Architecture of Analogy

Base Units

We embed meaning derived from unity (tool of survival)

Analogous City, by Aldo Rossi, a compilation of recognizable parts of a city plan

Eisenman describes it as a form of architectural anatomy. To him architecture’s uses and program change over time. Type is embedded in from but separate from it.

15 teapots shown, claims that what holds them together is their form.  How ever the self brewing pitcher is different in form and function (in some way).

Objects, buildings can have symbolic forms. Production of the symbol is the function.

Cemetery in San Cataldo is completely different than any other cemetery. It’s form is derived from its function of preservation of bodies. Does so much differently than the horizontal form of cemeteries that preform a similar function.


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Architecture Undergrad University of Michigan

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