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architectural structures

architectural structures are described by dimensions: line, surfaces and body. A straight line is one-dimensional and only has the dimension length. Several lines are two-dimensional and has the dimensions length and width. The body is three-dimensional and has the dimensions of length, width and depth.

Together it creates a feeling of space and volume. The structure is built and constructed as a skeleton.

The organization of the skeletons are structured and documented systematically. The rhythm of the distribution is based on three theories: central axis division, repetition and duplication.

The central axis division creates a symmetrical or mirror image. A view can literally be mirrored, but it can also be translated into a contrasting shape, color, or material.

By repetition of elements the whole field of view can be filled. The repetition can be the full element or a particular aspect of it.

The most important factor of the duplication is the scale in which it works. In this theory, there are several elements which all have a certain shape and a certain material. At diminution, the image can be simplified.