Volume 4, Issue 2, September 2017
pp. 24 – 35
Sushama Joglekar is Professor in University of Mumbai at Sir J.J. College of Architecture. She obtained her PhD from S.N.D.T. Women’s University on the subject of Architectural Education. She has teaching experience of 29 years. She has conducted electives in the subject of Geometry for students of Sir J.J. college of Architecture. She has presented papers on Architectural Education, Origami and Architecture, and Researches in Architecture. She has designed some geometry based origami objects, and participated in Origami Exhibitions. She has conducted workshops on origami and geometry for students of Architecture in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
Knowledge of geometry is essential for architectural education. Geometry is used for representing and communicating the design ideas. It is also used for design and development of architectural forms. The emphasis of education is on Descriptive Geometry for graphical representation of simple three-dimensional objects in two-dimensional forms. This knowledge is further used for design of buildings and preparing architectural drawings. The process is easy if the building forms are regular and they are associated with known concepts of geometry. With the increased use of computers, there is a tendency to design curved and irregular forms. It is necessary to study ‘geometry of curved forms’ and ‘geometry of surfaces’ to choose the appropriate structural form. Knowledge of geometry is essential for parametric design and digital processing.
This paper describes how geometry can contribute to the process of design and construction. The paper includes a discussion on various concepts and projects to create awareness about new challenges of digital design and structures
Patterns, Forms, Surfaces, Structures, Geometry, Origami