Tectonic Investigations

Studio: First Year Spring 2009

Faculty:  A. Titus, A. Romme, L. Woods and U. Wegman

 

“Architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of volumes assembled under light.”

                -Le Corbusier    

 

From this dictum we began to research the formation of the platonic volumes. For the cube I asked if the implicit delineation of the edge allowed the imagination to complete the cube. For the cylinder I assumed that this seductive volume is generated through the smooth mystique and ambiguity with which it is perceived. For the pyramid I manipulated the fact that it is constructed of two types of surfaces, rectilinear and triangular. For the cone I exaggerated the moment in which this volume comes to a singular point.

 

Following our investigation of the four primary volumes, we were challenged to create a symbiotic relationship between the four volumes through the use of a physical intersection. I took inspiration from my initial thoughts about the volumes and became obsessed with the notion of a destructive explosion captured in an ephemeral moment, creating a dynamic condition through the implicit form of primary volumes.

Volume Relationships
Volume Relationships
Cube Investigations
Cube Investigations
Cube Model Photo
Cube Model Photo
Cylinder Investigation
Cylinder Investigation
Cylinder Model Photo
Cylinder Model Photo
Pyramid Investigations
Pyramid Investigations
Pyramid Photo
Pyramid Photo
Cone Investigation
Cone Investigation
Cone Model Photo
Cone Model Photo
Intersection Exploded Axonometric
Intersection Exploded Axonometric
Intersection Investigation
Intersection Investigation
Intersection investigation
Intersection investigation