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Architecture Column on a Granite Bay Graphic Design MicrositeArchitecture Highlights: A GBD Microsite

“Architecture is a way of thinking about the world very similar in structure to writing a book, since both disciplines represent the same field and domain.”

Rem Koolhaas

Architectural Elements Gallery on Granite Bay Graphic Design

Above: A group of facades. Left: An arcade at the base of a composition with the columns determining the divisioning of the facade, producing a vertical note. Top left: A horizontal mass with a circular colonnade above, supporting a smaller domed circular colonnade. Top right: Colonnade composition in which the mass is conflicting with the vertical note of ornamental motives. Bottom left: End salients with an order, flanking a mass with this order at a higher central spire. Bottom right: A composition with end towers and a greater central one.

Arcade:

A succession of contiguous arches, with each arch supported by a colonnade of columns or piers.

Colonnade:

a long sequence of columns joined by their entablature, often free-standing, or part of a building.

Facade:

From the French façade which means “frontage” or “face”.