Projective geometry

When you’re designing way outside the box, where right angles and regular forms are not the rule, this precise yet flexible geometry is the perfect answer to creating harmonious forms. It’s the place where mathematics and aesthetics come together. But unlike the stunning golden oldies like the Greek Parthenon or Chartres Cathedral, this system of finding balanced proportions is adaptable to dynamic shapes. 

The geometry used throughout history by architects is that discovered by Euclid. It’s taught in most schools and universities today. However, Euclid’s geometry is a special case found within of a larger kind of geometry called non-Euclidean, Synthetic or Projective Geometry.

Projective Geometry is inherent the growing and changing forms of plants or animals for example, the gradually emerging bud, leaf or flower. Where the forms are less regular, where bilateral symmetry for example exists but the left and right side are not exact mirror images but precisely related in a mathematically dynamic way.

This course is under geometric (re)construction as you read this sentence… and will be available as soon as our parallel lines meet in infinity, which is not as far off as it sounds.

Module 2

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Our courses are recognized by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and accredited by The South African Institute for Architects (SAIA) with the highest score for obtaining CPD credits. The three-days workshops are validated as a Category One CPD activity and you’ll earn 6 CPD credits.

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