133 Years Later, Gaudí’s Cathedral Nears Completion#

In its article 133 Years Later, Gaudí’s Cathedral Nears Completion, National Geographic cites Adrian Bejan, member of the Physics and Engineering Sciences section of Academia Europaea:

Adrian Bejan, a professor of mechanical engineering at Duke University, says the façades of the Sagrada Família are based on the golden ratio—the geometric proportion “behind all aesthetically pleasing art.”

Bejan, whose "constructal law" states that design in nature is a universal phenomenon of physics, calls Gaudí a forebear and a “tightrope walker on the line bridging art and science. He understood that nature is constructed by laws of mathematics. What is strongest is inherently lightest and most efficient—and therefore most beautiful.”

By Jeremy Berlin, National Geographic
PUBLISHED Thu November 05, 2015

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