“Buildings are Alive, Magic is Afoot” J. A.
Architecture and Geometry with Jon Allen
...There are no geometric rules that will guarantee a beautiful building, just as there are no rules of grammar that will guarantee a fine novel, or rules of musical composition that will automatically create a masterpiece. Beauty does not come about by following rules: though neither does it come about by ignorance of the rules. Beauty is not a slave to, nor a simple product of, them. Beauty is always inspired - and beyond what thinking alone can grasp or explain.
Geometry will often be used in conjunction with symbolic number and significant measure. Indeed, as was well understood by Pythagoras and all who followed after him, geometry is one particular expression and embodiment of Number ...
Some of the geometric tools used in building design (and to be explored during this two-day course) are:
• the interrelated set of primary ratios found in the first three regular polygons
• proportional progressions and combinations of root and other rectangles
• musical or ‘mean’ relationships
• combinations of polygons
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All materials + tea/coffee and refreshments.
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