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January 18, 2018

DA VINCI’S OBSESSION WITH THE OCTAGON

Artist, geometer, and educator Mark A. Reynolds investigated Leonardo Da Vinci’s frequent use of the octagon.  This article uses excerpts from Mark Reynolds’ writing on the […]
December 10, 2017
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PYRAMIDS THROUGH THE CENTURIES

Ever since the Egyptians built their pyramids starting around 2,700 BCE and the Kush in nearby Sudan followed the Egyptian models 2000 years later, pyramids have […]
October 30, 2017

DIAGONALITY’S GEOMETRY

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September 20, 2017
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Chronology: Louis Kahn’s Engagement with Diagonality

1943          Teen and Nursery Building in Why City Planning is Your Responsibility. Reportedly designed by Kahn’s partner Oscar Stonorov and described as having “explosive […]
July 17, 2017
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INVERTED PYRAMIDS

  Ever since the ancient Egyptians built their iconic pyramids several thousand year ago, architects have been replicating them through the centuries both as masses of […]
July 12, 2017
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Diagrids

Link to a gallery of images and a useful book on the subject: http://www.tboake.com/diagrids.html
July 8, 2017
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Crystal Cities and Alpine Architecture

Crystallography is the science of determining the geometric arrangement of atoms in natural crystal structures. This science is largely rooted in critical studies performed during the […]