This week we have talked about harmony/balance, scale, proportion, and measurement. We have partner up and draw our partner’s face, hand/arm, full body, step, and arm span. We then went outside to the Diego Rivera Theatre and use the body parts to estimate the height, width, and length of the building. For example, how many steps long and how many bodies tall is the building. By doing this exercise, I get to see how many spaces a person receive when he/she is inside the building and also how many space above the person will receive so he/she won’t bump his/her head.

HW: Proportion

Proportion is the harmonious relationship of parts to each other or to the whole with respect to magnitude, quantity, or degree. In architecture it is the relation between elements and a whole. “Proportion is a correspondence among the measures of the members of an entire work, and of the whole to a certain part selected as standard. From this result the principles of symmetry, without symmetry and proportion there can be no principles in the design of any temple; that is if there is no precise relation between its members as in the case of those of well shaped man.” -Vitruvius


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