Brief 4 Simple Geometries

Take between one and three simple shapes (squares, rectangles, triangles, nothing too complicated please).

1. Make a series of studies of combinations of these shapes exploring intersections, adjacencies, superimpositions and juxtapositions in 2 dimensions.  Please note, rather than patterns, we are looking for objects and constellations which exhibit conditions of stasis, dynamism, tension, compression, comfort, dislocation and disturbance. We are looking for these to be considered and controlled (no parametric extravaganzas please).

2. When you have a series of studies with which you are satisfied, develop the best of them through drawings into three dimensional elements which you will make models of.
Final studies should be beautifully drawn and made with consideration given to scale, paper size, shape and position.

Architecture and Geometry in the Age of the Baroque – George Hersey.
(in particular chapters 4, 5, 7 & 8)
The Projective Cast, Architecture and its Three Geometries – Robin Evans.

Sean Griffiths
Camilla Wilkinson

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