the list is the Nakheel Tower that will be located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and 3281 to 4593 feet tall. The design is famous for its cylindrical shape and 8 columns that meet at the tip of the structure. This article is very helpful to people interested in fancy and outgoing designs that will lead to the creation of future buildings. "Top 8 Skyscrapers That Will Push the Limits of Design." Popular Mechanics. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2013.
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Different Types of Jobs for Architects

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An architect designs and supervises the construction of residential, commercial and public buildings. Architects study a wide range of academic disciplines, including art history, design, math, ...
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Marco Longinotti-Buitoni's comment, March 30, 2013 3:10 PM
"Different Types of Jobs for Architects" is an article written by Clayton Browne about the widely varied career of architecture. Even though most of the architectural jobs can be quite different, the architects basically go through the same process. In the report, a list is given followed by a diagnosis for each type of architectural job. The first type given is a self-employed architect, or an architect who work for their own company. The second kind is a junior architect, or an architect who has just graduated and is working at a firm. The third is a retail architect, they are the ones who work for businesses and are in charge of building stores, restaurants, and so on. The fourth is a government architect who is hired by the government to make big, important; federal, state or local buildings. These architects have the most power than other architects and are most important to the community that their structure is in. The fifth kind of architect is an interior architect, someone who designs the inside of buildings or houses, and takes care of the furnishing, fabrics, color set up, flooring, and so on. Browne wrote this article to inform his audience about the different kinds of architects there are and the different jobs they have."Different Types of Jobs for Architects." Work. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2013.
Stephanie_A's comment, April 1, 2013 4:23 PM
As Marco said, this article speaks of the wide variety of different types of architects, starting from self-employed architects to government architect even to interior designers. The article starts off by giving a brief description of the job of an architect. It states how they design and supervise the construction of buildings. The main types of buildings worked on by architects are, residential, commercial and public buildings. Receiving a bachelor’s degree in architecture programs can last around five years. Architects during their student years, learn academics including art history, design, math, physics and civil engineering, and some architects even seek to pursue a master of architecture degree, to better their chance of success. Although most architects go through a similar process, most architectural jobs are quite different and Marco did a great job explaining each and every one of the types listed in this article. I agree with his point on the buildings that architects work on are important to the public and community in which the structure is located in. Each job is vital in their own way and is essential to have in any community.
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NCARB - Becoming an Architect

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Marco Longinotti-Buitoni's comment, March 29, 2013 6:46 PM
"Becoming an Architect" is an article created by an organization called the 'National Council of Architectural Registration Boards'. It is a general overview of the architectural field, and the skills needed for someone interested in the profession. The creators of the website explained that architecture is the occupation in which the skills of designing, studying and creating a building or structure are used. In the report, the variables that are important in affecting architecture, are clarified. For instance, the contributors explain how the the structure is informed by it's site. Is it on a hill? Is it in a city? These are just some of the essential questions an architect has to ask themselves. Since architecture is everywhere buildings have to be safe, efficient, and extremely precise. The goal of the authors is to inform us about the very demanding field of architecture, and to emphasize that the job is an important one has many levels. The process of building a building can take years, and "Becoming an Architect" is a good source of information for someone researching this profession. MLA: "Becoming an Architect." NCARB. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2013.
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After college, how do I start a career in architecture?

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How to begin your career in architecture, with tips and resources.
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Jackie Craven is a well-known writter for new architectural trends, news, and

processes. She wrote an article "After College, How Do I Start a Career In Architecture?" about the steps to getting into the career after studying in school. Craven writes that the first step in the process is starting the profession as early as being in college. Working or being involved in architecture is very helpful to your future and getting a part time job will also create a background for you. The next step is working in internships for the feel of architectural working. It is considered normal for most graduates to become interns before they get their licenses. The third step is for those living in America and Canada, and that is to pass the Architect Registration Exam or ARE. The passing of this test leads to the recieving of a license for work. After getting a license you can be able to find employment at a firm or businesses. This article is helpful to those looking for very descriptive steps of getting work in the field of architecture. Craven, Jackie. "Becoming an Architect." About.com Architecture. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2013.

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Nora Caliban's comment, April 1, 2013 6:17 PM
As Marco said, the first step in the process of starting the profession of architecture is to begin early. I completely agree with this considering the fact that architecture is a very demanding career. I thought Marco did a great job of breaking down each step. His insight was clear and easy to understand. In this article and insight, the career of architecture was very well explained. Before reading them, I was unaware of all the steps that had to be completed in order to be successful in the career. I am sure that this insight would be very helpful for anyone interested in architecture. From looking at Marco's page, I see that architecture looks like a great career. It seems like an exciting job that requires a lot of devotion and talent. After reading this article and Marco’s insight, I think architecture would be a wonderful career path.
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Famous architects : architect.architecture.sk

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Marco Longinotti-Buitoni's comment, March 30, 2013 3:53 PM
"Famous Architects: architect.architecture.sk" is a website that shows a list of many architects from the past. All of these architects have made great creations that give others in the line of work, something to look up to. One famous architect is Carlo Scarpa, a man who was famous for his tall buildings and his complex projects. He was a big inspiration towards others who were trying to reintroduce old and traditional manners of building. An other famous person is Frank Owen Gehry, who is know for creating a well-known firm called Frank O. Gehry & Associates. This firm has created many popular buildings and skyscrapers in America, and has won many awards for their great line of work. An other great architect was Tadao Ando, who was known for his great creations in Japan, including his many models for airplanes and ships. This article was created to show of the many great people who introduced many new impacts into the world of architecture. "Famous Architects : Architect.architecture.sk." Famous Architects : Architect.architecture.sk. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2013.
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Building a Career in Architecture

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Learn about becoming an architect. What does an architect do, how much does one earn, what is the job outlook for this field and what are the educational requirements?
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Marco Longinotti-Buitoni's comment, March 29, 2013 7:39 PM
"Building a Career in Architecture" is an article written by Dawn Rosenberg McKay, who is known for being a professional career planner. The report includes; the process of becoming an architect, facts about the job, the requirements of the career and the future for the architects. Some included facts talk about past years in which the professions in architecture have flourished. For example, in 2008 a large number of jobs were available to architects, showing how open employment was for students. Architects are required to have a license, if they are working in America. A license can be obtained by either getting a Master or Bachelor Degree of Architecture from 2 to 5 years. In most states, a degree gets awarded, only if it is assured by the NAAB, or National Architectural Accrediting Board. The estimation given by the report for the future of this career, shows that it is most possible for an increase in jobs through 2018. In my opinion, this is a great article created by McKay because she shows the long and sometimes hard process of becoming an architect. MLA:"Building a Career In Architecture." About.com Career Planning. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2013.