Alhambra Vortical Pattern (28 Jan)

Haseeb Ahmed, Infinite Depth at Every Point, Guache and Graphite on Paper, 2020.

Annotation: Patterns can repeat infinitely so they may be thought of as static and unchanging. However rotational geometries can set these expanses into motion. I reconstructed one such pattern from the Alhambra Palace in Grenada, Spain. In this project I want to see how the relationship between architecture and the wind is articulated by ornament, especially on facades that continually confront and are eroded by the wind. 

Contributed by Haseeb Ahmed.

Source: Haseeb Ahmed