Mathematics and the Architecture: The Problem and Theory in Pre-Modern Cultures

Zafer Sagdic
Bridges London: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2006)
Pages 269–276


There is always a mystery on pre-modern architecture practice on the relation between dimensions and ratios. The reasons of using certain proportions used on the design of religious buildings/ spaces are the result of the application of numerical symbolism and Pythagorean triangle. Thus, the paper will be focused on the unity of theory in premodern architecture practice via giving some special examples of pre-modern architecture through the human history, such as Antique Egyptian and Antique Greek temples, Roman churches, Gothic cathedrals, and so on.