Code + Architecture

In a semester-long Art + Code class, students used the JavaScript graphics library p5.js to make original interactive art and digital recreations of famous art, from modern art to ancient Greek vase patterns.

During the Artists & Architecture unit, students got to explore world architecture and select different works of architecture to recreate and re-interpret through code.

Below is the description of the project, followed by examples of student work.

Below are two different students' approaches to the Pyramids of Giza.

Pyramids of Giza 1

Student Code
This student took the recreation approach. She also included a JavaScript timeout that made the background color change from night to day.

Pyramids of Giza 2

Student Code
This student took the interpretive approach. She used loops for efficiency and made the colors change in response to the mouse position.