Architecture Scavenger Hunt

You are to (using the camera of your choice) bring in photos of architectural features.  For full credit, you must find and record 20 different architectural features with accompanying definition.  You are looking for architectural features which could be found in the ancient world but are prevalent in our own current environment.

Acceptable Architectural Features
You are to choose features from the list below.

  1. Ambulatory
  2. Apse
  3. Arcade
  4. Arch:  Round or Gothic
  5. Archivolt
  6. Arcuated Window
  7. Ashlar Masonry
  8. Atrium
  9. Buttress:  Regular or Flying
  10. Clerestory
  11. Colonnade
  12. Column:  Corinthian, Doric, Ionic, or Engaged
  13. Compound Pier
  14. Concrete
  15. Cornice:  Normal and Raking
  16. Dome
  17. Façade
  18. Finial
  19. Gable
  20. Jambs
  21. Keystone
  22. Lancet Window
  23. Nave
  24. Niche
  25. Pediment
  26. Pilaster
  27. Portico
  28. Post and Lintel
  29. Rose Window
  30. Ridgepole
  31. Rusticated Stone
  32. Spandrel
  33. Stringcourse
  34. Trumeau
  35. Tympanum
  36. Vault:  Annular or Ring, Barrel, Corbelled, Groin, Rib
  37. Voussoir

You must choose your architectural features from this list.  Some of these are terms we have covered but some are terms we will cover in the near future.  If you do not know what something is, you might have to look it up.  These terms come from the following chapters:  Ancient Near East, Egypt, Minoan, Greek, Roman, Romanesque, and Gothic.

You have the extra burden of no book :(  All of these terms can be defined online, and I highly encourage you to run your selections by me for verification.

Proof of Photo
Each photo of an architecture term must include proof that you took it, and that it is your original photo.  This will be done using one of two methods.

Method 1:  you will include in your photo this year’s marker:  A YELLOW BIRD ON A STICK.  In the corner of each photo the bird should appear.  It should look something like this:

APAH 013

Method 2:  include your own face in each photo, a la selfie style.

Using either method make sure I see the architecture you are trying to display, and not the inner depths of your nostrils.

Limitations
Only terms that are on the list above are valid.  Other terms may not be used.  If you try to use the term “door” you will be mocked.

Each photo and each building may only be used for one architectural feature.  I will not accept multiple photos of the same building, even when used to depict different terms.

Features found in our local community (Killeen, Harker Heights, Belton) are preferred. As long as the photo contains your “proof” (see above) it is still valid.

Each photo needs to include a label of the architectural feature you are highlighting.  If possible due to the format, actually point out the feature (such as using an arrow in a PowerPoint).  Include with the label the definition for that architectural feature.

Format
Photos may be submitted as a PowerPoint presentation, a Keynote presentation, a Prezi, a Word document or PDF, a CD-ROM for slide show viewing, printed thumbnail images, posted on a photo hosting site, or actual (gasp!) photographs.  I have no preference, other than the images must be appropriately labeled and grouped together.

If you are submitting this electronically, let me humbly suggest using Dropbox.

If you are submitting this electronically, be warned that your files would probably implode my e-mail box.

Turning in Work Electronically

You are most likely giving me some sort of file.  To make things easier, and to ensure that you receive credit for your work, be sure to include your name in the file name, like this:

Names in File Names Example

Last Suggestions
You should not spend a ton of money doing this project!  Think cheap!

If there is something that would prevent you from taking photos, let me know immediately.  If you plan to turn in actual photos, allow enough time for development/processing.

All photos are due by 11 pm on MONDAY 10/30, if you are turning in electronically.  If you are turning this in “physically” (like with a portable drive), it is due in class.  This counts as two formative grades.

If there is some problem, please contact me with enough lead time in order to be able to help you.

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