Gallery Winton: Mathematics from Zaha Hadid Architects
• Gallery Winton: Mathematics from Zaha Hadid Architects
In London, England, opened its doors to visitors Gallery Winton: Mathematics, which is part of the Science Museum. This is the first in the UK Some projects studio Zaha Hadid Architects after CEO death.
Zaha Hadid herself before the start of his architectural career, she studied mathematics at the American University of Beirut. It is no accident of its work the firm has a strong geometric forms, based on a deep understanding of mathematical laws.
"When I grew up in Iraq, mathematics was for me a part of everyday life. We played with mathematical tasks as well as we used to play with pen and paper when drawing. Mathematics was like drawing, "- says Hadid about her childhood.
Similarly, the gallery curator David Rooney sought to present mathematics, not as an academic discipline, but as a practice that affects around us technique and transforming human life environment.
Flowing surface, forming a gallery space, visualize aerodynamic turbulent vector field generated by an airplane, placed in the center of the exhibition. Airplane aircraft Handley Page, distinguished himself in the competition in 1929 Guggenheim Safe Aircraft Competition, has become an iconic landmark in the development of civil aeronautics, making this form of transport available to the common people. Among the exhibits are also presented Islamic astrolabe XVII century, the Enigma machine and an early example of artificial intelligence systems - more than 100 historical sites.
Needless gallery space, its content, including manufactured by robots strong arched bench - all embody the spirit of mathematics. The resulting exhibition experience allows people to see only a few of the many real and tangible ways in which mathematics is in contact with our lives.
Photo: Luke Hayes