This past week world renowned architect, Michael Graves, passed away. Today’s mandala focuses on the pendulum and the oval interior of the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy building at Texas A & M University designed by Michael Graves.
While the center of this structure is oval (elongated circle), the pendulum, the round tables and tessellation flooring embrace the mandala-like constructs.
These photos are from Glen Vigus.
From the Michael Graves Architecture & Design web site:
We believe humanism is the soul of design and enables transformative results. We view each design opportunity as an unfolding story – and the person occupying the space or using a product – as the central character. By focusing on the individual, we humanize design. As a result, people experience our work spatially, visually and emotionally
Humanistic Design = Transformative Results
I’d like to believe that the mandalas that I and others create also enable transformative results.