Archinect

Rhode Island School of Design (Amy Kwok)

  • anchor

    Analogous Modeling

    amykwok Mar 12 '05 3

    We recently finished our first project, which was to create an analogous model of a detail of a certain building. Each studio was assigned a building and the buildings that were examined were: Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, Aalto's Saynatsalo Town Hall, Piano's Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center in New Caledonia, R.M.Schindler's house in Hollywood, and Jorn Utzon's Sydney Opera House.

    image
    Examining the catenary curves in the Sagrada Familia

    image
    More projects on the Sagrada Familia

    image
    The steps of the Sayatsalo Town Hall

    image
    From Piano's Tjibaou Cultural Center

    image
    Schindler's House in Hollywood

    image
    Sydney Opera House

    image
    My Sydney Opera House cake. mmmmm.....MDF with styrene frosting.

     

     
    • 3 Comments

    • siggers
      Mar 12, 05 2:39 pm

      nice :)

      adso
      Mar 13, 05 12:30 pm

      Just curious- how was idea of the model being analogous and not just a representation of some part of the building presented by the instructor(s)?

      Great project, but I imagine the analogy part might be difficult to get across.

      amykwok
      Mar 13, 05 2:13 pm

      True - although the project was titled Analogous Modeling, different instructors emphasized different aspects (the choice of building also had alot to do with this as well).

      For my section, precision was emphasized. In the end, what was important was to gain a better understanding on the decisions Utzon made in designing the building.

    • Back to Entry List...
  • ×Search in:
 

Affiliated with:

Authored by:

  • amykwok

Other blogs affiliated with Rhode Island School of Design (RISD):

Recent Entries


Please wait... loading
Please wait... loading