Posts Tagged ‘Mathematical Excursions to the World’s Great Buildings’


7. Produce Amazing Architecture

September 16, 2013

Architecture and maths need each other. 

Dancing building

Dancing Building, Prague, Czech Republic

Architecture brings maths to life in 3D.

Erwin Wurn House Attack Vienna

Erwin Wurn House Attack, Vienna

Maths provides the structural reality of the Architect’s dream.


So what maths does an architect need?

Here is the current Math 10270 syllabus for architecture students at Notre Dame University, Indiana

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Illus: Opera House, Sydney

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The related mathematics is drawn from today’s Euclidean geometry, trigonometry, the properties of vectors, coordinate geometry in two and three dimensions, and calculus.

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