# CREATIVE NUMBERS

Updated: Feb 13, 2021

__FIBONACCI__

A series of numbers in which each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers. The simplest is the series 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, etc.

__INTRODUCTION__

Fibonacci was an Italian mathematician. He also introduced Europe to the sequence of Fibonacci numbers.

The Fibonacci sequence, reflects patterns of growth spirals found in nature. That doesn't make it important as such it just makes it a natural phenomenon, like seeing ripples in a pond. There is an underlying geometry in the evolution of living things.

__FIBONACCI IN NATURE__

The Fibonacci sequence appears in nature because it represents structures and sequences that model physical reality.

We see it in the spiral patterns of certain flowers because it inherently models a form of spiral. When the underlying mechanism that puts components together to form a spiral they naturally conform to that numeric

sequence.

The seed pods on a pinecone are arranged in a spiral pattern. Each cone consists of a pair of spirals, each one spiralling upwards in opposing directions.

A rectangle in which the ratio of the sides a/b is equal to the golden mean (phi), can result in a nesting process that can be repeated into infinity â€” and which takes on the form of a spiral.

__GOLDEN RATIO IN DESIGN AND ITS EXAMPLES__

This ratio has also been applied into architecture for centuries, such as the Great Pyramid of Giza.

In architecture, this ratio is applicable through the use of rational spacing.

Incredible precision and a particular allotment of space can unconsciously create a big difference to oneâ€™s perception.

You also see this in everyday design, especially those that incorporate curving silhouettes such as spiral staircases. A common piece of furniture that incorporates the golden ratio is the chaise longue, which is like a hybrid of a couch and a chair but with a curved body. The Parthenon in Greece is a common example of its utilization. Although some claim that a succession of rectangles, each comprising of lengths proportional to the golden ratio, was used as a basis for measuring its facade.

The head of a flower is also subject to Fibonaccian processes. Typically, seeds are produced at the canter, and then migrate towards the outside to fill all the space. Sunflowers provide a great example of these spiralling patterns.

In some cases, the seed heads are so tightly packed that total number can get quite high. And when counting these spirals, the total tends to match a Fibonacci number. The Great Mosque Of Kairouan Used The Golden Ratio In Terms Of Courtyard , Minaret And Prayer Space.

**HOW DOES IT APPLY TO DESIGN?**

The Golden Ratio is a design concept that is to create visually appealing proportions in art, architecture, design and even the human body all throughout history.

Designers by nature are passionate people so it is only natural that colour palettes, typeface choice and photography can excite and blind us. While these components are important elements of design, much of design is actually the management and division of space.

Spacing and the use of space is what holds a design together.

Precise and effective space management can make the difference between an average design and an amazing one. Realize that every aspect of our design requires decisions on the usage of space.

The seeking of order and understanding applies to our assessment of visual design as well.

Most people believe that the use of this ratio makes things appear more aesthetically pleasing to others. The majority of interior designers are taught to use it in their designs.

__Â· Your Furniture Placement Will Be Balanced__

Keep a ratio of 2:3 in mind when youâ€™re arranging the space.

__Â· Choosing Colours Will Be A Snap__

The 10-30-60 Rule talks states that a well-designed space should consist of three colours.

The 10-30-60 Rule is not all that the ratio has to offer in terms of colour.

New research has found that colours separated by a ratio of 1:1.61 on the light spectrum are often found to be aesthetically pleasing together.

__Â· Hanging Decor Will Take No Time At All__

You should be picturing a grid with nine equal-sized squares. Choose the middle of the centre square as the focal point. Then, make sure that there are secondary points of interest intersecting each of the four corners of the centre square.

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