Structural Space

Works from BAAS Year 3 Global Perspective: China and Asia (ARCH2060). Chinese architecture is prominent for its timber-framed building system: the structural skeleton is an organic whole that any subtle variation may result in a drastic change of entire architectural forms. Producing architectural form and style in pre-modern China and East Asia is not merely a matter of building technology but also variously related to concerns of functions, regional traditions, dynastic aesthetic ideas, and design motivations. In this exercise, students conduct close and meticulous examinations of historical monuments and represent their structural space in oblique projections.