Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Day On The Campus - Blog Post 4

I would argue that the new School of Education is the most prime example of Commodity, Firmness, and Delight on campus. It's function is met in a way that is effective, but not flashy. It's Firmness still has yet to be proven, simply due to a lack of time standing as of yet. But, it is still standing a year into its life - a good sign. As for Delight, it is not the prettiest building that we have on campus, but it is not the ugliest either. It doesn't give mu much enjoyment, but I don't mind seeing it on a daily basis. So, as far as Delight is concerned, I would say that it is mostly a success. 

It doesn't incorporate circles anywhere in its design except for the entry area - the sidewalk has some circles at one of the entry areas (which is where I feel it fails - the entryway that is marked by the circle is the one that is not used by most people. This pretty strictly violates the way that we understand circles in our society. 

1 comment:

  1. You need to go more in depth with your examples for commodity, firmness and delight. How exactly is the function met? Why is it structurally sound or not? As for delight, don't just describe it as "pretty" but explain why you would give it a high score on the delight scale. What makes it better looking than say the Bryan Building? Great photo once again!