I'm currently working on my own project for the summer before I head back to 2nd year in Architecture. (Mainly to strengthen my design process, develop a particular style and work with more software programs such as Rhino) My background is dance, prior to architecture, and always dreamt of combining these two passions. I devised my own project which is comprised of designing a functional structure that is utilized for a museum in honor of Loie Fuller. Fuller was a pioneer to modern dance, and was one of the many artist that evoked Art Nouveau. (Art Nouveau is probably one of my favourite art movements.... Gaudi has become my main inspiration lately).
Loie Fuller was draped in volominous silk fabric when dancing. She was the first individual to innovate lighting on stage as well. When she danced she metaphorized into different objects such as clouds, serpents, orchids, etc... as the color changed upon her white sheets of fabric.
My goal is to capture the essence of Loie Fuller and Art Nouveau while establishing my own unique style. I'm afraid I might take it too literally though, since I'm captivated by the movement of the silk material and lighting.
If you have any suggestions, feel free!
In Antiquity, the curvature of the inverted catenary was intuitively discovered and found to lead to stable arches and vaults. A spectacular example remains in the Taq-i Kisra in Ctesiphon, which was once a great city of Mesopotamia.