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CHURCHES: BRUSSELS & COLOGNE

The Brussels Church (S.Gudule) and Cologne Church are two finest example of Gothic Architecture, but moving in line with ecclesiastical architecture of early 1200 to 1475 AD. It shows the influences from french church architecture but depicting early tendencies of Romanesque characteristics. The architecture of both the churches are governed by similar plan and similar volume of nave and aisles. Both of them evolved over a period of time hence It represent the tall &flamboyant features of Gothic architecture along with ornate and pleated features of arches and plan form of Romanesque Architecture. 
The other examples of hybrid  church architecture of Gothic and Romanesque are Stephan's Church, Vienna, Notre-Dam de Pamele, Antwerp Cathedral. (Refer to Blog: Chuch in Lund, Sweden: 07/05/2016)
COLOGNE CHURCH














BRUSSELS CHURCH



DECODING EVERYDAY

The KRVIA masters thesis presented by Shalaka on "Representing Third place " brings about the argument of representation of every day. The thesis argued that the Cartesian system of mapping and representing manages to engrave the rational and logical framework of functioning of cities. In such endeavor of representation, it often misses out the everyday component of the urban experience. The everyday of urban experiences constitute many overlapping of ideas and imagination, with complimenting or contradictory meanings embedded in aesthetic, intellectual, social, political and economic necessities. 
The understanding of everyday begins with the ephemeral presence of experiences that have sense of simultaneity, multiplicity, which in turn gives character to the place and city. The thesis attempts to decode the "Lived" dimension of everyday through its investigation in spatial and temporal grains and builds the symbiotic relation among such diverse components. 
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