Comparative Design Paper

Instructions 1. Choose one building built in each these two different time periods: • BC era • during the AD/CE era, • Rural and/or urban areas from each selected period. 2. Using Word, or a comparable text editor, produce a case study for each building/period that will include information on both the interior and exteriors of each chosen building. In each case study you must: • Include a photo of the building, min. 150 DPI • Include the following information: o Brief introduction about the building o Architectural characteristics o Brief overview of the products and materials used o Brief overview of any distinct construction methods o Building’s function o Culture of people 3. For each case, beyond the physical characteristics of each building and society, research and find the relationship between the design of the buildings and the culture of people in the society that built them. For this analysis: • Consider the elements and principles of design, structure, interior decoration, architectural details of the selected buildings • Try to determine the reasons for using the particular methods of design used for each building • Investigate the role that the building played in the society 4. Write the conclusion to your analysis describing how the case studies compare to each other and the result of the role of cultural and society on the design of each particular case. This analysis should be a major part of your assignment. 5. All research must be properly resourced with a reference page and APA citation and formatting rules followed. Your paper should be 5-6 pages in length. 6. Include a footer at the bottom of each page (except the title page) including the assignment name, page name and your name. 7. Save it as a .doc or .docx file.

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