Arch/LArch 2300
Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University
Spring 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. 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), students answer vocab questions as fill in the blank or multiple choice

5-15 points
Additive Basilica Arcade Asymmetry
Axis Axis mundi Axonometric Cardo
Cella Centralized Clerestory


Datum Decumanus Elevation/Facade Figural Object
Figural Void Figure/ground Forum Golden Rectangle
Golden Section Hierarchy Metaphor Modulor
Nolli Map Palazzo Genius loci Paradigm
Paradise Garden Parti Pediment Persian Rug
Perspective Microcosm Piazza Piloti
Plan Platonic Solid Pythagorean Progression Precedent
Renaissance Roof Garden Lateral Thrust Bluestone
Section Stoa Subtractive Symmetry
Tripartite Heel Stone Trilithons Post and lintel or Trabeation
Poche Niche Coffers Dematerialization
Dome Oculus Pietra dura Sublime
Obelisk Orthographic Projection Diagram Mosaics
Sarsen Chalk bank Trabeation Acropolis
Minarets Chahar bagh Fertile Crescent Capital (column)
Hypostyle Hall Intercolumnation Pylon Sanctuary
Tabula rasa Telescoping Ka Agora
Caldarium Frigidarium Tepidarium Temenos
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, information about the project and 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 that help explain your thoughts. Select questions will be provided 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.