Lucas Morgan: Architectural Design I
Project 01: Fibonacci Cube
The golden section can be found in many places, whether it be in architecture or in nature, the golden section is seen to be pleasing to the eye. The golden section is made by taking any two numbers in the Fibonacci Sequence and making them the dimensions of a rectangle. The Fibonacci Sequence in a group of numbers in which the next number is the sum of the two numbers before it. (ex. 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21, etc.) The goal of the project was to create an architectural structure that is adapted to the assigned biome with 3 sets of 2"x3" planes, 3"x5" planes, and 5"x8" planes.
My landscape was the forest. my two main concerns when creating a structure adapted to the forest were weather and wildlife. I decided that to best fit the forest, my structure would have to be elevated in order to escape animals and there would have to be a plane blocking rainfall from the inhabitants and a space below that plane for the inhabitant to be.
Drawing and Model
I made my first idea with the intentions of having a lot of space to walk around on top of the 5"x8" plane, but in addition to not seeing much potential in this design, to get under the plane, one would have to contort their body. I made my second model very similarly, with a lot of walking space and space under the large plane, but once again, the height was too small. While creating my final design, I decided to branch off from the horizontal-5"x8"-plane design and i instead placed the 5"x8" plane vertically in order to add height. I then inserted the 3"x5" plane through the larger one in order to create a platform. I added the 2"x3" plane at the bottom for support. I chose this model because I liked how it's versatility was similar to that o a tree and also that it adapted well to the forest.
In my final cube, i placed more vertical planes in order to define the corners of the cube. I placed the basswood to bring out the planes behind it and to imply windows.