A Sequence of Colours and Shapes in the Space

Jesef Albers- Preliminary Course exercises at the Bauhaus (1923–1933) — Lecture Image

From left to right: The Model 1–3
From left to right: Model 4–6, Model 7 is on the front side
Final Model

The technique I chose to do was a sequence of colours and shapes in the space. The architect I have selected is Josef Albers, which used a lot of shapes, lines and colour, in his projects, like Homage to the square is about the balance of the shapes and colour, it keeps the design of an extremely simple element to convey the control of colour and shapes. In his projects, it is not hard to see the extremely simple shapes like squares, circles or lines but with strong geometric abstraction. From his works of paper, he uses these simple items to find more possibilities in the shape of the geometric structure. In his project, not only have the abstract painting, but also follow the nature law of gravity. The project that I decided to transform is the clock tower in front of the UTS library, which is a mixture of shapes of triangles and squares. Albers also uses a lot of space in the structure, like when he folds the paper it will create negative space and albers uses the negative space to increase the geometric abstraction. In the first three models, I used the structure of the clock tower and put in the different geometric structures to show the understanding of lines and shapes. On the fourth model, I added in more of Albers understanding about shapes in dimensional space, which is conveyed by the paper work. In model 5, I have changed the whole structure into the triangle and with the understanding of Albers work, I made it so it becomes symmetrical and follows the nature of law of gravity, but with the modern electrical screen as the clock. For model 6, I present the model as the double sided of triangle and the hexagon in the middle convey the balance and the nature structure. But when I start my final model, I use the idea from Albers which are the negative space and the paper folding, and I force the model get into a balance style and try to gain more negative space while I am folding. The final outcome present the idea of Josef Albers about the possibility of the geomatic, the negative space and also with balance.

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