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Nexus Network Journal

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 539–553 | Cite as

Method of Modulation and Sizing of Historic Architecture

  • Francisco Roldán
Research

Abstract

Both the base duodecimal arithmetic and geometrical procedures derived from the diagonal of a square were recurrent resources in the design and construction of past architecture. The hypothesis of a double metric scale justifies the modulation size in buildings throughout a long historical period, using a simple and practical procedure whose fundamentals and characteristics are presented here. Validation by other researchers of the method proposed, would be a milestone in the history of the proportion of architecture, a step towards gaining knowledge of a common metric system used since ancient times in the construction of important buildings.

Keywords

Dimensions geometric systems ad quadratum incommensurable ratios irrational numbers measuring systems metrology number series patterns polygons prime numbers proportional analysis regular polygons rule-based architecture sequences series silver mean squaring the circle symmetry 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GranadaSpain

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