Presenters

Devon SamsFollow

Academic department under which the project should be listed

CACM - Architecture

Faculty Sponsor Name

Peter Pittman

Additional Faculty

Elizabeth Martin, Architecture, emarti95@kennesaw.edu Ameen Farooq, Architecture, afarooq1@kennesaw.edu

Abstract (300 words maximum)

The research explores the golden ratio as a compositional system in architecture and design. Not only exploring its organizational qualities, but its ability to inform space and proportion in architecture. The methodology is designed around exploration of the system through stretching what its applicability in design and how I can, as a designer, utilize and prove the systems validity in architecture.

The unique approach through my design is an interrogation of the works of the past to understand the uses of the golden ratio in the past and how it can be applied today.

In the process of this thesis it has been a challenge to decide on what architectural intervention is appropriate when such a system has so many different potential applications. The question of what is the best could not be decided, but what would offer the most opportunity for exploration. Through a series of follies I am developing iterations that explore the golden ratio as a design tool in composition of the follies through manipulation of the system geometrically and mathematically.

In order to ground the research to a sense of a project location to easier visualize the experience of the project I chose a park close to home in need of renovation. Through this scholastic exploration I am able to superimpose my design with the intent to connect the park's visitors through the exploration of the follies. Creating a unique park experience that both allows me to create a tangible idea that can be placed, but also with the ability to create a new dynamic on the site.

The research explores the sculptural space making ability of the follies and how people might interact with the concept.

Project Type

Poster

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Golden Scrutiny | Compositional Subtlety

The research explores the golden ratio as a compositional system in architecture and design. Not only exploring its organizational qualities, but its ability to inform space and proportion in architecture. The methodology is designed around exploration of the system through stretching what its applicability in design and how I can, as a designer, utilize and prove the systems validity in architecture.

The unique approach through my design is an interrogation of the works of the past to understand the uses of the golden ratio in the past and how it can be applied today.

In the process of this thesis it has been a challenge to decide on what architectural intervention is appropriate when such a system has so many different potential applications. The question of what is the best could not be decided, but what would offer the most opportunity for exploration. Through a series of follies I am developing iterations that explore the golden ratio as a design tool in composition of the follies through manipulation of the system geometrically and mathematically.

In order to ground the research to a sense of a project location to easier visualize the experience of the project I chose a park close to home in need of renovation. Through this scholastic exploration I am able to superimpose my design with the intent to connect the park's visitors through the exploration of the follies. Creating a unique park experience that both allows me to create a tangible idea that can be placed, but also with the ability to create a new dynamic on the site.

The research explores the sculptural space making ability of the follies and how people might interact with the concept.