Posted by Manuel Oliveros on October 22, 2002 at 09:42:02:
In Reply to: Please help me!!! posted by melody on October 21, 2002 at 16:36:16:
It is in one of the older writings about architecture that an architects need be first a good "geometra", which by the way is one of the names by which architects are called even maybe today in Italy.
Measure and proportion being very paramount to architecture, everything in Architecture, as Martin says, is interspersed with geometry. Function being a given, some architects of the past and now think geometry be the more important factor in configurin what built. There are different views, but Sacred Geometry by whatever name has developed worldwide on this basis, where specific orientations and proportions and other geometrical relationships are thought to be meaningful contributors to beautiful and sound architecture, and contribute to the happiness of the people. Obviously that maybe the case for some items, for others being simple delusion.
In any case, the science of geometry remains very important to architect as a tool for projecting what is to be built, showing it to others, and exploring different questions that need be ascertained when projecting any building.
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