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Atrium Architecture

Atrium Architecture speaks to what is Atrium Architecture and define Atrium Architecture.

Wherever one may be, especially in a town or city throughout North America one will probably be within eyesight of a building of some kind. Building architecture especially atrium architecture defines these buildings. Style, materials used, function and location speak to the designers and constructors of these varied buildings.

This website speaks to style of buildings and why it matters to specific cultures which express who we are, what we are, where we come from, our aspirations through beauty, power and grace. This is the definition of style.

This website will focus on atrium architecture and general architecture style and how it is affected by function, materials, location, people and culture.

It is quite likely that many buildings do not fit into a particular style but rather a combination of styles and is simply limited by the imagination architects. Often it is the buildings that combine many styles which are the most pleasing to the eye and provide ease of function.

Seventeenth century buildings were a result of the needs and materials of the time and were shaped by forces of the time. Earliest buildings for the most part made of wood with massive timber construction. In this period stone construction appeared and was usually reserved for permanent structures such as churches or other religious institutions. Many of these buildings were copies of permanent buildings throughout Europe and the United Kingdom.

Eighteenth century buildings often prohibited wooden buildings because of the threat of fire so it became usual to construct buildings of field stone and stucco. It was common for fires to start in chimneys and spread through the ceiling timber work. New laws stated that masonry be used for chimneys separated from any wooden standards especially those of mansard roofs. It was legislated that end walls had to rise above the roof to act as fire breaks. Cedar shingles were banned and a covering of slate and tin was to be used. Cut stone trim was used to replace wood as window frames.

Forces other than appearance affected the appearance of buildings in the eighteenth century. Many were built to serve as war fortresses and were fortified for this purpose.

North America was greatly influenced by European, English, Scottish, Irish and other artisans and tradesmen.

As defined by “Wikipedia” architecture is defined as:

As defined by “Wikipedia” architecture is defined as:

"Architecture" can mean:

A general term to describe buildings and other physical structures.

The art and science of design and erecting buildings and other physical structures.

The style and method of design and construction of buildings and other physical structures.

The practice of the architect, where architecture means the offering or rendering of professional services in connection with the design and construction of buildings, or built environments.

The design activity of the architect, from the macro-level (urban design, landscape architecture) (to the micro-level (construction details and furniture).

The term "architecture" has been adopted to describe the activity of designing any kind of system, and is commonly used in describing information technology.

In relation to buildings, architecture has to do with the planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social, environmental, and aesthetic considerations. It requires the creative manipulation and coordination of material, technology, light and shadow. Architecture also encompasses the pragmatic aspects of realizing buildings and structures, including scheduling, cost estimating and construction administration. As documentation produced by architects, typically drawings, plans and technical specifications, architecture defines the structure and/or behaviour of a building or any other kind of system that is to be or has been constructed.

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Architectural Terms

Quebec Architecture

Palladian Architecture

Nineteenth Century Architecture

Neoclassical Architecture

Gothic Revival Architecture

Romantic Gothic Architecture

Italianate Architecture

Second Empire Architecture

French Gothic Architecture

High Victorian Gothic Architecture

Romanesque Architecture

Chateau Architecture

Queen Anne Architecture

Twentieth Century Architecture

Beaux Arts Architecture

Chicago Architecture

Modern Classical Architecture

Art Deco Architecture

Moderne Style Architecture

Georgian Architecture

Tudor Architecture

Spanish Colonial Architecture

Quebec Revival Architecture

Arts and Crafts Architecture

Modern Gothic Architecture

Prairie Style Architecture

International Style Architecture

Brutalist Style Architecture

Expressionist Style Architecture

Post Modern Architecture

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