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Antoni Gaudi was not only inspired by organic forms in his architecture, but he studied the mathematical properties of these forms (for example, how spirals and parabolas, while beautiful, also contribute to structural strength). One of his modelling techniques was to anchor chords in his models where columns would go, then hang precisely weighed weights from the cords. Then the model was turned upside down so he could photograph and record the parabolic shapes the cords would take. He then used these measurements for the real columns.

how to make an accurate and strong column, by Antoni Gaudi

how to make an accurate and strong column, by Antoni Gaudi


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