The Golden Ratio: Part 1

D0 you spot the pattern?

This pattern is reflected all around us in infinite ways. From just about every natural system and ecosystem, to the countless forms of design and architecture we encounter on a day to day basis, the Fibonacci Sequence or Golden Ratio is a fundamental tool for all to use, and its applications are limitless!

The Fibonacci Sequence is simple but important series of numbers:

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987

At first glance it may not jump off the page, but upon a closer look it is easy to see that each number can be derived by adding the two previous values. For example, the number 89, can be derived by adding 34 and 55. 55+89=144. And so on. The quotient of any two consecutive numbers in this series is the “Golden Ratio.”

In Landscape Architecture, a large part of the job is managing space efficiently. Whether it be designing flow patterns, constructing steel structures or installing irrigation systems, each intervention is intimately connected to the landscape, and therefore, to each other. At TLC Gardens the Golden Ratio is a tool for our design team, informing many elements from structural aspects and details, to overall land use and planning.

The Golden Ratio is a series by the TLC Gardens Design Team. Read the next parts in this series here: Part 2, Part 3, Part 4