Anne Tyng (born ) explores the potentials of geometry through her architectural model that realizes the ambition of all of her work: to inhabit geometry. The visionary architect and theorist Anne Tyng has designed a gallery-scale model that embodies her thinking about geometry over the last half. Louis I. Kahn and Anne G. Tyng, associated Architects, City Tower, Philadelphia, PA,–57, model. Courtesy of the Louis I. Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry.
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For optimum effect, visitors can look through open structures at the massive spiral that lifts from the wall and rotates towards the ceiling.
The title of the exhibition and her works belie the understated beauty of their execution, which demonstrate the expressive power of order and geometry.
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Starting inshe worked closely with Louis I. Chair and bench made from carbon fiber and epoxy resin. Username Password Forgot password?
In her research she developed a theory of hierarchies of symmetry—symmetries within symmetries—and a search for architectural insight and revelation in the consistency and beauty of all underlying form. A tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, icosahedron, and dodecahedron, are built to human scale and can be anme, explored, comprehended.
Don’t miss this Saturday’s opening of the Hypothetical Developments: Throughout, geometry is both rational and expressive, as much a means of contemplation as of calculation and inhsbiting.
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It’s fascinating stuff, and the images alone have piqued my interest in Tyng’s theories, which cover topics from Jungian cycles to the cosmos. New Bestsellers Trade Academic D. A portion of this research was published in the article Geometric Extensions of Consciousness in the Italian architectural journal Zodiak 19 in Since the s, when she worked closely with Louis I. InAnne Tyng was one of the first women to receive a fellowship from the Graham Foundation for her project Anatomy of Form: For optimum effect, look through these open structures at the massive geo,etry that lifts from the wall and rotates towards the ceiling.
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I do believe it has shaped directions taken in my subsequent architectural practice back home in India. This exhibition presents the inhabuting of the visionary architect and theorist Anne Tyng. Don’t have an account? A tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, icosahedron, and dodecahedron, each is built to human scale and can be entered, explored, comprehended.
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After graduating from Radcliffe College inTyng became one of the first women to receive a Masters of Architecture from Harvard University. Tyng’s unique command of form is matched by her raw intellect; thus, she elegantly articulates her vision in the models seen here.
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Since the s, when she worked closely with Louis Kahn and independently pioneered space-frame construction, Tyng has applied natural and numeric systems to built forms on all scales, from urban plans to domestic spaces. Inhabiting Geometry The visionary architect and theorist Anne Tyng has designed a gallery-scale model that embodies her thinking about geometry over the last half century. Aftershe focused her attention on research, earning a doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania where she taught for almost thirty years.
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Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry at the Graham Foundation
This Friday, April 15, will see the opening of Inhabiting Geometrya remarkable exhibition of work by visionary architect and theorist Anne Tyng, at Chicago’s Graham Foundation.
For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders. Exploring her life-long fascination with the Platonic solids, the book also features related models and documentation of past projects, including Tyng and Kahn’s never-built design for City Tower in Philadelphia Demonstrating this vision at work is a selection of drawings, models, and other documentation of past projects, including: Commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, Tyng has created an installation-scale model that realizes the ambition of all of her work: This volume documents a new project by the visionary architect and theorist.
Born in Jiangxi, China to missionary parents inTyng spent long hours carving cities out of the soft stone of her garden terrace. Join overdesigners who stay up-to-date with the Core77 newsletter This is how Tyng sees the world and derives her own built forms, through the symmetries, orders, and dynamic progressions by which one form in geometry becomes another.