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Geometry in Constructions

Maths Assessment Task 3
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Tina Tu

on 12 August 2014

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Geometry in Constructions
Question
How do different types of buildings around the world use mathematics in their construction?
Buildings that are going to be explored
1. Eiffel Tower
2. Modern Architecture
3. White House
4. Forbidden City
Eiffel Tower
Pattern Seen in All images of Eiffel Tower
Modern Architecture
Pattern Seen on All Images of Modern Architecture
White House
Pattern Found
Forbidden City
Pattern Seen
Conclusion
Different types of buildings around the world incorporate mathematics in their constructions to allow it to achieve its designed and desired look. If you don't clearly state measurements, it is not safe for people to go exploring in it. Like for triangles, they are used to allow the building to be rigid, therefore it is stabilized and will not crumble. Quadrilaterals are used in constructions because of the ease to create them. Angles are used for clear statements in order to correctly construct the building. All shapes and angles relate back to the fact that it is used for stability and proper construction.
A pattern seen in this building is the great use of obtuse angles and a small amount of acute angles. This building is symmetrical
Most buildings of modern architecture are not symmetrical. The buildings have a greater number of quadrilaterals then any other shape.
A pattern found in this building was the frequent use of rectangles and other quadrilaterals like a square. It also use a number of rectangular prisms in order to create the shape of the building. This building is also symmetrical.
In this building their is a great use of quadrilaterals and 3D shapes as the base of its buildings. Because the Forbidden City is made up of other smaller buildings, the other smaller buildings are packed in rectangles or squares. This building is also symmetrical.
Pattern Seen in All buildings
It is appropriate to say that in all four buildings, there are a great use of quadrilaterals. It is also noticed that most buildings are vertically symmetrical, except for the Modern Architecture in which there is no symmetry at all
Top of the Eiffel Tower
Top of the Eiffel Tower- Table- Image 1
Image 1
Date constructed: 28/01/1887
Height: 324m
Located: Paris, France
Eiffel Tower Image 2
Eiffel Tower- Table- Image 2
Eiffel Tower Image 3 Table
Eiffel Tower Image 3
Eiffel Tower Image
4
Eiffel Tower Image 4 Table
Modern Architecture Image 1
Modern Architecture Image 1- Table
Modern Architecture Image 2
Modern Architecture Image 2- Table
Modern Architecture Image 3
Modern Architecture Image 3- Table
Modern Architecture Image 4
Modern Architecture Image 4- Table
Construction Date: 13/10/1792
Dimensions:
L=51.2m W=26.1m(46.3m)
H=21.3m
Located: Washington DC, USA
White House Image 1
White House Image 1 - Table
White House Image 2
White House Image 2- Table
Top View of White House- Image 3
Top View of White House- Image 3- Table
White House Image 4
White House Image 4 -Table
Top view of Forbidden City- Image 1
Top View of Forbidden City - Table
Gates of Forbidden City- Image 2
Gates of Forbidden City- Image 2- Table
Forbidden City Image 3
Forbidden City Image 4
Forbidden City Image 3- Table
Forbidden City Image 4 - Table
Construction Year: 1406
Dimensions: 98 buildings
Covers 720,000m2
Located: Beijing, China
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