Experiencing Architecture

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Experiencing Architecture” This assignment is about focusing on examples of good and bad architecture. However, how can one determine what is good architecture and what is bad architecture? Good architecture, is that, which serves its purpose in which it was designed. Good architecture is also determined in how it is utilized and maintained. On the other hand, examples of bad architecture include, not serving it’s purpose, in which it was designed, and not being well maintained. In this assignment I chose two buildings that I thought was an example of good architecture and one that I thought was an example of bad architecture. The leasing office of Palmetto South Apartments is an example of bad architecture and Palmetto South Apartment complex is an example of good architecture. The leasing office of Palmetto South Apartments is an example of bad architecture for several reasons: climate control in the laundry room and the usage of space within the building. Because the laundry room has a tendency to get extremely hot, there are not any ways that are devised to allow the heat to get out. This causes the laundry room to become very uncomfortable when students go into retrieve their clothes or leave them to be wa Continue...


The lobby receptionist area is designed for people to sit while waiting to speak with a RA (resident assistant) or the owner of the complex, but very seldom do people us that area. Within the house there is only one hallway that is accessible to any of the room within the apartment. An example of good architecture is exemplified in the Palmetto South Apartments complex. The appearance of this building is also appealing to the eye. Bad architecture is that, which is does not serves its purpose in which it was built, how it was maintained, and the climate control. The majority of the students have televisions at home and do most things within comfort of their own apartment, and therefore do not fell that it is necessary to go to the recreation room. This stems from the amount of moisture that is kept within bathroom. Therefore, it is very easy for someone who is not familiar with the apartment to find their way around. There is also a leakage problem the hallways, that comes from the air conditioning unit. There are two rooms in particular that have good reasons they were created, but are not utilized. The apartments serve the needs of the students very well. The building is fairly new, therefore there are not any signs of the building aging. This excessive amount of heat causes the room to become very humid which also causes the floors to become slippery. The other factor in determining this building as an example of bad architecture was the usage of the space inside.