Architectural Math v.01

I have well-documented mixed feelings about ArchDaily, but what it lacks in substance, it makes up for in volume. Which makes it good for some things, like previous “trendspotting” articles, and this new feature that I have shamelessly stolen from Building Satire because they don’t seem to be using it anymore.

Everyone thinks that architects have to be good at math, but you don’t. In fact, the following 12 images are the closest I have come to doing math in about a year. I’d explain the premise but I think you’ll get it pretty quickly. Click on the images to learn more about the projects that inspired them. Enjoy.

AMv01_fire engine_FTruffaut

AMv01_diner_WilshireTower

AMv01_concrete lamp_HouseOnTheStream

You can buy that rad lamp here. I’m going to keep going with the video game references now.

AMv01_minecraft_CasaVicens

AMv01_gonarch_WoodsOfNet

The Gonarch? From Half-Life? Half-Life: top 10 video game of all time. Other titles on that list: Super Mario World, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy: Tactics, Final Fantasy VII, Half-Life 2: whatever the subtitle was, Guitar Hero/Rock Band franchise (all titles), Ace Combat IV, Hot Shots Golf: Fore!, Einhander.

That’s just off the top of my head, I could easily be talked into or out of any of them. Moving on.

AMv01_civic arena_CarnalHall

Apple of Eden? From Assassin’s Creed? Fine, let’s try a different setup for the same project:

AMv01_baymax_CarnalHall

Let’s get a little more complicated now:

AMv01_bayou_ZEB

Trick question …

AMv01_grandma_BreezeHouse

… because there are two answers:

AMv01_grandma_SocialFacilitiesInRoses

No tricks here:

AMv01_full house_Y-Cube

And finally:

AMv01_stubble_SELPO

That’s all I got for you this week. Tell me all about math in the comments.

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