Last updated on December 28, 2020 by The Counselor

Many students want to know if Architecture requires Math. The answer is yes and not just Mathematics, Practical Physics inclusive. But what kind of math do architects use? They use Geometry, algebra, and trigonometry. Check out courses and classes you will attend while studying Architecture

While Trigonometry is used in architecture to ensure that buildings are built safely. For example, architects have to calculate exact angles of intersection for components of their structure to ensure stability and safety. Geometry is needed for calculating angles, and distances etc. Algebra is needed to determine the amounts of time, manpower, money, concrete, steel, wiring, pipes etc…

In fact, Architects use geometry to study and divide space as well as draft detailed building plans. Builders and engineers rely on geometric principles to create structures safely. Designers apply geometry (along with colour and scale) to make the aesthetically pleasing spaces inside. Applying geometry in design is unavoidable.

Does architecture involves Math? Yes. Architects use mathematics to express design images on a drawing which is then used by construction workers. Geometry, algebra, and trigonometry all play a crucial role in architectural design. Mathematics is needed to analyze and also calculate the probability of issues the construction team could run into as they bring the design vision to life in three dimensions.

For example, while building a skyscraper, fundamentals of physics, and a great number of calculations is required (mostly algebra) to determine the amounts of time, manpower, money, concrete, steel, wiring, pipes, and paint needed to build the skyscraper, to determine the number of exits, bathrooms, and electrical outlets needed to serve the maximum capacity of people in the building.

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