The world of architecture is multi-faceted. It combines the world of engineering with the world of fine art as the architect strives not only to fulfill the functional needs of the client but also ensure that the structures fit into the environment in a positive way.
will be using online information to learn about several buildings
and some of the leading architects in the world.
Use the following sites for this assignment:
The ProcessStart by creating a new folder in the My Documents folder on your computer. Give this folder your name. You will save everything for this assignment in this new folder.
Visit the Great Buildings Collection site. Explore what you find on architects and buildings, keeping in mind the requirements listed in "The Task" section above.
Next, look at the Wikipedia sites to help you select an architect. Once you have selected an architect, sign up for that architect on the sign-up sheet in the classroom. Do not sign-up for an architect who has already been selected.
You will be building a short presentation on your architect using presentation software. We will use the OpenOffice presentation tool for this. Go through the sites that pertain to your architect and copy images of their buildings and save them in your folder. Find information about the architect's life, schooling, influences and type that up in a word processor and save that document in your folder.
Launch the OpenOffice
presentation tool and assemble a set of slides that your will use
in your short talk about the architect. A few slides about the
architect's life and a half dozen showing their building should
be sufficient. The length of your talk will only be a few
You will be evaluated on the completeness of your presentation. Be sure to include the information required as shown in "The Task" section above
As a result of participating in this assignment you should have a better understanding that the world of architecture, the relationship of form to function, and be familiar with the background of at least one known architect.