Dec 22nd, 2011
From conservative to a modern approach. What does it actually mean in the world of design?From two dimension to three dimension? From a plan view to a perspective view and to isometric to axonometric and to a whole MATRIX of spatial planning? The traditional way of designing was drawing plans in 2-Dimensions, on a plane. Yes the drawings had to be much more accurate and explinable to the masons. In these times I see students playing around in 3D modeling softwares, where there are no boundaries. May be a limitation to what could be possibly built or not. But you see the freeing of mind in terms of approach to design.
Holding on to that thought, sometime ago I attended Collab’s 40th anniversary event – “Collab is a collaboration of design professionals supporting the modern and contemporary design collections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art” , where Zaha Hadid was a guest speaker and shared her design work with us. The Iraqi-born, London-based Hadid has become the most famous female architect in the world. I believe that the few architects of our generation have changed the way the young students think and design.
She says, “There was a loss in the belief of the realm of possibility.” Here she meant that in her young design works when she drew thinking 3-Dimensionaly complex matrix of lines and curves, it was not appriciated as much as in today’s time when construction materials and techniques have given architecture a new spirit.
For decades she was called Paper Architect Someone who had a great respect as a theorist and as a thinker about architecture but who hadn’t had the opportunity to build, now shows her talent to the world with her great work standing tall with a pride. It’s research in new engineering that allows her adventurous new shapes.
Wonder what architecture will look like few hundred years later – a building in four dimensions?! may be it would be called something else..5D or 6D 🙂
Collab Event at Philadelphia Museum of Arts