Architect Saturday, June 17th 2017.
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.
Putting aside all of the math and science for a moment, architects also have a profound love and deep respect for the natural world. Famous architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright lead the way in teaching architects that their designs should not interrupt the natural world, but rather follow the curves of nature and even enhance its beauty. If you understand that the house is of the hill rather than on the hill, then perhaps a career in architecture is just right for you.
As a general rule, we gravitate toward buildings that appear balanced. Though “modern” marvels of construction may be fun to look at, we tend to write them off for day-to-day use because they the space is perceived as less functional than their more conventionally structured counterparts. One of the simplest ways to impart a sense of balance to a structure is to base it off the principles of the golden rectangle.
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.