Brett Heffley: Architectural Design 1
Project 1: Fibonacci Cube
This project was entitled after the Fibonacci Number Sequence which was discovered by Leonardo Fibonacci. The Fibonacci Sequence is a series of numbers where a number is the addition of the last two numbers, starting with 0, and 1. For example 1+1 sums to be 2. Meaning that 1 + 2 equals 3. We explored this sequence of numbers through model representations as well as 3 dimensional models made with computer software.
Drawings and Model
After designing a cardboard model using an 8 inch by 8 inch square we cut that into Fibonacci sequence numbers. We created a floor plan view of the model to show the way the planes intersected with each other(Middle Box). We also created elevation views of the model from the front, back, left and right views to show the heights of the 3 planes. An orthographic drawing of the model is on the right to show both vertical and horizontal views together.
To find the best modeling design to use for the project we made several models to help us see different ideas. We looked for the defined space that the models created. Defined space is space that is clearly by walls and ceilings. We looked deeper into the models to find implied space. The idea behind implied space is that the viewer must view the model as a extension of a piece and it becomes the conduit that connects the viewer and the artwork. After choosing the model that appealed the most to us we began the nest step in our process which was drawing the different views of the model.
With the addition of 2 more sets of Fibonacci Planes and basswood inserts we were able top create a model that took the shape of a cube. A isometric drawing of the model was created to see the original three planes that are shaded in blue in relation to the added planes. The added planes helped create a cube shape to the model by reaching to the corners and points of a box. More defined space was created as more walls were added to help separate the levels into rooms or sections. The walls added helped create a barrier between the outside world and the inside of the model. The ceilings gave definition to the space for human beings to inhabit the space as each 1 inch cube is scaled up to 2 feet.