ART TO GO Activity 5

DRAW A BUILDING INSPIRED BY A PIECE OF FRUIT OR OBJECT 

Architect, Jorn Utzon who designed the Sydney Opera House, 1973 in Australia said that the shells of the building design were inspired by peeling an orange. All the separate shells of the roof if put together would create a sphere- just like the sections of an orange. Before you begin look at an image of the Sydney Opera House and see if you can see his inspiration clearly in the design.

  • Choose a piece of fruit or object. 
  • Think about the overall shape and think about how to break into down into parts in your building design.
  • What kind of purpose will your building serve and how will your design reflect the use?
  • Draw three architectural sketches of your buiding

Floorplan- a drawing that is a flat view from above that shows the different rooms in your building.
Elevation- a drawing of the side view of your building.
Perspective- a finished drawing of your building in it's setting.

Other interesting structures to check out:

Villa Savoye, Le Corbusier

Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Frank Gehry

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Location
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art