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    Analogous Modeling

    By amykwok
    Mar 12, '05 12:31 PM EST

    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.

    Examining the catenary curves in the Sagrada Familia

    More projects on the Sagrada Familia

    The steps of the Sayatsalo Town Hall

    From Piano's Tjibaou Cultural Center

    Schindler's House in Hollywood

    Sydney Opera House

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


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      nice :)

      Mar 12, 05 2:39 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.

      Mar 13, 05 12:30 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.

      Mar 13, 05 2:13 pm

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