Associate Professor Heather Flood will present new research at the 105th ACSA National Meeting in Detroit this March. The presentation titled Tectonic Painting 02 looks at the relationship between construction logics and graphic logics in dome interiors.
This research begins with an historical analysis of domes. The intelligence gleaned from the analysis is then used to push the dome typology into new spatial realms. A Tectonic Painting is an architectural object with a strong relationship between construction logic and graphic effect. The domes analyzed in this study demonstrate weak relationships between construction logics and graphic effects. Tectonic Painting 02 generates a new dome through the lens of this analysis that aligns the tectonic with the graphic, and in so doing, attempts to advance the typology.