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The Math of Simplicity & Proportion                                    
 
The Greeks, the Parthenon, Fibonacci, Michelangelo, and The Golden Rectangle

                                                                                                                                                         
Here is a "Fibonacci Series":

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, ..                                 The 2  : 1 Rectangle                          The Golden Ratio  1 : 1.618...
 
You have heard the term:          
                                                                   
This link takes you to the "Mandelbrot Set". The (Mandelbrot Set) is a simple equation that describes an intensely complex form. The form or equation behaves much in the same way as Nature: as in a growing plant or the erosion of land caused by a river.
 
A deep sense for aesthetics and the understanding of mathematical principals can aid in creating well proportioned architecture.
There is no magic bullet to design. It is a process. It is half art and intuition, and half science.
 
Design is the balance of materials and structure, budget and site restraints,  infused with Proportion, Drama, Humor, Wonder, and Delight. It takes outstanding listening skills, experience and a lot of work to create a lasting "Architectural Piece".
 
These links are provided for amusement, to tickle your sense of humor and wonder.
 
Organic
 
The Mandelbrot Set                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
 
The Mandelbrot Set Links:
Math Page Discussing the Mandelbrot Set                         http://mathworld.wolfram.com/MandelbrotSet.html                         
Video of a zoom in on the Mandelbrot Set                          http://youtube.com/watch?v=gEw8xpb1aRA                     
Well Worth Watching****
Play with (The Set ) your self                                               http://www.boutell.com/fracster/
                                              
 
The Golden Rectangle Links:
Math Page Discussing the Golden Rectangle                     http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/EMT668/EMAT6680.2000/Obara/Emat6690/Golden%20Ratio/golden.html
Unfolding the Golden Rectangle                                          http://www.vashti.net/mceinc/Unfold0.HTM