Joey DeWitt: Architectural Design I
Project 01: Fibonacci Cube
In this project we were attempting to discover and understand the Fibonacci Sequence (displayed to the right) and the Golden Section and how they have a unique relationship between space and structure. In a process to encourage us to comprehend these architectural phenomenons we created a series of drawings and models to help understand how they work and function efficiently with the dimensions used while filling the space given fully.
Drawings and Model
To understand the Fibonacci Sequence we created three basic models made out of three cardboard planes. To make these we took some cardboard and cut out an 8"x8" square that we then cut into three pieces to work with which had the dimensions of 8"x5", 5"x3", and 3"x2". We created three different models and chose one to continue the project with. The model I had chosen to continue the project with is displayed above in the 3 Plane Drawing, and the the two models I didn't choose are displayed to the left. With the model I chose to progress with I connected the two larger planes using the 3"x2" and positioned it in the back right corner of the available space.
By using the 3 Plane Study Model that I chose to continue the project with I was able to construct my Final Cube using that model and using basswood strips and six more pieces of cardboard so the Final Cube was built using three of each size of cardboard plane and an unlimited amount of basswood strips that we wanted to use. When we were given this project we had to make a primary space, which I put on top, that had to be implied but not defined, a secondary space, which I put underneath the primary space, that had to be defined but not implied, and then be left with interesting remaining space that I left on the right side of the cube spanning from top to bottom. My Final Cube had an efficient use of the space provided to create and design everything required in the project. Overall this project was a great outlet of my creativity to design something as complex as this in the space provided.