Form, Function and Faith

E&I Program: 
Distance Learning
Grade level : 
8 to 12

In these teacher materials, students will explore the relationship between building form and function and be introduced to the concept of functional mythology—that the building takes the shape based on its intended use.  Students will discover and compare three historic sacred landmarks, which focuses the lesson on diversity of design and diversity of workshop traditions and be introduced to the concept of sacred geometry.  Students will also be introduced to reading architectural plans and will participate in interactivity during the videoconference in which they follow a floor plan while viewing the building it represents.