Math and architecture are more closely linked that you might think, read on.
1) The Great Pyramid of Giza, Cairo, Egypt
It’s the largest and oldest of the three pyramids and was the tallest man-made structure in the world for 3,800 years.
2) Taj Mahal, Agra, India
The Taj Mahal in India is a delight for tourists, with many waiting to get that iconic photo in front of this beautiful building.
3) The Eden Project, Cornwall, UK
Visitors come to check out what’s inside, the greenhouses – geodesic domes made up of hexagonal and pentagonal cells – are pretty neat too.
4) Parthenon, Athens, Greece
Constructed in 430 or 440 BC the Parthenon was built on the Ancient Greek ideals of harmony, demonstrated by the building’s perfect proportions.
5) The Gherkin, London, UK
The Gherkin’s unusual design features – the round building, bulge in the middle, the narrow taper at the top and spiraling design – create an impact in more ways.
6) Chichen Itza, Mexico
Chichen Itza was built by the Maya Civilization, who were known as fantastic mathematicians, credited with the inventing ‘zero’ within their counting system.
Some fast facts: the fifty two panels on each side of the pyramid represent the number of years in the Mayan cycle.
7) Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
Designed by Antoni Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia is one of Spain’s top tourist destinations.
The Magic Constant, or M is the constant sum in every row, column and diagonal and can be represented by the following formula M = n (n^2 +1)/2.
8 ) Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Since opening to the public in 1997, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has been celebrated as one of the most important buildings of the 20th century and it’s not hard to see why.
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