Description of shape element In Architectural composition Paradigms in creating shape types In Wright's works
AL-Rafdain Engineering Journal (AREJ),
2009, Volume 17, Issue 3, Pages 36-60
Shape is presented as one of the architectural design's basic elements, which together determine the ultimate appearance and content of the architectural form. It is the property which determine the appearance, and for which the design and composition of form are related throughout shape types which might be geometric or organic or even the two as well. The importance of this property has emerged, especially, when the architecture of 211st century in its beginnings concentrated on the principle of "the power throughout shape" by using organic forms which have complicated and daring shapes. The paper discusses the importance of this property and its creation in the designs, in order to explore the particular problem which has been represented as (lack of clarity in description shape's element and paradigms of creating its types in different architectural trends).
Thus the objectives of the paper has been formed by building theoretical framework consisting of two main items of detailed theoretical field as the following: (paradigms of identification of shape and paradigms of creating shape types) which specifies shape element, firstly, then the application of the paradigms of creating shape types on one of the important trends throughout architectural history, which is Wright's organic trend, secondly, finally, concluding paradigms of creating form's shape in Wright's architecture, thirdly.
Conclusions have been declared Wright's concentration in creating shapes of its projects on a conceptual philosophy based on the integration between the shape and the main function of the building through selected place and time, by using selected design and compositional properties in relation to nature as a source of inspiration of form's shape.
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