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Old 02-20-2020, 02:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Usually it's argumentation instead of boot-licking.

My parents said the only real money they ever was in real estate, but they continually remodeled as they lived in a succession of houses. When I was in grade school, we kids slept in sleeping bags on the dining room floor for six months while they moved the staircase.

Money [apparently] doesn't mean as much to me as space. That video I linked disparages Le Corbusier. He became famous for his high-rise housing blocks but he spent his last days in a tiny house.


You could make a replica in your yard. It would be 7.4 by 7.4 by 8.5 feet in size. As a designer he was a humanist (otherwise he was a fascist):
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The Modulor was a standard model of the human form which Le Corbusier devised to determine the correct amount of living space needed for residents in his buildings. It was also his rather original way of dealing with differences between the metric system and British or American system, since the Modulor was not attached to either one.

Le Corbusier explicitly used the golden ratio in his Modulor system for the scale of architectural proportion. He saw this system as a continuation of the long tradition of Vitruvius, Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man", the work of Leon Battista Alberti, and others who used the proportions of the human body to improve the appearance and function of architecture. In addition to the golden ratio, Le Corbusier based the system on human measurements, Fibonacci numbers, and the double unit. Many scholars see the Modulor as a humanistic expression but it is also argued that: "It's exactly the opposite (...) It's the mathematicization of the body, the standardization of the body, the rationalization of the body."[78]
I'm more concerned with the psychological and spiritual effects of being in a space. Optimal is the Pantheon in Rome:

The oculus at the top has the proportions of the pupil of an eye. The dome my parents built had a 5ft pentagon on a 40ft hemisphere, but it was tinted plexiglass lest it bleach out the living room furniture.
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