Architect Saturday, June 17th 2017.
Of course, not all buildings are going to be perfectly rectangular. Whether the natural landscape, existing lot boundaries, or personal style dictates that the structure take on a different formation, architects need to be a way to accommodate an array of shapes. Luckily, with just a few extra amendments to the golden rectangle, architects can easily apply the ratio to any shape that they can dream up.
By utilizing a combination of the golden rectangle, golden triangle, and logarithmic spiral, architects can create a variety of shapes that range from pentagrams to icosahedron, which have 30 points, and beyond. However it’s important to note that these measurements are often used as approximations or rules of thumb rather than hard and fast figures. Practical limitations on materials, work sites, and human calculation often make it difficult to fit within the ratio exactly.
Other than the golden rectangle, here are are a few of the basic tenants that architects keep in mind, Golden Triangle: Connotes an isosceles triangle in which the smaller side is in golden ratio with its adjacent side. Logarithmic Spiral: Can be created by taking an existing golden triangle and bisecting the angles to make another golden triangle and continuing indefinitely.
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