Thursday, 18 October 2018

Maths and Architecture

Falling Water. Frank Lloyd Wright.

We have been thinking about the Maths used by Architects and whether this is part of their creativity.  What inspires architects to design amazing buildings?
We noticed all kinds of shapes from nature in buildings and thought that the Architect might have been inspired by things like shells, waves, reptile's scales, cliffs and other natural forms.
Hundertvasser, who designed the building above didn't like straight lines at all because he wanted the buildings to replicate the forms of nature.

We are asking questions to investigate and explore connected with this.
Does the Beehive in Wellington share anything in common with natural beehives?
What was the design and building process for making the Eiffel Tower?
What are the strongest shapes and materials in building?  Can these withstand earthquakes?
These are some of our questions.

We will be sharing our learning with the kids in Tautoru next Friday.


1 comment:

  1. Bonjour à tous !

    We made for you a short video to answer your question about the Eiffel Tower : " What was the design and building process for making the Eiffel Tower ?
    You can watch it on our class blog by this link :

    Feel free to write us comments, they always make us very happy.

    Vive notre amitié !

    Les élèves du CM2 de l’école primaire de Brindas, France