Ordering Principles

I was able to dig up some examples of the Ordering Principles we discussed in Monday's class.  Even though these images are portraying an example of ordering system categories, they themselves have no particular order.

Hierarchy - In this particular space we can see a break down of the overall cube shape into smaller subsections.  To me the geometric pattern found in the "T" shape is the focus.

Transformation (Not real, but really cool) - This is just a fun image to look at.  I think the transformation is pretty clear , the departure from the box form is pretty dramatic.

Rhythm - I like this example because it almost appears as though the building is mimicking sound waves. And the  contrast of the organic and geometric elements almost embody the idea of various "instruments" creating a rhythm together.

Datum? (The space(s) created by the overhang) - I think I understood the idea of datum.  I know it has nothing to do with Excel but I did find a building that is reminiscent of a spreadsheet.  

Axis & Symmetry - I really enjoy this example. The buildings have an attitude. It almost appears as if they are engaging in a confidential conversation. I also appreciate the use of space as an axis instead of a part of the structure, it adds an extra layer of visual importance to that intervening space. Is that space also datum?
It seems that many of the examples of the individual elements also could be used as examples of a list of elements.  I think the fact that they do incorporate many other ordering principles into their design is what makes them successful.

Stay tuned, more project and idea posts to come...

1 comment :

  1. I think you jumped the gun on that. The list itself is an order, exhibiting aspects of most of the principles. The list lacks an ordinal order, but this is a conceptual as opposed to visual order.