The world is full of rotations ; rotations of the past, present and maybe even from the future. Rotations can be so important that they can create a movement. In the 19th century and after the civil war one can notice that many architects had rotated towards building from the foundations of the Greeks. Many buildings especially government buildings turned away from the architectural style of the British and toward the greeks because the Greeks shared the same sense of finding themselves after breaking away from their ruler. This rotation was due to a sense of connection.
As we move through history we run into literal movements. One that is most important in the 20th century is the neoclassical movement. This connects to rotation because through this rotation of looking to greek and roman architecture, we moved forward and created our own designs. Movemet was one of the key elements in my design for the third skin project
reflections can be thought of in two ways. A reflection of work that you have done in the past or something you have seen to inspire your work. Reflection can lso be taken in the literl sense. Using reflections is a good technique to bring people into the space. When looking into a reflective pool one can see his reflection and then becomes a part of the space. This became very true in the Baroque period when landscaping became key especially in private homes. Reflections were also critical in drawing class when we had to trade spaces. When I first looked at Hope Tally’s design I had to reflect on her design basis: from layout to detail, and realize what I did and did not want to keep into the design.
We as architects derive many of our ideas and concepts from sources. This again brings me back to our third skin project where we were asked to look at a source from nature to inspire our design. In this instance, sources are not always copied or mimmiced but rather are inspirations through technique or the idea of the final priduct.
Perhaps the most powerful element in our perception of architecture is light” (Roth 85)
After writing about these words for the [re]flections week i noticed that that i myself have refclected on past weeks and have also taken new ideas that i have learned since then and progressed in though about each word. I also found that it was much easier to express my ideas with more education about the past.