Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Golden Number

In Montepellier, Spanish postmodern architect Ricardo Bofill, designed "The square of the number Golden". Ricardo Bofill, is one of most important Spanish architects and is highly regarded in the world of the architecture and urbanism. Place du Nombre d’Or or Plaza in Montellier, France was built in 1984. Its structure responds to the geometric principles of harmony, based on the rules of the number of gold. The perimeter of the square, of twelve metres thick, is occupied by houses. The floor of the square distributes the apartments in three semicircles, four corners and a gateway to the square. The semicircles consist of 12X12metres square modules distributed according to the geometry of the decagon. The curvature is close which causes an appearance of individual homes that stand out, whereas, there is a continuous internal façade. The houses of the corners and the door of the square are quite different.
Iratxe and Lucía

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