Posted by Manuel Oliveros on April 17, 2001 at 13:16:26:
In Reply to: How does an architect use geometry? posted by Lauren Schmit on April 17, 2001 at 12:30:40:
Geometry lays at the very base of architecture, whatever the construction, some conceptual sketch must be made in mind accoridng to the geometrical properties of the thing. Hence I have it in one of the highest regards between the knowledges we must sustain and use. Of course the purpose of architecture is use, but no properly made architectural object may be made without using sound geometric principles in its conception. In fact a geometra is still an architect in Italy, or it was till recently (as by the way, a "carpenter" was in the middle east milennia ago). So, by the use of geometry the architect can make the divisions of space and introduction of proper order and ryhtms that allow for buildings both good in construction and architecture. For whomever the architect, geometry is one of the most very worth subjects, I think.