Louis Kahn was remembered by History as a famous brick whisperer architect. He mainly designed museums, civic buildings, religious structures, and a few homes. When it comes to Kahn’s work, he would use the nature elements from the surroundings of the building. Even after he died, Louis Kahn was also known for making big, modern, and natural structures in his time.
I think Louis Kahn work is unique. His buildings are big, use geometrical shapes in his designs. He took in consideration for using indirect natural light at the Kimbell art museum. For example, when I went to the museum, it was very cool how the room went from light to dark as the clouds passed by outside. Even the metal handrails for the stairs were artistic. When approaching the stairs the railing from a side view were bent into a shell shape but, at the same time the railing look plain if you look directly down on it.
I believe Louis Kahn’s work is important because of how he combines the hardness of stone, the warmth of wood, and the soft reflection of water in his buildings. The use of geometric shapes turns an ordinary building into extraordinary, artistic building. He had a great understanding of the environment. Looking at his building, one can see the beauty and quality of his work from the inside and out.
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Project 01: Fibonacci Cube
On the Fibonacci Cube Drawing I had to draw up a rectangle and cut it into several different sizes and last I draw a spiral connecting them up. The steps for how to draw a Fibonacci Cube are to first cut out a 12" by 18" of vellum paper. Then you draw a lite 8" by 13" cube 3" above the bottom of the paper and 3" to the right of the paper. Once done, you draw two 1" by 1" squares, one 2" by 2", one 3" by 3", 5" by 5", and final draw a 8" by 8". It doesn't matter how put the squares in the rectangle as long as it fits in. Lastly you draw your a spiral with your compass edge to edge till finally getting your Fibonacci Cube just like mine in the photo.
Drawings and Model
In the plane study drawing we had to cut out three 8" by 8" out of cardboard and cut it again by 2" by 3", 3" by 5", and 5" by 8". Next you have to connect them in different ways of your choosing. Then you pick the best model that has some potential space. Finally you start to draw a site and elevation plan.
After you draw the elevation and plan drawing, make three more 2" by 3", 3" by 5", and 5" by 8" squares to make a cube surrounding your plan. In the photos above is my final model and elevation drawing. You assemble it into a cube model and make a final elevation drawing. This model is about how well you put and make spaces for a person. I had my main primary space right where the long yellow floor is. The yellow in the drawing represents my original plane model. When it came to drawing the model I had to make certain areas thicker than others.