Wonder31 #16: Architecture

"To create architecture is to put in order.
Put what in order? Function and objects."
Le Corbusier

So I have decided that I am going to do all of the Wonder31s even if it takes a few months! I'm finding it infinitely challenging [in a good way] to have a prompt for my mind to ponder. You know all about procrastination, right? Hence the delay in creating what may seem to be a fairly simple response to this prompt in the form of a cuddly little 3x5" index card. And yes, it's curved because it's warped and I didn't have a chance to press it flat under some heavy duty Harry Potter books.

The answer to a prompt may not be the literal interpretation, but you might also be spinning your wheels trying to create an entire universe to solve a prompt. My interpretation is a row of colorful houses drawn in Pigma brush marker and colored with gouache. After painting, I went back over the lines to make them super bold. 

DFW Airport

DFW Airport

France

France

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

"Ornamentation has been, is, and will be polychrome. Nature does not present us with an object in monochrome, totally uniform with respect to colour – not in vegetation, not in geology, not in topography, not in the animal kingdom. Always the contrast of colour is more or less lively, and for this reason we must colour wholly or in part every architectural element."
Antoni Gaudí

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Of course you could take an architectural prompt in almost any direction. Create a pattern from the windows of an apartment building, sketch the glow of light from an adjacent window, draw geometric lines from ceramic wall tiles or a metal sculpture, paint the facade that tourists most associate with your town...