### Mathematics and Architecture

Every building in today’s world shows the mathematical field. the mathematics can be as simple as the triangles formed in the trusses used for construction the shell of a building. It could be as complex as the many numerous geometrical shapes in the Seattle public library. All buildings in fact have some association to math. Some of them display it much easier than others do.

One building in particular that displays its mathematical ties very well is Villa Rotonda. This is a very beautiful building that is generalized as a classical plan. With being a classical plan, it should generally have many geometrical terms, such as; symmetry, axis, pure geometrics, and more. Looking at the pictures in the link below, it is very easy to see the many different ways math was incorporated into this building.

We see well defined rooms in recognizable shapes. The common shapes throughout the building are rectangles, squares, circles, and triangles. On the section drawing we can see the use of arches and hemispheres for support and visual effect for visitors. A visitor can easily see that the building is very symmetrical and the rooms look identical to others they have already seen. The architect created these enclosed rooms to force this enfilade; or march from one room to the next. You couldn't simply walk around the structure freely. There is a path to follow which again allows you to see the geometry.