Architectural History

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Essay on facade materials on architecture: hiding or showing?
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AUTHOR: Mavarine Du-Marie

DATE: 20th February 2007

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“…The façade is the front or face of a building that has been emphasized architecturally to draw attention to a dwelling. The materials used, such as brick on the façade, come from the very same materials being employed in building the structure of the house. And there is a plethora of façade styles in London dwellings that has been mainly taken from the classical orders, which means that the building façade can be enigmatic, meaning hidden, or is decoratively obscene meaning showing off its various parts; particularly once the dwelling has been studied as architecture….”

Website Info: The Independent – Architecture Section
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