Arch/LArch 2300
Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University
Autumn Term 2018
Exam 1 Study Guide
45-50 points approx.

REMINDER: Students will be allowed to bring prepared essay answers for the essay only portion of exam. Students can bring a prepared written or typed sheet with essay preparation to be used for the essay portion ONLY of Exam 1. Students will not have a choice of essays and the prepared sheets will be for the LONGER essays only. Point values are approximate. This is a recommended guide to study, not all questions on the exam are on this guide. Students will be tested on info presented in lecture and recitation before their scheduled exam. Creating flashcards (physical or digital) for vocab, IDs, essays, etc. is recommended as a study tool.

Any BOLD vocab words below have been added from the original draft study guide.

Part I: Vocabulary Definition provided on exam (from lecture), vocab questions are fill in the blank or multiple choice

5-15 points
Additive Basilica Bluestone Arcade
Asymmetry Axis Axis mundi Axonometric
Cardo Cella Chahar bagh Chalk bank
Clerestory Coffers Courtyard Datum
Decumanus Dematerialization Diagram


Elevation/Facade Figural Object Figural Void Forum
Genius loci Golden Rectangle Golden Section Heel Stone
Hierarchy Lateral Thrust Metaphor Microcosm
Minarets Modulor Mosaics Niche
Nolli Map Obelisk Oculus Orthographic Projection
Palazzo Paradigm Paradise Garden Parti
Pediment Perspective Persian Rug Piazza
Pietra dura Piloti Plan Platonic Solid
Post and lintel or Trabeation Poche Precedent Pythagorean Progression
Renaissance Roof Garden Sarsen Section
Sublime Subtractive Stoa Symmetry
Tripartite Trilithons    
Fertile Crescent Hypostyle Hall Intercolumnation Pylon
Sanctuary Tabula rasa Telescoping  
Acropolis Agora Panathenaic Procession Temenos
Caldarium Frigidarium Tepidarium  
Part II: Building, Landscape, City Planning ID's and Knowledge
10-25 points
A picture & orthographic projection will be provided on the exam and students will be asked to identify name, designer, style, location (identifications are multiple choice) AND information about the project (fill in the blank and multiple choice) and perhaps diagram. This shorter list (as compared to Final ID list) is what you will need to study for Exam 1.
Unite d'Habitation Uffizi City of Timgad Vitruvian Man
Nolli Map Tempietto Stonehenge  
Santa Costanza Pantheon Taj Mahal Princess Diana Memorial
Temple of Queen Hatshepsut Temple of Ramses II Temple of Khons Cenotaph to Newton
Baths of Caracalla Imperial Fora    
Part III: Diagram and Essays
8-12 points
Answer the following essays, developing the information with diagrams to illustrate. Cite examples of related projects to explain your thoughts if asked. Select questions will be provided on exam to answer.
Answer with complete sentences and diagram if asked.  
1. What is sublime? Discuss specific buildings and/or landscapes that exemplify, explain how, and diagram.
2. State, discuss and diagram four examples of partis as discussed in lecture.
3. Explain the cultural markers that defined the Classical Roman empire including technological, city planning, and structural advances as discussed in lecture.
4. Explain the geography of the Classical Roman empire (not only city of Rome) and how the Romans connected the vast empire as discussed in lecture.
5. How are axes important to the cultural identity of ancient Egypt as discussed in lecture? How do they connect and define the geography and architecture of this era? Give examples of projects and diagram.
6. Discuss how the geography of Egypt and Classical Roman Empire determined and influenced the architecture and landscape architecture developments and use of the land. Discuss available building materials, effect on structural systems, and cite projects as examples.