” Once a grid is invented it may bend, crumble or shatter, but its organising principle never disappears” Hannah, H Higgins, The Grid Book.
The grid creates an underlying structure that is used in art, graphic design, structural design, architectural design, typography, packaging, websites, maps and databases. Grids are all around us; they can be organic, man-made, natural, distorted, 2D, 3D, simple and complex. Some designers now see the grid as a conservative organisational principle, however the beauty that emanates from its use cannot be denied.
By thinking creatively, educators can build many different learning experiences using the grid as a theme.
Here are a few images to illustrate the diversity, complexity and beauty that can be evoked from grids.
Tom Davie | Grid Posters
Winter Sinking Strokes: Modern architecture of Tokyo
Light of Hope, Sheykh Lotf Allah Mosque
by safa pirshiri
RYUJI NAKAMURA, CORNFIELD: paper and glue.
Mosque of Herat, Afghanistan
Morrocan Trade Bank by Norman Foster
Detail from ceiling of the main mosque in Rajah Bazaar
Interactive light installation
UK-based studio, Random International
Indian hand-drawn patterns
#floorstract #deco #interiors
University of Oxford HAWKINS\BROWN
Badshahi Mosque – Lahore – Pakistan
Winter Sinking Strokes: Modern architecture of Tokyo #architecture
Alexander ceramic tile │Giles Miller Studio
Al-Rifa’i Mosque Window
Aerial views of the Dutch landscape by Gerco de Ruijter.
Safavieh rugs paro grid
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