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• 1.

### A prismatic solid bounded by "six" equal square sides, the angle between any two adjacent faces being at right angle?

• A.

Cube

• B.

Unrecognizable form

• C.

Square

• D.

Hexagon

A. Cube
Explanation
A cube is a prismatic solid bounded by six equal square sides, with the angle between any two adjacent faces being at a right angle.

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• 2.

### Indicate a position in a space?

• A.

Line

• B.

Plane

• C.

Volume

• D.

Point

D. Point
Explanation
A point is the most basic element in geometry that indicates a specific position in space. Unlike a line, plane, or volume, a point has no dimensions and does not extend in any direction. It is simply a location represented by a single coordinate. Therefore, when asked to indicate a position in space, the correct answer would be a point.

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• 3.

### A line extended in a direction other than its intrinsic direction?

• A.

Line

• B.

Plane

• C.

Volume

• D.

Point

B. Plane
Explanation
A plane is a two-dimensional surface that extends infinitely in all directions. Unlike a line, which has only one dimension and extends in a specific direction, a plane can extend in any direction other than its intrinsic direction. Therefore, a plane is the correct answer for a line extended in a direction other than its intrinsic direction.

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• 4.

### Defines the limit of a boundaries or volume in a creative composition?

• A.

Line

• B.

Plane

• C.

Volume

• D.

Point

B. Plane
Explanation
In a creative composition, a plane defines the limit of boundaries or volume. A plane is a two-dimensional surface that extends infinitely in all directions. It provides a flat surface for objects and elements to be placed upon or within, creating a defined space or boundary. Unlike a line, which is one-dimensional, a plane has width and height, allowing for a more comprehensive definition of boundaries or volume in a composition. A point, on the other hand, is a zero-dimensional object and does not have the capacity to define boundaries or volume.

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• 5.

### It is the primary identifying characteristic of a volume? Established by the shapes and interrelationships of the planes that describes the boundaries of the volume?

• A.

Texture

• B.

Form

• C.

Surface

• D.

Mass

B. Form
Explanation
Form refers to the overall shape and structure of an object or volume. It is the primary identifying characteristic of a volume because it is determined by the shapes and interrelationships of the planes that describe the boundaries of the volume. Texture refers to the surface quality of an object, surface refers to the outermost layer of an object, and mass refers to the physical weight or density of an object. None of these characteristics specifically relate to the primary identifying characteristic of a volume.

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• 6.

### What architectural line is prominent in Prarie house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright?

• A.

Massiveness

• B.

Vertical

• C.

Horizontal

• D.

Combination of vertical and horizontal line

C. Horizontal
Explanation
The correct answer is horizontal because in Prairie house designs by Frank Lloyd Wright, horizontal lines are a prominent architectural feature. This can be seen in the low, flat roofs, long horizontal bands of windows, and the overall emphasis on horizontal proportions. The horizontal lines help to create a sense of harmony and connection with the surrounding landscape, which is a key aspect of Wright's design philosophy.

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• 7.

### The characteristic outline outline or surface configuration of a particular form and the principal aspect by which we identify form?

• A.

Texture

• B.

Form

• C.

Shape

• D.

Size

C. Shape
Explanation
The characteristic outline or surface configuration of a particular form refers to its shape. Shape is the principal aspect by which we identify different forms. Texture refers to the feel or appearance of a surface, form refers to the physical structure or arrangement of an object, and size refers to the dimensions or measurements of an object. However, in this context, the focus is on the outline or configuration, which is best represented by the concept of shape.

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• 8.

### The physical dimension of length, width and depth of a form. It's scale is relative to its other form in its context?

• A.

Proportion

• B.

Size

• C.

Shape

• D.

Mass

B. Size
Explanation
Size refers to the physical dimensions of length, width, and depth of a form. It is a relative scale compared to other forms in its context. In other words, size is the measurement or magnitude of an object or form in relation to its surroundings.

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• 9.

### A phenomenon of light and visual perception that may be described in terms of an individual's perception of hue, saturation and tone value. It distinguish a form from its environment?

• A.

Texture

• B.

Disaturation of surface

• C.

Color

• D.

Daylight

C. Color
Explanation
Color is the correct answer because it refers to the phenomenon of light and visual perception that involves an individual's perception of hue, saturation, and tone value. Color allows us to distinguish a form from its environment by providing visual cues that help us identify and differentiate objects based on their distinct hues and shades. By perceiving color, we can perceive depth, contrast, and various visual details that aid in our understanding and interpretation of the world around us.

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• 10.

### An inclined line that rotates  360 degree having one end tip as a base of rotation?

• A.

Pyramid

• B.

Cone

• C.

Inclined cylinder

• D.

Plane

B. Cone
Explanation
A cone is a three-dimensional shape that has a circular base and a pointed top. In this question, it is described as an inclined line that rotates 360 degrees, with one end tip acting as the base of rotation. This perfectly matches the characteristics of a cone, as it has a circular base and when rotated, it covers a full 360-degree rotation.

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• 11.

### A polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular faces meeting at a common point or vertex?

• A.

Pyramid

• B.

Polygon

• C.

Cone

• D.

Hexagon

A. Pyramid
Explanation
A polyhedron with a polygonal base and triangular faces meeting at a common point or vertex is called a pyramid. In a pyramid, the base can be any polygon, and the triangular faces connect the vertices of the base to the apex. This structure resembles the shape of a pyramid, hence the name. A cone is also a polyhedron with a circular base, but its faces are not triangular. A hexagon is a polygon, but it does not meet the criteria of having triangular faces meeting at a common vertex.

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• 12.

### All other forms can be understood to be a transformation of the primary solids, variations which are generated by the manipulation of one or more dimension or by the addition or subtraction of elements What type of form transformation in the figure shown above?

• A.

Dimensional transformation

• B.

Subtractive transformation

• C.

• D.

None

A. Dimensional transformation
Explanation
NOTE: A form can be transformed by altering one or more of its dimension and still
retain it's identity as a member of a family of forms. A cube, for example, can be transformed into similar prismatic forms through a discrete changes in height, width or length. It can be compressed into a planer form or be stretched out into a linear one.

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• 13.

### What type of form transformation in the figure shown above?

• A.

Dimensional transformation

• B.

Subtractive transformation

• C.

• D.

None

B. Subtractive transformation
Explanation
NOTE: A form can be transformed by subtracting a portion of its volume. Depending on the extent of the subtractive process, the form can retain its initial identity or be transformed into a form of another family. For example, a cube can retain its identity as a cube even thought a portion of it is removed, or be transformed into a series of regular polyhedrons that begin to approximate sphere.

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• 14.

### What type of form transformation in the figure shown above?

• A.

Dimensional transformation

• B.

Subtractive transformation

• C.

• D.

None

Explanation
NOTE: A form can be transformed by the addition of elements to its volume. The nature of the additive process and the number of relative sizes of the elements being attached determine whether the identity of the initial form is altered or retained.

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• 15.

### The figure above was design by Adrea Palladio, identify which transformation of form it belongs?

• A.

Dimensional transformation

• B.

Subtractive transformation

• C.

• D.

None

Explanation
The figure designed by Adrea Palladio belongs to the additive transformation because it involves adding or combining different elements or forms to create the final design. This can be seen in the figure where multiple architectural elements are combined to form a cohesive structure.

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• 16.

### The figure above was design by Le Corbusier, identify which transformation of form it belongs?

• A.

Dimensional transformation

• B.

Subtractive transformation

• C.

• D.

None

A. Dimensional transformation
Explanation
The figure designed by Le Corbusier belongs to dimensional transformation because it involves changing the dimensions or proportions of the form. This can be seen in the figure's elongated and stretched appearance, which indicates a transformation in its dimensions.

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• 17.

### Identify which transformation of form is applied to the photo above?

• A.

Dimensional transformation

• B.

Subtractive transformation

• C.

• D.

None

B. Subtractive transformation
Explanation
The correct answer is subtractive transformation. This is because the photo appears to have undergone a process of removing or subtracting elements or colors from the original image. This can be seen by the absence of certain details or colors in the photo, suggesting that something has been taken away or subtracted.

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• 18.

### The figure above was design by Le Corbusier, identify which transformation of form it belongs?

• A.

Dimensional transformation

• B.

Subtractive transformation

• C.

• D.

None

B. Subtractive transformation
Explanation
This figure designed by Le Corbusier belongs to the subtractive transformation. This is because the figure appears to have been created by removing or subtracting material from a solid block or mass, resulting in the final form.

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• 19.

### House at Stabio by Mario Botta, Identify which transformation of form is applied?

• A.

Dimensional transformation

• B.

Subtractive transformation

• C.

• D.

None

B. Subtractive transformation
Explanation
The correct answer is subtractive transformation. In the House at Stabio by Mario Botta, a subtractive transformation is applied. This means that the form of the house is created by removing or subtracting material, rather than adding or building up material. This can be seen in the design of the house, where certain portions appear to be carved out or removed to create different shapes and volumes.

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• 20.

### By Le Corbusier comments on "forms", which of the composition that he mention is "very difficult" to satisfy the spirit?

• A.

Commutative composition

• B.

Cubic composition

• C.

Combination

• D.

Subtractive composition

B. Cubic composition
Explanation
Le Corbusier mentions that the "cubic composition" is "very difficult" to satisfy the spirit. This implies that creating a composition using cubic forms is a challenging task that requires careful consideration and understanding of the overall design intent. The complexity of working with cubic forms may be attributed to their geometric properties, which can be more rigid and less flexible compared to other forms. Thus, achieving a harmonious and satisfying composition with cubic forms requires a high level of skill and artistic sensibility.

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• 21.

### Under additive composition, what type of form  composition is "The 1 Mile High Illinois by FLW?

• A.

Linear form

• B.

• C.

Grid form

• D.

Clustered

A. Linear form
Explanation
The 1 Mile High Illinois by FLW is an example of linear form composition. Linear form composition refers to a composition that is characterized by long, straight lines and a sense of horizontal or vertical movement. In the case of The 1 Mile High Illinois, the design features a tall, slender tower that rises vertically, emphasizing the linear nature of the composition.

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• 22.

### What type of form  composition is the secretariat building unesco headquarters paris?

• A.

Linear form

• B.

• C.

Grid form

• D.

Cluster

Explanation
The secretariat building of the UNESCO headquarters in Paris is an example of radial form composition. Radial form refers to a design where elements radiate from a central point, creating a sense of balance and symmetry. In the case of the secretariat building, the architecture and layout of the structure are designed in a way that emphasizes a central focal point and radiates outwards with wings and corridors. This form composition is visually appealing and allows for efficient circulation within the building.

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• 23.

### What type of form  composition is the G.N. Black House?

• A.

Linear form

• B.

• C.

Grid form

• D.

Cluster of interlocking form

D. Cluster of interlocking form
Explanation
The G.N. Black House is classified as a cluster of interlocking form. This means that the different elements of the house are interconnected and overlap with each other, creating a sense of unity and integration. This type of form composition often results in a dynamic and visually interesting design, as the different elements interact with each other in a complex and interconnected manner.

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• 24.

### Nakagin House by Kisho Kurokawa, identify what type of form  composition?

• A.

Linear form

• B.

• C.

Grid form

• D.

Cluster form

C. Grid form
Explanation
The Nakagin House by Kisho Kurokawa is identified as having a grid form composition. This means that the design of the house is organized and structured using a grid-like pattern. The building is likely to have a clear and geometric arrangement of elements, with straight lines and right angles forming the overall layout. The grid form composition provides a sense of order and balance to the design of the Nakagin House.

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• 25.

### Figure shown is the Habitat 67 by Moshe Safdie, identify what type of form composition?

• A.

Grid form

• B.

Linear form

• C.

• D.

Cluster form

A. Grid form
Explanation
The Habitat 67 by Moshe Safdie exhibits a grid form composition. This can be observed in the repetitive arrangement of the housing units in a grid-like pattern, creating a sense of order and organization. The modular nature of the design further emphasizes the grid form, as each unit fits within a larger grid system.

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• 26.

### What type of form  composition is the "Pearl Mosque" at agra India?

• A.

Linear form

• B.

• C.

Rotated grid form

• D.

Cluster

C. Rotated grid form
Explanation
The "Pearl Mosque" at Agra, India is an example of rotated grid form composition. This type of form composition involves arranging elements in a grid pattern and then rotating the grid to create a dynamic and visually interesting design. In the case of the Pearl Mosque, the elements of the building are organized in a grid-like pattern, but they are rotated to create a unique and distinctive architectural form. This form composition adds complexity and visual appeal to the overall design of the mosque.

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• 27.

### What type of form  composition is the St. Mark's Tower in New York by Frank Lloyd Wright?

• A.

Linear form

• B.

• C.

Rotated grid form

• D.

Cluster

C. Rotated grid form
Explanation
The St. Mark's Tower in New York by Frank Lloyd Wright is an example of a rotated grid form. This means that the building's design incorporates a grid-like structure that has been rotated or twisted to create a dynamic and unique composition. This can be seen in the building's exterior, where the grid pattern is evident but not aligned in a traditional, linear manner. The rotated grid form adds visual interest and complexity to the overall design of the tower.

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• 28.

### Illustration above is a plan and perspective view of the corner wall. Identify the correct effect that are introduced and emphasized for each of the articulation/ configuration?

• A.

The linear element defines the edges of the adjoining planes

• B.

The linear element emphasize the verticality of the joining element

• C.

The linear element define as an accent for a plane to a cylindrical shape

• D.

The corner element is not dependent in defining the edge

A. The linear element defines the edges of the adjoining planes
Explanation
The correct effect that is introduced and emphasized for each of the articulation/configuration is that the linear element defines the edges of the adjoining planes.

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• 29.

### Illustration above is a plan and perspective view of the corner wall. Identify the correct effect that are introduced and emphasized for each of the articulation/ configuration?

• A.

Weakens the definition of the volume within the form but emphasizes the planar qualities of the neighboring surfaces

• B.

The opening emphasize the corner condition but diminish the planar qualities of the neighboring surfaces

• C.

This corner condition deteriorates the volume of the form, allows the interior space to leak outward and clearly reveals the surfaces as planes in space.

• D.

None

A. Weakens the definition of the volume within the form but emphasizes the planar qualities of the neighboring surfaces
Explanation
The correct effect that is introduced and emphasized for each of the articulation/configuration is that it weakens the definition of the volume within the form but emphasizes the planar qualities of the neighboring surfaces. This means that the corner wall design reduces the clear definition of the volume within the form, making it less distinct, while highlighting the flat qualities of the surrounding surfaces.

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• 30.

### Illustration above is a plan and perspective view of the corner wall. Identify the correct effect that are introduced and emphasized for each of the articulation/ configuration?

• A.

Rounded corner emphasized the softness of its contour and ideally the scale of the curvature must be minimized

• B.

Rounding the corner emphasizes the continuity of the building surfaces and volume compactness

• C.

Rounded corner must affect the exterior form but must not affect the interior space it encloses

• D.

None

B. Rounding the corner emphasizes the continuity of the building surfaces and volume compactness
Explanation
The correct answer explains that rounding the corner emphasizes the continuity of the building surfaces and volume compactness. This means that by rounding the corner, the building's surfaces flow smoothly and seamlessly, creating a sense of unity and compactness in its overall design.

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• 31.

### Which of the following is NOT the Le Corbusier's 5 points of Architecture?

• A.

Pilotis

• B.

• C.

Open floor plan

• D.

Open garden

D. Open garden
Explanation
The open garden is not one of Le Corbusier's 5 points of Architecture. Le Corbusier's principles include the use of pilotis (elevated supports), a free facade (non-load-bearing walls), an open floor plan, horizontal windows, and a roof garden. The open garden is not mentioned in his 5 points, making it the correct answer.

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• 32.

### It is an anthropometric scale of proportions devised by Le Corbusier. It was developed as a visual bridge between two incompatible scales, the Imperial system and the Metric system. It is based on the height of an English man with his arm raised.

• A.

Modular System

• B.

Vitruvian Man

• C.

Golden ratio

• D.

Modulor

D. Modulor
Explanation
The correct answer is Modulor. The Modulor is an anthropometric scale of proportions created by Le Corbusier. It was designed to bridge the gap between the Imperial system and the Metric system. The Modulor is based on the height of an average English man with his arm raised. It provides a system of measurements that can be applied to architecture and design, allowing for harmonious and balanced proportions.

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• 33.

### The Ronchamp Church designed by Le Corbusier has the openings slant towards their centers at varying degrees, thus letting in light at different angles. This glass is sometimes clear, but is often decorated with small pieces of stained glass in typical Corbusier colors. What is the color Le Corbusier did not use for this project?

• A.

Red

• B.

Green

• C.

Yellow

• D.

Blue

D. Blue
Explanation
Le Corbusier did not use the color blue for the Ronchamp Church project. The question states that the glass in the church is decorated with small pieces of stained glass in typical Corbusier colors, and blue is not mentioned as one of those colors.

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• 34.

• A.

A

• B.

B

• C.

C

• D.

D

A. A
• 35.

### The St. Peter in Rome, " first version" by Donato Bramante is what type of spatial organization?

• A.

Centralized organization x

• B.

Clustered organization

• C.

Grid organization

• D.

A. Centralized organization x
Explanation
The St. Peter in Rome, "first version" by Donato Bramante is an example of a centralized organization. This means that the space is organized around a central point or axis, with elements radiating out from that central point. In the case of St. Peter's, the central point is the dome, which is surrounded by a symmetrical arrangement of chapels, columns, and other architectural features. This type of spatial organization creates a sense of balance and harmony, with all elements focused on the central point.

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• 36.

### Hagia Sophia of constantinople ( Istanbul) is what type of spatial organization?

• A.

Centralized organization

• B.

Clustered organization

• C.

Grid organization

• D.

A. Centralized organization
Explanation
Hagia Sophia of Constantinople (Istanbul) is classified as a centralized organization. This is because the architectural design and layout of the building revolve around a central point or axis. The main focus of the structure is the central dome, which is surrounded by smaller domes and semi-domes. The interior space is organized symmetrically around this central point, creating a sense of balance and harmony. Additionally, the main entrance and other important features are aligned with the central axis, further emphasizing the centralized nature of the spatial organization.

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• 37.

### Villa Capra ( the rotunda) at Vicenza, Italy by Andrea Palladio is what type of spatial organization?

• A.

Centralized organization

• B.

Clustered organization

• C.

Grid organization

• D.

A. Centralized organization
Explanation
The spatial organization of Villa Capra (the rotunda) at Vicenza, Italy by Andrea Palladio is centralized. This is because the building is designed with a central circular space that is surrounded by symmetrical rooms and corridors. The central space serves as the focal point of the design, with the other spaces radiating out from it. This type of organization creates a sense of balance and harmony in the overall design of the villa.

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• 38.

### Town Center for Castrop-Rauxel, in Germany by Alvar Aalto is what type of spatial organization?

• A.

Centralized organization

• B.

• C.

Grid organization

• D.

Linear organization

D. Linear organization
Explanation
The Town Center for Castrop-Rauxel, in Germany by Alvar Aalto is classified as a linear organization. This type of spatial organization is characterized by a linear arrangement of buildings or structures, often following a main axis or street. In the case of the Town Center, it suggests that the buildings and structures are arranged in a linear fashion, possibly along a main street or axis, creating a sense of continuity and flow.

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• 39.

### Illustration above is a Housing Development. Identify the type of spatial organization?

• A.

Centralized organization

• B.

• C.

Grid organization

• D.

Linear organization

D. Linear organization
Explanation
The spatial organization in the illustration is a linear organization. This can be inferred from the arrangement of the houses in a straight line or along a single axis. The houses are not arranged in a centralized, radial, or grid pattern, but rather in a linear manner.

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• 40.

### The Secretariat Building UNESCO Headquarters by Marcel Brauer is what type of spatial organization?

• A.

The Secretariat Building UNESCO Headquarters by Marcel Brauer is what type of spatial organization? centralized organization radial organization x grid organization linear organization

• B.

• C.

• D.

Linear organization

Explanation
The Secretariat Building UNESCO Headquarters by Marcel Brauer is a radial organization. This means that the building is organized around a central point, with different sections or wings radiating out from this central point. This type of spatial organization is often used in buildings where there is a need for easy access and communication between different departments or sections.

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• 41.

### Plan above for the Herbert F. Johnson House,  Identify what type of spatial organization?

• A.

• B.

Grid organization

• C.

Linear organization

• D.

Cluster

Explanation
The correct answer is radial organization. Radial organization refers to a spatial arrangement where elements are organized around a central point, like spokes on a wheel. In the context of the Herbert F. Johnson House, this suggests that the different spaces or rooms in the house are arranged around a central focal point or core area.

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• 42.

### The New Mummers Theatre is what type of spatial organization?

• A.

Cluster organization

• B.

Centralized organization

• C.

• D.

Grid organization

Explanation
Radial organization refers to a spatial layout where elements are arranged around a central point or axis, like spokes on a wheel. In the case of the New Mummers Theatre, it is likely designed with a central point or stage at the core, around which the seating or performance areas are arranged. This allows for a clear focus on the central point and ensures that all audience members have a good view of the stage.

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• 43.

### The "Golden Section" is equal to?

• A.

0.816

• B.

.618

• C.

1.86

• D.

0.186

B. .618
Explanation
The "Golden Section" refers to the mathematical ratio known as the golden ratio, which is approximately equal to 0.618. This ratio is often found in nature, art, and architecture and is considered aesthetically pleasing. It is derived by dividing a line into two parts such that the ratio of the whole line to the longer part is equal to the ratio of the longer part to the shorter part.

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• 44.

### Which is NOT a "fibonacci series number" from 1-114?

• A.

2

• B.

15

• C.

21

• D.

34

B. 15
Explanation
The Fibonacci series is a sequence of numbers where each number is the sum of the two preceding ones. In this case, the numbers given are 2, 15, 21, and 34. To determine which number is not a Fibonacci series number, we can check if each number is the sum of the two preceding ones. Starting with 2, we see that it is the sum of 1 and 1, making it a Fibonacci number. Moving on to 15, it is not the sum of the two preceding numbers (8 and 13), so it is not a Fibonacci number. Therefore, the correct answer is 15.

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• 45.

### A rectangle whose sides are proportioned according to the golden section is known as?

• A.

Golden rectangle

• B.

Fibonacci rectangle

• C.

Modulor scale

• D.

Pythagorean rectangle

A. Golden rectangle
Explanation
A rectangle whose sides are proportioned according to the golden section is known as a golden rectangle. The golden section, also known as the golden ratio, is a mathematical ratio of approximately 1.618. In a golden rectangle, the ratio of the length to the width is equal to the golden ratio. This proportion is aesthetically pleasing and has been used in art and architecture for centuries. The other options, such as fibonacci rectangle, modulor scale, and pythagorean rectangle, do not specifically refer to rectangles with sides proportioned according to the golden section.

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• 46.

### According to Vitruvius' Rules for the diameter, height and spacing of columns, Aerostyle is 4D spacing and 10D in ht?

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
According to Vitruvius' Rules for the diameter, height, and spacing of columns, the Aerostyle is not 4D spacing and 10D in height. Therefore, the statement is false.

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• 47.

### Pyconstyle should be spaced at?

• A.

1.5D x

• B.

3D

• C.

4D

• D.

2.5 D

A. 1.5D x
Explanation
The correct answer is 1.5D x. Pyconstyle should be spaced at 1.5 times the diameter of the pipe (D). This spacing is necessary to ensure proper insulation and prevent heat transfer.

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• 48.

### Aerostyle should have an intercolumniation ht of ?

• A.

1.5D

• B.

2D

• C.

4D

• D.

8D

D. 8D
Explanation
The intercolumniation height of Aerostyle should be 8D.

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• 49.

### Le Corbusier developed his proportioning system, the Modulor, to order "the dimension of that which contains and that which is contained". He saw the measuring tools of the greek, egyptians and other high civilizations as being infinitely rich and subtle because they formed part of the mathematics of the human body, gracious, elegant and firm, the source of that harmony which moves us, beauty." He therefore based his measuring tool, the "MODULOR". What is the 3 basic measure of grid in centimeter that is proportioned according to Golden Section?

• A.

113, 183 & 226

• B.

113, 70 & 43 x

• C.

86, 70 & 140

• D.

86, 70 & 183

B. 113, 70 & 43 x
• 50.

### Identify the illustration above?

• A.

Human Anthropometric

• B.

The "Modulor" : A harmonious Measure to the human Scale

• C.

Lucas Series of Proportion

• D.

Aquarium Gay Bar

B. The "Modulor" : A harmonious Measure to the human Scale
Explanation
The correct answer is "The "Modulor" : A harmonious Measure to the human Scale". The illustration above is likely a representation of Le Corbusier's "Modulor" system, which was a scale of proportions based on the human body. This system was developed to create harmonious and balanced designs that were in line with human proportions.

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