The Castle of Sammezzano May Be the Most Psychedelic Building in the World

The Castle of Sammezzano is an Italian palazzo (an urban building constructed as a grand residence) and is situated in Tuscany. The palazzo has been abandoned since the 90s and it is no longer open to the public. A crowdfunding project called Save Sammezzano was set up to restore the palazzo, safeguard it and re-open it…View Post

Examples of Geometric Designs Used in Religious Architecture

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque or Pink Mosque in Shiraz, Iran Spanish Synagogue in Prague, Czech Republic Lotf Allah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran Selimiye Mosque in Edime, Turkey Golden Mosque in Registan, Uzbekistan Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, England Sagrada Familia Church in Barcelona, SpainView Post

An Explanation for Our Aesthetic Appreciation of Geometry

Humans have been attracted to geometric shapes and patterns for thousands of years. Geometry has not only been used for the description of physical reality – from the time of Euclid’s Elements to string theory today – it has also been imbued with a sense of the mystical and the beautiful. Sacred geometry, for example,…View Post

What is Sacred Geometry?

Sacred geometry is the idea that certain geometric shapes have a symbolic, sacred or spiritual meaning behind them. These sacred shapes have been used throughout history in the construction of religious buildings, temples, and architecture. Going back to ancient times, certain numbers (and the polygons which corresponded to these numbers – e.g. the number three…View Post