Looking back over some previous posts, I thought I would check and update some holiday-themed posts.
An Italian holiday included a visit to the wonderful National Cinema Museum in Turin – see the Mathematics in the Movies post.
Visiting Milan and wandering around the lovely Cathedral (one of the largest in Europe) I was struck by the geometry all around!
Some interesting sites on Mathematics and architecture:
From Maths Careers, see Interesting Buildings Based on Mathematics and from Tripbase, 9 Most Mathematically Interesting Buildings in the World.
The Tripbase article includes the cathedral in Barcelona Designed by Antoni Gaudi.
For some further reading Plus Magazine has an article on Perfect buildings: the maths of modern architecture by Marianne Freiberger.
A great resource on TES for when we get back to school is Laura Wilson’s Plans and Elevations, a PowerPoint of images showing the plans and elevations of some famous buildings.
All photographs by David Young, taken in the attic space of the Casa Milà Barcelona a building designed by Antoni Gaudí, constructed between 1906 and 1910.
I do like to keep my eye open for mathematical pictures (Tetrahedral Numbers on Mathisfun), hence:
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