Botanical Architecture

Date: 
Monday, June 15, 2009 to Sunday, October 11, 2009
Location: 
Church Exhibition Gallery, Lyman Plant House

Intro | Student Projects

ARS 285 Student Projects — 2009 Class

Smith Students in ARS 285, studio: Introduction to Architecture: Language and Craft, taught by Jim Middlebrook, were asked to reinterpret the spatial language of a flower.

Each student started by choosing one flower from the Botanic Garden during the first week of March. She photographed this flower and analyzed its spatial character in terms of certain organizational principles. The student then built a model to abstractly re-present the flower according to this visual "language."

Finally, these forms were appropriated by the student in the design of a hypothetical pavilion that would be used to display flowers next to Paradise Pond. On display are the photos, models, and pavilion designs.

See Also

2011 ARS 285 Class Projects

spiraling paper model of a daffodil flower