Students: Inthat Ueasak-Aree, Thora H Arnardottir, Sameera Chukkapalli, Jakub Havlik
Tutor: Mark Burry
Assistant: Rodrigo Aguirre
The three columns in the making
his workshop looked at two challenges: the
description and representation of columns and the
creation of a potentially underlying geometrical guide, and how we branch columns and join them to the trunk.
Learning from Antoni Gaudi's design for the Sagrada Familia (1882 - ongoing), and his equilibrated structure where the gravity forces are calculated to direct axially through the column. Each column is therefore aligned to meet these forces as efficiently as possible through their axes. As a calculated optimised solution, every column is positioned slanted rather than vertical, which is atypical compared with what we are used to seeing in the majority of buildings.
Video of the bifurcation
Mkaing of the last column in a span of 3 hours
Bifurcation - Branching is a workshop at IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in Advanced Architecture, MAA02 in 2016
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