Rhythm is the result of repetition. Analysis: The staccato rhythm is seen (and heard) both statically and dynamically, when the shoe is worn and is in actual motion. The mass is composed of repeated lines that move from horizontal to diagonal. Designer: Zaha Hadid
Principle: Balance Ordered relationship of parts, whether symmetrical or asymmetrical Analysis: The sculptural skyscrapers on Australia’s Gold Coast are designed as if they were organic, living forms, with symmetrical, sinuous lines interlacing upwards from the tapered base, creating a sense of flow and movement . Designer: Zaha Hadid
Principle: Balance Ordered relationship of parts, whether symmetrical or asymmetrical Analysis: The Manta Ray Is a 21st century version of the classic love seat, and was inspired by the shape of manta rays. It is manufactured in double cast aluminum. The asymmetrical balance is achieved through a composition of positive and negative form and space. Designer: Zaha Hadid
Principle: Emphasis Stress placed on a single area Something in the work must dominate . A high point or climax occurring in the work, or the domination of a motif or design element. Analysis: The Le-a table takes its corkscrew shape from the classic double-bun hairstyle worn by Princess Leia in Star Wars. The table's two straight ends are contrasted by a looping middle, which also provides support for the furniture. Designer: Zaha Hadid
Principle: Variety and Contrast Contrast is the juxtaposition of dissimilar areas. Different qualities or characteristics in a form; interest generated in a work by a variety of shapes, forms, or textures. Analysis: The Morpheus Hotel in Macau, China is a unique expression of a new architecture, expressly of this city, and uses its rippling, undulating exoskeleton to create unique and contrasting spaces within the building. Designer: Zaha Hadid Variety is a principle of design in which parts are seemingly different, but nonetheless have something in common.
Principle: Economy The deletion of nonessential details to reveal the essence of a form. Analysis: The simplicity of this beautifully elegant stainless steel bowl is stripped down to reveal its undulating surface and imparts a sense of movement and dynamism while playing a vital role in the object’s stability. Designer: Zaha Hadid
Principle: Proportion Elements compared, one to another , in terms of their properties of size, quantity, and degree of emphasis . Analysis: The deliberate use of proportion and scale is seen in the size and degree of emphasis as the mass is lifted off the ground to meet the sky. Designer: Zaha Hadid Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, Baku, Azerbaijan
THE GOLDEN SECTION And the Fibonacci Sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55… Note the perfect quarter circles that fit from corner to corner of each perfect square .
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