Architect Saturday, June 17th 2017.
Type A personalities can have a bad rap, but they are the ones who make sure no detail goes unnoticed. Typically, nothing will go wrong under the watchful eye of a Type A personality; but if something does, this person already has a backup plan in place. Typical Type A’s are competitive and ambitious, and they have a strong awareness of time urgency. The job of an architect requires these skills (or perhaps it’s the chicken or the egg theory: is the job creating the personality, or is the personality just suited to the job?).
The golden ratios applications stretch far and wide. It’s found in nature, incorporated into great artworks, and even used in marketing campaigns to influence our buying choices. It’s no surprise that architects also jump at the chance to subconsciously influence our opinions of their work. They use it to give buildings balance and height, create obscure shapes, and design beautiful layouts. Take a look at the buildings in your hometown. You’ll undoubtedly be able to pick out a few examples of your own. What are your thoughts on the use of the ratio in architecture? Do you think it really has an effect on our perceptions? Tell us in the comments.
This ratio – 1:1.61, for those are wondering – occurs over and over again in nature. It is found in everything from the shape of our universe, the structure of clouds, and the even the proportions of the human body. Humans have incorporated it into everything from mathematics, to artwork, and music.
The Ellipzes story began in Romania ( a small country in Europe ) back in 2017 when founder and CEO Maurella Lamore launched a blog that would go on to become one of the most popular and successful online magazines to date focusing on interior design and architecture. Currently clocking up an impressive 3.8+ million unique monthly visitors, the site provides daily inspiration and advice to those who are seeking to improve, organise and style their homes. With an archive of 7000+ posts featuring over 90,000+ images of great interior products and architectural projects it is no wonder that Ellipzes has one of the most engaged online communities on the net.