See how folds change the structure of materials. As for Asterix’ potion, they give strength ;-) Continue reading “Game N.7 // Fold your architecture!”
In France, Epiphany is very much celebrated. For that, you’ll need 2 important accessories in addition to a special cake (“la galette des rois”): a bean, and a crown.
Continue reading “Game N.5 // Make your architect epiphany crown”
Do you know the Opera? The Orange Cube? Or the Customs building in Lyon ?
Have a look at them !
Continue reading “Game N.4 // Play with Lyon’s architecture!”
Stilts? Like at the circus?
Stilts are posts, with various shapes and materials, used to send buildings in the air…
Continue reading “Game N.3 // Make your house take off!”
Facades are not just on paper sheets : it also work in full scale! Continue reading “Game N.2 * bonus // our hut version Tekuto”
a BIG version of our tutorial N.6…
Continue reading “Game N.6 * bonus // a dome for your room”
Simple, colourful or crazy: depending the techniques you will use, you can give radically different characters to your house, have it discreet or make people look at it!
Continue reading “Game N.2 // Design your house’s facades!”
Have you ever noticed that architects usually wear special glasses… Quite often big black ones!
Is it to look like Le Corbusier, their idol? Or to recognise themselves easier? Or just because they like to look a bit special?
Continue reading “Game N.1 // Look like an architect!”
Triangle is an amazing shape!
Understand why with tutorial N.6
Download the tutorial N.6 here :
First of all: an little experiment with pasta and strings!
The square is soft whereas the triangle is really tough! That’s why it is used in architecture. You can build structures completely made out of triangles, or you ad them here and there to make a structure rigid and stable.
Below are some examples:
* Boathouse // Shigeru Ban (Pouilly-en-Auxois – France) 2005
* Sainsbury Center for visual arts // Norman Foster (Norwich – UK) 1974-78
* Cité du Design // LIN (Saint-Etienne – France) 2009
* Art Center College of Design // Craig Ellwood (Passadena – California) 1974
* Dome // After Buckminster Fuller (Weil am Rhein – Switzerland) 1975-2000
In the 50s, Buckminster Fuller has built a lot of domes with triangulated structures.
And look! That’s so easy that you can build the model with your feet ;-)
He also published plans and explanations in order that everybody could built his own structure (following picture). Isn’t it kind?