Learn how form has evolved from the beginning of architectural design to anything goes today.
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Hi, I’m Doug Patt and this is 50 ways to design like an architect, short videos with tips about how the architect does their job. This is part five form. Beyond primitive cave dwellings and pyramids, the first buildings took their form from necessity, pitched roofs, post and lentils to create space on the interior and shed water on the exterior. These simple structures evolve to become highly proportioned, substantial and meaningful edifices. The language of which was elaborated in honor for time. Slowly the forms of buildings evolve in the more complex structures as like we sought after and material and structural forces were mastered. Eventually, buildings were more about what could be and not what had to be. Steel took over stone and glass took over thick opaque walls. Buildings became the opposite of what they’re originally were. From small windows and heavy materials to all windows and lightweight skeletons of structure, from predictable forms to just about anything goes. Architectural gymnastics that we see today are possible because technology has evolved to allow the architect almost complete freedom of expression. This and the general contractor and those he works with, volumes of detailed specifics and precision machinery. We’ll see you next time.