This is the thing that’s true about schools of architecture: the doors are almost never locked because students are at the architecture building all the time. We took advantage of knowing this and took a walkabout through the college of architecture at Montana State one Saturday morning.
And remember that broken-lens story from yesterday? I started learning the new lens right here…
“Catenary*” is a word I learned in architecture school and haven’t used since. Obviously that degree was well worth the my time and my parents’ money!
But it was still in my head, all these years later**, and when I looked at the arc of those curtains and the arcs of the power line shadows, it popped up.
*Catenary = a curve formed by a wire, rope, or chain hanging freely from two points and forming a U shape.
**Here are some things from architecture school that didn’t stick around in my head: anything involving calculus or structural design, most of architectural history, the difference between a muntin and a mullion, and whatever the hell hegemony is.