Gridlines

I noticed that there is a recurring geometric theme within houses and buildings of all shape and size: Grids! Not only do cities from above look like grids, but within the cities are houses, and within the houses are various textures, patterns, and elements. One of the most overlooked, however, is possibly the floor itself. Many homes have tiled floors; some tiled floors can be very interesting to look at. How much are the floor patterns overlooked?

Just in my travels through the University, I’ve noticed several different patterns that were obviously backed with a lot of careful thought. How long did it take to place these patterns, I wonder?

There is even an arc about these tiles; who planned this subtle direction changed?

There is even an arc about these tiles; who planned this subtle direction changed?

I personally love the square patterns, and how they match up perfectly. The large square gives it a focal point, too!

I personally love the square patterns, and how they match up perfectly. The large square gives it a focal point, too!

I noticed the same pattern occuring in the roof of the residence building. I suppose the ceiling is just as looked past as the floor, though the ceiling provides not only light, but shelter!

Even the lights are in a grid, and make a lovely pattern.

Even the lights are in a grid, and make a lovely pattern.

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One thought on “Gridlines

  1. It’s so rare to see any other pattern than a grid or a basic four sided pattern. If you look at Roman architcture for example, everything takes on a rounder shape. Or in music halls or theatres, suddenly everything is rounder for acoustic purposes. I guess that’s not what they hoped for when they built the dorms.

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