Rivendell Art

The Industrial Revolution and Utilitarian Architecture

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From the late 1700’s to the mid-1800’s, industry moved from manpower to horsepower, and mass production needed a lot of space.

Rivendell students will learn about the buildings that staged assembly line manufacturing. We will explore the differences between Victorian and Utilitarian style architecture, talk about the reasons new industry designed sterile, box-shaped factories, and identify defining characteristics such as horizontal structure and smokestacks. Students will create their own factories, detail them, and translate their 3-D medium to drawings.

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Step 1: students choose their materials

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Step 2: architectural design

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Step 3: draw out details to be added to the factory

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Stay tuned for steps 4, 5 and 6!