What exactly is an ordering system in architecture?

Nov 3 '13 3 Last Comment
Nov 3, 13 2:10 am

Hey guys, I am unclear of what exactly is an ordering system in architecture in terms of modernism. can you help me explain this? Thank you very much. 


Steven WardSteven Ward
Nov 3, 13 9:41 am

not too mysterious. it's just simply a way - any way, really - of establishing an overall order in thinking about the work. it could be structural order, spatial order, whatever.

while a project could possibly exist with no ordering system whatsoever, it would likely be difficult to describe, represent, construct, etc. 

Nov 3, 13 12:45 pm

Menu= ordering system

Nov 3, 13 1:12 pm

The best example I can give are the vaults on Kahn's Kimbell Art Museum.

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