Architecture & Geometry: Weekend Workshop

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Sacred Art of Geometry Studios Docherty

Location address: Forest Row, RH18 5JX
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For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard £130
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Exploration of the Use of Geometry in Building Design. "Buildings are Alive, Magic is Afoot J. A. There are no geometric rules that will guarantee a beautiful building, just as there are no rules of grammar that will guarantee a fine novel or rules of musical composition that will automatically create a masterpiece. Beauty does not come about by following rules: though neither does it come about by ignorance of the rules. Beauty is not a slave to, nor a simple product of, them. Beauty is always inspired - and beyond what thinking alone can grasp or explain. Geometry will often be used in conjunction with symbolic number and significant measure. Indeed, as was well understood by Pythagoras and all who followed after him, geometry is one particular expression and embodiment of Number..." Extr. from GEOMETRY IN ARCHITECTURAL COMPOSITION Some Guidelines - an essay (yet to be published) by JON ALLEN ( Some of the geometric tools used in building design (and to be explored during this two-day course) are: - The interrelated set of primary ratios found in the first three regular polygons. - Proportional progressions and combinations of root and other rectangles. - Musical or mean relationships. - Combinations of polygons. --------------------------------------------------------- Participants requiring accommodation/meals may contact Emerson College directly for details and availability: Telephone: +44 (0)1342 822238 Web: Alternatively, for a list of local B&B/Hotel options and a wide range of Airbnb options are also available locally, please contact the mentor using the purple 'Contact Mentor' button. SAOG Studios is 20 min. by car/taxi from Gatwick Airport and an hour (approx) from London Victoria by train.
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Sacred Art of Geometry Studios Docherty
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Jon Allen is a practising architect who worked closely with Keith Critchlow, a world authority on geometry, for twenty years. He has a particular interest in the application of geometry to architectural design. He lives in London, and teaches geometry workshops in the UK and US. Daniel Docherty is co-founder and senior tutor at SAOG Studios, Emerson College and a visiting tutor at The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts, London. Daniel is particularly interested in how the revered quadrivium (arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy) inform the world’s artistic and cultural traditions. He lives with his family on the glorious Ashdown Forest.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Learn about the primary ratios found in the first three regular polygons.
Aim 2
Learn about the proportional progressions and combinations of root and other rectangles.
Aim 3
Learn about the musical or ‘mean’ relationships.
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Where we'll be
Emerson College, Hartfield Road, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JX
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