ABA 0104: HISTORY AND THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE II Past Paper

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JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
University Examinations 2012/2013
EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN ARCHITECTURE
ABA 0104: HISTORY AND THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE II
DATE: AUGUST 2012 TIME: 1 ½ HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: ANSWER QUESTION ONE AND ANY OTHER TWO QUESTIONS
USE CLEAR SKETCHES IN ILLUSTRATING YOUR ANSWERS

QUESTION ONE

a. Explain the Art Deco movement. (15 marks)
b. Explain the symbolism of Egyptian pyramids. (15 marks)

QUESTION TWO
a. List three building inventions of the Romans. (3 marks)
b. Explain the Roman colosseum. (12 marks)

QUESTION THREE
Answer question (a) or (b)

a. Describe the term modern Architecture noting its characteristics. (15 marks)
b. Explain post modern architecture elaborating how it was a departure from modern Architecture. (15 marks)

QUESTION FOUR
Explain the five points of modern architecture according to Le Corbusier and as exhibited in the villa Savoy. (15 marks)

QUESTION FIVE
Explain the Bauhaus school of Architecture outlining its key characteristics as exemplified in the Bauhaus Building. (15 marks)

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