Arch/LArch 2300
Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University
Summer Term 2018
Exam 1 DRAFT 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 or identifications 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 Diagram Elevation/Facade
Figural Object Figural Void Forum Genius loci
Golden Section Golden Rectangle Hierarchy Lateral Thrust
Metaphor Microcosm Modulor Nolli Map
Orthographic Projection Palazzo Paradigm Paradise Garden
Parti Pediment Persian Rug Perspective
Piazza Piloti Plan Platonic Solid
Precedent Pythagorean Progression Renaissance Roof Garden
Section Stoa Subtractive Symmetry
Tripartite Heel Stone Trilithons Post and lintel or Trabeation
Poche Niche Coffers Dematerialization
Dome Oculus Obelisk Sublime
Minarets Pietra dura Chahar bagh Mosaics
Sarsen Chalk bank Bluestone  
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 Cenotaph to Newton
Santa Costanza Pantheon Taj Mahal Princess Diana Memorial
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.
more possible essays can be added by Fri 5/18