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forms and fuctions essay

Function (vs ) Form

Modernism in architecture began as a disciplined effort to allow the shape and organization of a building to be determined only by functional requirements , instead of by tradition or traditional concepts of aesthetics . It presupposes that somebody has done his or her homework and developed those functional requirements . It also depends on what the designer decides is or is not a functional requirement . The resulting architecture tended to be shockingly simpler , flatter , and lighter than their older neighbors , possibly due to the limited number of functional requirements upon

which the designs were based their functionality and refreshing nakedness looked as honest and inevitable as an airplane --- Modernists believed , perhaps incorrectly , that airplane design did not involve any aesthetic decisions by the airplane designers

Form and function is a principle that is most likely associated with modern architecture and industrial design --- that the shape of a building or an object should be predicated or based on its intended purpose or function

In this discussion I decided to choose the Teapot by Marianne Brandt (1925 . Its specifications are as follows : 7 .5cm in height , 15 .5cm in diameter and made of brass , ebony and silver . In an attempt to create new forms from geometric constructions , Marianne Brandt applied the lessons to design a teapot . Envisaged as a household object with sections of circles and spheres , the body lid and handle of Brandt 's teapot are each clearly defined with the essentials necessary to modern aesthetics

In the context of HYPERLINK "http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Design " \o "Design " design professions form follows function seems like good sense but on closer examination it becomes problematic and open to interpretation . Linking the relationship between the HYPERLINK "http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Form " \o "Form " form of an object and its intended purpose is a good idea for designers and architects , but it is not always by itself a complete design solution

In the late 1910s the two principles of form follows function ' and ornament is a crime ' were effectively adopted by the designers of the HYPERLINK "http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Bauhaus " \o "Bauhaus " Bauhaus and applied to the production of everyday objects like chairs bedframes , toothbrushes , tunics , and teapots . Some of those forms were refined and purified to such an extreme degree that they became unusable by humans , but generally the Bauhaus still constructively influences the look , feel and function of consumer goods down to the present day

Taking for example the teapot , in its truest sense it still serves its purpose as a teapot . Taking a closer look at its specifications , I do not see any problem that it poses to hinder its functionality . Here the form of the object follows its functions . The teapot may be small in size , but aren 't teapots made that way ? Should the teapot have been made more complex in style and design , there is a possibility of deviating the principle form follows function ' Sometimes , there are things better done simpler...

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