What is ARCHITECTURE?
The definition varies from architect to architect. I have never received the same answer twice. Everything has an architecture to form it's design, but for our school we discuss buildings and structures.
ARCHI - Means CHIEF or LEADER
TECT- Means BUILDER, MASON
This project involves thinking about a city. On a blank sheet of paper or your sketchbook draw what comes to mind when you think of a city. It does not have to be any particular city. It is what you think one should be. This is your vision. The best thing is there is no right or wrong. Everyone's right. Just show me your thoughts no matter what it looks like. Draw two if you have time. Color for emphasis. Emphasis is when we attract attention to something important in a drawing. Emphasis is an art principle that we will discuss more throughout the course.
Ask your self, "My city would have __________."
READING FOR WEEK TWO AND THREE
Your reading assignment for the next two weeks.
WEEK TWO READING- Pyramid by David Macaulay
This is a great overview of construction methods.
Using any resource you have available research Babylon. Write a paragraph on what you find the most interesting thing about Babylon.
Key words to search
Sargon of Agade
Project: Hanging Gardens of Babylon
According to legend, the Hanging Gardens were built so Nebuchadnezzar's bride would not miss the mountains of her Median home.
If you were designing hanging gardens what would they look like?
You can draw, build out of paper, Lego's, blocks, anything you have available. The only thing I ask is you snap a picture and describe all the items you require for your amazing gardens. I will post my version next week.
Your requirement is be extremely creative.