ARCHITECTURE & SACRED GEOMETRY
Geometry lies at the core of the architectural design process. It is omnipresent, from the initial form-finding stages to the actual construction.
Tessellations have been found since the birth of civilization and it has been said that architecture begins with geometry. Since earliest times, builders relied on imitating geometric forms—like the triangular Pyramids in Egypt—and applying mathematical principles to standardize and replicate the forms.
Geometry increasingly plays a role in modeling environments and processing sensing information. But the role of geometry in architecture and engineering is also continuously evolving. Modern geometric computing provides a variety of tools for the efficient design, analysis, and manufacturing of complex shapes.
For instance, tessellation plays a significant role in architectural geometry design, which is widely used both through history of architecture and in modern architectural design with the help of computer technology. In terms of dimensions, there are two- dimensional tessellations and three-dimensional tessellations; in terms of symmetry, there are periodic tessellations and aperiodic tessellations. The development of Computer technology enables tessellation to be more powerful, as seen in surface control, surface display and structure design, and etc.
Now more than ever, Sacred Geometry is at the crossroads between art and science, with material innovation inspired by the technical and artistic aspects of geometry. Material makers are often inspired by nature and the natural patterns that come from it, looking to replicate or mimic nature.