Geometric building have gained increasing popularity in the last century.
The increase of new construction materials and methods have freed the designer
to explore more complicated forms and shapes. Listed below are several designs
that I have developed in my spare time. They are in various stages of completion
and are provided for informational purposes only.
- A sweeping roof. This roof
was designed to meet the needs of a tapered building or entry way. The highest
part of the roof is over the narrowest part of the building. Because of the
prominent roof it it well designed for a museum, theater, or other simmilar
building. Immagine an exhibit or sculpture hanging in the glass roof. A striking
presence, especially when lit at night.
- A shallow parabolic dome. Parabolic domes are known for their great
strength, the greatest of any shape. Because this shape is so strong, it can
be build out of lightweight materials, reducing construction costs. This dome
can be made very large without overpowering a building, and is a great choice
for a larger public building such as a museum, gallery, or theater. Both with
and without a central window, it provides a large open space underneath suitable
for many activities. It is not inconceivable that a shopping mall or department
store could use this design.