Monday, January 31, 2011

burda, blog post 3, iar 221

how elements of design are used at uncg. . .
Applying
space, power, experience, principles, precedent, site, order, scale, technology, surface
to the uncg campus. . .  

space. . .



For me, the space at UNCG is divided to into 3 main sections:  Learning, Pedistrian, and Parking.
The learning portion spacially takes up the largest area, signifying it's importance in my hypothesis.
 scale. . .  
   =
power. . .


As the tallest building on campus, the Jackson library (background) subliminally tells the students that knowledge is power.
 precedent. . .

Uncg sets a precedent in it's security features; it's relatively closed off from the rest of the city, well lit at night, and provides round the clock transportation for anyone feeling nervous about walking to their destination.


experience. . .
principles. . . .
site. . .
order. . .

The Foust building's site is set on top of a small hill, providing a sense of grandness as an experience to all those who walk in front of it.  Adding to it's location is a great use of symmetry and order as design principals.


technology. . .

Most buildings (if not all) used modern building techniques.  Modern technology also fills most of the buildings, from nighttime securtity to lighting to computer labs.

surface. . .

Generally speaking, the surface treatments of the buildings outside are pretty plain; brick, concrete, facia board.  But inside the Witherspoon Art Museum, the sculptural treatment of this banded surface is more like a work of art.


1 comment:

  1. You are the only one out of the group who has turned in most of the work. I like your ideas. I want to see a reading response and a blog post labeled correctly every time it is due. Good job

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