Theory Of Architecture02_prelim Assessment

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  • 1. 

    What are the 4 steps in doing an ARCHITECTURAL PROGRAM?

  • 2. 

    In his practice he explores the use of indigenous materials infused with current       technological trends to bring a new dimension in designs.

    • A.

      Francisco Manosa

    • B.

      Tomas Mapua

    • C.

      Juan Nakpil

    • D.

      Leandro Locsin

    Correct Answer
    A. Francisco Manosa
    Explanation
    Francisco Manosa is the correct answer because the statement mentions that he explores the use of indigenous materials infused with current technological trends to bring a new dimension in designs. This suggests that he combines traditional and modern elements in his designs, which aligns with the idea of using indigenous materials with current technological trends.

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  • 3. 

    He was called “Masters master” where his students are architects like Gropius, Breuer          and Van de Rohe.

    • A.

      Eric Mendelsohn

    • B.

      Peter Behrens

    • C.

      Frank Lloyd Wright

    • D.

      Vitruvius

    Correct Answer
    B. Peter Behrens
    Explanation
    Peter Behrens was called the "Masters master" because he had a significant influence on his students who went on to become renowned architects themselves, such as Gropius, Breuer, and Van de Rohe. This suggests that Behrens was highly respected and regarded as a master in his field, with his teachings and mentorship shaping the careers of these notable architects.

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  • 4. 

    A style architecture and decoration, primarily French in origin, which represents the final         phase of the baroque around the middle of the 18th century, characterized by profuse, often         semiabstract orientation and lightness of colors and weight.

    • A.

      Mansard

    • B.

      Rococo

    • C.

      Niche

    Correct Answer
    B. Rococo
    Explanation
    Rococo is a style of architecture and decoration that originated in France during the 18th century. It represents the final phase of the baroque style and is characterized by its lightness of colors and weight, as well as its profuse and often semiabstract orientation. The term "rococo" is used to describe this particular style of architecture and decoration.

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  • 5. 

    Architecture is generally conceived, designed and realized.

    • A.

      Articulation

    • B.

      Design process

    • C.

      theory

    • D.

      form

    Correct Answer
    B. Design process
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that architecture involves a process of conception, design, and realization. This implies that there is a systematic approach to creating architectural works, which involves various stages such as conceptualization, designing the structure, and finally bringing it to life. The term "design process" accurately captures this idea, as it encompasses the entire journey from initial conception to the actual construction of the architectural design.

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  • 6. 

    Whose famous axiom is this, “Design as if you were a child” 

    • A.

      Kenzo Tange

    • B.

      Renzo Piano

    • C.

      Antonio Gaudi

    • D.

      Alvar Aalto

    Correct Answer
    B. Renzo Piano
    Explanation
    Renzo Piano is known for his famous axiom, "Design as if you were a child." This means that when designing, one should approach it with a childlike curiosity, imagination, and simplicity. By thinking like a child, one can tap into their creativity and come up with innovative and unconventional ideas. Renzo Piano's architectural designs often reflect this approach, as he creates buildings that are playful, whimsical, and inspire a sense of wonder, just like a child's perspective.

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  • 7. 

    It is the mental image or formulation of what something is ought to be, esp. an idea generalized from particular characteristics or instances.

    Correct Answer
    Architectural Concepts
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Architectural Concepts," aligns with the definition provided in the question. Architectural concepts refer to the mental image or formulation of what something in architecture is supposed to be. It involves the generalization of ideas and characteristics derived from specific instances. Therefore, this answer accurately reflects the definition given in the question.

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  • 8. 

    A Scheme is not an underlying organizational pattern or structure for a design

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because a Scheme is indeed an underlying organizational pattern or structure for a design. Schemes are often used in various fields such as architecture, art, and design to provide a framework or system for organizing and arranging elements. They help create a cohesive and harmonious composition by establishing relationships between different components. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 9. 

    The study of creative processes esp. as applied to the stating and solution of problems that involves free use of metaphor and analogy in informal interchange with a small group of diverse individuals.  

    • A.

      Theory

    • B.

      Concept

    • C.

      Synectics

    • D.

      Design Concept

    Correct Answer
    C. Synectics
    Explanation
    Synectics refers to the study of creative processes, particularly in problem-solving, that involves the free use of metaphor and analogy in informal interchange with a small group of diverse individuals. It is a theory or concept that explores how creativity can be enhanced through the exchange of ideas and perspectives among a diverse group of people.

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  • 10. 

    What are the four types of architectural thematic concepts?

    Correct Answer
    analogy,structural,environmental,functional
    Explanation
    The four types of architectural thematic concepts are analogy, structural, environmental, and functional. These concepts play a crucial role in the design and planning of buildings. Analogy refers to the use of familiar or recognizable elements in architecture, such as incorporating historical or cultural references. Structural concepts focus on the organization and arrangement of the building's components. Environmental concepts consider the impact of the building on its surroundings and the use of sustainable design principles. Functional concepts relate to the practical and efficient use of space within the building.

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  • 11. 

    What type of Bulk-Active Structure describes the image above?

    • A.

      Post & Lintel Construction

    • B.

      Light Frame Construction

    • C.

      Platform Construction

    Correct Answer
    B. Light Frame Construction
    Explanation
    The image above shows a structure that consists of a framework of wooden or metal studs, with horizontal beams and vertical columns supporting the load. This type of construction is known as light frame construction. It is commonly used in residential and commercial buildings where the walls are made of lightweight materials such as wood or metal studs, and the roof and floors are supported by beams and columns. This construction method allows for flexibility in design and efficient use of materials.

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  • 12. 

    A structure that redirects external forces primarily along the continiuty of space. The Waffle slab is an example of this:

    Correct Answer
    Surface-Active Structure
    Explanation
    A surface-active structure refers to a type of construction that redirects external forces primarily along the continuity of space. The Waffle slab is an example of this as it consists of a network of intersecting beams forming a grid-like pattern on the surface, which helps distribute the load evenly and efficiently. This design allows the slab to resist bending and torsional forces, making it a suitable choice for large span structures or areas with heavy loads.

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  • 13. 

    “Utilitas, Firmitas, Venustas” was coined by:

    • A.

      Vitrivius

    • B.

      Palladio

    • C.

      Kahn

    • D.

      Augustus

    Correct Answer
    A. Vitrivius
    Explanation
    "Utilitas, Firmitas, Venustas" was coined by Vitrivius. Vitruvius was a Roman architect and engineer who wrote the influential architectural treatise De architectura. In this work, he outlined the three essential principles of architecture: Utilitas (utility or functionality), Firmitas (firmness or structural integrity), and Venustas (delight or beauty). These principles continue to be fundamental in architectural design and are considered important aspects in creating well-designed and aesthetically pleasing buildings.

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  • 14. 

    Each design component becomes an essential part of the whole such that when one is removed, the composition will be incomplete.

    • A.

      Evolutionary Architecture

    • B.

      Organic Architecture

    • C.

      Vernacular Architecture

    • D.

      Environmental Theory of Perception

    Correct Answer
    B. Organic Architecture
    Explanation
    Organic architecture is the correct answer because it emphasizes the integration of design components to create a harmonious and interconnected whole. In organic architecture, each element is considered essential and removing one would disrupt the overall composition. This approach draws inspiration from nature and seeks to create buildings that blend seamlessly with their surroundings, reflecting the interconnectedness and interdependence found in natural systems. Thus, the removal of any design component in organic architecture would result in an incomplete and disjointed composition.

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  • 15. 

    A style of architecture exemplifying the commonest building techniques based on the forms and materials of a particular historical period, region, or group of people. Is known as Vernacular Architecture concept.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Vernacular architecture refers to a style of architecture that represents the most common building techniques of a specific historical period, region, or group of people. It incorporates the forms and materials that are commonly used in that particular context. Therefore, the statement that "A style of architecture exemplifying the commonest building techniques based on the forms and materials of a particular historical period, region, or group of people is known as Vernacular Architecture concept" is true.

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  • 16. 

    The term became virtually synonymous with modern teaching methods in architecture and the applied arts and with functional aesthetics for the industrial age. 

    Correct Answer
    The Bauhaus Style
    Explanation
    The Bauhaus Style became virtually synonymous with modern teaching methods in architecture and the applied arts and with functional aesthetics for the industrial age. This suggests that the Bauhaus Style was closely associated with the innovative and progressive approach to teaching and creating art and design during the time period. It emphasizes the importance of functionality and practicality in design, reflecting the industrial advancements of the era.

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  • 17. 

    The image above is called:

    • A.

      Pendentive Dome

    • B.

      Schwedler Dome

    • C.

      Lattice Dome

    • D.

      Radial Dome

    Correct Answer
    B. Schwedler Dome
  • 18. 

    A thin shell structure is not a shell structure constructed of reinforced concrete

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because a thin shell structure can indeed be constructed using reinforced concrete. Thin shell structures are typically made from materials such as concrete, steel, or glass, and they are known for their lightweight and curved design. Reinforced concrete is often used in the construction of thin shell structures to provide strength and durability. Therefore, it is incorrect to say that a thin shell structure cannot be made of reinforced concrete.

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  • 19. 

    Isostatic Plate is a plate reinforced by a grid of curved ribs which follow the icostatics of the structure.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An isostatic plate is a plate that is strengthened by a grid of curved ribs that are designed to follow the isostatics (the equilibrium of forces) of the structure. This means that the ribs are strategically placed to evenly distribute the load and provide stability to the plate. Therefore, the statement "Isostatic Plate is a plate reinforced by a grid of curved ribs which follow the isostatics of the structure" is true.

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  • 20. 

    Emotions and experiencing emotions 

    • A.

      Control Analogy

    • B.

      Structural Analogy

    • C.

      Linguistic Analogy

    • D.

      Morphology

    Correct Answer
    C. Linguistic Analogy
    Explanation
    Linguistic analogy refers to the process of comparing emotions and experiencing emotions to linguistic structures or language. This suggests that emotions and the way we experience them can be understood and analyzed using the principles and patterns of language. This analogy implies that emotions can be categorized, described, and communicated in a similar way to how language is structured and used.

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  • 21. 

    Biological Analogy is:

    • A.

      Uses a description of an ideal condition desired as a source for ideas.

    • B.

      Scientific evolution and artistic evolutions follow the same laws.

    • C.

      Architecture based on human. Animal, or plant anatomy

    • D.

      The designer identifies himself directly with the elements of the problem.

    Correct Answer
    C. Architecture based on human. Animal, or plant anatomy
    Explanation
    Biological Analogy refers to the concept of designing architecture based on the anatomy of humans, animals, or plants. This approach involves using the structural and functional aspects of biological organisms as inspiration for architectural design. By studying and imitating the forms, proportions, and systems found in nature, architects can create buildings that are not only aesthetically appealing but also functional and sustainable. This approach recognizes the efficiency and harmony of natural designs and applies them to architectural solutions.

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  • 22. 

    The process of managing so that right kind of information  is available at the right stage of the design process and the best possible decision can be made in shaping the outcome of the building designs.

    Correct Answer
    Architectural Programming
    Explanation
    Architectural programming refers to the process of managing information in a way that ensures the right kind of information is available at the appropriate stage of the design process. This allows architects to make the best possible decisions in shaping the outcome of building designs. By gathering and analyzing data about the project's requirements, goals, and constraints, architectural programming helps architects understand the needs of the client and the users of the building. This information is then used to inform the design process, ensuring that the final design meets the desired objectives and functions effectively.

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  • 23. 

    Spanish architects, one of the most creative practitioners of his art in modern times.        His style is often described as a blend of neo-gothic and art nouveau, but is also has        surrealist and cubist elements.

    • A.

      Antonio Gaudi

    • B.

      Marcel Breuer

    • C.

      Adolf Loos

    • D.

      Lucio Costa

    Correct Answer
    A. Antonio Gaudi
    Explanation
    Antonio Gaudi is the correct answer because the passage describes him as one of the most creative practitioners of his art in modern times, with a style that blends neo-gothic and art nouveau, as well as surrealism and cubism. This matches the description given in the passage, making Gaudi the most fitting choice.

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  • 24. 

    He has actively promoted the use of native architectural forms and indigenous        nationals such as bamboo and thatch, in the creation of a distinctively Filipino        architecture.

    • A.

      Antonio Toledo

    • B.

      Francisco Manosa

    • C.

      Philip Recto

    • D.

      Juan Nakpil

    Correct Answer
    B. Francisco Manosa
    Explanation
    Francisco Manosa is the correct answer because he is known for actively promoting the use of native architectural forms and indigenous materials such as bamboo and thatch in Filipino architecture. This suggests that he has made significant contributions to creating a distinctively Filipino architectural style.

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  • 25. 

    Approach each building; as a sculptural object, a spatial container, a space with light       and air, a response to context and appropriateness of feeling and spirit.

    • A.

      Frank Lloyd Wright

    • B.

      Louis Sullivan

    • C.

      Norman Foster

    • D.

      Frank Gehry

    Correct Answer
    D. Frank Gehry
    Explanation
    Frank Gehry is the correct answer because he is known for approaching each building as a sculptural object and a spatial container. His designs often incorporate unique and unconventional shapes, making his buildings stand out as sculptural works of art. Gehry also considers the use of light and air in his designs, creating spaces that are not only visually striking but also functional and comfortable. His approach to architecture also takes into account the context and appropriateness of the building, ensuring that it fits well within its surroundings and evokes the desired feeling and spirit.

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  • 26. 

    The designer identifies himself directly with the elements of the problem. 

    • A.

      Direct Analogy

    • B.

      Symbolic Analogy

    • C.

      Physical Analogy

    • D.

      Personal Analogy

    Correct Answer
    D. Personal Analogy
    Explanation
    The designer identifies himself directly with the elements of the problem, which suggests that he relates to the problem on a personal level. This means that he is emotionally invested in the problem and feels a strong connection to it. This personal connection allows the designer to have a deeper understanding of the problem and to come up with more creative and innovative solutions.

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  • 27. 

    A structure composed of a combination of members, usually in some triangular arrangement so as to constitute a rigid framework. 

    • A.

      Geodesic Dome

    • B.

      Truss

    • C.

      Space Frame

    • D.

      Light Frame Construction

    Correct Answer
    B. Truss
    Explanation
    A truss is a structure composed of a combination of members, usually in some triangular arrangement so as to constitute a rigid framework. Trusses are commonly used in engineering and architecture to support roofs, bridges, and other structures. The triangular arrangement of the members in a truss helps to distribute the load evenly and efficiently, making it a strong and stable structure. Trusses are often made of steel or timber and can be found in various forms, such as simple trusses, Pratt trusses, and Warren trusses.

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  • 28. 

    It consists of 3 primary parts: 1. Central pylon(s) 2. Flat slab 3. Tension cables

    Correct Answer
    Cable structure
    Explanation
    The given answer "Cable structure" is the correct answer because the three primary parts mentioned in the question (central pylon(s), flat slab, and tension cables) are the key components of a cable structure. In a cable structure, the central pylon(s) provide support and stability, the flat slab acts as the main platform or surface, and the tension cables are used to distribute the load and maintain the structural integrity of the entire system. Therefore, the answer "Cable structure" accurately describes the arrangement and function of the three primary parts mentioned in the question.

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  • 29. 

    Invented by Kenneth Snelson,Space frames with steel or aluminum-pipe compression members and steel-cable tension members. 

    Correct Answer
    Tensegrity Structure
    Explanation
    A tensegrity structure is a type of architectural design that uses a combination of compression and tension elements to create a stable structure. In this case, the space frames are made up of steel or aluminum-pipe compression members, which are responsible for providing the structural integrity and stability. The steel-cable tension members, on the other hand, help to distribute and balance the forces within the structure. This combination of compression and tension elements allows the tensegrity structure to achieve a lightweight and flexible design, making it a popular choice in modern architecture.

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  • 30. 

    These are the Design Considerations:

    • A.

      Aesthetics

    • B.

      Human Determinants

    • C.

      Natural Environment

    • D.

      Local Regulatory Considerations

    • E.

      Man-made Environment

    • F.

      Utility Systems & Building Technology

    • G.

      Spatial Organization

    • H.

      Society

    • I.

      Technology

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Aesthetics
    B. Human Determinants
    C. Natural Environment
    D. Local Regulatory Considerations
    E. Man-made Environment
    F. Utility Systems & Building Technology
    G. Spatial Organization
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes all the design considerations listed in the given information. These considerations are important factors that need to be taken into account when designing a space or building. Aesthetics refers to the visual appeal and beauty of the design. Human determinants consider the needs and preferences of the people who will use the space. The natural environment refers to the surrounding natural elements such as climate and landscape. Local regulatory considerations involve adhering to the laws and regulations of the specific location. The man-made environment refers to the built structures and infrastructure. Utility systems and building technology refer to the functional aspects of the design. Spatial organization considers the layout and arrangement of the space. Society refers to the impact of the design on the community and social aspects. Technology refers to the use of advanced tools and techniques in the design process.

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