/ AIII / Imrich Vaško, Martin Gsandtner
ACADEMY OF ARTS PRAGUE
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN 2014
Experimental project SYMMETRYSCOPE tries to get to the bottom of symmetry and reveal its possibilities.
At first step, the liner symmetry was investigated and several columns were made. The principle consisted in the rotation and mirroring geometrically simple shapes (tetrahedron). However, the geometry of the column did not allow any internal spaces. Therefore they were unusable for architectural purposes. Another move forward was done by the planar symmetry. The principle was similar to the columns. The effort was to achieve interior spaces.
The fascination with symmetry has not been exhausted. From the mirror surface, we moved into space. I started with the tetrahedron, I used its internal organization. The mirroring planes match his faces axes, internal axes and perpendicular planes to these axes in vertexes. Geometry results in the kaleidoscopic effect. It can be rotated, target structure changes (see the video).