Composing Essays on Architecture….

On this page you will find links to essays I have written on various topics to do with Architecture…

1. The Significance of “Oculus” in Architecture…

The significance of “Oculus” in Architecture

This essay was written in the final year of college as part of my International Baccalaureate Diploma. It explores the origins of a peculiar Architectural element named “Oculus”. It was the first stepping stone towards unearthing the artistic realm of Architecture.

2. How has Necessity shaped the Outcome of Islamic Architecture…

How has Necessity shaped the Outcome of Islamic Architecture?

This essay investigates the different architectural elements used in Islamic Architecture and how some aspects grew out of necessity whilst others are merely there for decoration.

3. Does Ron Herron’s “The Walking City” proposal have the potential to be a feasible project, or will it always remain a paper dream?

Does Ron Herron’s “The Walking City” proposal have the potential to be a feasible project, or will it always remain a paper dream?

The Walking City is a design proposal of a structure that could house an entire city, and travel from one site to another. This complex design was never constructed, but almost half a decade later, is there any possibility for it to be turned into reality? Or will The Walking City always remain only as a brave experimental idea in the realm of Architecture? This essay explores in detail, the background of the proposal, how it came about, why it was not built when it was designed, and if there is a chance that it could be constructed now?

4. Burj Khalifa: An Icon

Burj Khalifa An Icon

This study sets out to determine ‘What makes a building, such as Burj Khalifa, iconic?’. The aim is to understand what makes a building iconic, and to show whether Burj Khalifa can be regarded as an iconic building.

 

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