Architecture in 4D!


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

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About anar memon

I am a person with a vast subject interests, call it culture, food, music, history, places, films, sports, design, art & crafts, painting, photography, animals, geography, architecture and the list never ends but keeps growing. A lot of times I try to intervine any two or more interests to get inspired and apply rules of one to the other and find interesting results. I'm always observing and learning from the world around me as I think one life is just not enough to grasp the beauty of our world.

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