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Modern Architecture


Expression on Truth and Beatty

"The purpose of this project is to explore the relationship between form and function. The goal behind this project was to demonstrate that beauty combines the visual aesthetic with the expression of function and requirement. Students were required to transform an existing bridge into a structure that allows water traffic to pass through a 30' x 40' opening." 

Span Prototypes

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Movement Analogies

This project helped me exercise the method of idea formation since we were required to analyze the movements of common objects in our homes. This then led us to create conceptual combinations that would transform our bridge and help us achieve the required clearance.

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Combination Table

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Preliminary Designs & Transformation Process

I decided to use the Eyelash curler as the movement inspiration. At the start of the design process, This resulted in more difficulty in creating the desired movement, although this brought a more obvious transformation to the look of the bridge. This further proves that the bridge's form will be affected when attempting to achieve a desired function (motion).

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Moving Mechanism

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Design Elevations

Open & Closed Elevations With Mechanism

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Open & Closed Elevations W/O Mechanism

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Rotating 3D Views

3D Animation

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