Iconic Architectural Structures

Undergraduate
Other types
Miscellaneous
Pages 27 (6777 words)
Download 0
The dissertation work carried out states the significance of attributing various levels of meanings to iconic architecture. The symbolic meaning, semiotics, the ideology of iconic architectures is explored with reference to the different theories and used in the understanding of the role of iconic architecture in defining places…

Introduction

By understanding the denotation and connotation attached to iconic architecture, the role of the same can be understood. In the particular case of the World Trade Center, it is observed that the meaning or significance of the architecture has been changing over time with the time period almost divided as before and after the September 2001 attacks or more popularly known as 9/11. It is further observed that the new architectures are increasingly instrumental in defining the places which can be attributed more to the increased influence of myths and the political ideologies than the more subtle semiotics and the simpler symbolism.
This dissertation work titled 'Will the new iconic architectural structures carry the same intrinsic meaning in defining the cities' is carried out to study and understand the various aspects of building iconic architectures and the different meanings attributed to the visual structures. The various monuments or architectures built in the different time periods have attained an iconic status and always remain to occupy a special place in the history of the place and time. These structures have been conveying a myriad of simple to complex meanings. ...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

Contemporary Architectural Design and Property Development
In general, a religion means a strict, unwritten code of essential rules (including morals and traditions) established by humans in order to control social life of their society.…
Language Structures Experience
Language offers people first hand knowledge of a variety of symbols that one comes to associate with a place. This in turn generates a more enriching quality to one's experiences. (Mercer, 1996)…
Architecture - Avant Garde Architectural Theory
In the beginning of 1922, the Viennese Hungarian Activists were gaining victory. After banishing from Hungary they got together in Vienna. Earlier this year, some of them started to get cut off from Kassak and Ma, making their own groups. In impact of Russian Avant garde was the main cause for the Hungarian Activists to break from Dada and join International Constructivism. The Activist "artists…
Art and Architectural History
His life transformed in the year 1537, at the age of 30 when Andrea Palladio started to work under the famous designer Gian Giorgio Trissini Trissini shaped the life of Palladio, became his mentor, introduced him to the principles of classical architecture and other disciplines of renaissance. Trissini also introduced his protg to a wide circle of patrons and more importantly, gave him his name…
Iconic Architectural Structures
By understanding the denotation and connotation attached to iconic architecture, the role of the same can be understood. In the particular case of the World Trade Center, it is observed that the meaning or significance of the architecture has been changing over time with the time period almost divided as before and after the September 2001 attacks or more popularly known as 9/11. It is further…
The Colosseum and Architectural Theories
This depicts architecture as a field that uses only forces such as harmony of design and engineering to encompass various features that drive people and regions. Ironically, architecture has been a field where fine art and engineering come together only to find nuances where it may function as a political and socio economic barometer. (Hale, 2000; P 5) The structure being studied in this paper-…
Organization Structures & Communication policies
(Portfolio Managers). It is also evident that the work of Jane involves portfolio mgt to small clients. Therefore it is father ambiguous that she also reports to the same Portfolio Managers who had their own clients.…