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Study notes of PRINCIPLE OF ARCHITECTURE useful for students of architecture 

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Manish Jain Luhadia 
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Hierarchy is the rank ordering of elements relative to the range of an attribute, such that importance or value is ascribed according to the presence or absence of attribute.

In architecture hierarchies are found either alone or in any number of combinations such as sacred to profane, large to small, figure to poche, center to edge, servant to served, tall to short, few to many, and inclusive to exclusive etc .

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Villa Trissino in Meledo : Andrea Palladio 

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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY BUILDING , Capitol complex, Chandigarh 

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Richard medical research building khan

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Transformation is the incremental change from one form to a different form.

In Concentric transformation buildings the form at the center transforms through a series of
changes, to a different form at the perimeter.

In vertical  transformation buildings, the form changes vertically from ground level to top.  

The transformation can be from diamond to a cruciform or a square form can be transformed into a circular form.

Example of concentric transformation are :

1. Saint lorenzo florence by Guarino guarini 1666-1679 

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2. San maria della consolazione 1508

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Example of transformation of adjacent units are : 

3. Baths at Ostia, Italy  c. 150

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Reduction is the miniaturization of the whole or a major part of a building. The scaled  down component can be included as a part within the whole or as a secondary element added to the primary form.

Large plus small reduction is not limited to one form at each scale. It is common for the reduced form to be the servant element of the original. Multiple smaller units can be added to the original one.
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B.Arch (hons.), M.Plan
Tel: +91 141 2743536 


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