Malena Wiedemann: Architectural Design l
Project 01: Fibonacci Cube
Thank you for viewing my project about the Fibonacci cube. I spent weeks learning about how to create architectural drawings, a 3D cube, and how to use the SketchUp software to create a computer drafted design of my cube. The Fibonacci drawing helps to understanding the Fibonacci sequence. In order to create the drawing I had to start with two 1 inch squares and then I combined these squares together, this created a 2 inch square that is places next to the two 1 inch squares. I kept adding the boxes up, the two 1 inch squares and the one 2 inch square created a 4 inch square that was placed next to the 1 inch squares and the 2 inch square. The drawing shows this process repeating until there was not enough room to include another square. The corners of the squares mapped out the placement of the spiral.
I chose Earth as my element for this project because Earth represents peace, stability, and growth. I learned while creating my cube in this project that Earth's structure represents the centering of energies. I used symbolism to create the cube to focus on the center and ground portion of the cube. The more I researched Earth I found that this element could be used anywhere because it represented matter and structure which reflects back on to architecture and buildings.
Drawings and Model
Plane Study Drawing
I created multiple plane models that represented the Earth element. In the plane drawing I chose one of the 3 plane structures to incorporate because this model represented Earth by drawing movement towards the ground. The format created spaces that could surround the plane to define the plane even more than it was previously. I connected the planes in the models to show a area that created a centering space close to the ground in order to define my element. In the plane drawing I was discovering the different views and sides of the cube on paper. The drawing helps to understand each side of the model.
The original model in the Fibonacci cube is colored green because Earth is represented by the color green and this highlights the improvement in the process of building the cube. The cube is a complex structure that uses wooden dowels to highlight the spaces throughout the structure. The planes that I incorporated with the original model are used to enclose the space and focuses on the original model structure inside of the cube. The isometric drawing was drawn from a corner of the cube that is unique because it shows how all the parts of the cube connect together. The drawing also outlines all of the parts of the cube.
Project 02: UN-plug Cabin