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PROPERTIES & SHAPES. Nicole Garcia 10-10271 Gustavo Cadenas 11-10138. CONTENTS. Introduction : Form. S hapes : Platonic Shapes Non-Platonic Shapes in Buildings and Structures?. Properties: Rhythm Silhouette Symbol Conclusion.

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PROPERTIES & SHAPES

Nicole Garcia 10-10271

Gustavo Cadenas 11-10138


CONTENTS

  • Introduction:

  • Form

  • Shapes:

  • Platonic Shapes

  • Non-Platonic Shapes

  • in Buildings and Structures?

  • Properties:

  • Rhythm

  • Silhouette

  • Symbol

  • Conclusion


Le corbusier

“Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.”

Le Corbusier


What does form mean? magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.”

  • refers to the shape or configuration of a building

  • Opposite: space  reciprocal relationship is essential (provide internal sheltered space for human occupation)

  • one of the primary elements of architecture.

  • the placement in relation to its immediate site and neighboring buildings

  • exterior space can be defined

  • considerations in order to analyze or design an architectural form: shape, mass / size, scale, proportion, rhythm, articulation, texture, color, and light.


What is a shape? magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.”

  • configuration of surfaces and edges of a two- or three-dimensional object

  • perceived by contour or silhouette, rather than by detail.

  • Primary shapes, the circle, triangle, and square  generate volumes known as "platonic solids.”


Platonic solids
Platonic solids magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.”

Circle

Sphere & cylinder

Triangle

Cone & Pyramid

Square forms

Cube


Non platonic forms
Non-platonic forms magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.”

  • Non-platonic forms Volumetric shapes contain both solids and voids, or exteriors and interiors.

  • Additive and subtractive process


Can you find shapes in buildings and structures
Can you find shapes in Buildings and Structures? magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.”

  • Combinations establish the basis for most architectural shapes and forms.

Parthenon – Golden Section

Japanese Gallery House -Shigeru Fuse Architects


In Structure magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.”

Eastern Bridge, Columbia River, Oregon


Properties
Properties magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.”

Any architectural shape has 3 properties : rhythm, silhouette and symbol.

The rhythm property indicates the range of complexity

The silhouette property is that of the outer form

The symbol property concerns to the design of the openings


Winston churchill

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us” magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.”

Winston Churchill


References
References magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.”

  • http://www.heldermann-verlag.de/jgg/jgg01_05/jgg0503.pdf

  • http://www.math-kitecture.com/geometry.htm

  • http://www.wbdg.org/resources/form.php

  • http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1983/1/83.01.07.x.html

  • http://www.mississippiheritage.com/curriculum/MHT%20Curriculum%20_%2014%20Exercise%206.pdf