Sacred Geometry and Golden Section

Article for the Domov magazine 3/2015, author: Vít Straňák

Proponents of sacred geometry emphasize that simple geometric relationships can be found in every life form, proving the geometric nature of the universe. Some simple examples include honeycomb nature (although built of rings have a regular hexahedron shape in the end) sophisticated shells of the Nautilus marine cephalopod species (forming logarithmic spirals), but also a remarkable structure of snowflakes which have the form of fractals. Fractals are at first glance the most complicated geometrical objects currently examined by mathematics, but they often have surprisingly simple mathematical structure. All this can be – and is – a huge impetus for inspiring architecture.