Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dance and Architecture Say WHAT!!

Change or evolution doesn't just happen with one thing at a time. For instance take the various dances for instance. It wasn't just one hand move that changed. It was an accumulation of multiple elements such as the arms, legs and hips. Take that same concept and apply it to architecture. It wasn't just an arch on a wall and then the archway. No, it was a collection of everything possible with that element.

BP 10: The Camera

Sunday, March 27, 2011

under the influence

Influenced bu time and trade

The english tea pot, Coffee by Jasmine Collins

the Chinese tea pot, Coffee by Jasmine Collins

the Baby tea pot, Coffee by Jasmine Collins

The artifact that I believe represents a revolution in design is a simple teapot.  The United States, having come from England, and very rooted in the English customs, considered tea time a very important time of the day.  This was an everyday activity.  It represented comfort and security, and as the world trade increased, so did the repetuar of teapot styles.  England and the United States were accustomed to the tall rounded bottom square top teapot, in contrast to the Eastern short, round teapot.  As we can see in this rendering, this now American teapot is almost as straight replica of a Chinese one of similar times.

Friday, March 25, 2011

blog post for monday, 29 march 2011

select a designed object in your everyday world that you believe carries messages of revolution. like the dollar bill, deconstruct the design elements of the object and illustrate them on your blog, so that a reader might make sense of your thinking. you must explicitly state why the object you selected is revolutionary as well as supply the design analysis to suggest validity for that assessment.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Waiting for me in Chicago... [Where's Waldo : Chair Edition]

Waiting for me in Chicago was...

A colony of ants...

Barcelona Chair's...

and baby Barcelona Chairs!

A couple of Eggs

An original Eames...

Bistro Chairs...

and a sea of Eames aluminum.

Nelson Coco Nut Chairs...

The Cherner Chair...

Ludwig's BRNO Flat bar chair

and a Eames lime DAR shell!

[There were many more that I saw that are not included in this post]

However...The best part about seeing these beauties was the opportunity to sit in most of them!

I am aware that you all have a chair card test coming up,
Study Hard because its an amazing feeling to recognize a famous chair.. especially in the flesh!

Friday, March 18, 2011

blog post for monday, 21 march 2011

speculate on what do you believe to be the implications of colonial expansion on architecture + design. drawing an example from any time period, explain how an object, space, building, or place represents colonial expansion TO the united states. drawing an example from the present day, explain how an object, space, building, or place represents colonial expansion FROM the united states elsewhere. how does “language” fit into your analysis? recall the grammar + lexicon lessons from in-class work as you undertake this illustrated blog post.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Making World Connections [iar221]

Making World Connections | Leslie K Canipe

Beautiful Architecture with design language derived from some of history's most popular pieces of the built environment, can be found all over the world...even in our nation's capital. Over Spring Break I took a visit to Washington, D.C., where I experienced first hand, how history influences modern architecture, and how it is applied to places of importance to imply power, strength, and solidity. These buildings house some of the most important meetings, documents, pieces of art, and even memories which make America what it is today. My photographs (above) are paired with some of the places we have discussed in class...

-Washington Monument | Washington, D.C.

-Trajans Column | Rome, Italy

-National Gallery of Art | Washington, D.C.

-Crystal Palace | Hyde Park, London, England

-United States Botanic Garden | Washington, D.C.

-Hall of Mirrors | Versailles, France

-United States Capitol Building | Washington, D.C.

-St. Nicholas' Church | Helsinki, Finland

-National Gallery of Art | Washington, D.C.

-Parthenon | Athens, Greece

-Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool | Washington, D.C.

-Gardens of Versailles | Versailles, France

-National Gallery of Art | Washington, D.C.

-Pantheon | Rome, Italy

As we can see... Architecture has been borrowed from all over the world.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Coke Can Cathedral

We decided to Document our coke can building experiment and show how building on different scales can have similar design/structure issues. We further went on to explore 4 different cathedrals, Aiens, Cologne, Salisbury, and the Duomo, and to relate these to modern building practices.

Team members include: Ashley Bennett, Shirley Bircher, Laura Kimmel, Jack Kennedy, Anna Lance, Alex Pokas, Kristy Stroud, Sarah Wisseman.

blog post for 14 march 2011

the nautilus shell provides a metaphor for us to think about design as a series of episodes all strung together and riding atop our design consciousness. working with this idea, creatively fashion a nautilus “shell” of images and ideas, using at least three examples from three different time periods. the purpose of this shell-making is for you to demonstrate connections among more than one time period and across geographic space. carefully select and annotate images to provide breadth and depth to your hypothesis.

coke can cathedral. . .

Our vision for the coke can cathedral was to demonstrate how fragile the structural integrety of the building methods of the time could be.  Enjoy!
(created by Holly Burda and Matt Weikert)