22nd september

Today looking at Architecture; geometric shapes and structures. I found the work of Coop Himmelbau and Jimenez Lai very intersting and the way they balance function and aesthetic is beautifully complex and intriguing. The balance of tension, compression and mass strength to form overall stability is facinating anf the Institute of lighweight structures try to acheive this, for example with the use of bubbles. The brief consisted of using bamboo sticks to form geometric shapes to then bond together and create a structure that could be a building with a function and a context. We discovered that triangles are very strong structures. pentagons and squares are a lot less stable.

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