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Architecture is both the process and product of designing environments for people which reflect a range of practical and aesthetic considerations ....

Architecture is both the process and product of designing environments for people which reflect a range of practical and aesthetic considerations ....

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  • Architecture &UrbanGeographyLesley-Ann NoelThe University of the West IndiesDept. of Creative & Festival ArtsLesley-ann.noel@sta.uwi.edu
  • Architecture is both the process and product of designing environments for people which reflect a range of practical and aesthetic considerations
  • Architecture isboth the processand product ofdesigningenvironments forpeople whichreflect a range ofpractical andaestheticconsiderationsSpanish CabildoSackville St.Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • Architecture is boththe process andproduct ofdesigningenvironments forpeople which reflecta range of practicaland aestheticconsiderationsOld Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • Architecture is boththe process andproduct ofdesigningenvironments forpeople which reflecta range of practicaland aestheticconsiderationsFrederick St. Port of Spain,South of Woodford Square.
  • Practical?Aesthetic?Gehry Stata Center MIThttp://www.slate.com/slideshows/arts/in-praise-of-the-anti-icon.html
  • Practical?Aesthetic?Gehry Walt Disney ConcertHall
  • Architecture is boththe process andproduct ofdesigningenvironments forpeople which reflecta range of practicaland aestheticconsiderationsMichael SorkinMaster plan for WEED
  • Architecture is both the process and product of designing environments for people which reflect a range of practical and aesthetic considerations
  • Architecture is boththe process andproduct ofdesigningenvironments forpeople which reflecta range of practicaland aestheticconsiderations
  • Urban geography has a long history of examining architecture, initially considering buildings as cultural artifacts, and more recently as objects of value, as signs and in terms of the use and consumption of architectural spaces by people.
  • Urban geography has a longhistory of examiningarchitecture, initiallyconsidering buildings ascultural artifacts, and morerecently as objects of value,as signs and in terms of theuse and consumption ofarchitectural spaces bypeople.Forbidden City – Beijing, China
  • Urban geography has a longhistory of examiningarchitecture, initiallyconsidering buildings ascultural artifacts, and morerecently as objects of value,as signs and in terms of theuse and consumption ofarchitectural spaces bypeople.Hanuman StatueCaripachaimaTrinidad
  • Urban geography has a longhistory of examiningarchitecture, initiallyconsidering buildings ascultural artifacts, and morerecently as objects of value,as signs and in terms of theuse and consumption ofarchitectural spaces bypeople.Temple on the SeaWaterlooTrinidad
  • Urban geography has a longhistory of examiningarchitecture, initiallyconsidering buildings ascultural artifacts, and morerecently as objects of value,as signs and in terms of theuse and consumption ofarchitectural spaces bypeople.
  • Urban geography has along history of examiningarchitecture, initiallyconsidering buildings ascultural artifacts, andmore recently as objects ofvalue, as signs and interms of the use andconsumption ofarchitectural spaces bypeople.Oscar NiemeyerRocinha Sporting Complex
  • The urban environment is largely "man-made", and architects play an influential role in transcribing gender roles and relations into the physical fabric of the city at a variety of scales.
  • Discussions about gender in architecture often begin with an analysis of forms:This water storage tower from Zaragoza, Spain, is described as having amazon-like qualities. Water  Storage  Tower  by  Mendaro  Corsini,  Isasi  Zaragoza  and  Gutierrez   Rodriguez  
  • Discussions about gender in architecture often begin with an analysis of forms: Steps  –  Museum  of  Contemporary  Art,  Chicago  
  • Discussions about gender in architecture often begin with an analysis of forms:Absolute Towers designed by Ma Yansong of MAD Studios, China are said to have feminine forms. Absolute  World  Towers  (Marilyn  Monroe  Towers)  Mississauga  Ontario    
  • Discussions about gender in architecture often begin with an analysis of forms:The Empire State Building is an example of ‘phallic architecture’ which has its origins in ancient Greece and Egypt. Empire  State  Building  
  • Discussions about gender in should also include the gender balance in the profession:Eva Castro was one of 6 women out of 44 presenters at a recent architecture conference demonstrating the profession’s bias towards men. Eva  Castro,  Ground  Lab,  ‘Flowing  Gardens’  Xi’an  Expo  2009  
  • Discussions about gender in architecture often begin with an analysis of forms but should include architecture’s role in redefining housework and the housing needs of women and their families.Truus Schroder co-designed this house with architect Gerrit Rietveld in 1924. She designed the equipment and built-in furniture and challenged traditional ideas of domestic spaces. Rietveld  Schroder  House  1924  
  • Discussions about gender in should include architecture’s role in redefining housework and the housing needs of women and their families.Eileen Gray designed an architecture that would address the needs of the occupants and the new family unit. Gray worked within the model of modern architecture. She worked with LeCorbusier on a house called E1027, a house which called into question the typical domestic group and gender relations. At  E1027  house  –  early  20th  century.    
  • In an era of competitive globalization, iconic architecture is increasingly being used as a tool for economic development within cities.
  • In an era of competitive globalization, iconic architecture is increasingly being used as a tool for economic development within cities.
  • In an era of competitiveglobalization, iconicarchitecture is increasinglybeing used as a tool foreconomic development withincities.Fake HillsMa Yansong
  • In an era of competitiveglobalization, iconicarchitecture is increasinglybeing used as a tool foreconomic development withincities.NAPAPort of Spain Trinidad
  • In an era of competitiveglobalization, iconicarchitecture is increasinglybeing used as a tool foreconomic development withincities. NAPA Port of Spain Trinidad
  • In an era of competitive globalization, iconic architecture is increasingly being used as a tool for economic development within cities.
  • In an era of competitive globalization, iconic architecture is increasingly being used as a tool for economic development within cities.
  • In an era of competitive globalization, iconic architecture is increasingly being used as a tool for economic development within cities.
  • Increasingly forms of fortress architecture are evident in cities, where people reside in secured access environments exacerbating feelings of fragmentation and exclusion. .
  • Increasingly forms of fortressarchitecture are evident incities, where people reside insecured access environmentsexacerbating feelings offragmentation andexclusion.
  • Increasingly forms offortress architectureare evident in cities,where people reside insecured accessenvironmentsexacerbating feelingsof fragmentation andexclusion.Apartment building,Maputo, Mozambique
  • Increasingly forms offortress architectureare evident in cities,where people reside insecured accessenvironmentsexacerbating feelingsof fragmentation andexclusion.Sunrise Park,Trincity, Trinidad
  • Increasingly forms of fortress architecture are evident in cities, where people reside in secured access environments exacerbating feelings of fragmentation and exclusion. This foyer in the Red House was once a public space and was used as a short cut for people walking from Woodford Sq to Wrightson Rd.
  • Increasingly forms of fortress architecture are evident in cities, where people reside in secured access environments exacerbating feelings of fragmentation and exclusion. Lack of use of some public spaces leads to their decline.