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The way in wich the form of particular buildings related to their functions is parst of their extrinsic meaning .Because north europian houses traditionally had pitched roofs,this form has come to mean home and if a flat roof is introduced it will appear alien and maybe dislike becouse of its lack of meaning and semantic contents.this dislike maybe rationalised in practical terms ,with the argument that such roofs are inappropriate and not waether proof,but this may not be real rwason for the dislike.
Architecture provides the enviroment for our lives .Buildings are not just places of physical shelter ,but places in which our social rituals are enacted.During the 19th century a range of new building types evolved to house the new developments of that prodigiously inventive century.



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The Pyramid:
Metaphor of the Human Psyche

Jungian psychologists use the pyramid shape to illustrate stages in the development of the human psyche from immaturity to maturity. With its four sides and central apex, the pyramid is a model for archetypes (universal patterns in human behaviour).


Here is a quote from King, Warrior, Magician and Lover, by Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette. It explains how the pyramid metaphor can be used to illustrate aspects of masculine psychology.

The four archetypes of boyhood, each with a triangular structure, can be put together to form a pyramid that depicts the structure of the boy’s emerging identity, his immature masculine Self. The same is true of the structure of the mature masculine Self . . .
. . . the adult man does not lose his boyishness, and the archetypes that form boyhood’s foundation do not go away. Since archetypes cannot disappear, the mature man transcends the masculine powers of boyhood, building upon them rather than demolishing them. The resulting structure of the mature masculine Self, therefore, is a pyramid over a pyramid . . . Though images should not be taken literally, we are arguing that pyramids are universal symbols of the human Self.






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...This form came to symbolise shelter,just as the chimney came to symbolise the existence of warmth.Toghether theor message is home.Many architects have expoliteed this symbolism in their work,among them the American architect Frank Loyd Wright.In his prairie houses of the early 20th century,the dominant features were the cantrally placed hearth and chimney ,symbolising the heart of the home and the aramatic roofs with large overhanging eaves symbolising shelter.
buildings have intrinsic meaning wich result from their spatial visible forms and extrinsic meanings which have evolved out of tradition and social use.A doorway is a means of gaining access to a building:its significance and function can be recognized from its scale and type.Thus the meaning of a door is intrinsic to it.In the housing of certain periods and places we can regognize which rooms are the most socially signficant by the size of their windows.In the Georgian terrace the windows at the first-floor level are larger than the rest and indicate the importance of the reception rooms on this floor.the exterior indicates how the interior of the building functions and this intrinsic meaning becomes part of the architectural language of the period.



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