Basics: Architecture and Dynamics by Franziska Ullmann

By Franziska Ullmann

What parts represent area? What s a solitaire and what makes a solitaire a monument? Why is a development profane and what makes an area a sacred area? Why look Zaha Hadid s constructions to be dynamic structures? those and lots of different matters are addressed in "Basics". In an instantaneous disagreement of textual content and images of foreign structures, which means and influence of uncomplicated architectural parts are studied either discretely and inside of compounds ranging from Wassily Kandinsky s visible arts comparable research "Point and Line to Plane". Transferred on typical and synthetic gadgets, the influence of those parts isn't based mostly at the exterior visual appeal yet particularly at the stress inherent to varieties. hence, the 2d variation of this average ebook is now to be had in English. it's been revised and a foreword via structure theorist Otto Kapfinger extra.

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The varied floor heights and forms create a kind of artificial landscape that underscores the zone’s ambivalent sense of belonging. C. by Eero Saarinen features supports that are both slanted and directed outward. They dramatize an outward movement toward the airfield and a lifting off from the ground. The downward inflected form of the ceiling condenses the space inside. The upward dynamics of the building’s exterior is further emphasized by the roof’s upturned edge as well as supports that taper as they rise.

See chap. Line 2| Separation – Partition] Line 1|1| Manifestations of Linear Elements One possible material equivalent of a linear element is a piece of string. If we imagine widening this string, the result is a ribbon or strip. Trails or paths as examples clearly illustrate the characteristic features of linear architectural elements. Natural We can find linear elements in nature in the form of rivers and valleys. The constant movement of the water defines a linear, sometimes branching, track in the landscape.

Parc de la Villette by Bernard Tschumi is a good example of this. order Too much order creates monotony and a loss of orientation. The principle of disruption can be applied consciously through an alteration of the proportions or size relations of buildings. This will also emphasize differences in importance as can be seen here in the plan view of the city of Priene. In our longing for order we find regularity pleasant. We have developed a sophisticated sense for detecting the slightest divergence as unsettling.

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