# The most popular number in architecture

• posted on July 7, 2007, 12:40 am
http://www.flixxy.com/fibonacci-number.htm
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• posted on July 7, 2007, 4:29 am
clintonG wrote:

a clue, I don't click. What are you getting at here?
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• posted on July 7, 2007, 3:43 pm

Those days before CAD I used a compass to bisect squares to get the golden rectangle. I have no idea intuitively how you would have used .7071 other than to surmise it is .618 rounded up perhaps? Why mess around then and why .7071?
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• posted on July 8, 2007, 4:04 am

That's very interesting. There's a gazillion numerical "coincidences" and "tricks" that can be learned or discovered eh? BTW -- I'm a running dimensional guy myself. I'm 54 and got trained in the ways of the old school.
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• posted on July 8, 2007, 10:11 pm
clintonG wrote:

Why get contrained by a golden mean? Consider that God, in his wisdom might have put flower petals in a fibonacci sequence, but each one of those items in golden means is different. God is, indeed, in the details and so is his wisdom, not only in some set , gakh, formulaic way of thinking on things. Doesn't mean you should necessarily ignore decent proportions but, sometimes devolving or evolving them is fun

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• posted on July 7, 2007, 6:49 pm
Don wrote:

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• posted on July 9, 2007, 8:28 pm

I recognize that number right way, except I used 2.414...
If I had a bay or turret I wanted to be 14' wide I divided 14 by 2.414 and got the long side, the balance halfed was right angle dims of the 45 deg sides !