Monday, February 27, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
The wing chair is a chair that was a symbol of status, especially in the late 17th century in Great Britain. They were reserved for only the highest levels of aristocracy. The designs for the first few centuries boxy and in current day the designs of them have become more feminine and sleek. The wing chair also creates emotional security, which in design is extremely suspect. Moreover, refinement and advancement considers itself to be obliged towards rational intellect. The more modern counter part of the wing chair is expressed most notably in other more modern designers advancements of the wing back chair. For example, my object featured is the Victoria Hagan Wainscot Wing Chair (2009). The wing chair however, in my opinion all began with the design of the sultan’s chair from Egyptian culture. And then transpired into later cultures especially in the area in and around Great Britain.
Monday, February 13, 2012
image from : http://www.nriinternet.com/NRIhindu/MALAYSIA/Malaysia-demolshing_Hindu_Temples/Malaysian_Mariamman_Temple_1.JPG
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
plastic animals to be your caller.
Each layer it beams
a different value it seems.
Won't stop till you pay a dollar.
poem by Joylyn Waegerie
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Since our university started as a woman's college, were there specific ideals utilized in the construction and layout of the university. If our university had started as a co-ed or all male institution how would these construction and layout ideals have been different......
as we considered circles + axes from class this week, we took to the walks of campus to observe them in our everyday environment. lane ellison's funky photo shows us as we conclude the field session in the undercroft of the music building. just as he looked through his lens, we looked around and recorded our thoughts. in sum: rome is still very much with us.
In class on Friday, we looked at examples throughout the campus of how buildings are designed on an axis, and how the interiors of these buildings have their own axis. The colosseum in Rome was in a way an axis for the city. It was the main focus where many events were held and people gathered. The building itself has an axis from front to back where people can look over from the second floor and watch performances below.
Monday, February 6, 2012
|Structure in Kansas City, MO|
The repitition of its material and form
reflects the many times of its being reborn
Each and every grey tone
making the form look like one big bone
The harmony and rhythm in each layer
adds to its scale making it not so bare
From pianissimo to fortae
it surely rises up high above the bay
... each and everyday.
As a group, we were really interested in the importance of axes. Some expressed how they didn't notice all of the different crossing points on campus until this class. We talked about how small differences such as the placement of axes these can make a big difference in how people perceive their environments.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Example: The entrance to McIver features negative space just before its entrance. It is a perfect instance where stacking can be shown to include the immaterial, as well as the material (negative and positive space).
|Roman City Grid|
|Greensboro City Grid|
Friday, February 3, 2012
My question is, why does this symbol hold so much power? Granted, McDonald's has done a pretty good job of cramming the logo down our throats for decades now... no pun intended. I think it has something to do with the history of architecture.We have learned in class the Romans used the arch in their buildings, and were very fond of it's shape eventually using them wherever you could place one.
The arch is a hybrid in design. It is the idea of the scared circle and the groves of columns coming together to create a whole new shape. I think in this description lies the idea of why it is such a powerful logo those golden arches. They have taken two of the earliest forms of human thought and design and combined them together. We already know that these circles and columns in antiquity were a global thing. They were found throughout the globe. So they already were a symbol recognized by most. I believe that is why the arch was able to develop like it did, and also become such a simple, yet powerful logo for the McDonald's corporation.
all photos from www.wikipedia.org
Thursday, February 2, 2012
the pantheon, not to be confused with the parthenon, sits in rome, italy. as we learned in class, there is an idea of the world and the heavens being depicted in the interior, opposed to the exterior of this building. thinking about the things that are entailed around the notions of the world and heaven, it is interesting to note that the italian artist Raphael was buried in the Pantheon at his request, along with several italian rulers. this just further shows how important this "temple" was, and still is today.