Sunday, March 24, 2013

toyo ito wins the 2013 pritzker architecture prize

Pritzker Architecture Prize for 2013 was awarded to Japanese architect Toyo Ito. A seven-person jury, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, selected Ito for the annual award, making him the sixth Japanese architect to receive what is considered the field’s highest honor.

Toyo Ito
Pritzker Price

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

mathematical excursions to architecture

Mathematical Excursions To Architecture (Repost)

The world's greatest buildings provide a window on great math and great design.

By: Alexander J. Hahn, Inside Science Minds Guest Columnist

Mathematics and architecture are two sides of the same golden coin.

On the one side is mathematics, and its capacity to enhance the understanding of architecture, both aesthetic aspects such as symmetry and proportion, and structural aspects such as loads, thrusts, and reactions. On the other side is architecture, as an attractive setting that allows basic abstract and abstruse mathematics to become visible and more transparent.

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