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Game N.6 // Make a house with triangles!

Triangle is a great form!
Understand why thanks to the tutorial n°6.

Download the tutorial n°6 :

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First of all: an experience with pasta!

The square is all soft while the triangle is really tough! That’s why it is used in architecture. You can build structure whole made of triangle, or you ad here and there triangles to a structure  to make it stable.
Below are some examples:

* Boathouse // Shigeru Ban (Pouilly-en-Auxois – France) 2005

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©www.jdg-architectes.com

* Sainsbury Center for visual arts // Norman Foster (Norwich – Royaume Uni) 1974-78

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©www.fosterandpartners.com

* Cité du Design // LIN (Saint-Etienne – France) 2009

© LIN Architects Urbanists Photo Christian Richters
©Christian Richters

* Art Center College of Design // Craig Ellwood (Passadena – California) 1974

©Steven A. Heller
©Steven A. Heller

* Dome // After Buckminster Fuller (Weil am Rhein – Suisse) 1975-2000

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©www.vitra.com

In the 50s, Buckminster Fuller has build a lot of domes with triangulated structures.
And look! That’s so easy that you can build the model with your feet ;-)

©Wallace Kirkland—Time & Life Pictures:Getty Images
©Wallace Kirkland—Time & Life Pictures

He also published plans and explanations in order that everybody could built his own structure (following picture). Isn’t it kind?

©Library of Congress
©Library of Congress

That’s this architecture that you’ll be able to realise thanks to the tutorial n°6.
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Here is an owerview of what it’s looks like:

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