WIT Press


Sacred Geometry In Nature And Persian Architecture

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DN040031

Volume

73

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

1,243 kb

Author(s)

M. Hejazi

Abstract

Geometry has a ritual origin and utilisation of Sacred Geometry by man goes back many centuries. Certain specific ratios can be found in the design of lifeforms in nature Traditional civilisations regarded architecture as a sacred means by which the heavens were manifested. Persian architecture utilised proportions comprehensively and by means of Sacred Geometry measured the proportions of heaven and reflected them in the dimensions of buildings on Earth. In this paper, the design of a number of Persian historical buildings by the use of the science of geometry will be presented. The geometric factors upon which the design of these buildings is made, from both architectural and structural viewpoints, will be discussed and common design laws between Persian monuments and creatures in nature will be explained. Keywords: sacred, geometry, nat

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