Brief 6, Geometry at Work

Brief 6 Geometry at work

Whilst at the Saline and Besancon, we would like you to understand and explore Ledoux’s use of geometry in the masterplan and buildings, through drawing. Using different types of drawing – plans, sections, elevations, also perspectives – it will be helpful to look at the geometry from the abstract through to the pragmatic.

How does it work?

What does it do?

What relation of scale of architecture to people?

The studies we are asking you to make will help you develop the use of geometry in your building proposals.  Are the geometries highly planned and controlled?  Is it symbolic or ornamental?  Is the architecture all that it seems or are distortions through geometry used?  Is there a powerful phenomenological sensation?  You may like to take plans of the building with you.

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