PROPORTION

  • ACTION OF THE MIND ALLOWS COMPARISONS TO BE MADE BETWEEN THE ELEMENTS SO CREATED AND WITH REGARD TO THE DIMENSIONS OF THESE ELEMENTS.
  • AFTER TAKING A PRIMARY FORM SUCH AS CUBE AND FORMING HOLES FOR DOOR AND WINDOWS. HE SAID:

“……..IT REMAINS ONLY TO POLISH YOUR LABOUR BY INTRODUCING THE MOST PERFECT UNITY ………TRACES REGULATEURS TAKE OVER ……….BY REGULATING LINES ARCHITECTURE ACHIEVES THAT TANGIBLE FORM OF MATHEMATICS WHICH GIVES US SUCH A GRATEFUL PERCEPTION OF ORDER.”

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  • INFLUENCED BY MEDIAEVAL SYSTEM, LE-COBUSIER WROTE THE FIRST MODULAR IN 1950, A BOOK IN WHICH HE EXPLORED THE CONCEPTS OF PROPORTION FROM SIMPLE HARMONIC RATIOS TO THE MORE COMPLICATED RATIOS OF GOLDEN SECTION AND THE FIBONACCI SERIES.
  • HE SAID “SIMPLICITY” DEMANDS THE CONTRIBUTION OF PROPORTION OF MATHEMATICAL RELATIONSHIP.
  • FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT – ALTHOUGH ADMITTING THE IMPORTANCE OF MATHEMATICS WAS CONVINEED THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING MORE:

“REALISATION OF FORM IS ALWAYS GEOMETRICAL ……..THAT IS TO SAY, MATHEMATICAL.

BUT MATHEMATICIAN CANNOT MAKE MUSIC ………MUSIC IS WOVEN WITH ART UPON THE WRAP THAT IS MATHEMATICS.

……….SO ARCHITECTURE IS WOVEN ……….NO STUDY OF MATHEMATICS CAN HELP IT GREATLY.”

MIES VAN DER ROHE, WHILE NOT SUBSCRIBING TO ANY PARTICUALR SYSTEM OF PROPORTION, SAID OF HIS CONTRIBUTION TO THE WEISSENHOF SIEDLUNG THAT “THE EFFECT DEPENDED ALMOST ENTIRELY ON THE SIZE AND SPACING OF WINDOW OPENING.”

 

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