Students in the ARS 285 Introduction to Architecture: Language and Craft studio, 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 in the Church Exhibition Gallery from June 15 - October 11, 2009, are the photos, models, and pavilion designs.
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