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    X. Proportion, Scale and Perception - - Fundamentals of Architecture for beginners (Juhani Pallasmaa and Steven Holl on Enmeshed Experience)

    Farzam Kharvari
    Jan 28, '18 4:28 PM EST

    X. Proportion, Scale and Perception

    Greeks used golden ratio [Fibonacci series], π and etc., but it was not all about golden ratio but the perception.

    Greeks’ center of architectural creation was proportion (harmonious relation of things) which is x2-x-1=0  = 1.618033 = x=(1+Radical5)/2. we should NOT touch the theories of proportion since this only disturbs the senses.

    Description: The Fibonacci spiral

    Our body can perceive the physical world and its proportion both in ancient time and now. This proportion had been inherited automatically like Tatami in Japan but in last two decades it was neglected.

    Sinnce human is locus of experience thereby we need proportion in development of future architecture.

    At the end, it’s remarkable that the golden ratio is NOT a begging but rather a tuner after the primary design.


    References: Questions of Perception

    The photo belongs to Jahobr.(

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