Enjoying the Symbolism in the Troup Building
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Definition of a Building
I would elicit from the students their definition of a building and the discussion would lead to the conclusion that a building is a structure with walls and a roof. Another phase of the discussion with the students would focus on the various purposes of buildings and how these affect their structure. As an example, a school has a different design and different parts to that of a house. The students would then need to learn to differentiate between a building and a work of architecture. A work of architecture being a structure with a symbolic meaning and having aesthetic value.