Sunday, January 30, 2011
|The Ark on land|
|The Ark on water|
|Energy diagram of the Ark on water|
The 'Ark' Eco Building of the Future
Green 'Ark' could house 10,000 -- and looks like a Slinky!
Russian architect Alexander Remizov : "The Ark" could have 10, 000 people
Saturday, January 29, 2011
The first thing I would like to bring to your attention is the many different levels of scale layering or stacking can occur at. If you look at the superimposed papyrus column it has several tiny layers of ornamentation placed in a hierarchy of forms across the capital. Yet if you change your focus to the black and white column you also perceive a sense of stacking from the base to the shaft and finally to the capital but you can also count the ornamental bands as a form of sub layering as well as the capital ornamentation stated above.
In the section cut of the hypostyle hall you get a greater perception of the larger context and you can clearly see there is clustering or grouping of columns. Yet again there is a difference in scale between the larger papyrus columns down the center and the lotus columns flanking them on the sides. This cluster of central columns obviously marks the main entrance and progression of movement.
While there is no clearly defined dome in this space, it is not a stretch to consider the columns as a cluster of circles. Perhaps the fewer, monumental papyrus columns contrasted with the majority of smaller lotus columns represent a stratification in society, the majority ruled by the few. Wouldn't this be an ironic twist in our understanding as circles inherently representing uniformity and equality?
here's a sketch from my greece/italy travel journal that i made in 2006 when wandering around europe with 29 students and another faculty member that year.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Queen Anne Tea Table: 1740 - 1750
|Compare the corner of the leg with that of the French and English below.|
|French Louis XV Table - 1780|
|English Queen Anne Table - 1780|
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
i want to be sure to draw your attention to the chair blog for this class as the great resource brian peck has made it to be. on that blog, you can not only learn the latest about the chairs assigned, brian also incorporates stories, snippets of popular culture, and ruminations about design. worth staying linked...and checking back often.
Friday, January 14, 2011
DUE : WEDNESDAY, 19 JANUARY 2011, 12noon
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
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