The Environment and Its Effects
"Explore through image and text how the built environment affects (supports or
detracts) who you are. Speculate in terms of frameworks, clockworks, phenomena and
Everyday we all encounter the gift of man made things. The man-made design can consist of the clothes we wear, to the toothbrush we use. Design and Architecture is in almost everything that a civilized human uses from day to day. Architecture, for me, effects my everyday life and supports me through out my daily activities.
FRAMEWORKS - a conceptual structure that can be used to solve or address complex situations
To me, architecture supports mine and many other's lives. Through the concept and form of frameworks, architecture helps solve my everyday issues. For instance, I take the bus every morning and park my car in a ramp, then hope on the bus and get to the University campus. On this journey, the bus goes through a tunnel, over railroad tracks, and across bridges. The car, bus, ramp, bridge, road, signs, tunnels and railroad tracks are all designed structures that help me get to school. This is just a small example of how the framework of architecture helps me in my daily life.
PHENOMENA - an exceptional, unusual, or abnormal person, thing, or occurrence
With buildings and machines and the way our world works, there is the occasional amazing building or design. This phenomena, when it does occur, can happen in more ways than one. Through the way it effects individuals and the way we see our environment. From the way it mends with the environment and the way that it can be considered GREEN. With buildings that conform and move with nature and that are actually beneficial to the surrounding environment, these are all ways that architecture can truly be a phenomenon. The fact that buildings are more than just a building, but a meaning, emotion and thing of life.
CLOCKWORK - the precision, regularity, or absence of variation associated with clockwork
Going along taking the bus to school, all of the combined architecture must flow and work as one so that I get to school on time. This means that bridges must stay rigid, tunnels stay standing and buses keep running. This is an example of how clockwork keeps things moving a fashionable order. Keeping a regular schedule and getting to places on time all depends on the "dependability" of architecture and our designed environment.
OPPOSITIONS - the relationship between two propositions having the same subject and predicate but differing in quantity or quality or both
The understanding of how architecture is a two way street, the meaning of nature, man and his design. Man must work with the building and design of his own structures, it must be durable, useable and safe to use. This is just a few oppositions that architecture has in my life. The way that I work with my desk that I sit in in a lecture hall, to the way that the stairs are shaped in a building. These work of design is what makes or breaks architecture. A music stage must be structural strong, be designed a certain way to produce the best possible sound and acoustics. Another way to look at how the needs and issues of a design can push against Architecture.