Skidmore, Owings and Merrill: Composition Perspectives

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    Composition Perspectives




Artist Statement:

    Architects have traditionally represented and manipulated the three-dimensional geometry of buildings either in flattened projections (plans, elevations and sections) or in small-scale physical models. Three-dimensional interactive computer graphics systems open up the exciting possibility of directly composing masses and volumes in three-dimensional space, projected into perspective from any desired viewpoint, and free from the limitations of material, gravity and smallness of scale that are encountered with the use of physical models.

Technical Information:

    Computer group of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill

Process Information:

    Composition of Volumes in Space

    The section drawing and the interior perspective are the traditional ways of depicting the relationships of interior masses and volumes in a building. But, when a building is modeled in a three­-dimensional computer graphics system, we need not restrict ourselves to these.

Affiliation Where Artwork Was Created:

    Skidmore, Owings & Merrill